Nike and Maria Sharapova Become Japanese Sex Pillows


AdPulp points to a Nike/Maria Sharapova brand rip off that could only come from sexually repressed Japan. A company called Sharanpowan is selling pillows shaped like the breasts and lap of the famous tennis starlet. We suppose playing with Sharapova's pillows is better than copping a feel in public to take care of sexual urges but this, one has to admit, it just weird.

by Steve Hall    Jul-10-05   Click to Comment   
Topic: Brands   

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Why would Nike make a pair of 24k Gold Trainers for Maria Sharapova. Indeed, why would Maria Sharapova wear a pair of 24k Gold Nike Trainers in a tournament?

Is this type of shameless marketing to be applauded for its foresight and innovation or is it to be frowned upon for itís disregard for heart and substance. Whatever your view, this type of shameless marketing is destined to expand with universal force. The question arises at what point will this type of marketing start to have a detrimental impact on the brands and their credibility. I would tentatively hazard a guess and say that point is almost upon us. Maria Sharapovaís Nike 24k Gold Trainers have attracted derision from a number of quarters for their outright ostentatiousness.

In a world being gently nudged in the direction of ehtical consumerism there really is no place for this type of shameless marketing and disregard for the populousí sensibilities. Letís hope Nikeís next marketing project is a pair of eco-friendly shoes which helps the environment and not exploits its inhabitants!

Posted by: Kitmeout on January 30, 2006 12:43 AM