Alrighty, I know what the biggest question on your mind is right now so let me answer it. No, I am not related to the mayor of NYC.
Now that we have cleared the air, let me explain to you what Joe means to me. I’ve always been weary of the name Joe. According to some random website, over 500,000 people have been named Joe since 1980. My big issue has been that I don’t want to be like everyone else. I’ve gone by Joey, Joey D, Joe Flow, Joey Bag of Donuts... You name it, I’ve been called it. But I recently came about a new discovery. After eating dinner one night this past summer, I was thinking of my family which made me think of history which made me think of names which made me think of my own name (the normal stream of consciousness of a 23 year old), and I asked my parents why I was named Joe. Their answer was “because of Joe DiMaggio.”
Other than being utterly dumbfounded, it was in that moment that I realized a few things. The first is that (woah) Joe DeBlasio sounds just like Joe DiMaggio. The second is that between being named after Joe DiMaggio and everyone thinking that my uncle is the mayor of NYC, New York must really want to take me out of Boston. The third is I'm not the average Joe.
This is exactly how I intend on making every piece of ad work in the future- better than your average Joe (and hopefully even better than that).