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Title Shock Treatment Every company that has a product to sell wants to have their advertisements grab the attention of the potential buyer Companies today are competing at high levels to come up with the advertisements that will be flashy and aggressive so consumers will become interested in their product However a commercial or an ad might not get the initial point across or cause many viewers to be confused when they see them Sometimes what the company is trying to do might offend people Ethical lines may be walked upon so that the strong points can be presented to the consumer For example Nike has introduced a new commercial that has caused quite a stir among critics The title of this commercial is Beautiful The thirty second spot created by longtime ad agency Wieden Kennedy debut nationally on October 12 during the National League Championship Series and will air into November What this ad focuses on is a handful of athletes who have each suffered serious scarring or physical trauma while participating in their sport of choice The spot is filmed in black-and-white accented by a haunting rendition of the song You Are So Beautiful To Me and featuring close-ups of injuries suffered by both elite and so-called everyday athletes It closes with the Just Do It message followed by the Nike Swoosh Nikes point of the commercial is that athletes at all levels of competition at one time or another feel the pain of injury For some damage can be severe to the point of disfigurement Many give up the game they love for safer persist Others overcome seemingly insurmountable injuries to compete again proudly bearing the surgical scars that urge them onward What this commercial shows are somewhat disturbing shots of a shark bite a missing fingertip missing teeth scars from a surgically repaired knee and a shattered eye socket The main question is what does this have to do
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