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Jenkem on Nike’s ‘What if?’ marketing campaign

Skateboarding magazine Jenkem made a video essay on Nike’s ‘What If?’ campaign that focused on skateboarders:

[…] But back in the late ’90s, Nike figured out a clever and unconventional way to reach skaters as they developed what became one of the earliest and most memorable TV commercial campaigns to feature skateboarding—the “What If?” series.

The commercials took a thought-provoking approach that showed skaters Nike understood skateboarders’ gripes using a simple question: “What if we treated all athletes the way we treat skateboarders?” It still remains one of the best examples of self-aware skate advertising in 2021.

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