DIESEL -WHO ARE SOCIAL MEDIA’S REAL INFLUENCERS?
Diesel is proud to introduce its new Spring campaign, BE A FOLLOWER.
Everybody wants to be an influencer today. Becoming known on social media can lead to fast fame and vast fortune. But will it last? And, more importantly, are we sure that influencers really believe in what they’re promoting?
With this in mind, Diesel aimed at the clichés of social media by emphasizing where real power is: in the hands and the feeds of the followers. We’re not judging influencers—we’re just looking at the phenomenon of social media through a different lens.
In keeping with its rule of breaking the rules, Diesel brings to life a multi-subject campaign with real influencers who are close enough to the brand to be self-ironic about the cliché of living an Instagrammable life. With, of course, denim as the central icon.
Jennifer Grace @thenativefox, Kristen Crawley @kristennoelcrawley, the twins @amixxamiaya and @ayaxxamiaya, Elias Riadi @eliasriadi and Bloody Osiris @bloodyosiris, recognize the exaggerations of their digital personas—and each of them is OK with a little self-deprecation, poking fun at their “social” lives. Multiple vignettes of these Insta-famous people in jarring or awkward situations—with each clip then cutting to a non-influencer, worry-free, living effortlessly and easily in their Diesel denims. Because, ultimately, no matter how famous you are on social media, it’s your followers who matter the most.
To further illustrate why it is better to BE A FOLLOWER, dozens of additional pieces of video content, directed by Ali Ali and Ahmed Tahoun of Good People Films, were created. A selection of key visuals by Toiletpaper’s Pierpaolo Ferrari and Maurizio Cattelan complete the concept. The campaign’s overall creative concept and execution was handled by Publicis Italy.