Advertising and marketing budgets can certainly get out of control, as Nike has learned.
Kobe Bryant and I have roughly the same haircut: bald with a bit of occasional head stubble. While we sport the same look, the amount we pay for it is every different.
My haircuts are free—thanks to a set of clippers purchased several years ago—while Nike recently dropped $833.75 on a haircut for Kobe.
That’s according to an invoice for a Nike commercial shoot that TMZ recently published
. A Nike rep told the site, "Kobe doesn't typically wear makeup during the shoots, so the grooming would be primarily for hair."
This year, Bryant, who has sat out most of the season with a knee injury, is making around $24 million—plenty of money to cover exorbitant grooming bills.
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So next time an executive at your organization mentions that your marketing budget is out of control, you can say that you’re at least not spending nearly $1,000 on a bald man’s hair.