According to WiseApp, an app and retail analysis service, YouTube had a total of 46
billion minutes of total usage time based on the survey of Android smartphone
users in South Korea in August. The numbers show a 38 percent growth compared
to the data from the previous year. This shows that YouTube is growing faster
than any other media platform and is gaining more attention, now even extending
its influence to the political and economical field.
Fast-changing companies are also
actively utilizing YouTube channels to promote their products and services
rather than sticking to other main medias. However, there are many difficulties
in properly understanding and utilizing media features. In response to this
issue, the Seoul Creative Economy Innovation Center, the Seoul Industrial
Promotion Agency and the global news network AVING NEWS will be holding the
"2019 VALUE UP Business Concert" on the 19th (Tue).
The official who organized the event stated, "After the successful outcome of the "Business Concert" in September, we planned a second event to create a platform for companies to use on a regular basis. We want to help small and medium-sized enterprises and startups to make it into the domestic and overseas markets and attract investment through global media, YouTubers and others," he said, explaining about the purpose of hosting the event.
program will consist of media press pitching in South Korea and abroad, YouTube
promotion, video interviews, awards and networking events. Major national media
and YouTubers from South Korea and abroad will participate in the press pitch
to promote the participating companies to the market and create opportunities
to help with business networking.
The global media scheduled to participate are Geekazine (USA), Xiao Da Channel (China), Lecafedugeek (France), VietnamPlus (Vietnam), MyFatPocket (Singapore), Teman Seoul (Indonesia), A Sing Di Dai Han (Vietnam YouTuber), IT DongA, Byline Network, Beta News, etc. The 22 domestic enterprises participating in the event in hopes of expanding their businesses are as follows.
△Big After, Inc._ Emits harmful substances in the body after smoking 'Afters Candy'△6IXLAB Co., Ltd_ iQOS bluetooth smoking control app 'Sticks Today'△LILLYCOVER, Inc._ Smart skin diagnosis device that provides Total Beauty Solution, 'Muilli' △OLT POWER, Inc._ Real-time voltage adjustment/assistance to reduce electrical charges and energy consumption 'ESAVER'△Health Men, Inc._ Health drink leading a trendy health paradigm 'My Champion'△MATCH_ Style Wig 'Hairsuit'△Fohul Eltech, Inc._ Gas Mask Smartphone Case△CIZION, Inc._ One-person media shopping mall platform 'Attractt'△Neosapience, Inc._ AI voice actor casting service 'TypeCast'△Beauhealline, Inc._ Semi-permanent beauty device that helps cleansing △Perpup_Multifunction pet walk tumbler △GUSTAR, Inc._ Feminine wash excellent in antibacterial, odor and inflammation prevention 'Inner Pink' △GoodByeCar Recycling, Inc._ Retired battery recycled into a portable auxiliary power unit △Up-Space, Inc. _ Bag hanger that allows easy organizing 'Lincon' △Soonsoo Baram, Inc._ Smart eco hair dryer 'Purism I' △SuperTrack, Inc. _ Children's coding education tool 'M Bot' △APC Technology, Inc._ Air purifier 'Air Doctor' △THE COLORGROUP(N2fall)_ Ampoule type nitrogen cold brew coffee △YELLOWPUNCH_ Volume mascara, Sunshield tone-up base △ITVERS, Ltd. _ Multifunction presenter △Muwi_ Pouch, tissue case, business card holder △Hue (Leverpresso), Inc._ Portable coffee machine
Meanwhile, the Seoul Creative Economy Innovation Center is a "creative and innovative network hub" that connects the nation's superior start-ups and innovative ecosystems with private initiative, and is establishing a voluntary cooperative model for private start-ups and innovation networks. In addition, it is working with innovation centers across the country to spread the start-up culture and supports various fields such as crowdfunding / K-culture / food technology / fashion business to boost it.