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18 Things We Learned About Nike By Reading Phil Knight's Memoir

Sole Collector | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 04.29.2016 | Sports
Read More: Nike, Sports News

Phil Knight’s days as chairman at Nike may be coming to an end, but he’s left a legacy as the brand’s co-founder that will never be forgotten. A...

Nike Co-Founder Is Donating Most Of $25 Billion Fortune To Charity

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact

Just did it. Nike co-founder Phil Knight is donating most of his $125 billion fortune to charity, the mogul told CBS on Sunday. "By the time, you know...

The Faithful Shopper: All About Athleisure

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.13.2016 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Designers and retailers are all about fashion that is appropriate and chic for either athletic or leisure activities, or both. Yes there is a way to p...

Tuesday Pop Culture Recap

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 04.13.2016 | Entertainment
Courtney M. Soliday

Fascinating facts I learned today include: Television Without Pity is coming back. Lisa Rinna is coming out with her own Lip(gloss) kit. Her blog p...

The False Choice: Inspiration vs. Accountability

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Organizations tell their people, "Be the best. Delight customers. Put a dent in the universe." It sounds inspiring at the annual meeting. But what...

Fitbit: Time to Get Fit?

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 03.23.2016 | Business
Josue Lopez Calderon

Co-authored with Ryan F. Blake Over the last ten years silicone wristbands have become synonymous with major movements. From famous athletes, to spo...

You Won't Believe How Nike Lost Steph To Under Armour

ESPN | Erick Fernandez | Posted 03.23.2016 | Sports

It's Oct. 7, 2015, and the Cavs are hosting the Hawks in Cincinnati. It's the NBA preseason, a nothing game, really -- save for one detail: LeBron Jam...

Nike Just Created A Sneaker That Laces On Its Own

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 03.17.2016 | Sports

The power lacing sneaker in action! #Nike2016 pic.twitter.com/NkZVxj26Cm— HuffPost Sports (@HuffPostSports) March 16, 2016 After Nike's lates...

Great Scott! Nike Unveils Self-Lacing Sneakers For The Masses

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.17.2016 | Style

Great Scott! Last year, actor Michael J. Fox thrilled the world when he revealed the 2015 Nike Mag, a “Back To The Future”-inspired pair of (yes, ...

Man Who Changed Nike's Policy After 'Muslim' Incident Speaks Out

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.04.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

When Nike fan Nabeel Kaukab visited the company's website last month trying to customize a pair of Air Jordan shoes, an error message popped up when h...

Watchdog Group Kept Out Of Nike Supplier's Factory After Worker Strike

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business

A prominent labor rights group that monitors working conditions in overseas factories says apparel giant Nike refused to let it inspect a plant in Vie...

For Closeted Gay Athletes, Endorsement Fears Persist

Jesse Jackman | Posted 02.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Jesse Jackman

While the cases of Rapinoe and Kenworthy have proven the viability of high-profile endorsements for LGBT athletes -- their sponsors have demonstrated their faithfulness in a profound way -- a quiet yet persistent fear remains among the gay athlete community that other companies may not be so supportive.

What Nike's Pacquiao Problem Tells Us About Brand Accountability

Mark Curry | Posted 02.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Curry

The problem is that Manny didn't become anti-gay this week, and Nike has had an endorsement deal with Manny since the mid-2000s. Nike has sold a large fortune's worth of products based on Manny's good word.

Manny Pacquiao Spews More Homophobic Garbage After Nike Cuts Ties

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 02.18.2016 | Sports

Less than 24 hours after Nike condemned and cut its connection with Manny Pacquiao following his recent homophobic comments, the boxer dug his heels i...

Nike Now Allows 'Islam' And 'Muslim' On Custom Sneakers [UPDATE]

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.29.2016 | Business

UPDATE: Feb. 29 -- Nike has reversed course and will allow the words "Muslim" and "Islam" on its customized sneakers. The company made the about-face ...

Evolving Your Brand? Look Inwards.

Janet Odgis | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Janet Odgis

No brand is static. Even if key elements, such as a logo, remain familiar over the course of decades--think of the iconic Nike swoosh, which has been around since the early 1970s--it must still change, even subtly, in order to stay fresh and grow.

Is Under Armour Copying Nike's Playbook?

Ira Kalb | Posted 01.31.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

While any sports shoe and apparel manufacturer can sign star athletes, Under Armour and Nike's other rivals have yet to master its use of the news media for promotional leverage. Nike pioneered this strategy during the 1984 Olympics.

Nike Just Took Black History Month To The Next Level

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.20.2016 | Style

Nike's Black History Month shoe collection isn't new: The brand has been unleashing a special lineup of sneaks around the month of February since 2005...

$252 Million Deal Fails College Athletes

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.19.2016 | Sports
Steve Siebold

Remove the athletes and you remove the profit. Without the athletes, there is no college sports. There are no huge sponsorships from big companies like Nike. The coaches with their million dollar contracts have no one to coach. There is no revenue in ticket sales.

Inside Cisco's Secret Innovation Lab

Oliver Leung | Posted 01.12.2016 | Technology
Oliver Leung

Earlier last month, Cisco Systems was ranked 31st by the Boston Consulting Group's Top 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2015. Although it may not be a ...

Kevin Hart's Workout Is Nothing To Laugh At

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.12.2016 | Black Voices

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart puts muscle behind his mirth. Watch the "Ride Along" and "Get Hard" star work out in a Nike-branded vid in which he desc...

Branded Content: The Currency of Connection

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 01.10.2016 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

The rise of "content" is a fundamental 21st century marketing phenomenon. But is "advertising," deliberate messages broadcast at one time to swathes of people, dead?

Kanye West Scrambling To Make Sure He’s Still Cool With LeBron

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 01.08.2016 | Sports

Kanye West hopped on Twitter early Friday morning to dispell any notions that he insulted LeBron James, Nike's de facto poster boy, on his recently re...

Monday Market Movement -- HUGE Data Week

Phil Davis | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

We have, essentially, a 3-day week this week and don't expect people to stick around on Wednesday either and Friday being a half-day is a joke as it's dead as a doornail on Thanksgiving Fridays. Overall trading with be thin, which means all market action should be taken with a grain of salt and, unfortunately, we get revised GDP tomorrow morning -- which is very important.

Beyond the Promise: 25 Global Brands and the Evolving Sustainability Tagline for Humanity

Mark Coleman | Posted 11.02.2015 | Green
Mark Coleman

We are relentlessly bombarded by big, iconic, and new brands that work hard to make themselves heard and visible as frequently and distinctly as possi...