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Topic: Michael Jordan

Meet the Talented Performers Behind Some of the Year's Best Videos

2015's Watch Awards honorees in talent categories

Production and strategy may be key to online video success, but without great talent, they wouldn't have anything to work with. That's why Adweek's Watch Awards honor talent ranging from Hollywood…

How Gatorade, a College Coach's Concoction, Created a $12.5 Billion Industry

The original thirst quencher

Michael Jordan made Gatorade famous the night he nearly killed himself. It was Game 5 of the NBA finals in 1997, the series tied at 2-2. The Chicago Bulls' legendary…

Why Celebrities Want to Be in PepsiCo's Ads

A 'symbiotic relationship' with stars like Beckham, Beyoncé and Jordan

Exactly 50 years ago yesterday, the Frito-Lay snack brand (maker of Fritos, Cheetos and Ruffles) merged with Pepsi-Cola (the famous soda) to form PepsiCo. The merger was big news in 1965, but few predicted the corporate…

Ad of the Day: Jordan Himself Finally Appears in Gatorade's 'Be Like Mike' Revival

Along with a slew of stars from Serena Williams to Cam Newton

Gatorade has saved the best for last in its nostalgic, eight-week-long "Be Like Mike" campaign revival. In a 60-second video that went live this morning, we finally see present-day Michael Jordan…

Gatorade Digitally Remastered 'Be Like Mike' After 23 Years, and Damn Does It Hold Up

Classic spot looks like new

For those of us who've spent too many hours digging through YouTube trying to find good-looking versions of classic ads, this is quite a treat: As part of its 50th…

Check Out This Week's 10 Must-See Digital Marketing Stats

Michael Jordan, LeBron and Instagram's data reach rarified air

Here are this week's 10 most intriguing statistics from the digital marketing world, including a trio of basketball-driven data points as the NBA season is upon us. Check them out…

5 Sports Superstars Who Are Mega Marketers

Iconic athletes who became brands

After years of sitting on the sidelines, watching colleges cash in, athletes who graduate to the big leagues are eager to score lucrative partnerships and endorsement deals. Who better to look to for…

Ad of the Day: Michael Jordan Is Back for Hanes and Ready to Judge Your Piss-Poor Golfing

Basketball legend marks 25 years as brand's spokesman

Michael Jordan is back on TV for Hanes, once again intimidating the hell out of the mere mortals graced by his presence. Previously, he was quietly judging his fellow first-class passenger,…

Ad of the Day: Proud New Yorkers (and a Few Other Familiar Faces) Tip Their Hats to Derek Jeter

Jordan Brand's round of respect for a retiring legend

Respect. That’s what Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees is about. Everyone from Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan to Yankee haters tip their caps to Jeter in an epic…

9 Brands Halt Clippers Sponsorships After Owner's Racist Rants [Updated]

CarMax, Virgin America, Kia, Mercedes-Benz and others won't stand with Sterling

UPDATED: Red Bull, Mercedes-Benz, Sprint and Corona stated that they are halting their agreements with the Los Angeles Clippers, too, according to reports this afternoon. The racist rants by Los…

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