Is Nike’s “Winning takes care of everything” ad congratulating Tiger Woods regaining the #1 PGA ranking problematic?
If you ride the subway in Toronto, you’ve undoubtedly seen these ads over the past few weeks. Too saucy, too corny or pushing the line just enough to be effective though?? One thing’s for sure, Penguin Canada is trying to create a viral social media wave out of their provocativeness. Tweet us @CoolerBuzz with your thoughts.
Nike Inc. said it is severing ties with former cycling champ Lance Armstrong, saying insurmountable evidence shows that Mr. Armstrong participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade.
The clothing and footwear company, which sponsored Mr. Armstrong and his former cycling team, said Wednesday that it was ending its contract with Mr. Armstrong “with great sadness.” It added that it will continue to support Mr. Armstrong’s “Livestrong” cancer charity, despite its break with the cyclist.
Mr. Armstrong announced Wednesday that he resigned as chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, his cancer charity. “I am deeply grateful to the people of the foundation who have done such hard and excellent work over the last 15 years, building tangible and effective ways to improve the lives of cancer survivors,” he said in a statement.
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Representatives for Swedish furniture giant IKEA on Monday apologized for removing women from some of the photos in catalogs shipped to Saudi Arabia, and said the blame lies squarely with them, not the local franchisee.
The move to manipulate photos sparked criticism from government officials in Sweden and raised questions about how IKEA is living up to its own values.
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iPhone line-sitting has never been a proud endeavor, but at least there was something pure about the diehards and wackos that set up shop outside Apple Stores for days, even weeks ahead of launch. This year? It’s just a bunch of sellouts and self-promoters.
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