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Amazon Dog
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Amazon Customer Since 1998… Call me an Amazon loyalist by default. As in, it’s da fault of the competition.Read More
Best Buy
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Guy Who Likes Tools (The Non-Human Kind)… My father ran a plant nursery up in Oregon, and for years he enjoyed a steady business with few disruptions beyond the weather. Then one day Walmart lumbered into town, and like a scene from a Godzilla flick, they began crushing everything, including mom-and-pop shops that had served the community for decades. Some store owners heard the best way to beat the low-price leader was customer service: “It’s all about relationships.” “Customer service isRead More
How To Win A Price War
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Price Pacifist; photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash… Imagine you’re selling lemonade from your friendly neighborhood stand when — BAM! — you’re torpedoed by a rival who cuts his price in half. That inglorious bastard! Here you two had settled upon a comfy price point — legally, of course, with no collusion — and he had to upset the balance…Read More
Apple at Walmart?
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Branding Purist… Seeing iPhones sold at Walmart is like seeing Wolfgang Puck dishes at IHOP (not likely) or Rachael Ray pimping Dunkin Donuts (oh yes she did). Have you ever seen a bigger mismatch in marketing? What’s next, an Apple logo on a NASCAR vehicle? Or even worse, an Apple at— What? You want to know what’s the big deal?Read More
Pricing During A Recession
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Survivor of Multiple Recessions; photo by Ed Yourdon via Wikimedia Commons… When the economy starts singing the hardcore blues — kind of like now — many businesses feel tempted to lower their prices. But lowering prices creates three problems: It tells customers you’ve been overcharging them all this time. It means you’ll have difficulty increasing your prices to “normal” when the economy starts jamming again. It kills your profit margins, so you won’t have the cash to do what might reallyRead More