Tag Archives: Nike

Nike’s Market Cap +$6 Billion Since Kaepernick Ad

CBS News reports: The heat Nike has taken over its controversial advertising campaign featuring former NFL start Colin Kaepernick seems to have had another effect: burnishing the iconic brand’s appeal to investors. Nike shares have surged 36 percent on the year, making the company the top performer on the Dow’s index of 30 blue-chip stocks. The run-up includes a nearly …

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Nike Shares Hit All-Time High After Kaepernick Ad

Bloomberg News reports: Ten days after Nike’s new Colin Kaepernick ad provoked calls for boycotts, shares hit an all-time high, closing at $83.47 Thursday. It will likely be months, if not longer, until anyone can fully measure the business impact of Nike Inc.’s controversial partnership with quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick, but early data from Edison Trends show sales tracking well above …

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Alabama Pastor Cuts Up Nike Products During Sermon

The Birmingham Herald reports: The Rev. Mack Morris took a hold of an old Nike headband and a wristband, held them both up before a packed church, and cut them. “I ain’t using that no more,” said Morris, the senior pastor at Woodridge Baptist Church in west Mobile during his weekly Sunday sermon. “I’ve bought my last pair of Nike …

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Fox Guest: It’s Un-American Not To Boycott Nike

Mediaite reports: It’s hard to out-crazy Kurt Schlichter, author of Second Civil War erotica. But his fellow guest on Fox Business Network Friday night came pretty close. Eric Schiffer, an entrepreneur, was asked to respond to Nike’s new ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. Schiffer was furious. Of Nike, he told Fox host Liz MacDonald: “Their phrase ‘Just Do It’ means …

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Cultists Fail: Nike’s Online Sales Surge By 31%

Fortune Magazine reports: Nike’s selection of Colin Kaepernick as one of the new faces of the company has certainly brought media attention and controversy, but it’s also having a noticeable effect on the bottom line. A new report from Edison Trends says Nike’s online sales grew 31% from Sunday through Tuesday of Labor Day weekend this year. “There was speculation …

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Nike Releases First Colin Kaepernick Ad [VIDEO]

Ad Age reports: Nike is not backing off its polarizing Colin Kaepernick campaign. The company is amping it up with a new call-to-action spot that will air during the NFL opener Thursday night on NBC. The sportswear giant today released a two-minute-long video “Dream Crazy” narrated by Kaepernick as part of its controversial effort. In addition to running during this …

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American Family Association Launches Nike Boycott

Just in from One Millions Moms leader Monica Cole: Nike announced on Monday it would make former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick the face of its “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt” ad campaign. This is unbelievable! Kaepernick is the person who started the kneeling protests during the national anthem during the 2016 season, which lasted into …

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Trump Celebrates Nike Boycott: They’re Getting Killed

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump has once again weighed in on Nike’s polarizing new ad featuring Colin Kaepernick. It’s true that Nike has been the target of anger from certain customers, with many on social media supporting a boycott and burning their Nike apparel in protest. Whether that anger is outweighed by the positive reaction for others will remain …

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Trump: My Tenant Nike Is Sending A “Terrible Message”

From his interview with the Daily Caller: President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Nike sent a “terrible message” this week by making former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick one of the faces representing the 30th anniversary of the company’s “Just Do It” campaign. “I think it’s a terrible message. Nike is a tenant of mine. They pay a lot of rent,” …

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Trump Cultists Predictably Launch #BoycottNike After Colin Kaepernick Revealed As Face Of New Campaign

Bloomberg reports: The backlash started just hours after Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who sparked controversy for kneeling during the national anthem, tweeted that he’s starring in Nike Inc.’s iconic “Just Do It” ad campaign. Following the announcement, the hashtags #BoycottNike and #JustBurnIt started trending on Twitter. Some angry consumers even posted photos and videos of themselves …

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Nike Readies Launch Of Self-Lacing Shoes

I’ll be there in a couple hours, my shoes are charging. And technically, the laces are only for show: Nike has finally announced when it will begin selling its self-lacing sneakers inspired by the shoes worn by Michael J. Fox in Back to The Future II. According to a tweet from the company’s Heidi Burgett, the HyperAdapt 1.0 will be …

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Trans Athlete Chris Mosier Stars In Nike Ad [VIDEO]

Via press release: Chris Mosier began competing in the duathlon and triathlon in 2009 after he completed his first marathon, because he needed a greater challenge. “For me, triathlon is a true challenge because it is three different disciplines in one sport,” Mosier explains. “Triathlon is [also] a challenge for me because swimming is my weakest sport, and it’s the …

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World Net Daily Has The Manny Pacquiao Sadz

World Net Daily readers are vowing to boycott Nike after the sportswear giant yesterday fired boxing champion Manny Pacquiao over his “abhorrent” comments about gay people. From their story: “It’s common sense,” the Christian athlete told TV5 in the the Philippines on Monday. “Do you see animals mating with the same sex? Animals are better because they can distinguish male …

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CONFIRMED: Nike Fires Boxing Champion Manny Pacquaio Over “Abhorrent” Comments About Gays

TMZ Sports confirms their scoop from earlier today: Nike has made it official — Manny Pacquiao has been FIRED over his anti-gay comments. Nike issued a statement saying, “We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent.” “Nike strongly opposes discrimination of any kind and has a long history of supporting and standing up for the rights of the LGBT community. We no …

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TMZ: Nike Is Preparing To Drop Manny Pacquaio

TMZ Sports reports that Nike has pulled its Manny Pacquaio line of branded sportswear from its website in preparation for cutting ties with the anti-LGBT champion boxer. They write: Multiple sources tell TMZ Sports … Nike is preparing to cut ties with boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao after his latest round of anti-gay comments. The two sides have had a relationship …

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Converse Joins The Pride Parade

Yesterday it was Adidas and today it’s Converse that steps out with a pride-related shoe line. The Converse Pride Collection is honored to join the LGBT movement. Any crusade that hits the streets as loud and passionate as this one definitely needs sneakers to fit the occasion. We happily abide. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Pride hi-tops are adorned …

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Corporations To SCOTUS: Uneven Marriage Laws Are Burdening Our Business

Thirty major corporations have filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to hear AFER’s challenge of Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban. On the list: Amazon, CBS, Deutsche Bank, eBay, Intel, General Electric, Levi Strauss, Nike, Oracle, Pfizer, Staples, Target, and Viacom. In general, the brief argues that the nation’s uneven patchwork of marriage laws places an undue burden on corporations. …

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Christian Group: Don’t Shop Pro-Gay

Steve Rothaus writes at the Miami Herald: The website Faith Driven Consumer has released a buyer’s guide for the 2013 Christmas season, ranking retail chains and “connecting Christian consumers with faith-compatible companies.” For example, companies that support marriage equality and/or cater to the LGBT marketplace rank lower than store that do not. (Much of the data used comes from HRC’s …

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