Phil Knight, co-founded Nike, Inc., with his former college track coach Bill Bowerman. He earned his MBA from Stanford's business school, Knight returned to the University of Oregon to propose to Bowerman that they go into business selling shoes -- Bowerman would be in charge of design, with Knight taking care of the business end. At first, Bowerman just selected the models of sneakers that they imported from Japan and sold out of Knight's car at track meets. In time, they opened their own stores and manufactured their own shoes. Originally named Blue Ribbon Sports, the company changed its name to Nike after their shoe by that name -- named after the Greek goddess of victory -- overtook the rest of their products in sales. Throughout the 80s, the company expanded into a global icon, with its distinctive swoosh" design as recognizable as any other corporate logo. Knight served as president of the company until 2004 before stepping down, and still serves as chairman of the board. .
How to hire Philip Knight for an event
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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Philip Knight.
Philip Knight's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Philip Knight for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate to the price range to book Philip Knight, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Philip Knight. After we consult with them, we can circle back with you to provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the Philip Knight booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Philip Knight for an event?" is a frequent question we get, but the final Philip Knight booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Philip Knight charge for an event. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price too. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book Philip Knight for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Philip Knight agent on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book Philip Knight, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Philip Knight booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Philip Knight, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.