Nike unveils new ad featuring Colin Kaepernick

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  1. Steve N

    Steve N Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I'm trying to figure out the marketing and business strategy here, Nike hires a guy who alienated much of the country and who is suing his employer. Can someone explain why anyone would do this?

     
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    Yes the guy that opted out of a contract... What a struggle! Guy opts out of a contract for 126 million which he had already made 40 million.. Poor guy!
     
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    Pretty certain they are trying to connect with young black men. They could be major buyers of the higher priced shoes.
     
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    Yes Jordan, Lebron and Kobe were not enough i guess ~
     
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    I don't buy Nike.
     
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    Double edged sword. Cater to the black athlete and give trump the finger at the same time.
     
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    Uh because it's a free country.
     
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    Because you're not Nikes target customer. They could care less if you don't like Kaepernick.
     
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    Trump blew this out of proportion and then kept it going.

    Probably makes a great way to incite his rallys

    Judge just ruled enough evidence exist to go to Trial over collusion.

    If he wins Colin will realize a award 3 times his Salary............

    Trump will just Love that !
     
  10. Steve N

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    Free to alienate a large number of people who disagree with Kaepernick??? If you say so.
     
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    I never understood why people say 'they could care less.' When people use that phrase exactly what are they trying to say? I think you mean 'couldn't care less.'
     
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    Because Nike knows certain people would rather have new shoes than a 3.5 or better GPA.

    Priorities. None.
     
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    How do you know I don't mean exactly what I typed, that Nike could care less. I know I could care less. If I did, I wouldn't even be responding.
     
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    Perhaps and especially if Nike runs and ad showing Kaepernick urinating on the U.S. flag. Certainly sales among leftists could go through the roof.
     
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    How much less could you care? See what I mean, it's a meaningless phrase.
     
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    True, but unlike the other athletes Nike uses to sell their garbage, Kaepernick isn't even a good football player. From what I've read he isn't even a good second string player. So Nike is actively promoting someone whose only actual claim to greatness is spitting on this nation? Sweet!
     
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    Next ad will feature Bruce...ope scuse me... I mean Caitlin Jenner, he'll... dangit... she'll be wearing shoes with a removable high heel, a dual purpose shoe for times when you're feeling fabulous, or when feeling like getting a few laps in at thd track. Theme music will be "feel like a woman".
     
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    But they can't afford health insurance
     
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    I'm guessing it will only be advertised in a small, narrow market and that New Balance is applauding their advertising choices. :)
     
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    ....with Caitlin behind Colin as he's kneeling and bending over. Huge Gay flag behind both. Should get a lot of applause in California.
     
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    Kaepernick is the celebrity face of movement that is directly responsible for the assassination of innocent police officers.

    good move, Nike.
     
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    How do I know? Because you seem to be trying to tell us that you and Nike don’t care, but your words are saying you do care, at least a little, and so does Nike.

    So if you do care, and Nike cares, then why?
     
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    They only disagree because the ****ing idiots on the right lied and slandered the message.
     
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    'the message' is predicated on a bold-faced lie.
     
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    Of course. But liberals will ignore that Nike abuses workers for shoe production but pretends to stand on a moral high ground on this issue
     
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