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Topic: Nike

And Here Is Nike's Grand, Gritty Salute to LeBron James and His Return to Cleveland The homecoming ads continue

LeBron James can go home again. And again. And again. The NBA star's return to Cleveland from Miami was always going to be fodder for numerous ad campaigns. And indeed, we've…

October 30, 2014, 2:07 PM EDT

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

Apple Beats Bud, Nike and GE to Win the 2014 Emmy for Best Commercial 'Misunderstood' takes coveted prize

Apple has had its ups and downs in advertising lately. But one recent unqualified creative success—last year's much-loved "Misunderstood" holiday spot—waltzed off with the 2014 Emmy Award for best commercial…

August 17, 2014, 1:51 PM EDT

Nike Salutes Paul George in Powerful Ad a Week After His Horrific Injury 'The best is next,' says W+K

Nike has a habit of picking its players up—with tribute ads—after major injuries. The brand did so with Kobe Bryant in 2013, and it has now released the inspiring ad…

August 8, 2014, 2:13 PM EDT

Nike Packages Ultra-Flexible Sneakers in a Tiny Shoebox 1/3 of the Regular Size Cute, and not bad for the planet either

Here's a lovely little packaging idea from Nike, and we do mean little. The Nike Free 5.0 is one of the most flexible sneakers ever made. And that's clear right from…

July 25, 2014, 7:22 AM EDT

Nike Boosts Brazil's Morale After World Cup by Looking Ahead to the Olympics 'Tomorrow Starts Now'

Nike doesn't want Brazil to linger on its loss in the World Cup. Instead, the brand's new ad is aimed at pumping up the passionate nation of sports fans for…

July 17, 2014, 4:02 PM EDT

NBA Fashion Is Ruling Instagram Video Tops brand charts for the second consecutive week

It’s partly due to excitement currently generated by the National Basketall Association playoffs, but the pro hoops brand has been killing it on Instagram video. For the second consecutive week,…

May 9, 2014, 3:52 PM EDT

Wieden + Kennedy Finds Its First Ads Ever, Made for Nike, on Dusty Old Tapes Client's first national broadcast work had been lost for decades

Nike running: So easy, a caveman can do it? Wieden + Kennedy made quite the discovery earlier this month. The agency says it's "pretty damn pumped" to have finally found the…

March 25, 2014, 11:25 AM 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

Chris Paul's Jordan Sneakers Now Available in Twin Brother Cliff's Favorite Design: Argyle State Farm extends ad story into product design

A year ago, State Farm released a wonderful commercial from agency Translation suggesting NBA star Chris Paul had a twin brother, Cliff, who happened to be a State Farm agent—because…

November 26, 2013, 1:43 PM EST

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