Out of Nowhere: The Inside Story of How Nike Marketed the Culture of Running

This book provides a compelling insider’s account of how Nike became the world’s largest sports and fitness company. It includes a dedicated mailing and e-mail campaign to targeted sports interest media & organizations. How does a young boy from a small Oregon town get swept up in the politics of his chosen sport and become an integral part of possibly the most influential sports company of all time – Nike. Nike began with a handshake and a few hundred dollars passed between Phil Knight and legendary track coach Bill Bowerman more than 35 years ago – and since then it has grown into the world’s largest sports and fitness company. “Out of Nowhere” provides an unrivalled glimpse into the first 33 years of Nike – from its humble beginnings to its modern guise as a global giant – and takes readers on a rollercoaster ride through all of the company’s successes and failures.