Art of Speed is the blog Nike is about to launch showcasing a series of 15 short films on the theme of speed. The New York Times (free reg.) dedicates an article to the fact, collecting both positive and negative opinions. Some are skeptical that online readers will be interested in reading an advertorial blog. I tend to agree with this opinion, but I also believe that contents’ quality will be the key point users will look at in choosing what to read or avoid.
Nike has been running a three months campaign on Lycos Spain to promote its 3d soccer game on www.nikefootball.com. They took advantage of a new rich media format, the “widebanner” (728×90 pixels), which is particularly effective for branding, but has proven valuable also to build traffic to the dedicated web site. Read more on Lycos Espa�a.
Nike is using MMS to promte its event series “Panna K.O.” in Germany. As Wuv explains, Nike has decided to take advantage of mobile marketing in order to reach a specific target group: teenagers passionate about football. The campaing, developed by German agency Yoc aims to increase awareness of the Panna event and football tournament which will travel around the country in May.
Nike dominated this year’s Cyber Lions Adage winning seven Lions for work in four different countries. “If this continues, this is going to become the Nike festival, at least on the cyber side” remarked Cyber jury president Marco Tinelli of Paris agency FullSIX. More information concerning the Web sites awards can be found on Brand Republic while the complete list of awared Cyber Lyons is on Le Journal du Net (fr).
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