viral marketing Tag



by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Marketing Professor… Just read an article by Brant Cooper entitled “Is social media worth your marketing dollars?” Most of the advice is fairly standard and could apply just as well to non-social media. But what made me say “hmmm” is Cooper’s definition of market segments: “Market segments are comprised of like people, who share a common interest, who look to one another as a trusted reference and who have access to each other. If customer in California is just the sameRead More
Pomegranate Phone
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Guy Who Misses Flip-Phones… Now here’s a site that takes borrowed interest to a new extreme. The Pomegranate Phone is an all-in-one device that makes the iPhone look like a hockey puck. It’s good for everything but use as a floor wax or dessert topping: web surfing, MP3 player, video projector, voice translator… Cool, right? Then, of course, there’s the built-in coffee maker, harmonica, and a shaver for eliminating those pesky five o’clock shadows… Yeah, it’s not a real phone. ButRead More
Here’s how to exploit the Super Bowl without spending the $3,000,000 for a 30-second commercial…Read More
all the buzz
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Social Media Realist; bee photo by Rowan Heuvel on Unsplash… I recently had lunch with an entrepreneur to discuss her marketing problems. She had launched her company with PR, and the initial results included major media coverage and a torrent of traffic to her site, but that torrent dried to a trickle as the press and consumers lost interest. In just a couple of years her company had become “old news.” Since her operations were now sucking up all her availableRead More
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC American Apparel CEO Dov Charney acts like he’s missing his calling. The controversial and flamboyant entrepreneur could parlay his promotional genius and predilection for the prurient to become one hell of a porn producer. (The San Fernando Valley, the porn capital of the world, is just over the hill from American Apparel’s headquarters.) It would certainly suit his notorious lifestyle…Read More
Monica Rockle
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Marketing Forensics Expert… Dear Monica Rockle: I got an invite to your “Psychology Marketing Project” on Facebook. (Note: Facebook has since removed this “Project.” Too bad.) And as someone who professionally conducts and teaches marketing I have to hand it to you: pretty damn clever. First of all, it’s written just like a college student would write it — no whiff of advertising copywriter here: I’m doing a paper in my Human Behaviors – The Psychology of Marketing class. The paperRead More
viral spinning girl
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Critical Analyst… Time for a little viral study. A friend sent me this image that supposedly tests how right-brained or left-brained you are (if she’s not moving, click on her to make her spin). One neurologist blogger, Dr. Steven Novella, has already disputed that it’s a test of anything, asserting that it’s just a fun illusion. I trust the brain doc, but here’s the text that came with this illusion… The Right Brain vs Left Brain test … do you seeRead More