Colin Kaepernick’s Nike ad wins Emmy for outstanding commercial

Colin Kaepernick’s Nike ad wins Emmy for outstanding commercial

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The athletic brand's "Dream Crazy" commercial, which starred Colin Kaepernick and featured other athletes like Serena Williams, Shaquem Griffin, and LeBron James, took home the award for outstanding commercial.

"Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything", Kaepernick says within the advert-a nod to his controversial determination to take a knee in the course of the nationwide anthem at National Football League video games, which put his personal profession in danger and has sparked an ongoing nationwide debate in regards to the appropriateness of bringing politics to the sector.

The commercial was nominated alongside entries from Apple, Netflix, and Sandy Hook Promise-an organization against gun violence.

The "Dream Crazy" ad, which features several athletes but is narrated by Kaepernick, debuted just after Labor Day in 2018 and was created by the advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy and produced by Park Pictures.

Following its release, the commercial quickly sparked controversy with some threatening to boycott Nike due to its inclusion of Kaepernick. He concludes the commercial saying, "Don't ask if your dreams are insane".

Despite the backlash, sales for the company actually increased more than 31 percent directly following the commercial, and their stocks reached an all-time high. The surge was stronger than the 17 percent increase recorded past year during the same period, the report stated. He reportedly took issue with the brand's use of Betsy Ross' U.S. flag design on its new Air Max 1 USA.

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