Advertising Agency: ARMANDO TESTA Turin, ITALY
Media Agency: MAXUS Milan, ITALY
Maurizio Sala Armando Testa Creative Director
Marco Faccio Testawebedv Creative Director
Nicola Lampugnani Armando Testa Copywriter
Francesco Milanesio Testawebedv Copywriter
Francesco Guerrera Armando Testa Art Director
Alessandro Pierobon Armando Testa Client Director
Ilaria Dogliotti Testawebedv Account Supervisor
Ilaria Radice Armando Testa Account
Loredana Ambrogi Armando Testa Account Supervisor
Results and Effectiveness:
People soon became fond of the story. In 10 days it has been recorded: 50,000 mails. 151,841 visitors to the Baci Perugina site. 26,678 contacts on YouTube. 5,400,000 impressions on MSN. Sales + 11% in an a-8 market. Giovanni’s story was spontaneously talked about on TG1, the most important national TV news.
The campaign was planned on different media: viral videos, the community engagement through YouTube, Facebook and the Perugina community, an interactive outdoor and a local event.
Insights, Strategy and the Idea:
Baci Perugina is one of the most important brands of chocolate in Italy, belonging to the Nestlè Group. To capitalise on Baci Perugina’s awareness during the period around Valentine’s Day, it was decided to make an integrated campaign able to get people talking using the only language that has always distinguished Baci Perugina: love. The idea was an impossible love story born online between the shy Giovanni and his beautiful neighbour Gaia. The plot: Gaia says to Giovanni that if 50,000 people would ask her to kiss him, she will do. So Giovanni makes a video, loads it on YouTube and opens a group on Facebook asking for help. Baci Perugina doesn’t come into the scene from the beginning, but it figures as an “independent supporter” of Giovanni’s initiative. At the end 50,000 mails arrive and Gaia has to kiss Giovanni. 8 videos show the big moments of the story.