Simon Pestridge From Nike Make Future Advertising Sound Simple

Apple, Nike, adidas, Google and so on. It’s always easy to point the wow pointer to these huge brands that have massive amounts of brand fans world wide. But sometimes you’ve just gotta remind people about why these brands often are leading the pack.

I have just gotten of stage in Tallin, Estonia after speaking on the future communication landscape. Right now I’m in a sofa listening to James Matthewson who seconds ago quoted Simon Pestridge from Nike and I just have to share that quote cause it’s what it’s all about:

Nike’s point of view on advertising: “We don’t do advertising any more. We just do cool stuff…It sounds a bit wanky, but that’s just the way it is. Advertising is all about achieving awareness, and we no longer need awareness. We need to become part of people’s lives and digital allows us to do that”

Simon Pestridge – Nike UK

And boy do they deliver on that promise. Here’s just one of thousands of projects they do every year to make people join their brand.

Do great stuff and people will follow you. That goes for products, services, support, communication and advertising. It’s a simple as that!

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