Chi, Italy’s most-read people magazine with 1.5 million readers and 800,000 followers on Instagram, was present with its editorial team for the first time at the Italian Sanremo Festival, recording excellent performances thanks to its numerous initiatives.
With more than 230 special content items, including video reels, Instagram stories and posts dedicated to the Festival, Chi’s official Instagram account racked up more than 17 million views (+352% compared to 2023) and 815 thousand likes and comments (+130% compared to 2023), proving itself to be the undisputed channel for contacting readers and fans, reaching a record audience of 12.5 million users (source: Iconosquare).
The rich programme of Sanremo appointments from Tuesday to Sunday, 6–11 February was presented by the journalists and social faces of Chi: Azzurra Della Penna, Valerio Palmieri, Carmen Pugliese and Gilberto Savini. It achieved extraordinary results, from Caffè Forte and Commenta look in the morning, to special afternoon episodes of the CASA CHI format, which became a veritable living room for the Festival, hosting numerous personalities from the world of entertainment. Cecilia Rodriguez, Ignazio Moser, Ginevra Lamborghini, Enzo Miccio, Francesco Facchinetti, Giorgia Venturini, Ivana Mrázová, along with Federico Basso and Alberto Urso remote from Canada, are just some of the friends who animated the talk in the villa used as a recording studio. They presented both in-depth and light-hearted moments related to the Festival and its inevitable rumours under the guidance of Casa Chi presenter Sophie Codegoni, who joined the Chi journalists for the occasion and held face-to-face meetings with various singers in the competition, such as Il Tre, The Kolors, Geolier and Mr Rain.
The cameras and microphones of this weekly magazine directed by Massimo Borgnis were also a regular at exclusive events around the city of Sanremo, where they met up with the singers and other well-known figures. Taking an informal, playful attitude, Chi recounted the most emblematic moments from a memorable edition of the Festival, including the final evening, which saw winner Angelina Mango take centre stage.
Chi’s official partner at Sanremo is Caffè Motta. Piemme, Chi’s exclusive concessionaire for magazines and social media, played a crucial role in this brand integration project, which led to the collaboration between Chi and Caffè Motta for the 2024 edition of the Festival.
Chi, Italy’s most widely read weekly gossip magazine, with an audience of almost 1.5 million readers and almost 800,000 followers on Instagram (Source: Audicom – Audipress system 2023/II), tells the stories of the public’s most loved and followed personalities, ranging from the world of entertainment to politics, from sport to fashion and lifestyle. The attention given to photo quality, the constant search for news and above all the exclusive and trusting relationship with celebrities are what make the magazine unique. Making a name for itself from the very start thanks to its absolutely original format for Italy, Chi combines the stories of the ‘natural stars’ and gossip with space dedicated to fashion and beauty.