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Jordan Brand Unveils the Third Season of "Become Legendary"
Integrated Marketing Campaign Featuring an All-Star Cast of Team Jordan Athletes Launches for the Start of the Basketball Season
BEAVERTON, Ore., Oct 23, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, Jordan Brand, a division of NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE), unveiled its latest chapter of the "Become Legendary" a national brand campaign, entitled "SLAP." This campaign shows today's youth how important team-work is in the game of an athlete's life.
"SLAP" headlines a national television ad campaign that is supported by an integrated marketing campaign starring Team Jordan athletes Carmelo Anthony, Derek Jeter, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Paul. The ad takes viewers through a series of quick visual cuts and invigorating audio on the players' journey to team building and success, from the pain and frustration pushing each other to the limit, to the elation and satisfaction that comes with making it out on the other side.
"We chose the 'SLAP' ad to kick off the third season of the 'Become Legendary' campaign which embodies what our Brand represents," said Sean Tresvant, Marketing Director of Jordan Brand. "The concept references Michael Jordan's legacy of team leadership and features a roster of Team Jordan athletes carrying on his gift in the game today."
"SLAP" will air on major networks including ESPN, TNT, FOX, and cinemas across the US beginning Sunday, October 25. Subsequent spots meant to connect with consumers on what it takes to 'Become Legendary' will air during seasonal sporting events including All-Star Weekend.
The integrated campaign is fully complemented with digital presence on www.Jumpman23.com, in-store retail marketing, and community, consumer and celebrity events throughout 2010.
About Jordan Brand
A division of NIKE, Inc., Jordan Brand is a premium brand of footwear, apparel and accessories inspired by the dynamic legacy, vision and direct involvement of Michael Jordan. The Jordan Brand made its debut in 1997 and has grown into a complete collection of performance and lifestyle products. The Jordan Brand remains active in the community by donating a portion of its proceeds to Jordan Fundamentals, an education grants program for teachers.
For more information on Jordan Brand, visit www.Jumpman23.com.
SOURCE: Jordan Brand
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