What you need to know in advertising today

What you need to know in advertising today

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Nike released a commercial starring Colin Kaepernick on Wednesday, following this week's announcement of a partnership between the two that prompted boycott threats as well as criticism from President Donald Trump.


Nike and Kaepernick posted the commercial on Twitter and YouTube.

The ad, narrated by Kaepernick, showcases various inspirational sports-related stories, including amateur athletes such as a football-playing homecoming queen and an Ironman participant who lost 120 pounds and recovered from a brain tumor. Professional athletes, including Serena Williams, LeBron James, and the Seattle Seahawks' Shaquem Griffin (whose left hand was amputated when he was young), are also featured.

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