Ambushing Adidas: Nike’s ‘Write the Future’ Campaign

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Case Code : MKTG272
Case Length :17 Pages
Period : 2010
Pub Date : 2011
Teaching Note : Not Available
Organization : Nike, Inc , Adidas-Salomon AG
Industry : Footwear/Apparel
Countries : Global

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Exhibit I : Share of Online Buzz

Exhibit II : The Swoosh - Nike's Logo

Exhibit III : Images from 'The Quest' Campaign

Exhibit IV : Images from the 'Write the Future' Campaign

Exhibit V : Print Ads of 'Write the Future' Campaign

Exhibit VI : Teams Sponsored by Nike and Adidas in 2010 World Cup

Exhibit VII : Nike's Consolidated Financial Statements

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