Under Armour and Authentic Brands Group did not return a request for comment on the future of the line. But demand for Ali iconic image in the marketing world is not likely to fade soon. Iconic stars like Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and Frank Sinatra have been featured in ads long after their deaths..
The fact that Nike’s overall growth outpaced that of its namesake brand indicates that it had another smaller, faster growing source of revenue to make up for the difference a secret weapon, perhaps, operating under the radar and bolstering the rest of the business.Related: Swoosh! Nike pops despite strong dollarChuck Taylor for the win: For that, look no further than Nike subsidiary Converse, sales from which grew an impressive 28% (33% excluding currencies) last quarter to $538 million.For perspective on that growth, Nike acquired Converse for just $305 million back in July 2003, when the smaller brand had annual sales of just $205 million. And Europe.That’s fair enough. After all, three months earlier, Blair cited similar factors as driving Converse’s 21% growth in the previous quarter.Related: The face of Under Armour’s basketball shoe: Steph CurryThe legal factor: But we also shouldn’t forget the more difficult to measure impact of Nike’s decision to finally crack down on Chuck Taylor lookalikes last October.
We have been taught from the time we are children that outbursts of anger are unproductive and socially unacceptable. But if channelled properly, there is an upside to anger and is most often evident in sport.The field of play is where healthy aggression and combat has always been an acceptable outlet. We compete as athletes, weekend warriors and casual recreational players at sport and events like Tough Mudder to fulfil needs, to seek out camaraderie, attain a sense of team and community, to test our bodies and our limits and to blow off steam from our everyday lives and workplaces.Tough Mudder is an extreme endurance event which comprises a 10 to 12 mile obstacle course run and is an example of this connection between sports, masculinity and modern capitalism.When competing in any athletic or recreational sport there is a battle of wills and bodies to achieve success and be the ultimate warrior.
Getting Your Flag On!Hi! Thats me in the picture doing my best attempt at the human flag after about 2 and a half months worth of training. It all came about after my kids kinda challenged me to learn it so that they could paint me in the Australian flag colours on Australia day and have me “fly” from a pole. So being the awesome Dad that I am :), I said “sure Im up for that!”.