Dan Wieden, adman who coined ‘Just Do It’ for Nike, dies at 77

Dan Wieden, adman who coined ‘Just Do It’ for Nike, dies at 77

Dan Wieden, co-founder of the Portland, Ore.-based advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy who was personally responsible for the “Just Do It” slogan in 1988 that helped catapult Nike into a multibillion-dollar sports apparel company, died Sept. 30 at his home in Portland. He was 77. The company announced the death without specifying a cause. The three-word, eight-letter … Read more

Dan Wieden, adman who coined ‘Just Do It’ for Nike, dies at 77

Dan Wieden, adman who coined ‘Just Do It’ for Nike, dies at 77

Dan Wieden, co-founder of the Portland, Ore.-based advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy who was personally responsible for the “Just Do It” slogan in 1988 that helped catapult Nike into a multibillion-dollar sports apparel company, died Sept. 30 at his home in Portland. He was 77. The company announced the death without specifying a cause. The three-word, eight-letter … Read more

Stimulus check: Californians will get up to $1,050 in

Stimulus check: Californians will get up to $1,050 in

About 23 million California residents will receive “inflation relief” checks of up to $1,050 after Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday signed a $308 billion state budget that includes the payments. The checks are part of a $17 billion relief package that will also suspend the state’s sales tax on diesel fuel and provide additional aid … Read more

BLOWING SMOKE: Kellyanne Conway and Mark Penn on Biden’s weed pardon being ‘timed for the election’

BLOWING SMOKE: Kellyanne Conway and Mark Penn on Biden's weed pardon being 'timed for the election'

President Biden’s pardon on all prior simple marijuana offenses is “timed for the election,” according to strategists who consider the new move to be a distraction tactic from the Democrats as the midterms started looking grim for the party. Biden announced Thursday that he would be pardoning thousands of marijuana convictions. “No one should be … Read more

At the Athletic and New York Times, a marriage with promise and tension

At the Athletic and New York Times, a marriage with promise and tension

Not long after the New York Times bought the Athletic earlier this year, the founders of the popular sports website held an all-staff call. Most Athletic staffers were pleased with the purchase. A six-year-old start-up, the Athletic had spent a year courting a buyer, discussing a merger with Axios and fielding interest from gambling companies … Read more

Indonesia tragedy: 3 police, 3 civilians charged

Indonesia tragedy: 3 police, 3 civilians charged

School children walk past a banner placed in various places in Malang, as a call to investigate the crush that killed at least 131 people in Indonesia. JUNI KRISWANTO/AFP via Getty Images Indonesian police said they are bringing criminal charges against three officers and three civilians for their roles in the deaths of 131 people last … Read more