Nike – she runs the night – in fear??

At first sight something worried me in this. A woman running through the night, in the deserted back-streets of an anonymous city didnt depict confidence and wellbeing. The introduction of a prying predator enforced this view.

I get what the ad is trying to say – compete with your friends, dedicate yourself to the task, but there are a lot of negative undertones that cloud the positive messaging. The better ads show getting fit as an aspirational endeavor, rather than a dice with death at midnight…

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