Nike Releases First Broadcasted Ads From 1982

[Video] Cave men, nut huggers and terrible writing make these retro commercials a fine work of art.

Josh Helmuthby Josh Helmuth

Widen+Kennedy is an ad agency who was responsible for creating the very first Nike ads ever aired on television. They were supposedly thought lost forever until the agency recently rediscovered them after re-checking poorly labeled tapes.

The ads were shot with a tiny team over just a couple of weeks and aired during the 1982 New York City Marathon.

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