ABC Looking For Indy 500 Ratings Uptick LeBron James Leads NBA In Shoe Sales Man City, Nike Reach $109M Kit Deal Wiggins Talked To KU About Shoe Affiliation Agassi Back With Nike After Eight Years IMS Set To Receive $100M Financial Package Adidas' Boston Tribute T-Shirt Selling Fast Nike Unveils Kobe Injury Campaign UConn Addresses Reasons Behind New Logo Nike Signs Second Deal With U.S. Figure Skater
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Published March 20, 1996
In Indianapolis, Robin Miller writes he believes Valvoline ending its relationship with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway "because it was tired of being jerked around by the Speedway and it refused to pay Masters prices for the Nike Tour" (INDIANAPOLIS STAR-NEWS, 3/20)....Fila stock was up 2 5/8, closing at 23 1/8, as Goldman Sachs added the company to its recommended list ("NBR," PBS, 3/19)....Phil Mushnick writes on potential marketing fallout from Dennis Rodman's fifth suspension: "The thing to watch now, if you really want to gauge where we're at and where we're headed, is what the Nikes and Pizza Huts do" (N.Y. POST, 3/20).... Anheuser-Busch will launch three ad campaigns at the end of the month: freshness labels on Budweiser, Bud Ice and Bud Light cans and bottles; a corporate identity campaign with theme, "It'd be weird without beer"; the centennial of its Michelob brand (AD AGE, 3/18 issue)....MCI today will unveil a new corporate logo, replacing their tangerine colored mark with a "button-down navy blue" MCI with an orange star burst above (USA TODAY, 3/20)....Blockbuster Entertainment CEO Steven Berrard has resigned to rejoin Wayne Huizenga as President and COO of Auto Nation USA (N.Y. TIMES, 3/20).