Adidas installs punching bags in Chinese subways

Adidas installs punching bags in Chinese subways

Adidas punching bags

Commuting is stressful. And so while Adidas is struggling to deflect a PR disaster here, it's a different story in China, where the sports brand has installed punching bags in subway stations to let workers work off their rage and get a bit of a workout at the same time.

Adidas says it's the first advertisement in history that consumers can kick, punch, and trample at will.

According to AdWeek, when translated, the bags read: "Every year you have to wait on the platform for about 1,824 minutes. Don't waste your time, come and have some punch!"

This month Adidas published its financial results for the second quarter of 2011 and said its revenue in Greater China increased by 31 percent.

The company, which has already raised its sales forecast twice this year, said it expected annual sales to increase 10 percent, and annual profit per share to rise by nearly 15 percent.

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