Launched by Italchimica, an Italian company, Bakterio is a line of household cleaning and personal care products with a sanitizing or disinfectant effect purpose.
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Bakterio has a very wide range of products, and wanted to promote itself through a video commercial and via social media, with a distinct ironic mood and a unique twist.
To raise awareness and promote the brand in an unconventional way.
To position the product as appealing for a young audience and to change the traditional way of portraying this kind of product.
We shot two short TV spots and an Instagram campaign, both marked by a light-hearted and partly nonsense humor.
We thus created a character, Matteo, a clumsy Italian guy willing to be a “cleanfluencer”.
The commercials were both written and produced by Fornace and Fornace Productions. In both of them Matteo was overwhelmed by a challenging situation such as his mother-in-law ordering him to do her a lot of annoying favors, or his fianceé coming back home to find out he let her plant die. After the voiceover ironically encourages him to try Bakterio to save the day, Matteo is left disappointed realizing that the product is excellent for cleaning but is not meant to solve his everyday problems.
This script is a parody of mainstream commercials, often going overboard with claims and promises and the voiceover interacting with the characters, together with the nonsense-based script in general, give a nod to millennial and gen z humor.
The parodistic intent now turns to Instagram influencers, those related to cleaning and household-related activities in particular. The brand page presents itself as Matteo’s profile, in which he publishes his goofy and cringey attempts to become a cleanfluencer, while displaying all the products of the Bakterio line.