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Overview

Nike's immortal "Just Do It" slogan is displayed at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The company's pioneering use of athlete endorsements as the foundation of its marketing and its dedication to incorporating advanced technology and materials in its products has forever changed the world of sports. Amazingly, what is now Nike sprang from the humblest beginnings—two runners with a passion for improving the sport willing to sell shoes out of their cars at track meets.

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the company, giving readers a full appreciation of its fascinating history and the attributes and strategies that have helped Nike outlast its competitors. Material derived from interviews with star athletes and marketing experts lend additional insight into the Nike phenomenon.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598843422
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/31/2010
  • Series: Corporations That Changed the World Series
  • Pages: 132
  • Sales rank: 587,070
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Kelley Murray Skoloda Skoloda, Kelley Murray

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1 Inspiring Excellence 1

Chapter 2 The Vision behind the Victory 7

Chapter 3 Just Do It 13

Chapter 4 Become Legendary 29

Chapter 5 Setting Precedents in College Sports 41

Chapter 6 When Nike Athletes Stumble 47

Chapter 7 High-Tech is High Stakes 63

Chapter 8 Serving as a Role Model 81

Chapter 9 The Rich Get Richer 97

Chapter 10 Sharing the Wealth 107

Chapter 11 There is No Finish Line 117

Notes 121

Index 129

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