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New Nike Campaign Features Blake Griffin, Marvin The Martian

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 04 / 15

A new Nike ad, created by Wieden+Kennedy N.Y. and starring Clippers F Blake Griffin , features the Warner Bros. character "Marvin the Martian." Griffin in the spot has "his own secret weapon ... a brand new pair of Jordan Super.Fly 4 sneakers, which launch this week." Along with the campaign, Nike ...

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THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

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