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Volume 6 No. 212
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Nike, Adidas Launch Football Ad Campaigns Celebrating Memorable Weekend On Pitch

Nike and adidas have both run advertising activity around "two of the most-talked about footballing highlights of the weekend," the Manchester derby and Barcelona striker Lionel Messi's new goal-scoring record, according to John Reynolds of CAMPAIGN LIVE. Nike ran a social media campaign, created by AKQA, promoting its Nike+FuelBand. It challenged ManU and Man City fans to "earn Nike Fuel points in the days leading to the derby match." Adidas, meanwhile, "also ran a campaign" highlighting Messi beating Gerd Müller's long-standing goals record in a calendar year. The ad was created by TBWA and an in-house team. It carried the headline, "making history," and the strapline, "world record goals in a year" (CAMPAIGN LIVE, 12/10).