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Student Campaign Takes on Nike Like Never Before

Rod Palmquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rod Palmquist

Nike's at it again, and it's losing millions due to our powerful anti-sweatshop campaign, mirroring the student movement that forced Nike to disclose its factory locations and recognize garment worker unions a decade ago.

LeBron James Missed Major Opportunity

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Mike Green

In this monumental circumstance, in which Maverick and LeBron caused the sports world to stop spinning and hold its collective breath, I believe a mistake was made. A big one.

Nike DISMANTLES LeBron James Mural In Cleveland

AP | TOM WITHERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

(AP) CLEVELAND -- LeBron James is being dropped off a building. Workers began dismantling the 10-story-tall iconic image of James on a mural in dow...

BP Drops the Ball, Nike Scores

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

While BP and Massey are burying their heads in the sand, Nike is meeting its environmental and social risks head on. Even better, it's turning those risks into opportunities.

The LeBron Cost... And Why Teams Needed to Do It

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joe Favorito

As LeBron James headed toward the home stretch in his overhyped, over extended and overanalyzed decision as to where he will play, the naysayers will ...

Twenty Products That Are Cheaper Today Than They Were Ten Years Ago

walletpop.com | Tom Barlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Thanks to inflation, what cost just a buck in 2000 would cost $1.27 today. Happily, the price of some products has not kept up with that inflation; an...

Nike's Open (Green) Innovation

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Nike, Best Buy, Yahoo!, and a few others launched the GreenXChange, an organization dedicated to sharing patents and ideas that can help companies reduce their environmental impacts.

Nike Workers: "We Want to Fight, but We Don't Know How."

Jim Keady | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Keady

I shared with them that these Nike executives are getting rich, Nike investors are getting rich, athletes that endorse Nike are getting rich, but the workers who produced the real wealth for Nike continue to live in abject poverty.

Plastic Activists: Actually, Some Companies

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

The furniture store that is synonymous with cheap, trendy furniture moved up green ladder when the company outright banned plastic bags for customers.

The Hottest Global Brands Of 2010: PSFK (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In ranking it's "Good Brands of 2010", PSFK, a trends research and innovation company, said being a "good" brand in 2010 requires more than just "a wi...

Carmelo Anthony Utah Ad: Nike Takes Credit For Bizarre Commercial (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Seeing a Carmelo Anthony ad during an NBA game--especially a Nuggets game--should come as no shock to NBA fans. But the 'Melo ad that aired during Tu...

How Could Tiger, Nike and Donny Be So Dumb?

Kirk Cheyfitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kirk Cheyfitz

There's a critical lesson to be learned from the unholy trinity of Tiger, Donny and Nike because they share the most unattractive and counterproductive trait of traditional advertising: They tend to be stunningly self-absorbed.

Another Nike Brand Blunder?

Richard Seireeni | Posted 02.16.2012 | Sports
Richard Seireeni

According to a story, Nike is evicting homeless people in Japan to build a branded park designed to promote their image and products.

Corporate Absolution of Tiger? Blame "Citizens United"

N. E. Marsden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
N. E. Marsden

Just months after the Supreme Court added yet another boulder to the edifice of corporate personhood, Nike has pushed the boundaries to something resembling corporate priesthood.

Tiger's Big Question: Did You Learn Anything?

Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks

In his recent Nike commercial, a stone-faced Tiger Woods stares into the camera as he listens to the voice of his late father, Earl. The commercial closes with the question, "Did you learn anything?"

Just Don't Do It

Lizz Winstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lizz Winstead

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University Of Wisconsin, Nike Cut Ties: Labor Concerns Spur Split

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin canceled its licensing agreement with Nike Inc. on Friday, becoming the first university to take that st...

True Confession: I Already Cheated On My New Nikes!

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Wild

Sneaking out of the house, my tired dogs hit the pedals and drove across town to a local New Balance store for a little "strange" and what can only be called a rather expensive late night "footy" call.

Nike Just Did Tiger

Sheila Shayon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sheila Shayon

The timing of the new ad, coinciding with Tiger's first foray back since the debacle, is shamelessly unabashedly bold -- but then so is Nike.

Nike's Jesse James Commercial

David Kronke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Kronke

Nike has responded with yet another transgressive commercial, featuring Jesse James, the biker aficionado and estranged husband of Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock.

Don't Just Do It All Over Again

Gotham Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Gotham Chopra

Who I really am pointing the finger at, once again, is us: the consumers. Are we going to go along for this ride with Tiger Woods? Are we going to play stooges again?

Tiger Woods' (and Dead Dad's) New Nike Ad: Creepy, Compelling, or Both?

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Phil Bronstein

Now we know how Nike plans to hang on to its golden-egg-laying goose who disruptively flashed naked tail feathers to the world. It's kind of brilliant, if shameless. I know I'm getting hustled, but I still went back and watched it a few times.

New Nike Ad? It Should Have Held That Tiger

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sarah O'Leary

Like millions of Americans, I was surprised (albeit not shocked) by the latest Nike Golf/Tiger Woods commercial. As a marketer, I want to shed some light on how Nike may have found its way to the exploitive "dad back from the grave" commercial.

It's Official: Tiger Woods Has Absolutely No Shame

Bill Barol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Bill Barol

Why on earth would Woods involve his father in the latest step of his carefully stage-managed public mea culpa -- his dead father, not to put too fine a point on it?

'The Road From Ruin': Are We Naive Idiots For Thinking Business Can Be Anything But Greedy?

Matthew Bishop | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Matthew Bishop

We don't believe capitalism will ever be perfect, or that you can entirely drive out the dark side of human nature. But we can do a lot better than we have done so far.