- Social media influencers rejoiced when a post started circulating claiming that Nike was on the hunt for Ambassadors
- While the influencers attempted to secure the bag, the brand has come out to burst everyone's bubble
- The fashion giant distanced themselves from the ad, exposing it as fake
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Social media influencers were shooting their shots when a post claiming to be searching for 50 000 Junior Nike Ambassadors.
The post called on fans with a minimum of 50 followers ( this should have been a red flag right here) to apply for the post.
Mzansi went wild over the promise of free Nike clothing, first access to newly released lines and monthly gift cards.
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Nike had to 'just do it' and let everyone know the ad with thousands of likes was fake. In a statement the fashion giant said:
"We can confirm that this is not a promotion of ours. Please report this."
Social media user Brizzy Bara decided to still give it a shot, asking Nike to 'make me ya'll ambassador'.
No stranger to this kind of request, Nike shutdown the hopeful fan with expertise:
"Love the passion! We proactively seek athletes* to wear the Swoosh and represent the Nike brand, and we don't accept unsolicited sponsorship requests. Keep up all your hard work and never stop dreaming crazier!"
In other news, Beyoncé‘s Ivy Park X Adidas collab sold out in a matter of hours, with the iconic songbird commenting:
“My team has worked hard with the Adidas team in bringing my vision to life for this first collection and I am grateful and proud. From the accessories to the clothes and footwear, I wanted to design and re-imagine pieces that serve as favorite armor for anyone who acknowledges the strength in their individual style and lives freely and boldly.”
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