How Not to Sell Shoes in 2008

Converse is an iconic brand. Which leads me to wonder why they would choose to lean on a young woman who needlessly claims to be “hot” on five interlinked microsites—,,, and
According to Adweek, Converse’s agency, Anomaly, declined to comment on the effort.

About David Burn

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. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.