Let’s be honest … the NBA spot battle has only just begun.
The Nike Freestyle commercial, which anyone who reads this has already seen, has been self-promoted as victory by Mr. AG.
Don’t get me wrong — that’s an incredible idea/ad. (The statement gets its own line for emphasis)
And it even could be the best known Nike ad — by individuals that aren’t necessarily basketball fans. But here’s my “strikeback”.
In my mind, there isn’t an ad or campaign that influenced culture (basketball culture, sneaker culture, the entertainment industry, hip-hop culture) than the series of Mars Blackmon ads for Mr. Air Jordan. In my opinion — pick any of them, its better.
The first Mars Blackmon commercial (Air Jordan III)
Can / Can’t (Air Jordan IV)
Is it the shoes? (Air Jordan V)
And of course, the last Mars Blackmon commercial ever to be made (hopefully)
And in reality — that didn’t even do justice to the other commercials in my mind, both Mars Blackmon commercials, and those that still haven’t been recognized. Here’s one more, a teaser … you can’t even find it on youtube. AG — step your game up. Game on.