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(Back 9 Network)   Nike's "Just Do It" slogan is now 25 years old... which makes it 15 years too old to make their shoes   (back9network.com) divider line 24
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2013-08-22 04:23:04 PM
So is this the longest running ad campaign in history?

I wonder if someone is still getting a royalty check from this?
 
2013-08-22 04:26:44 PM
I was once the "Just do it" type

/25 years later, it's more like "Just screw it"
 
2013-08-22 04:59:05 PM
I saw a kid (~15) wearing new Air Jordan's yesterday and realized that he probably has never actually seen Jordan play.

/nice shoes though
 
2013-08-22 06:35:00 PM

Superrad: I saw a kid (~15) wearing new Air Jordan's yesterday and realized that he probably has never actually seen Jordan play.

/nice shoes though


I've never seen Chuck Taylor play ball either.
 
2013-08-22 06:52:16 PM
golf clap, subby.
 
2013-08-22 07:08:45 PM
Whatever the Bangladeshi phrase for "well done" is.
 
2013-08-22 07:24:15 PM

Superrad: I saw a kid (~15) wearing new Air Jordan's yesterday and realized that he probably has never actually seen Jordan play.

/nice shoes though


If the marketing had been as strong 50 years ago, some of us would have grown up wearing Mickey Mantle or Roger Staubach apparel, and I was born the last year Roger played.

/30 years from now you'll see kids wearing LeBron's shoes, and likely still wearing Jordan's shoes
 
2013-08-22 07:35:21 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-08-22 07:56:13 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: So is this the longest running ad campaign in history?

I wonder if someone is still getting a royalty check from this?


No and no..
 
2013-08-22 08:09:48 PM

crotchgrabber: I've never seen Chuck Taylor play ball either.


UNC_Samurai: If the marketing had been as strong 50 years ago, some of us would have grown up wearing Mickey Mantle or Roger Staubach apparel, and I was born the last year Roger played.


I'm not knocking the kid, it was just one of those "holy crap, I'm old" moments.
 
2013-08-22 08:36:24 PM
25 years?
mlkshk.com
 
2013-08-22 08:52:44 PM
I'm afraid this is the first and last thing I think of when I hear that slogan.

arthuride.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-08-22 08:53:15 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: So is this the longest running ad campaign in history?


"I <3 NY" is in its 36th year.
 
2013-08-22 09:44:43 PM

MrEricSir: "I <3 NY" is in its 36th year.


These are all more slogans than true campaigns...by this measure, De Beers' "A diamond is forever" has been around a lot longer, and it's probably not the longest one going either.
 
2013-08-22 11:02:22 PM
Nop THAT'S a headline!

This better get consideration.
 
2013-08-22 11:12:55 PM
People pay well over $100 to have check marks on their shoes. These shoes wear out as fast as (if not faster than) less expensive, sturdier shoes.

Fool, money, etc.
 
2013-08-22 11:30:51 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-23 12:04:30 AM
So maybe someone out there has the better google-fu.  I remember one of the just do it commercials (an early one) where it showed pictures of people overcoming adversity and persevering (I know, really the theme for all of them.)

In this case, IIRC, it showed a guy in wheelchair with the words "I'm not strong enough" then "Just do it". Next shot, someone running a marathon or other race "I'm not fast enough" then "Just do it" and so on.  It was actually really cool, but I can't find it.
 
2013-08-23 12:47:52 AM
Bo knows.
 
2013-08-23 02:37:32 AM

mtrac: I'm afraid this is the first and last thing I think of when I hear that slogan.

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I saw that house (or maybe it was the house that replaced it, I thought it was the original though) when it was for sale in 2004 or 2005 or something.  (Around then.)

It was really, really cheap for being in Rancho Santa Fe.  I wish I'd bought it.
 
2013-08-23 03:48:50 AM

Superrad: crotchgrabber: I've never seen Chuck Taylor play ball either.

UNC_Samurai: If the marketing had been as strong 50 years ago, some of us would have grown up wearing Mickey Mantle or Roger Staubach apparel, and I was born the last year Roger played.

I'm not knocking the kid, it was just one of those "holy crap, I'm old" moments.


I had one of those in r/nfl when an 18-year-old Chiefs fan hit me with "they've never won a playoff game in my lifetime, the last postseason win was in 1993-94".  I was in 8th grade that year.
 
2013-08-23 05:23:03 AM
Shoes you say?

i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-23 07:36:51 AM

UNC_Samurai: Superrad: crotchgrabber: I've never seen Chuck Taylor play ball either.

UNC_Samurai: If the marketing had been as strong 50 years ago, some of us would have grown up wearing Mickey Mantle or Roger Staubach apparel, and I was born the last year Roger played.

I'm not knocking the kid, it was just one of those "holy crap, I'm old" moments.

I had one of those in r/nfl when an 18-year-old Chiefs fan hit me with "they've never won a playoff game in my lifetime, the last postseason win was in 1993-94".  I was in 8th grade that year.


I had a moment like that last year as a teacher's aide in a high school freshman social studies class. The lesson was about 9/11. The kids were watching the documentary (I forget the title, but the one with the two French brothers who are there filming the firefighters) and didn't have much of a reaction. They asked factual questions, like how we would ask of say WW2- when, why, how.

Meanwhile, I'm in the back of the classroom with tears rolling down my face. I'm from New York and have/had a lot of family friends working in the emergency services fields there.

Damn kids making me feel old.
 
2013-08-23 09:56:32 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: So is this the longest running ad campaign in history?

I wonder if someone is still getting a royalty check from this?


"He died for your sins" has been going on for a while.
 
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