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Legendary Brand Retrospectives

The Converse 'History Made and in the Making' Ad Examines History

— August 6, 2011 — Marketing
The Converse 'History Made and in the Making' commercial looks through the storied and diverse history of one America's most iconic brands. The versatile company began in Malden, Massachusetts in 1906 and first achieved prominence in the 1950s and 60s when the 'Chuck Taylor' became the footwear of choice for high school, collegiate, and professional basketball players.

The Converse 'History Made in and in the Making' comercial does a great job of illustrating just how versatile the brand is. Donned by crust punks, hip-hoppers, skateboarders, basketball players, musicians, and graffiti artists of all types, Converse has done a fantastic job of embedding itself in the fabric of authentic American style.

I think my favorite clip in the Converse 'History Made and in the Making' ad is the shot of a group of young kids in colorful clothing and shoes, 'Jerkin,'' the dance style made famous by the New Boyz 2010 hit "You're a Jerk" and this year's "Teach Me How to Dougie." Converse knows no bounds.