Nike Lets You Pay With Sweat Instead of Money

by Tod Maffin, Publisher,

The Mexico division of Nike launched a unique social commerce campaign called #makeitcount.  See Facebook app they made for it.   Anyone with Nike shoes equipped with the wireless sensor that tracks your physical activity can win a pair of new shoes if they walk/run more than anyone in a given 15 day time period.  You join the Nike auction and bid against others, not in dollars but in miles walked.  At the end of each auction, a new auction starts and you have the opportunity again to win.

Great example of how a brand understands the rules of great marketing – to stick to their core story and brand promise which is about selling “performance” not shoes.

Watch the short video below about the campaign or read case study here.




Clothing/Apparel, Facebook Applications