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  • Dow Jones Adds Goldman Sachs, Visa and Nike: Drops Bank of America, HP and Alcoa

    09/10/2013 7:25:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Top News USA ^ | 09/10/2013 | Ryan Bilanich
    Dow Jones Industrial Average has planned adding Goldman Sachs, Visa and Nike. The index will also remove Hewlett-Packard, Bank of America and Alcoa. Investment bank Goldman Sachs would benefit from the addition to the stock index. The changes will be implemented from September 23. Dow Jones includes 30 stocks and gives an indication of the better performing companies in the stock market. The three companies to be removed from the index were trading low on the stock markets. The stocks have underperformed the market. Goldman Sachs stock was up by 2.3 percent in premarket trading. Visa and Nike both were...
  • Nike Reacts to Racism Claims

    08/19/2013 5:12:35 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 22 replies
    Vogue ^ | 8/19/2013 | Ella Alexander
    NIKE has pulled a pair of leggings after the design was criticized for being racist. The monochrome print, which features on the label's Pro Tattoo Tech Tights, has caused controversy in Australia and New Zealand for its similarity to the traditional Samoan Pe'a male tattoo.
  • Pregnant worker at Nike factory in Cambodia loses baby after police stunned her with CATTLE PRODS…

    05/28/2013 12:13:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 01:45 EST, 28 May 2013 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    Cambodian police used cattle prods to stun workers protesting over pay at a factory that makes clothing for U.S. sportswear company Nike—injuring at least 23 women and causing one to miscarry her baby. Police dressed in riot gear were deployed to move around 3,000 predominantly female workers who had blocked a road outside their factory owned by Sabrina (Cambodia) Garment Manufacturing in Kampong Speu province, west of the capital, Phnom Penh, in Cambodia today. Among the 23 women injured in the incident was a two-months pregnant worker who lost her child after military police pushed her to the ground, Sun...
  • Nike pulls blood-splattered shirts

    04/23/2013 3:39:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 4/23/2013
    Nike Inc. says it has pulled from the market T-shirts emblazoned with the words "Boston Massacre" in the aftermath of last week's bombing during the Boston Marathon that killed three people and left dozens injured. The athletic company, based in Portland, Ore., said Monday that it took immediate action last week to remove the products. The shirts were sold primarily at its factory store outlets. "We conducted this process as quickly as possible and are confident the product has been removed from distribution," Nike spokeswoman Mary Remuzzi said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press.
  • Nike Pulls ‘Boston Massacre’ Shirts After Marathon Bombing

    04/22/2013 10:14:53 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 12 replies ^ | Apr 22, 2013 | Ben Waldron
    Nike has pulled a sports T-shirt emblazoned with the bloodied words “Boston Massacre” in the wake of last Monday’s marathon bombings. A spokesman for Nike told ABC News the retailer has now pulled all of the “Boston Massacre” shirts from their outlet stores, as well as from large online retailers like Fanatics Inc. In a play on the infamous 1770 attack on Boston civilians by British soldiers, the T-shirt was created for Yankees fans to highlight series sweeps of the Red Sox in 1978 and 2006 that served to end the Red Sox’ playoff chances in both of those years....
  • Nike finally dumps Lance Armstrong over doping allegations

    10/17/2012 10:14:58 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | October 17, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Nike has announced today that it is cutting all sporting ties with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, citing insurmountable evidence that he participated in doping and misled the company for more than a decade. The sportswear giant issued a statement this morning saying it was terminating Armstrong's contract 'with great sadness.' 'Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs in any manner,' it said. Just minutes before Nike’s announcement, Armstrong revealed he was stepping down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity so that the organization can steer clear of the whirlwind surrounding its founder. Nike has said...
  • LeBron sneakers test $300 limit

    08/21/2012 5:56:41 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 49 replies
    Local10News ^ | 8/20/12 | unknown
    Nike is selling LeBron James' newest sneaker for over $300. According the Wall Street Journal, LeBron's next shoe, the "LeBron X" will cost around $315. The shoe debuted at the 2012 Olympic gold-medal game between Spain and the United States. This will be LeBron's 10th shoe release. His first shoe was released in 2003. It was called the Nike Zoom Generation and cost around $110. Nike told the Journal that it is passing along price increases because of the increased cost of materials like cotton.
  • Nike sets new rules to beef up store, customer safety: WSJ

    08/21/2012 5:06:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8.21.2012 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Nike Inc has come up with new rules for retailers, prompted by unruly crowds outside stores selling its shoes, the Wall Street Journal reported. According to a company memo reviewed by the paper, the world's largest sportswear maker told sporting-goods stores that they will not be allowed to pre-sell or take reservations for new shoes. The retailers, which include Foot Locker Inc and Dick's Sporting Goods Inc , will also have to give up midnight releases of shoes that had prompted customers to camp outside and stampede stores, the paper reported.
  • Nike Olympic ‘Gold Digging’ Shirt Stirs Controversy

    08/15/2012 7:58:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | August 15, 2012 | Eliza Murphy
    Nike is in hot water over a new Olympics t-shirt they’ve released, especially since it’s only being offered for women. The plain black shirt boldly states “Gold Digger” across the chest. The product was intended to reference aspiring to win an Olympic gold medal, but some Facebook and Twitter users would beg to differ.
  • Nike shoe release sparks frenzy, frustration

    02/24/2012 5:46:05 AM PST · by crosshairs · 16 replies
    WTOP ^ | 2/24/12 | unknown
    WASHINGTON - A new series of Nike shoes has no shortage of fans. The Nike Air Foamposite One "Galaxy" was expected to be released Friday, and the $220 glow-in-the-dark sneakers already have sparked a melee at a Florida mall among hundreds waiting to get their hands on them, following the lead of other shoe-related security issues. The deep-purple and blue shoes are made from an extra-durable foamposite material. The soles glow in the dark and the canvas simulates an astronaut's training suit. Those hoping to score a pair at a mall in Prince George's County may be out of luck,...
  • Joe Paterno memorial service: Phil Knight says coach is not the villain in Penn State scandal

    01/26/2012 9:26:20 PM PST · by WPaCon · 55 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 1/26/2012 | Cindy Boren
    “Whatever the details of the investigation are, this much is clear to me: There was a villain in this tragedy. It lies in the investigation, not in Joe Paterno’s response to it,” Knight said, prompting a prolonged standing ovation from the crowd in the Bryce Jordan Center on the Penn State campus. Despite Paterno’s actions, “he was excoriated by the media and fired over the telephone by his university. Yet in all his subsequent appearances in the press, on TV, interacting with students, conversing with hospital personnel, giving interviews, he never complained, he never lashed out. Every word, every bit...
  • Fixing the Blame on Nike and Michael Jordan

    12/30/2011 10:07:06 AM PST · by happilymarriedmom · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Sago ^ | 12/30/2011 | Larry Miller
    A group of pastors and community activists from the Houston area have taken to the airwaves to complain about the irresponsibility of Nike and Michael Jordan. What have they done that is so terrible? It seems that they created a product that people want to buy. While I am not sure why people would go to such extremes to get overpriced footwear, these shoes are, indeed, valued by many people who will do most anything to get them.
  • New Air Jordans Cause Shopping Frenzy Across U.S.

    12/23/2011 1:02:13 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 27 replies · 1+ views
    FOX ^ | 12/23/11 | swampsniper
    The release of Nike's new Air Jordan basketball shoes caused a frenzy at stores across the nation Friday as scuffles broke out and police were brought in to stamp out unrest that nearly turned into riots in some places. Shoppers stood in long lines through the night to get their hands on a retro version of one of the most popular models of Air Jordans ever made. The fights were reminiscent of violence that broke out in the early 1990s on streets across America as the shoes became popular targets for thieves.
  • Microsoft, Starbucks among 70 major organizations to join suit AGAINST DOMA (shopping season alert!)

    11/06/2011 2:21:00 PM PST · by NYer · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | November 4, 2011 | Janet I. Tu
    Microsoft and Starbucks are among 70 corporations, financial institutions, medical centers, and other major organizations that have signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief in support of a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).The organizations are, or represent, major employers who argue that DOMA imposes significant administrative costs, and that it harms their ability to attract and retain talent."Microsoft has joined dozens of corporations, organizations and governments in support of a challenge on constitutionality grounds to the federal Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA," the company said in a statement. The amicus brief "points out the significant...
  • Nike re-signs Vick to endorsement deal

    07/02/2011 7:20:05 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 74 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 7/01/2011 | Associated Press
    Nike re-signed Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick to an endorsement deal Friday, nearly four years after dropping him amid his legal troubles.
  • US citizen extradited on Hezbollah charges (dual US-Lebanese, Moussa Ali Hamdan)

    02/25/2011 2:32:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/25/11 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) – A dual US-Lebanese citizen has been extradited from Paraguay and charged with supporting Lebanon's Hezbollah militant force, US officials said Friday. Moussa Ali Hamdan, 38, appeared in court in Philadelphia following his extradition and has been charged with providing "material support to Hezbollah, a designated foreign terrorist organization," the federal prosecutor's office in Pennsylvania said in a statement. Hamdan was arrested by Paraguayan authorities June 15 on suspicion of supporting terrorism and was subsequently handed over to US custody. He is accused in the United States on 28 counts including conspiring to supply Hezbollah with proceeds...
  • Melee reported at 2 malls in lines for shoes

    12/23/2010 7:16:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 23, 2010 | Dale Lezon
    Police have been sent to a Houston-area mall after some of the hundreds of shoppers apparently became unruly while they waited outside to buy new Nike Air Jordan shoes, officials said today. The police were dispatched to Deerbrook Mall in the 20000 block of U.S. 59 in Humble about 6 a.m. Shoppers had lined up before dawn to buy the new-model shoes named for former basketball star Michael Jordan, officials said. Some of them appeared to be unruly. Also today, Houston police were called to a disturbance as Air Jordans went on sale at the Northline Mall. More than 500...
  • Nike flagship store shut down, latest store to have bedbugs bite ( NYC )

    09/18/2010 12:06:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | September 18, 2010 | GEORGETT ROBERTS and CATHY BURKE
    Nike’s tourist-friendly flagship store here is closed down because of bedbugs... Nike is the latest big retailer in Manhattan to get bit by the bedbug infestation. Abercrombie & Fitch also was shut down the bed bug infestation that is ravaging New York, as well as one Times Square theater.
  • Tiger Woods' Nike Spot Fails to Make Cut: Controversial 'comeback' ad fails on all fronts

    04/16/2010 8:58:45 AM PDT · by rhema · 27 replies · 1,022+ views
    AdWeek ^ | April 15, 2010 | Steve McClellan
    Viewers' general reaction to the "Did You Learn Anything?" spot from Nike featuring Tiger Woods? In a word: "ick." According to ad evaluator Ace Metrix, the commercial scored well below norms for footwear ads overall, garnering low marks for both persuasion and watchability. Ace gauged the clip using an online panel of 500 adults. The 30-second commercial, which featured a voiceover from Tiger's dead dad, received an overall score of 365 out of a possible 950 points. (The norm for spots in the apparel footwear category is 501). For persuasion, the ad scored 428 (vs. a 554 norm for the...
  • Furious Elin Nordgren 'set to divorce Tiger Woods soon' after 'cheesy' Nike advert..

    04/14/2010 1:07:55 PM PDT · by C19fan · 111 replies · 3,128+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | April 14, 2010 | Paul Thompson
    Tiger Woods may have lost the battle to save his marriage and may soon be divorced by his wife, according to multiple reports in the U.S. Friends are understood to be saying the creepy TV advert made by Woods featuring the voice of his late father was the 'final straw' for former model Elin Nordegren. The 30-year-old apparently refused to watch Woods make his comeback at the US Masters tournament and flew out of Florida alone after he returned home having failed to win the tournament.
  • Kobe-LeBron Nike ad features gun language

    01/31/2010 7:44:50 PM PST · by optiguy · 8 replies · 504+ views
    AP ^ | January 30, 2010 | BRIAN MAHONEY
    NEW YORK – An advertisement featuring the NBA's two biggest superstars includes a gun reference, the same week two players were suspended for carrying firearms to the locker room.
  • Nike: Tiger Woods Affairs Are A 'Minor Blip' [To Hell With Consumers?]

    12/14/2009 6:04:38 PM PST · by Steelfish · 48 replies · 1,007+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | December 14th 2009
    Nike: Tiger Woods Affairs Are A 'Minor Blip' Tiger Woods's multiple infidelities have been dismissed as a "minor blip" by the chairman of Nike, the golfer's biggest commercial sponsor. By Tom Leonard in New York 14 Dec 2009 The chairman of Nike has dismissed Tiger Woods affairs as a 'minor blip' Phil Knight, the co-founder of the sports footwear and clothing giant, said the scandal surrounding Woods's private life was "part of the game" in endorsement deals. But he acknowledged that his company's checks on the sports star's suitability had failed to uncover evidence of serial philandering. Mr Knight, whose...
  • Nike: Tiger Woods affairs are a 'minor blip'

    12/14/2009 1:35:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 56 replies · 1,821+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 12/14/09 | Tom Leonard in New York
    Tiger Woods's multiple infidelities have been dismissed as a "minor blip" by the chairman of Nike, the golfer's biggest commercial sponsor. Phil Knight, the co-founder of the sports footwear and clothing giant, said the scandal surrounding Woods's private life was "part of the game" in endorsement deals. But he acknowledged that his company's checks on the sports star's suitability had failed to uncover evidence of serial philandering.
  • Nike denies Vick deal

    10/01/2009 10:07:50 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 7 replies · 743+ views ^ | 10/01/09 | Staff
    OREGON (BNO NEWS) – Nike, Inc. has denied media reports that it has signed an endorsement contract with ex-Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, a spokeswoman told BNO News on Thursday. On Wednesday, many U.S. media outlets had confirmed through Michael Vick's agent that Nike signed a contract with Vick. Nike dumped Vick as an endorser and pulled his products from retail stores in 2007 after he was charged, and later convicted, with bankrolling and running a dog fighting ring. "Nike does not have a contractual relationship with Michael Vick. We have agreed to supply product to Michael Vick as we...
  • Vick, Nike sign new deal

    09/30/2009 7:42:52 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 26 replies · 723+ views
    ESPN ^ | 09/30/2009 | AP
    Michael Vick is back with Nike two years after the company severed ties over the quarterback's involvement in a dogfighting ring. "Mike has a long-standing, great relationship with Nike, and he looks forward to continuing that relationship," his agent, Joel Segal, said Wednesday
  • Nike Resigns Michael Vick: Tell Them What You Think Of That

    09/30/2009 7:21:57 PM PDT · by blake6900 · 105 replies · 2,219+ views
    self | September 30, 2009 | self
    Nike has announced they've resigned Michael Vick to an advertising contract. You can tell them what you think of that by clicking here
  • Agency: Michael Vick re-signs with Nike

    09/30/2009 4:24:21 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 70 replies · 1,791+ views
    Google News/AP ^ | Sept 30, 2009 | RACHEL COHEN
    NEW YORK — Michael Vick is back with Nike more than two years after the company severed ties over the quarterback's involvement in a dogfighting ring. The managing director of the agency that represents Vick announced the deal Wednesday while participating on a panel at the Sports Sponsorship Symposium. Michael Principe of BEST referred questions to Vick's agent, Joel Segal, who did not return calls from The Associated Press. Segal told SportsBusiness Journal that Vick will wear Nike shoes, gear and apparel, but would not reveal the terms of the agreement "Mike has had a great relationship with Nike and...
  • Obama picks Nike veep to run [National] Service agency (Just Do It?)

    04/21/2009 10:38:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 835+ views
    President Barack Obama is picking a Nike vice president to lead the federal agency that oversees the country's national service programs. Obama's selection of Maria Eitel comes Tuesday as the president plans to sign a bill to triple the size of AmeriCorps and expand other programs that the corporation administers. Eitel is nominated to be chief executive officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a job that requires Senate confirmation. Eitel is also the president of Nike Inc.'s charitable arm, the Nike Foundation. She served under President George H.W. Bush as deputy director of media relations and later...
  • Obama picks Nike vice president to oversee Americorp

    04/21/2009 9:15:38 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 17 replies · 1,073+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 04-21-2009 | AP
    President Barack Obama is picking a Nike vice president to lead the federal agency that oversees the country's national service programs. Obama's selection of Maria Eitel comes Tuesday as the president plans to sign a bill to triple the size of AmeriCorps and expand other programs that the corporation administers.
  • Blagojevich signs endorsement deal with Nike

    12/15/2008 11:04:07 AM PST · by chordmaster · 14 replies · 1,005+ views
    CHICAGO, IL - Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich today signed a lucrative endorsement deal with Nike apparel. Spokesmen for the Governor say the deal has been in negotiations for months, and may have been mistaken for attempts to sell a Senate nomination. The agreement, rumored to be valued as high as an appeals court appointment, is valid as long as Blagojevich avoids prison, where Nike products are banned by Illinois law...
  • Are your shoes liberal or conservative?

    09/10/2008 7:48:23 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 35 replies · 149+ views
    One News Now ^ | 9/10/08 | Pete Chagnon
    A new study by the Washington, DC-based Leadership Institute highlights how companies divvy their political dollars. The Leadership Institute has released its study of the largest corporate and business-related Political Action Committee (PAC) contributors. The study is more or less a compilation of publicly available data from the 2005-2006 election cycle. Institute spokesman Ian Ivey says, although they do not draw any conclusion from the data, it is published on their website so browsers can see whether companies line up with their political views. "People who visit our website and take a look at this can examine what companies that...
  • Nike Recalls Football Helmet Chin Straps Which Can Break and Pose Risk of Serious Injury

    11/13/2007 7:33:25 PM PST · by Westlander · 8 replies · 129+ views
    CPSC ^ | 11-13-2007 | CPSC
    The recalled football helmet chin strap consists of a plastic cup with a foam liner, straps and four metal snaps. They were sold in both youth and adult sizes and come in black/gray and white/gray color combinations. The Nike Swoosh trademark is printed on the outside of the chin cup and DRI-FIT™ is printed on the foam liner. “Made in China” and one of the following four style numbers is printed on the inside of the strap: FA0016 046, FA0016 130, FA0021 046, or FA0021 130.
  • Nike designs shoe for American Indians

    09/25/2007 8:11:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 92 replies · 681+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/25/07 | Sarah Skidmore - ap
    BEAVERTON, Ore. - Nike on Tuesday unveiled what it said is the first shoe designed specifically for American Indians, an effort aiming at promoting physical fitness in a population with high obesity rates. The Beaverton-based company says the Air Native N7 is designed with a larger fit for the distinct foot shape of American Indians, and has a culturally specific look. It will be distributed solely to American Indians; tribal wellness programs and tribal schools nationwide will be able to purchase the shoe at wholesale price and then pass it along to individuals, often at no cost. "Nike is aware...
  • Women's National Team Unveils New 2007 World Cup Jerseys [not red, white, and blue enough!]

    09/08/2007 8:36:45 AM PDT · by SelectiveJNJ · 68 replies · 1,821+ views ^ | June 21, 2007 | Press Release
    <p>In a celebration of women's sports on the 35th anniversary of Title IX, U.S. Soccer and Nike unveiled the new U.S. Women's National Team uniforms...</p> <p>The uniform features a solid gold torso, marking the first time the U.S. Women have worn a color other than red, white or blue as their primary color. The new kit has a gold-outlined U.S. Soccer crest over the left chest and a gold collar, and features white and blue trim on the right sleeve and red and blue trim on the left sleeve.</p>
  • Endorsers bench Vick

    07/28/2007 5:44:30 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 60 replies · 1,387+ views
    SI ^ | 7/28/2007 | AP
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Nike suspended its lucrative contract with Michael Vick on Friday, while Reebok took the unprecedented step of stopping sales of his No. 7 jersey. In another dose of bad news for the indicted quarterback, a top trading card company announced it was pulling Vick's likeness from any new packs. Facing protests from animal-rights groups, Nike announced it was suspending Vick's endorsement deal without pay, as well as halting sales of Vick-related shoes and other products at its retail stores. "Nike is concerned by the serious and highly disturbing allegations made against Michael Vick, and we...
  • Nike Suspends Contract With Michael Vick

    07/27/2007 3:02:20 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies · 616+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 27 JULY 2007 | AP
    (AP) PORTLAND, Ore. -- Nike Inc. said Friday it suspended its contract with Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and will pull goods with his name off the shelves at stores the company owns. In a statement Friday, the company said it had not terminated the contract, as animal-rights activists had urged the company to do after Vick was accused of federal dogfighting charges. "Nike has suspended Michael Vick's contract without pay, and will not sell any more Michael Vick product at Nike owned retail at this time," the company said. Vick pleaded not guilty Thursday to participating in a dogfighting...
  • Nike suspends release of Vick line

    07/19/2007 3:56:17 PM PDT · by abb · 14 replies · 455+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 19, 2007 | George Henry
    Michael Vick's legal troubles prompted Nike on Thursday to suspend the release of its latest product line named after the Atlanta Falcons quarterback. Nike has told retailers it will not release a fifth signature shoe, the Air Zoom Vick V, this summer. Nike spokesman Dean Stoyer said the four shoe products and three shirts that currently bear Vick's name will remain in stores. Vick will be arraigned next week in a Richmond, Va., federal courtroom on charges of sponsoring a gruesome dogfighting operation. Meanwhile, Falcons owner Arthur Blank issued a statement Thursday, saying the organization is "working diligently on exploring...
  • U.S. Brands Get to Cuba

    05/13/2007 11:06:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 874+ views
    iWon News ^ | May 12, 2007
    HAVANA (AP) — The golden arches are nowhere to be found. There's not a single Starbucks or Wal-Mart, and no way to buy a Budweiser, a Corvette or a Dell. But even in Cuba, you can get a Coke. Despite the U.S. Trading With the Enemy Act, which governs Washington's 45-year-old embargo, sales on Fidel Castro's island are lining the pockets of corporate America. Nikes, Colgate and Marlboros, Gillette Series shaving cream and Jordache jeans — all are easy to find. Cubans who wear contact lenses can buy Bausch & Lomb. Parents can surprise the kids with a Mickey Mouse...
  • Nike’s Shoedenfreude

    04/21/2007 9:16:21 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 45 replies · 1,327+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | April 20, 2007 | The Stiletto
    In what has to be the most smarmy, cynical advertising campaign in The Stiletto’s memory, Nike rushed to capitalize from Don Imus’s fall from grace by taking out "a full-page ad in the Sunday, April 15 edition of The New York Times … that indirectly thank[s] Mr. Imus for bringing the issues of race relations and sexism to the forefront." Ad Age reports that, "The ad was done by longtime Nike agency Wieden & Kennedy, Portland, Ore." The Stiletto not only thinks the whole idea is in poor taste and grossly unfair to every person in America who never once...
  • Nike knocks Imus in anti-racism ads

    04/19/2007 11:53:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies · 909+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | April 19, 2007 | Jesse Noyes
    It’s late in the game, but Nike is jumping into the swirling Imus controversy. Nike is placing ads “thanking” recently fired and disgraced radio host Don Imus, though not by name, for making a racist remark about the women’s basketball team at Rutgers University. It’s a marketing move that one ad expert said could backfire. A print ad in The New York Times [NYT] last Sunday opens with the line “Thank you, ignorance.” “Thank you for making an entire nation listen to the Rutger’s team story. And for making us wonder what other great stories we’ve missed,” the ad continues....
  • Nike+iPod Sport Kit raises privacy concerns

    11/30/2006 4:55:47 PM PST · by grjr21 · 12 replies · 665+ views
    University of Washington ^ | Nov. 29, 2006 | Hannah Hickey
    This holiday season, gift-givers may unwittingly give their favorite athlete a workout accessory that can double as a tracking device. Researchers in computer science and engineering at the University of Washington say there are serious privacy breaches posed by the gadget, which is marketed to runners but may be equally attractive to stalkers and thieves. "It is easy for someone to use the Nike+iPod as a tracking device," says Scott Saponas, a doctoral student in computer science and lead author of a technical report posted online on Nov. 30. "It's an example of how new gadgetry can erode our personal...
  • Tax Beef Stings Nike Home Town

    10/01/2006 1:35:28 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 1 replies · 495+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | October 1, 2006 | William Mccall
    Sunday , 1:17 pm ET By , AP Business Writer Suburb in Contempt After Nike Annexation Battle BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) -- Can Nike Inc. and this growing suburb ever be good neighbors again? After the "smoking gun?" After running up a legal bill of about $1.1 million over a file less than a couple dozen pages thick? And, oh, how about the judge finding the city in contempt? The only Fortune 500 company in Oregon, which also happens to be the world's largest athletic shoe and clothing manufacturer, is an island in unincorporated Washington County. After a two-year legal battle...
  • Nike Ad goes PC

    08/30/2006 8:14:29 PM PDT · by djwright · 17 replies · 2,002+ views
    8/30/06 | self
    I just saw an ad on TV for Nike. It features one of the hot female tennis stars. (you know like Anna K. but she has actually one some titles). As she is walking people are singing to her. They are singing the West Side Story classic "I feel pretty". I thought there was something odd and had to look up the lyrics to confirm it. So in the ad the lyrics go like this: _____________________________ I feel pretty Oh so pretty I feel pretty and wity and bright Oh I pity Anyone who isn't me tonight ___________________________________________ It sounds...
  • Anti-sweatshop group will rally at NikeTown shops [They're mad at sweatshop for laying off workers!]

    08/27/2006 12:29:26 PM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies · 293+ views ^ | July 29, 2006 | Helen Jung
    A national anti-sweatshop group is planning rallies at three NikeTown stores today, in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, urging Nike to maintain orders at a struggling unionized factory in the Dominican Republic. Fliers will be handed out at stores in other cities, including Portland. The group, United Students Against Sweatshops, alleges that Nike has been reducing orders at the BJ&B factory since it unionized in 2003. As a result of the reduced orders and the departure of other manufacturers, the factory has had to lay off hundreds of employees and faces a possible shutdown, said Gladys Cisneros, a national...
  • Nike founder donates 105 million dollars to Stanford University

    08/02/2006 7:16:36 PM PDT · by nypokerface · 36 replies · 640+ views
    AFP ^ | 08/02/06
    SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Nike founder and chairman Philip Knight has given 105 million dollars to Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, the largest gift ever bestowed upon a business school, according to the academic institution. "The majority of the gift -- 100 million dollars -- will be used to construct a new 275-million-dollar campus for the business school, to be named the Knight Management Center," the university said in a statement posted on its website Tuesday. "It is believed to be the largest gift ever given to a business school," according to the university, founded in 1891 near San...
  • THE PLAYER CHASE / Banking on a Prodigy (a horrifying must read)

    07/12/2006 8:29:55 AM PDT · by The G Man · 7 replies · 374+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 4, 2006 | Eli Saslow
    (snip) During the last two seasons, youth basketball coaches had anointed Justin as one of the most talented 10-and-under players in the country -- a distinction that would have won him nothing but cheap trophies a decade ago. But now, Justin had become the sought-after prize, pursued by Amateur Athletic Union summer league teams that troll nationally for players, high school coaches who recruit aggressively and shoe companies whose scramble for potential future endorsers continues for a second decade.
  • Hoop Nightmares: Nation of Islam Goes to Nike Basketball Camp (Schlussel alert)

    07/12/2006 7:19:42 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 3 replies · 865+ views ^ | July 11, 2006 | Debbie Schlussel
    Hoop Nightmares: Nation of Islam Goes to Nike Basketball Camp By Debbie Schlussel America's Black David Duke has a grandson in Nike's elite basketball camp. But instead of derision, the obsequious sports press is celebrating. The Nation of Islam's loony leader, Louis Farrakhan, loves lecturing Black America not to become pro athletes or entertainers, but instead to pull themselves up by the bootstraps . . . and hate Jews, Asians, Arabs, "Crackers," and every other group possible. (No big deal that he, himself, made his millions not from bootstrap-pulling, but by tax scams, bilking and scamming his followers, and a...
  • Nike attacked over Rooney 'warrior' picture

    06/21/2006 3:23:06 PM PDT · by Panerai · 16 replies · 743+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/20/2006
    Drenched in blood-red paint and screaming a war-cry, this chilling image of Wayne Rooney was last night condemned as 'offensive', 'exploitative' and 'tacky' by MPs and church groups. He may yet turn out to be the saviour of England's World Cup campaign, but the Christ-like pose of the striker in a new Nike campaign yesterday provoked fierce condemnation. Five people complained to the Advertising Standards Authority watchdog on religious grounds within hours of the advert being posted. Its other interpretation as a battle cry from the dark ages or throwback to the Crusades was equally unfortunate as the poster's launch...
  • Nike and Apple partner for new products

    05/23/2006 1:19:17 PM PDT · by Panerai · 8 replies · 362+ views
    Playlist ^ | 05/23/2006 | Jim Dalrymple
    Apple Computer and Nike on Tuesday announced a partnership that will see the launch of Nike+iPod products. Apple said that the partnership is meant to take what people do naturally — like running — and make it better. “It matches naturally to a behavior that exists,” Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of worldwide iPod marketing, told Playlist. “We’ve enabled people to have a much better running experience than ever before.” The two companies announced the partnership at an event in New York this morning. The first product of the partnership will be the Nike+iPod Sport Kit, a wireless system that...
  • Nike shoes talk to Apple's iPod in new system

    05/23/2006 10:30:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 637+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 23, 2006
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nike Inc. said on Tuesday that its shoes will now be able to talk to Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod music players about how far anathlete has run with a new wireless system called Nike+iPod. Shares of Nike rose nearly 4 percent. Using a Nike+iPod Sports Kit, expected to retail for about $29, consumers will be able to access distance, time, pace and calories burned on the screen of a nano version of the iPod via a sensor inside the shoes that communicates with the digital music player. The kit will be available in stores within two...