Converse Unveils Fall 2010 Campaign, Employs Doug E. Fresh and Jim Jones

Converse has announced its new Fall 2010 brand campaign entitled, "The

Procession", featuring product with the iconic Converse "Star Chevron"

logo, including the new Star Player Evo shoe.

Developed to pay homage to legends of Converse’s past, present and

future and to celebrate basketball along with the breadth of Converse


The ads for the campaign shine a light on the iconic “Star Chevron” mark

and give nods to Converse's connection to the worlds of sport, music

and culture.

The ads, which were directed by Award-Winning Filmmaker Antoine Fuqua,

feature basketball icon Julius "Dr. J" Erving, rapper Jim Jones,

legendary ball-handler God Shammgod, Harlem streetball player Adrian

"A-Butta" Walton, Hip-Hop icon Doug E Fresh, skaters Kenny Anderson,

Sammy Baca, Rune Glifberg, Eli Reed and others.

"[Basketball]’s like a ritual. The basketball being the thing that

brings everybody [together]. The rhythm and the beat," said director

Antoine Fuqua. "Converse is taking it to the streets. The streets are

the heart beat."

During the ad, each of its cultural, torch-bearer stars symbolically pass the torch and give nod to each other.

Dr J. and Doug E Fresh represent Converse’s heritage and the brand’s deep connection to sport, music and culture.

Simultaneously, Carlos Arroyo, Jim Jones, the Converse skate team, and

the others all forge the strong connection of how Converse connects

today and for the future.

In addition to the ad, each of the stars are featured in a series of

online vignettes taken from outtakes that illuminate their mutual

admiration for each other and that blur the lines of sport, music and


The national television spot will launch tonight (September 26th), during FOX Television’s The Family Guy.