The branding wizards at Nike are often ten steps ahead of everyone else, and they have more than their superior sneakers to thank. In the last decade, the Beaverton, Oregon-based company has more than doubled its revenue, to $20.9 billion in 2011 (an impressive 10% increase over the previous fiscal year), and assembed a stable of labels ranging from Cole Haan to Umbro. It seems counter-intuitive, then, that over the past few years, Nike has dramatically reduced its TV and print advertising.
Here’s the deal with the Nike Employee Store in Beaverton, Oregon. To get in, you need to be a Nike employee or find one who will issue you a guest pass. In store you’ll find products from the full range of Nike brands including: NS... Read Post
Wieden+Kennedy's epic Nike ads have been a highlight of the World Cup for at least two decades. The ad company, which launched with Nike as a lead client, just released a new one for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil featuring an amateur... Read Post
BEAVERTON, Ore. — Nike is selling its Cole Haan brand to private equity firm Apax Partners for $570 million, part of its effort to focus on core brands. The sneakers, clothing and sports gear maker said in May that it wanted to sell... Read Post