“There are no messages, themes or commentary to understand,” explained Diesel creative director Wilbert Das of the hipster take on David Lynch. “Our objective is to intrigue and provoke a thought.” As for fall, Das worked with Stockholm-based ad agency FarFar on the new campaign.
The cinematic quality of the ads is taken further on the Diesel Web site, where the scenes are turned into short films. Diesel declined to divulge the ad spend for the campaign, but the Molvena, Italy-based company typically budgets 5 percent of sales for marketing annually, and that has not changed, according to a spokesperson. From January to September of this year, Diesel spent $5.8 million on U.S. advertising, according to TNS Media Intelligence
— David Lipke