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What’s In Your Wallet?

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DR 2DAN ROGERS | ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR

Have you looked at your business card recently? If not you should. MKTG INC’s cards are known for their unique perspective and purpose (the latter being expressly to embarrass their bearer, natch). In our new column Business Cards Explained, we take a look at the business cards of our coworkers and hear the stories behind them. Get ready to blush.

They say it all began for Dan with a casual hand slap with Michael Jordan.
Not sure who ‘they’ are but I always liked that the first line of my business card kind of makes me sound like a stalker who got smacked by MJ (couldn’t we just say high five?).  The truth is the Bulls were playing an exhibition game against the NJ Nets in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse where I grew up, and I was lucky enough to get tickets right by the Bulls tunnel.  I high-fived him on his way out to the court and think I just stared at that hand for the rest of the game (a la Peyton Manning in that epic Mastercard commercial).  I also high-fived Bill Cartwright but somehow that copy ended up on the cutting room floor.

To compare that pivotal moment in Dan’s life to Michelangelo’s “Creation of Adam”, is way out of bounds, but nonetheless, that courtside half-second experience changed him forever. 
I remember saying I was never going to wash that hand again but thankfully that wasn’t the change they’re referring to.  This sentence seems like one of those ‘Not to throw anyone under the bus…but that’s exactly what I’m going to do’-type statements.  We’re not saying it was as important as the “Creation of Adam”…but that’s exactly what we’re saying.

And ever since, Dan became not just competitive but clutch.  If there are 2 clicks on the clock, you want the ball in Dan’s hands.
When I first got this card a number of my friends asked if this was referring to beer pong.  Not sure what that says about my hobbies (or my friends)…

When he’s not making last second victories from certain defeat, Dan can be seen and heard yelling at certain Big Ten rivals.
As a Michigan grad this comes naturally but this line actually had to be edited from the original copy.  There were a couple of specific schools called out (I’ll let you do the math) that I actually started working with as part of our NIKE activations.  Meeting new partners with the promise of me yelling at them didn’t seem like the best move.

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Allow Me to Re-Introduce Myself: My Name is NTC

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After dominating MetLife Stadium in the Fall, Nike Training Club (NTC) headed to the home of hipsters, skinny jeans and Chuck Taylors to take on New York’s hottest new arena and the home of the Brooklyn (please forget we ever came from Jersey) Nets.  The event signaled the launch of a new campaign from Nike around the #letsturnitup message in the world of Women’s Training.

On 1.31.13, 200+ ladies packed the brand-new Barclays Center for a full-on VIP experience.  After arriving via pre-arranged transportation to the VIP doors, guests were led into the heart of Barclays to the Vault Suites, where they were seeded with NTC tanks while standing amongst gold plated champagne bars and the suite of one Mr. Z himself (yes, they really call him that).

After stopping to say #HelloBrooklyn, guests ran on out on to the hardwood for a running-inspired NTC experience led by Nike Master Trainer Lacey Stone.  As participants worked out and earned Fuel via Nike+ FuelBands, the Barclays Center transformed from red to green as they hit their goal and set off fireworks inside the arena.

As Mr. Z would say, can’t knock the hustle.

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Written by Stephanie Rudnick
Stephanie Rudnick

February 7th, 2013 at 6:35 pm