076: INTERVIEW: Bob Roth & Gatorade’s Be Like Mike Campaign
Recently, we covered Gatorade’s “Be Like Mike” campaign, which has gone down in history as one of the most iconic and memorable advertising campaigns in the history of sports marketing. Featuring Michael Jordan, this campaign origin story is full of twists and turns that involve an insane brand feud between Gatorade and Powerade (owned by Coke) and so much more.
Join us as we chat with Bob Roth, former Regional Cold Channel Manager for Gatorade during the brand’s iconic Be Like Mike campaign. Bob shares some behind-the-scenes information and a unique perspective on what the campaign did for the company.
059: Gatorade & Be Like Mike
Gatorade’s Be Like Mike campaign has gone down in history as one of the most memorable and effective campaigns in the history of sports marketing. From stealing Michael Jordan from Coke, to having to create a totally custom song in a matter of days when the original plan went sideways, this campaign was beloved and it elevated Gatorade’s brand awareness around the world… but did it increase sales?