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The word "Nike" means different things to different people, to some it's the class in sport, to another; it's the face of minority rights.

Join us on today's #swotsunday as we discuss the SWOT ANALYSIS of @Nike - giant in sport fashion & leader in the world of brand messaging.

- The biggest strength of Nike is that it is an extremely competitive organization with its approach of “Just Do It” slogan for its brand epitomizing its attitude towards business.

It was founded on the principle that it would make shoes for anyone who could walk or run and this has been the guiding philosophy behind Nike. Coupled with its iconic “Swoosh” logo and its equally catchy tagline, Nike’s strength is that it has emerged as a “Can Do” company.
- @Nike has outsourced all aspects of its production to overseas facilities& thereby, doesn't have any manufacturing outlet of its own. This has helped the company focus on higher value adding activities like design, Research and Development.

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By outsourcing its manufacturing, @Nike has saved the high labor costs that are part of the traditional manufacturing sector.

- @Nike is a globally recognized brand that has top of the mind recall among consumers and the youths. Further, the Nike brand is synonymous with quality and resilience as well as endurance and fitness, which makes it the brand of choice for athletes and anyone who wishes to run
- Finally, @Nike stands to benefit from the current disarray among its competitors because of the fragmentation of the market wherein Nike with its USP or Unique Selling Proposition can standalone among them.


@Nike is almost exclusively driven by its footwear business and therefore, the footwear market contributes to a lion’s share of its revenues making it dependent on this segment for its survival.

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In these recessionary times, it is not a good business practice to be overly dependent on one segment and hence, Nike ought to diversify horizontally as well as vertically and include apparel and other accessories.

- Though we have mentioned the fact that it has outsourced its manufacturing aspects completely as strength, the negative publicity that Nike got because of labor unfriendly conditions in its overseas outlets has badly dented its brand image.

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Indeed, the name “Sweatshops” is used to mockingly describe the abhorrent conditions in its overseas manufacturing facilities.
- The company does its business through retailers who stock other brands as well. This means that the assiduously cultivated exclusivity is sometimes sacrificed because it has not yet spread its wings to include exclusive retailer outlets as part of its business strategy.
Nike is perceived by some consumers as being too premium and a luxury brand. While this is necessarily not a bad thing, the current market scenario is such that consumers are migrating to the middle tier of the luxury scale as they are becoming price conscious and quality focused

- The biggest opportunity for Nike is from the emerging markets of China and India where the Billion Plus new consumers are now aspiring to western lifestyles which means that they would be more receptive to brands like Nike.

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As the company is associated with premium branding and segmentation, it can be said that capturing the “emerging market newly affluent consumers’ prize” could well be a game changer for the company.

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- In recent years, @Nike has begun to diversify into accessories & premium products apart its signature footwear segment. This is a step in the right direction and would stand the company in good stead as it attempts to look for revenues beyond its traditional offerings.
- @Nike has the unique advantage of offering value for money and this can be leveraged to the hilt as the company begins to make inroads into the newer consumer segments, which want quality at an affordable price.

-The fact that the company has a global supply chain means that it is subject to the bane of trade practices including labor strikes, currency fluctuations that decrease its margins, as well as lack of control over the geopolitical events happening around the world
- Nike must improve on its image wherein it is being seen as resorting to exploitative business practices in its overseas outlets. It will have to pay a heavy price cos of the socially& environmentally conscious emerging generation of consumers.
- The ongoing recession has taken a heavy toll on Nike with consumers becoming more price conscious and retailers demanding higher margins. The combination of retailing in third party outlets and competing brands cutting prices has made the going tough for @Nike.
Finally, Nike has to ensure that it does not dilute its focus like some of its competitors who are now in the doldrums
For instance, Reebok that promised a lot and was intensely competitive with Nike has seen its fortunes sag and hence, Nike must not go Reebok’s way and instead, must define its core competence and implement its strategies accordingly
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