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Nike and AKQA Create an LED Basketball Court to Help Kids Learn Kobe's Moves Visual display fueled brand's search for Chinese talent

Global design firm AKQA and ubiquitous shoe manufacturer Nike have collaborated on a full-size LED basketball court for Nike Rise, a program designed to train Chinese youth based on the…

August 20, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

Kobe Bryant Handcrafts Pianos and Sneakers in Ad That Makes Lionel Richie Cry Nike and Foot Locker's latest

Kobe Bryant doesn't just play pianos. He makes them. Or so it would appear from the opening scenes of this new ad from Wieden + Kennedy pitching "The Kobe Piano," from…

March 12, 2014, 11:57 AM EDT

Tech Brands Dominate Last Days of 2013 on YouTube Year-in-review from Google, LeBron Samsung spot nab big numbers

The year is almost over. So naturally, last week, a heart-tugging clip from Google compiling the most memorable moments of 2013 ruled YouTube with close to 20 million views. That…

December 31, 2013, 11:55 AM EST

Kobe-Messi Selfie Battle Explodes on YouTube Turkish Airways scores viral surprise

Kobe Bryant made his long-awaited return to the court on Sunday, following a season-ending Achilles injury last season. And prior to that, the NBA legend made a triumphant return to…

December 11, 2013, 12:00 AM EST

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Dec. 1-6 Holiday humor, the human body and a selfie shootout. Vote for your favorite spot

Along with two picks from the steady stream of holiday fare, this week's top commercials embrace the imperfect human body and perfect the art of the selfie. From uplifting to chuckle-inducing,…

December 6, 2013, 5:07 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Kobe and Messi Trade Epic Selfies for Turkish Airlines Latest comedy of one-upmanship

More Messi, more Kobe—this time, Turkish Airlines (which, you will remember, has pitted the two athletes against each other before) has the epic-est epic selfie contest of all time. There is…

December 5, 2013, 11:54 AM EST

Kobe Bryant Brings His Mad Beethoven-Playing Piano Skills to Lenovo Ad Moonlight Sonata calms him down

Lenovo has moved on (at least for the moment) from comparing itself to Apple to having Kobe Bryant play Beethoven on the piano with symphonic accompaniment for no reason. Really.…

August 28, 2013, 9:43 AM EDT

Stars Past and Present Light Up Ads for the NBA Finals From Kobe and Dirk to earlier eras

As the NBA pivots from the conference semifinals to the league championship series, its ads naturally have shifted from memorable moments in the playoffs ("Big is now") to images from…

May 30, 2013, 11:59 AM EDT

Nike Honors and Challenges Kobe Bryant in Inspirational New Ad Laker says the surprise 'touched me beyond words'

Nike placed this ad in Sunday's Los Angeles Times (and in social media), honoring Kobe Bryant following his season-ending injury. It's classic Nike—simple, rhythmic, inspirational. It's also sly. It reads…

April 22, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Jan. 18-25 Nike counts on Kobe, Barclays counts your pennies, and you can count on the Guinness clock

This week, Starbucks shows some love for the most hated day of the week, Dean Winters brings more mayhem for Allstate, and Internet Explorer—like many of us—is nostalgic for the…

January 25, 2013, 8:42 AM EST

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