Made In Massachusetts

Cons are 100 this year.
Gary Koepke, the cofounder and executive creative director of Boston-based ad agency Modernista! says, “They’ve always been around in my life. They’re a fixture, like family . . . it’s like an archetype now – like a cross or an old Coca-Cola label.”
[via The Boston Globe]

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.


  1. hey that guy was from our town
    by Ed Leibowitz
    Originally published in the November 2001 issue of Smithsonian.
    Copyright 2001. Smithsonian Institution. All rights reserved.
    Today, not even the North Columbus Indiana Bulldogs wear Chuck Taylors, which is not to say that coach Bill Stearman has lost the faith.

    Even new owner William Simon can wax nostalgic. “In the ideal world,” he says, “if Converse could have left one or two U.S. production lines around for the charm of it, that would have been nice.” Then he adds: “But the consumer doesn’t care.”