A relatively free spirited company has, now, proven itself to be a strong establishment in quality, in the social forum and, perhaps most importantly, financially as well. [35: "The New Nike." Bloomberg Businessweek. (2004). http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/04_38/b3900001_mz001.htm, accessed July 2011.]
Nike is one of the top sportswear and sports equipment companies in the world today. The presence of a small company started in Oregon has truly grown to massive proportions, and has been aided by fantastic advertisements and witty marketing strategies throughout the 1960's and 1970's, and innovative strategies from the 1980's onwards, the most recent of which have taken advantage of the internet social networking boom to promote new ways of creating a shoe and of promoting the company's goals. Due to the company's cornering of the market and the fact that it is truly difficult to propose any new strategies (as the company has done them all), Nike will probably be around for a very long time.