Tag Archives: adidas

Man United tries to make a drama out of…a shirt?

Manchester United is raking in millions from shirtmaker adidas and sponsor Chevrolet (just as well as boss Ed Woodward keeps spending it all on overpriced/duff players) so agency The Corner has produced a new variation on adidas’ ‘First Never Follows’ ...

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T&P’s Rapier scores big win with Adidas CRM

The&Partnership’s Johnny Hornby took a fair bit of stick when he rescued Jonathan Stead’s below-the-line business Rapier a couple of years ago (creditors were not so rescued). But Rapier seems to be performing in its new majority-owned guise and just ...

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72andSunny’s debut for Adidas gives us a new spin on an old theme

In its first big campaign from 72andSunny Adidas essays one of those football ads we don’t like very much: quick-cutting football frolics interspersed by the lads (multi-millioopnaires to a man) behaving ‘normally.’ Which makes them appear like smug bastards. It’s ...

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Adidas and BBDO Paris slip up in Theo Walcott’s sneakers

Every so often an ad turns out to be unintentionally hilarious and such a likelihood may be compounded by an agency in one country trying to talk the vernacular in another. So, here we have BBDO Paris launching new ‘property’ ...

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MDC’s 72andSunny wins $1bn global Adidas account

MDC Partners’ 72andSunny has won the global Adidas account, worth at least $1bn worldwide, fee equivalent. If Adidas is in spending mode, which it seems to be having promised to increase its marketing budget to 13 per cent or so ...

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Adidas shoots itself in the Superstars in new Johannes Leonardo campaign

Adidas seems to have been playing catch-up with Nike in terms of marketing ever since Nike came on the scene in 1971. Then Nike discovered Wieden+Kennedy in the 1980s and the rest is highly profitable history. Adidas, in contrast, has ...

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Matt Williams: now the real work starts for Adidas

“I was wondering if you’d like to start writing a regular column,” Stephen Foster asked me recently, “one that gives a younger person’s perspective of the industry, perhaps weighing up your impressions of adland from the time you were working ...

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