Park Bo Gum and Gold Medal Winning Kim Yuna Promote the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics for Coca Cola

It’s T-minus 6 days until the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang and as a long time K-drama fan I’m thrilled for South Korea to host again after 30 years. The nation has changed dramatically with how much it’s culture has spread worldwide since the 1988 Seoul Summer Games and this Olympics will be interesting to see how the organizers fold in Hallyu into the presentation. A nice combo is pairing up popular young actor Park Bo Gum with gold medal winning top retired Olympic figure skater Kim Yuna, both have crazy high positive netizen ratings and project the same wholesome. They attended a Coca Cola CF event last week in Seoul complete with torches and fake gold medals. The chemistry was zilch, lol, but individually each is so sweet and charming. Continue reading

Song Joong Ki Dethrones Jeon Ji Hyun in Top Spot for 2016 Annual Poll of Most Popular CF Star in South Korea

Congrats is in store for yet another accomplishment for this year’s Hallyu star breakout Song Joong Ki. already a well known and acclaimed young actor in South Korea but reached a much wider stage this year with the success of … Continue reading

K-advertisers Name Most Valuable 2016 Entertainment Brands in Korea

Brand awareness and strength is a critical assessment element in the marketing industry, and stars have long since joined in the pool of companies and products which consumers connect with. The Korean advertising association released a data set this week … Continue reading

Korea CF Power Rankings for January 2015 Provide Popularity Snapshot of the Year So Far

I thought the three long haired ladies would remain 1-2-3 for the foreseeable future but already one very well-loved variety superstar has wedged himself between them to start of 2015. The rankings are out for the month of January 2015 … Continue reading

EXO, Kim Soo Hyun, and Kim Yuna Top Forbes Korea Celebrity Top 40 Power Ranking for 2015

The annual Forbes magazine ranking of the top 40 Korean celebrities has just been released, fresh out of the oven and piping hot for perusal. As always, try not to get too worked up if your favorite oppa/unni or bias … Continue reading

Top 10 CF Stars in Korea for October 2014 Reveals the Entire Year Popular Trend

I don’t cover the monthly Korean Advertising Agency rankings for top CF stars in Korea since it mostly stays the same from month to month. But the end of 2014 is right around the corner and a quick glance at … Continue reading