Talk:Nike, Inc.

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Lets do it ad campaign[edit]

Could it be argued that Nike stole its advertising campaign "Just do it" started in 1988 from a speech done by Art Williams in 1987? Same "slogan", interesting timing...

Brisbane Broncos[edit]

Why are they left out of the sponsored clubs list? Much bigger club than a few listed (eg Western Sydney Wanderers). Is it because they are a rugby league club and don't count (editor bias), because that's the only reason I can think of.

Edit request - year of renaming to "Nike Inc."[edit]

Nike's own history article sais that the year it's been renamed is 1971 and not 1978. (Paragraph: 1970 - 1979: THE BIRTH OF THE NIKE BRAND, AND COMPANY)


NIKE paid the Swoosh Designer Carolyn Davidson $35 for the Logo.

Product section(s)[edit]

Is there a reason for the second product section on the page? Noticed that it's completely unsourced with one link to a dead page. Relatively newbish editor here so I'm hesitant to make any changes to a major page. Any advice my fellow Wiki-peeps? Gracias! JustAnotherNerdWithWords (talk) 04:49, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

Requesting permission to edit template[edit]

I have uploaded the NIKE, Inc.[1] annual filing to WikiMedia Commons. I would like to modify this template to accomodate the information from this E-Filing.--Wyn.junior (talk) 18:27, 25 August 2018 (UTC)


  1. ^ NIKE, Inc. E-Filing, 2017, accessed 25August2018, Oregon Secretary of State, Corporation Division
@Wyn.junior Could you elaborate which information from the filing you feel is missing from this template? Also, I think that uploading financial documents to Wikimedia Commons is copyright infringement. Lordtobi () 18:33, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
This is public domain from the Oregon Secretary of State Office. This is not a copyright infringement. Quite a bit of the information on the Wikipedia page is wrong about Nike, Inc. if you read the reference I uploaded. I would like the full information from the reference to be on Wikipedia.--Wyn.junior (talk) 18:35, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
Everything important seems to already be in place: Name, founding date, location, president, business activities. Please be more concise what you need included or what is incorrect. Lordtobi () 18:45, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
First off I already corrected the registration date. The President and Secretary are not listed on Wikipedia. The business activity is not listed on Wikipedia.--Wyn.junior (talk) 18:49, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
I think you have the wrong idea regarding company founding dates: they are not always equal to business registration dates, as an active company is not strictly bound to one entity. They often switch those e.g. when becoming a public company, or are only founded some time after an established partnership. Nike, for example, was founded in January 1964, but Nike, Inc. was only incorporated in 1969. Lordtobi () 18:57, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
The company Nike turn up nothing in the Oregon business name search. Wikipedia is for official information. Do you know of a Nike company in a different state than Oregon for me to look up?--Wyn.junior (talk) 19:07, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
If I read the article correctly it was founded while Knight when he was in university. This most likely means that it was, in fact, not registered in the state. And it doesn't need to be, either, it just needs to be in a reliable source. Lordtobi () 19:17, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
So you are accusing Knight of doing business under the table?--Wyn.junior (talk) 19:24, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
Not sure what your idea of business is, but it is sourced in the article that he founded the company in January 1964, and you do not need a legal entity to pay business tax to a certain degree. But this is relevant for the article as it does not appear in reliable sources. Lordtobi () 19:39, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
I believe this template should be edited to be more open for any information. Please make this template condusive to public records.--2603:9000:E717:4D00:9C42:E92:4FBB:8C75 (talk) 11:21, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
>>>>>>>>I second this opinion.--Wyn.junior (talk) 22:27, 21 September 2018 (UTC)