Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Fake Nike Recruitment Campaign Goes Viral #FakeIsNotFLY

A fake Nike recruitment campaign promising free sneakers and clothing is making the rounds on social media, apparently fooling a number of people over the last 24 hours. Images posted by accounts such as @nike_recruitss ask users to follow and repost the flyers under the guise of becoming a Swoosh ambassador. The only problem? Nike is running no such promotion. "That is not an authorized Nike account," the brand confirmed in a tweet this afternoon. While the lure of free footwear and gear can be tempting, it's rare that brands, especially one of Nike's caliber, will crowdsource their ambassadors on social media.