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The Best Nike Ad of All Time


Friday, August 03, 2012

A friend sent me a link to this one-minute Nike TV ad. It is quite possibly the most awesome ad I've ever seen from the company (and not just because the narrator sounds like my personal fav, Jude Law). If you've got an extra minute, I encourage you to watch.

In a world where people are fighting over chicken, this is a ray of light that will make you think about the greatness that lies within YOU. It's perfect for us here on Spark. I know you'll enjoy it like I did!

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LUPA28 8/9/2012 6:55PM

    Looks like it is narrated by Tom Hardy, who is equally yummy imo!



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WINACHST 8/9/2012 10:19AM

    That is a great ad. I read some of the comments and it is amazing at how many people see different thngs in that ad. What I see is we all have greatness inside of us - what are we going to do to bring it out.

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MISSLISA1973 8/9/2012 7:33AM

    One lousy little minute and I'm ready to cry. Dang, I've gotten soft.

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BUTTERFLY-1976 8/7/2012 3:13PM

    Great ad!! Thanks for sharing

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TISTEN23 8/6/2012 11:31PM

    Wow! Thats awesome! Too fit for a class!! Good for you!!!! Take it easy and have fun tomorrow!

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JANDAH 8/5/2012 11:14PM

    Thanks for posting this - I really loved it. What a great ad!

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SAFETYSUE 8/5/2012 10:20PM

    I have seen it an couldn't agree more! It is truly an inspiration!
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CUINPARADISE 8/5/2012 8:14PM

    LOVE it!

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PEACOCK15 8/5/2012 7:40PM

    Thanks for sharing, this ad will have such an impact!

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SHERYL_B 8/5/2012 12:52PM

    Great ad!

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HEALTHYOTTER 8/5/2012 12:13PM

    Not long ago, my fingers typed out the words: I can't relate to the women in Nike ads, especially when I'm working out. I totally related to this commercial. I hoped my kids related to this commercial, even as they're in great shape: the greatness in all of us, indeed. No matter where you are in fitness, in athleticism, in your body's ability, you have the greatness to challenge yourself in whatever way, to show yourself you can just do it.

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EMELEE82 8/5/2012 3:33AM

    LOVE this. thanks so much for sharing!

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CORINA-MOMOF4 8/4/2012 10:52PM

    that was awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 8/4/2012 6:02PM

    I LOVE this ad too, especially with the epidemic of childhood obesity in this country. It is very inspiring!

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 8/4/2012 5:51PM

    Love it - so inspirational!
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DR8561 8/4/2012 3:25PM

    Great ad! It's so nice to see encouragement for those of us who are not in pro athlete condition.

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PIXIEMOM13 8/4/2012 1:16PM

    That is truly awesome!

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ANDYINBC 8/4/2012 12:46PM

    Great commercial but my favourite has to be the Nike ad, I Would Run to You.

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DRB13_1 8/4/2012 12:33PM

    I wouldn't say it the GREATEST Nike ad ever, but it does send a strong message and I think is able to walk that fine line where you see the strength and potential in the kid (and in each of us) rather than the stereotype. It's very hopeful.

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DWAN1969 8/4/2012 11:45AM

    LOVE!!!

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DANILYNNG 8/4/2012 10:21AM

    I tried, but I couldn't get the link to work... but I'm watching the Olympics (Serena is kicking the tar out of Sharapova!!) and the commercial just came on. Love it, love it, love it!! emoticon

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ILIKETOZUMBA 8/4/2012 8:02AM

    YES! This is a great ad. I love it!

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SPARKL3 8/4/2012 7:32AM

    Thank you for posting it. I hadn't really seen the entire ad when it has aired on TV. I LOVE it!!! It is just the push I needed.

I'll admit....Lately, I've been too embarrassed to work out in the gym for fear of ridicule. Unspoken ridicule, for sure, but ridicule nonetheless. But seeing this kid go out running for a commercial that has been seen by millions of people inspires me to get out there and "Just Do It"!!!

I've been sparked!!! I'm going to find my greatness! emoticon

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IMSOOZEEQ 8/4/2012 1:28AM

    I LOVE that commercial!!! It gives me hope. I went for my walk tonight and lo and behold, I jogged a bit! If anyone would have asked me if I could jog, I would say no but I DID IT!!! It was only a few seconds but I DID IT!!!!


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EATVEGAN 8/4/2012 1:06AM

    emoticon I've shared on Facebook and Sparkmail. Wonderful ad. We all have it within us, just waiting for us to discover it and work. Because it doesn't fall on us.

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AUTUMNBRZ 8/3/2012 11:01PM

    ty! shared it :)

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JENNNY135 8/3/2012 10:58PM

    Very true, great message. Thanks for sharing.

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XMAS2012 8/3/2012 9:59PM

    emoticon
I'll be sure to share that THANK YOU!!!

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OPTIMIST1948 8/3/2012 9:52PM

    You're right. Its a great ad.

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 8/3/2012 9:37PM

    Love it! All of us are great! We just have to find the greatness in ourselves.

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KBRADFORD88 8/3/2012 8:45PM

    I don;t know if you read my blog, but at our Dr appointment I found out all but one of my kids has to lose weight. We are choosing to add activity because over all we eat pretty well. One has some issues but.. I love this and hope things have been going well for your daughter as well. I love this emoticon

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CHARTHESTAR 8/3/2012 8:44PM

    Find YOUR Greatness!

that is fantastic!
thanks for sharing!

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CARMENB66 8/3/2012 8:36PM

    Thanks for sharing. I really love this!!!

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KALANTHA 8/3/2012 7:49PM

    I saw that there other night during the Olympics. It's GREAT!

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SLENDERELLA61 8/3/2012 7:37PM

    Love it! Thanks for posting.

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DATMAMA4 8/3/2012 6:41PM

    How absolutely cool. Thanks for sharing!

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PEGGYO 8/3/2012 6:28PM

    I couldn't get it to work but I'll try again later

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SNOWYOGA 8/3/2012 6:24PM

    Well LDRICHEL, It's nice to see that you don't lie, emoticon just kidding. You were right it is good! Two thumbs up NIKE! emoticon And to that young boy emoticon emoticon

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THE_NEW_MELISSA 8/3/2012 5:39PM

    Wow, that is fantastic...Truly moving. Thank you so much for sharing that with us!

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OFFICIALOLDY 8/3/2012 5:32PM

    Great blog. Great ad. I'm on my way to the gym. I'm not skipping today.

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MIGURLINNC 8/3/2012 5:31PM

    Yay, Nike! Greatness comes in all shapes and sizes. Love this.

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RUNNERRACHEL 8/3/2012 5:26PM

    Great commercial!

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TEDYBEAR2838 8/3/2012 5:23PM

    that was nice, thank you

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SHERYLDS 8/3/2012 5:07PM

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LNELSON56 8/3/2012 4:36PM

    Awesome!!

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KNITTYKITTY01 8/3/2012 4:22PM

    Loved that ad! Very inspirational

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GETFIT2LIVE 8/3/2012 4:19PM

    Thanks for sharing that, I hadn't seen the ad before. Finding a forum on Active.com for people who were 200+ pounds and learning to run is what gave me the courage to try running before I'd lost a lot of weight; I hope this does the same for many others.

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TAYGRL 8/3/2012 4:17PM

    that WAS a great ad!

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LEIGHWOMAN 8/3/2012 4:08PM

    Wow, thanks for sharing that!

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CINDHOLM 8/3/2012 4:02PM

    Thanx for sharing!!

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