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Touching Hat-Tipping Tributes

Jordan Brand Releases an Epic Tribute to Derek Jeter

— July 16, 2014 — Lifestyle
Jordan Brand released perhaps the most touching tribute to Derek Jeter in response to his recent retirement announcement. Titled 'RE2PECT,' it shows the 40-year-old New York Yankee ready at the home plate as fans salute him by tipping their hats. Although filled with stars including Tiger Woods, Billy Crystal, Michael Jordan and Jay Z, Bleacher Report points out that "the best part of this ad might be the grudging acknowledgements of Jeter’s success."

This tribute to Derek Jeter includes players from Boston, The Mets and more also tipping their hat to the celebrated athlete. Absolutely moving, it is fitting that Jordan Brand would say farewell to its first endorsed baseball player in such a moving manner.
Trend Themes
1. Moving Tributes - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create personalized and heartfelt tribute experiences for retiring athletes or public figures.
2. Celebrity Endorsements - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop new ways for brands to showcase their relationships with celebrity endorsers through innovative advertising campaigns.
3. Emotional Marketing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Utilize emotional storytelling techniques in marketing to engage consumers on a deeper level.
Industry Implications
1. Sports Apparel - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate technology into sports apparel to enhance the fan experience and promote team loyalty.
2. Event Planning - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create custom events and experiences for retiring athletes or celebrities, offering fans an exclusive and emotional connection.
3. Advertising and Marketing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Adopt new strategies in advertising and marketing to evoke strong emotions and create memorable brand experiences.
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