Great success for the INTERNI Designer’s Week 2021, the event organised by the Mondadori Group magazine edited by Gilda Bojardi, that ran from 12 to 23 April as part of Milano Design City, the urban exhibition dedicated to industrial and furniture design, and representative of the culture of design and innovation.
Twleve days of meetings, interviews, and debates, both in person and online, focused on the know-how of Italian industry, sustainability and the circular economy in production and consumption.
“The excellent success of INTERNI Designer’s Week, which was joined by over 50 of the main Italian furniture companies, two main partners, AUDI and Eni, and 100 designers, is a strong signal for the city, for the economy of the country and for a lively sector – such as that of design – which proposes and produces and which has not allowed itself to be beaten down. Indeed, thanks to their participation and their tireless desire to recover, they made it possible for the event to be realized “, says Gilda Bojardi, director of INTERNI.
Thanks to an articulated communication schedule – a guide with a calendar of all of the events, in both a printed and a digital version, a digital daily, the Interni Design Journal, banners hung around the city and a press campaign on both newspapers and magazines, out of home print & digital and a led wall DOOH circuit, as well as the introduction of Audience Targeting communication, in partnership with the digital advertising company AdKaora –, INTERNI was able to amplify new ideas and products from the world of design through the use of all available platforms, both on and offline.
In addition, enhanced social media activity, with the production of over 300 posts, led to a significant increase compared with the 2020 edition of the INTERNI Designer’s Week – including a +87% rise in reach on Instagram – with figures that are expected to rise even more in the coming months.
There was record traffic also for internimagazine.it with a +127% increase in unique users. This important result was obtained thanks to the revamping of the web site, which now offers clearer and more immediate use. The new features include a totally new menu, enhanced with new sections – for example, architecture, design, interiors, video – and, on the home page, three big up-front features covering the day’s highlights and, above all, companies’ products. In fact, it was the companies who played a key role in providing information to the target of reference, with an ad hoc section and an increasingly circular editorial plan, developed along with social media. Finally, there is background detail related to news and a monthly space for thematic dossiers on production launched in May and a special on kitchens and that will continue in June with a focus on sustainability.
Just a few weeks from the launch of the new site, advertising revenues have tripled, demonstrating that internimagazine.it is already a must and that companies in the sector are mature and ready to face the future digital challenges with a brand that since 1954 has had an international and multimedia vocation.
The site and social media platforms will be on the front line also during the FuoriSalone in September. INTERNI – which has always been a supporter of companies for the spread of design ideas, opinions, stories and the people who generate them – will use its communication platform to provide maximum visibility to all of the new collections and product previews. Plus, there will also be real time updates from the big Creative Connections event, organised by the magazine at the University of Milan and the Orto Botanico in Brera.