All posts by Freddy Tran Nager



Freddy is the Founder & Creative Strategist of Atomic Tango. He also teaches graduate-level marketing communication courses at the University of Southern California (go Trojans!), shoots pool somewhat adequately, and herds cats. Freddy received his BA from Harvard and his MBA from USC.

Freddy Nager and Bobby Borg
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + A Man With A Plan (Or Three)… In another chat with musician, marketer, and fellow USC Annenberg adjunct professor Bobby Borg, I delve into the value of marketing plans…Read More
No pay? No play.
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder Of Atomic Tango + Guy Who Believes Everyone Should Get Paid For Their Work… As a professor with hundreds of smart, hard working students every year, I get hit up by employers seeking interns. And I’m usually eager to help, since my students deserve every opportunity to succeed. (On a self-serving note, their success boosts my reputation as well.) But I finally got fed up with the internships “for college credit” nonsense. Not only is it obscene to ask people to work for free —Read More
Driving In America
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Road Trip Lover; photo by Nick Karvounis on Unsplash… Last year I was interviewed by Ford about the future of driving. The interviewer asked me what I thought Ford should do now that young adults no longer want to own cars or even get a license. (Ford was in such a panic that they wasted money on invested in a scooter-rental company.) My answer: don’t worry, drivers will be back…Read More
Advertising Account Presentation
Q: Dear Freddy: I received an interview offer from an ad agency for its account management intern position. Do you have any tips on acing the interview? — A in LARead More
Networking In The Music Industry
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Veteran Networker Who Hates Networking… I love networking. Most of my jobs — particularly in teaching — have come via people I met in other contexts. And, yes, I hate networking. More exactly, so-called “networking events”…Read More