Cheil Worldwide partners with a K-pop star for Cannes Lions 2012

05 Apr,2012

By A Correspondent


Cheil Worldwide Inc. has teamed up with one of the K-pop (Korean pop) stars to speak at a seminar at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Cheil will speak about “Korean wave through digital wave”; how K-pop is taking over the world through digital and social media; and what does it mean for advertising. The topic comes from the K-pop phenomenon being at the forefront of Korean wave, the global spread of the Korean culture.


It is nothing new that K-pop is increasingly popular in many parts of the world. But it’s neither attributed to huge marketing spend nor to the interest in Korean culture. The single most decisive factor is the digital environment, which enables K-pop fans to circulate their favorite contents trans-culturally.


SJ Kimm, Regional President of Cheil Worldwide Southeast Asia, will address how K-pop presents a new potential for global contents marketing. “K-pop has already established itself as one of the most sought-after marketing properties in Asia. The implication for the rest of the world is that it will provide marketers with a unique and differentiated marketing platform”, said Kimm.


The seminar will also feature 2NE1, a four-member group, who will tell their own story about how they have emerged on the global stage with the help of digital media.


This is the fifth year in a row that Cheil speaks at the Cannes Lions.


Cheil Worldwide Inc, is Korea’s largest and one of the world’s leading advertising groups. Established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Cheil operates 49 offices in 27 countries with about 3,000 employees. Cheil offers a full portfolio of marketing communications services including advertising, PR, sports marketing, exhibition and display production, and production of large-scale performance events.


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