Nike taps Kaepernick as face of new ‘Just Do It’ ad

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  1. 4Rules

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    Nike unveiled a new ad on Monday for the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who has remained unsigned by an NFL team for nearly two years. Kaepernick became the first player to take a knee during the national anthem during the 2016 NFL season as part of an effort to protest social injustice. He became a free agent at the end of the season, and has remained unsigned. "We believe Colin is one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation, who has leveraged the power of sport to help move the world forward," Gino Fisanotti, Nike's vice president of brand for North America, told ESPN.
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    Former CIA Director John Brennan praised NFL player Colin Kaepernick on Monday, saying the athlete gave meaning to the Constitution by taking a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. “Colin Kaepernick drew our collective attention to the problem of continued racial injustice in America,” Brennan tweeted Monday night. “He did so not to disrespect our flag but to give meaning to the words of the preamble of our Constitution—‘in order to form a more perfect union.’ Well done, Colin, well done.” Brennan shared the tweet in response to news that Kaepernick had been tapped to be the new face of Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign.
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    There are at least two threads on this topic already.
     
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    Shares of Nike Inc. fell three per cent on Tuesday as calls for a boycott of the sportswear giant gained traction on social media following its choice of Colin Kaepernick as a face for the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" slogan. More than 30,000 people were tweeting with the hashtag #NikeBoycott on Tuesday morning, making it among the top trending topics on Twitter. Some posted images of themselves burning and ripping their Nike shoes and apparel. Still, there were a large number of other users who took positively to Nike taking a stand on social issues. Athletes LeBron James and Kevin Durant showed support for Kaepernick, posting images of Kaepernick's ad on their Instagram profiles. Even former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad weighed in with a tweet supporting Kaepernick.
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  5. D-Ric902

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    They will find this to be a bad decision I think
     
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    But this one isn’t about his Afro
     
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    I will follow Nike's "Just do it" campaign.

    1) Stop buying anything Nike.
    2) Never watch football again.
     
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    How lame is this and how far the mighty Nike empire has fallen. Enlisting a whiny, goo-goo eyed moron with a Bozo the clown Afro for advertisement. I'm sorry, when they show videos of him his eyes shift back and forth and the clown looks like he's daft.
     
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    Volume shot up drastically as shares lost value just as quickly. Large institutions don't like radical, anti-American decisions such as these. This is what happens when democRAT companies side with anti-American idiots.
     
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    Many investors calling their brokers, telling them to divest their portfolios of Nike.
     
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    Buy low, sell high.
    Who cares what the stock is.
     
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    Source?

    Or speculation

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    James Woods tweeted that he and other friends did so. Nothing in stone, though. How do you account for a 3% drop in price?
     
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    I was just about to pick up a new set of running shoes. Nike is off the list. I really liked my last pair of nike running shoes too.
     
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    Colin Kaepernick is only qualified to endorse knee pads........

    :cool:
     
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    Marketing people use three things to judge effectiveness, ratings, polls, and contacts.

    Rating are irrelevant to this story, polls wont really show much past initial reaction for a while.
    But contacts do (defined as email, Facebook, Twitter, etc) software searches the internet constantly for mentions and tracks positive and negative results. This is much more accurate and real time.

    Theirs sucks right now, and Wall Street knows it as they follow the trending results to stay ahead of stock movement, as close as you can get to insider trading is real time projecting of trends.

    Sounds small, but the one tenth of a point is worth millions for you and your clients. You watch and make buys/sell off accordingly.
    Day traders sold before the drop and likely will buy again when they think it bottomed out sufficiently to make a profit. Nike is an established company and will recover over time.


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    NKE is up over 50% in the last 12 months, after today's selloff.

    This is a non-event from the perspective of what makes NKE go up or down. Almost all of NKE's growth comes from international. Nobody in China, Europe or the Middle East cares about Colin Kaepernick.

    Domestically speaking, the demographic that cares about this stuff doesn't even register on Nike's radar, James Woods? Nike's median customer's age is less than half of James Woods age.
     
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    He could endorse this pretty well...

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    After the market closed today:

    Nike shares fell 3 percent Tuesday after the company selected the controversial former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the new face of the athletic wear company’s “Just Do It” campaign, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

    Ticker Security Last Change %Chg
    NKE NIKE INC. $79.60/share, -$2.60/share, -3.16%

    :dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing: Poor decisions have consequences