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Topic: Converse

Converse Blows Up Chuck II to Show Off the New Sneaker's Snazzy Insides

But a culture-focused spot doesn't have the same impact

Converse's Chuck Taylor II All-Stars debut with a bang, literally, in the Nike brand's "Ready for More" campaign touting its highly anticipated line extension. Ad agency Anomaly and visual-effects firm Framestore…

Converse Unveils the Chuck Taylor II. Here's What It Looks Like, and How They'll Market It

Famous sneaker gets an upgrade, but it's optional

Converse gives its product line a fresh kick today, as the Nike brand unveils a new version of its iconic rubber-toed, canvas Chuck Taylor sneaker. Dubbed the Chuck Taylor All Star…

How Doug Ellin Turned Entourage Into the New Paragon of Product Placement

A seamless collaboration of brands and bros

For filmmaker Doug Ellin, who is as passionate about cars as he is movies, it was love at first sight. A few years ago, Ellin—creator of HBO's brilliant Hollywood send-up Entourage…

How David Maddocks Is Putting a Spring in Cole Haan’s Step

Converse marketing all-star updates a heritage brand

When Nike plunked down $305 million for a slightly down-at-the-heel Converse in 2003, it tasked David Maddocks with getting the brand back in the running. (He did, helping to increase…

Converse Hires a New Agency to Plan and Buy Media

PHD wins review

Converse has hired a new agency to plan and buy its media in North America. PHD, a unit of Omnicom Group, has inherited the business from MediaVest after a review, sources…

Tumblr's Creatrs Network Shares Its First Marketing Results

Horror movie tapped new influencer program

The movie Ouija was a digital marketing phenomenon, with a campaign that took to almost every available channel and even blazed new ones. The Universal movie was the first to…

Converse’s Street-Style Campaign Shows How People Rock Their Chucks Around the World

Lived-in looks from Tokyo to São Paulo

Converse's Chuck Taylor, the stitched-canvas, rubber-toed basketball shoe, is somehow at home everywhere from magazine spreads to mosh pits. So it's no surprise that celebrities from Andy Warhol to George…

Products We Want Now: iPhone Lenses That Make Us All Look Like Pros

Plus, Andy Warhol Chuck Taylors

Welcome to Swipe, our roundup of must-have items curated by the Adweek staff. This week, we're putting the focus on an iPhone case that'll make your Instagrams look like professional…

Converse Goes to Court to Challenge Chuck Taylor Look-Alikes

But experts say it's tough to prove infringements in design

Converse has filed 22 separate lawsuits in U.S. District Court that accuse 31 companies of infringing on its classic Chuck Taylor All Star design. In addition, the brand has complained to…

Brand of the Day: How Converse Learned to Love and Celebrate Creative Types

Knowing your core audience

For a 108-year-old brand, Converse is still pretty quick on its feet. Yes, the brand filed for bankruptcy in 2001 and was famously acquired by Nike in 2003, but what changed? How did it…

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