Throughout the years Nike has dominated shoe sales against other competitors. Nike is known for their marketing concepts including putting a lot of time into their commercials. The quality of commercials has a lot to do with how much a product sale. Nike does a great job using music, humor, and celebrity endorsement to push interest to their products. In the commercial “LeBron James Nike Pool” Nike uses three advertising techniques such as; Music, Humor, and Celebrity endorsement to appeal to their customers. Summary The “LeBron James Nike Pool” commercial starts off with LeBron James working out in the pool. As the commercial progresses Nike shows off his alter egos played by LeBron James. His wise older looking alter ego is complaining to him about him training in the pool, and telling him that “You isn’t gonna get through Detroit training in a pool” (“LeBron James Nike Pool,” 2007). While his two other alter egos, the younger more playful side and his more stylish side are on the diving broad, waiting to dive in the pool. At the end …show more content…
Nike does a great job of approaching humor in a different way. The commercial looks like a typical day with LeBron James, but the wise alter ego is talking smack to all his other alter egos. This is relatable because a lot of people have alter egos that help push them to reach their potential. Nike demonstrate humor to the audience by letting LeBron play different roles in a playful way. The “LeBron James Nike Pool” commercial utilizes music. The song sets the mood in the commercial. The melody is a calming mix of jazz and a little bit of hip-hop. The background music in the commercial makes it seem like it is a typical day. The melody is calming and it is an oldie it also indicates that while working out LeBron is just trying to have a good time. The music matched the spirit of the commercial which was effective in drawing in the audience into the commercial.
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Lastly, the logos are very effective in persuading its audience. Although, Nike presents the advertisement as factual the advertisement doesn’t use any statistics or facts and numbers, but use the speaker and the boy to make a logical appeal to audience. The speaker, Tom Hardy, makes the advertisement argument sound very factual when he tells the audience that we can all achieve greatness, and it’s not some rare DNA strand— you just have to do it. By saying so the audience now has this idea planted in their head, and can inspire the audience to do it when they realize it. The boy again, also plays a role in this logical appeal.
It’s commonly known as the emotional appeal. For example in the ad, the old man misses his past as an astronaut. He’s sits in his couch and thinking about the great life that he had before. It’s very relatable because you have those moments where you think to yourself I wish I can go back to this day because it was the best day of my life. For the old man, it was when he first flew into space.
Finally you can debate that like, in the other commercial, they used logos in the way that gave Nike products credibility because the athletes that are using their products are truly the top players of this generation, thanks to the amount of money there making to prove
Another rhetorical feature used by Nike in the “Ripple” commercial that runs hand in hand with music, is tone. In writing, tone is the essence in which is presented throughout the advertisement. Like most sports apparel brands, Nike usually uses advertising that provokes motivation through intense training videos of athletes sporting their gear, or high energy training. These videos are accompanied with upbeat music that sparks different emotions and reaches the rhetorical appeal, pathos, from different means. The tone that is created in the Rory Mcilroy Nike advertisement is much different than the up tempo commercials even though it acts mainly on the same appeal.
The Jordan Influence When most people think about Michael Jordan, they think about him as the greatest basketball player who ever played. However, Jordan was not only a basketball player, but someone who influenced the American culture and society. Jordan’s influence was one that had never been seen before. Whether it was through basketball or his own brand, Jordan was making everyone want “to be like Mike”.
In late summer of 1991, Gatorade ran an advertisement featuring a then 29 year old future Hall of Fame NBA player, Michael Jordan. It just aired right after he just won his first of six total NBA Championships. This ad was going to feature the first official athlete to be in a Gatorade ad. The ad’s focus was to young adults who are dreaming big, and want to become this great athlete along with being a great person. That is what Gatorade wanted to convey in this ad.
This commercial draws on the viewers emotional well-being through the dialogue of the characters. The first words said in the commercial are, " Never give up on the ones that you care about and, always remember the good things." That statement is strong and will immediately catch the reader 's attention. The little boy also said, “I looked everywhere.
The commercial featuring Drake and the popular soft drink Sprite, was first launched in February of 2010. In the ad, Canadian born rapper Drake is seen standing in a studio attempting to rap with the beat provided to him. It appears the rapper cannot find the “right” words or “feel” the music. The producer asks him what’s going on and Drake responds with uncertainty. A sprite is given to the rapper to drink in the hopes that he will somehow come “alive”.
Nike uses a lot big star athletes in their advertising . Big name player like LeBron James, James Harden , Kevin Durant ,Kobe Bryant and Derek Jeter. These athletes are world known people that the youth looks up to as role models. Nike creates a strong ethos by adding big name stars that are respected and look up to. The Audiences may look at Kobe Bryant's ad and see that arguably one of the best shooting guards in the NBA wears nike shoes.
The producers of these commercials know this does not draw in a crowd and know that they need to use fast, up beat, inspiring music to draw peoples’ attention. The players, athletes, and people involved in the video clip are all showering in Nike attire with bright colors and designs and the big symbol they are known for is visible for everyone to see. In some of the propaganda, a player may be shown as mediocre with very little Nike attire, but as the publication goes on, the athlete is wearing all Nike and becomes an excellent competitor. This shows the audience that if they wear their products they will become better and well rounded. Another example Nike uses pathos is by using an athlete that once had multiple failures and has turned their failures into success.
The credibility of the ad comes from the world class known players in different sports like Neymar in soccer, Selena in Tennis, and Nyjah in skating. Consequently, the argument displayed by the company shows that humans are unlimited; all the opportunities for us to be the best in something are in front of us by hardworking and believing in ourselves. This way, Nike grabbed the hearts of inspired people who stood up for the call, and they will probably use their equipments to play their favorite sport. In my opinion, Nike “Unlimited You” was one of their best ads logically and reasonably; the numbers on YouTube show that this is their most viewed ad and it is one of their most recent as it was uploaded on Internet one month ago!
Dywane Wade This advertisements claim is that if someone drinks Gatorade, he or she will be as athletic as Dwayne Wade. The ad is persuasive because Dwayne Wade is one of the most athletic and skilled basketball players in the NBA, and he drinks Gatorade, so others feel that if they drink Gatorade that in return they will be just as athletic. Most people may not believe the ad to that extent, however they will at least realize the fact that if a professional athlete is using the product it must be a good decision. Gatorade made the advertisement effective because of its logical appeal, and since Dwayne Wade is a well known basketball player, and he drinks Gatorade other athletes may feel the need to as well. The color red is used a lot in this advertisement.
In this Nike advertisement, there are some famous athletes shown that are known all around the world. Two of the athletes shown are Lebron James and Serena Williams. Both these players are American heros and represent America all of the world, especially in the Olympics. In the advertisement, both players are shown standing on their courts with full looks of determination and
Nike has sustained positive revenue in a worldwide market focusing on a healthy and active lifestyle. For the past 3 years Nike has gained a gross profit ratio of 8.73% in fiscal of 2013, 10.28% in fiscal of 2012, and 8.28% in 2011 . Thus showing the financial power Nike has, well the firm holds a net income of 2.5 billion in the fiscal year of 2013. Nike’s largest product category is footwear, representing over 55% of the companies revenue. Nike uses their financial resources ability to obtain large advertising plots, whether it is a commercial on television, advertisements on the Internet, or product promotion in athletic facilities.
The “What Girls Are Made Of” Nike advertisement is inspired by a popular Russian song titled, “What Girls Are Made Of.” Judging by the title, the commercial is clearly geared towards girls, more specifically girls who are interesting in athletic activities and sports. While Nike’s objective is to sell its sports wear, it also sells an empowering message that defies stereotypes through the effective use of rhetoric. To begin, the advertisement begins in the setting of a stage and a large audience listening in agreement as a little girl in yellow charms, “Girls are made up of flowers, and rings and gossip and marmalade.” These are just few of many belittling stereotypical descriptives for a girl.