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SWOOSH ART: When History Meets Branding

ARTINFO | Posted 04.23.2013 | Arts

Beginning last month, for no readily apparent reason, the Tumblr Swoosh Art has been posting images juxtaposing famous artworks -- with a penchant for...

Is It the Shoes or the Soul? In Honor of Air Jordan on his 50th

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 04.17.2013 | Sports
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

As the congratulatory wishes come in to mark the 50th birthday of Michael Jordan, one the greatest basketball players of all time, I am struck by the iconic image of MJ in flight and what it represents for all of us.

Report: Nike Factory Used Military To Force Employees To Work For Less Than Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

Some companies use incentives to get employees to do what they want: bonuses and free food, for example. But a Nike contractor in Indonesia allegedly ...

One Easy Way To Make Exercise Fun (And Stylish)

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 01.11.2013 | Style

Because your ratty old leggings just aren't cutting it.

Nike Wins Supreme Court Case

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business

* Nike accused smaller rival Already of trademark violation * Rival accused of copying elements of Air Force 1 sneakers ...

There Must Be Better Exercise Clothes Out There Than THIS?

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 01.07.2013 | Style

Kanye's face really says it all.

Farah Detained? We're As Shocked As Mo

Posted 12.31.2012 | Sports

Mo Farah, two-time Olympic gold medalist for Great Britain at the London 2012 summer games, was reportedly detained and questioned in Oregon by U.S. C...

Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2012

Andrew Winston | Posted 02.22.2013 | Green
Andrew Winston

We may not be keeping pace with these pressures, but leading companies continue to evolve more sustainable strategies and tactics. Let's look at some top macro- and company-level stories.

Nike: Why Are They "Men's Shoes"?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 02.06.2013 | Sports
Soraya Chemaly

Question: If girls and women can "fit" into "men's shoes," if they are "game" doing so, if they like them, if they earn money to pay for them, if the...

5 Top Gifts to Give Based On Overall Opinion

Steve Harmon | Posted 02.05.2013 | Technology
Steve Harmon

Santa's got it easier this year as we point our consensus engine technology at the chaos of consumerism and look for the products that people are ranting about most from all across the Web, social media and more.

PHOTOS: Allyson Felix Soars In New Nike Lookbook

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.21.2012 | Black Voices

Nike is taking its apparel to a whole new level! The athletic wear mega brand has released a high-flying collection of images for its Women’s Spr...

'Stepping Out With LeBron'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.19.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

If the shoe fits, get LeBron James to buy it for you. That's what I wanted to do recently when I went to the Nike Factory Store in Riverhead, N.Y., to purchase a pair of sneakers.

Swoosh: Later Lance

Daniel Hill | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Daniel Hill

Nike is a pioneer in endorsements, going as far as developing brands within its brand. The payoff has been huge, but the risk is high when hundreds of millions of dollars are invested in the reputation of fallible individuals.

SIC Video Interview Stanley Hainsworth, Creative Genius

David Shing | Posted 11.01.2012 | Technology
David Shing

Stanley Hainsworth's name is often used synonymously with "creative" and "genius." Responsible for building three of the worlds best brands, Starbuck...

Tyler Hamilton: Lance Armstrong Said He'll Make My Life Hell

Graham Bensinger | Posted 12.22.2012 | Sports
Graham Bensinger

I recently sat down with cyclist Tyler Hamilton at his Montana home. Hamilton opens up about his use of illegal performance enhancing drugs and reveals details about the alleged illegal drug use of his former teammate and close friend Lance Armstrong.

Where Are the Heroes?

Bruce Kluger | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Bruce Kluger

When I recall the things I admired most about Robert F. Kennedy -- his fire, his faith, his Quixote-like tilt against racial injustice -- I'm reminded that it's hard to find heroes like that anymore, especially during an election season.

Experts See A Strong Future For Livestrong

Huffington Post | Zoe Mintz | Posted 10.22.2012 | Impact

UPDATE 10/22/2012: Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life from cycling, the International Cycling Union s...

Life After Lance: How Livestrong Can Survive

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

Livestrong can survive the loss of Lance. It just needs to strike while the iron is hot and spread its identity well beyond one man.

What's So Funny About Peace, Kindness and Understanding?

Russell C. Smith | Posted 10.03.2012 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

Advertisers have long used human emotions to sell soap, cigarettes, and cars. So why not create campaigns that serve society's higher ideals and do it from within the same agencies that have long been vilified?

PHOTO: Dwyane Wade Leaves Jordan, Posts Peek At New Chinese Shoe

Posted 10.03.2012 | Miami

Chicago-bred NBA MVPs Michael Jordan and Dwyane Wade will share one less commonality: the reigning world champ has jumped ship to Chinese shoe brand L...

Libor Rate To Finally Get Overhaul

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.28.2012 | Business

Mark Gongloff is off the newsletter this morning, so today's 7.5 Things are brought to you by Jillian Berman. Thing One: It's About Time: British o...

Brandstrong: Why Smart Marketers Aren't Afraid to Wear Yellow

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

No one wants to form a partnership with a celebrity who ends up in a line up or caught up in a host of other brand damning by association situations. So why is Lance Armstrong and Livestrong still a smart move for a plethora of potential partners?

Are Ads More Valuable When They're Handbags?

Marc Stoiber | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business
Marc Stoiber

Thanks to an explosion of creative tools like Final Cut and GarageBand, and public forums like Pinterest and Instagram, we're defining ourselves increasingly by our own output. Sadly, even the best tools do not an artist make.

Nike's Notion of Greatness, and the Road Not Taken

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.14.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Weight does not measure human worth. It is not an indicator of character. Bathroom scales are not designed to weigh merit. The boy in the Nike ad may well be full to the brim with greatness -- but none of it has anything to do with running.

PHOTO: Is Nike's 'Gold Digging' T-Shirt Offensive?

Posted 08.14.2012 | Style

When Adidas had their "shackle" sneaker scandal this summer, we figured that the sportswear industry might tread with caution when putting out riskier...