When we think of KakaoTalk we think of a great way for us to connect with our friends at home and abroad. As the very first messaging system we were introduced to, KakaoTalk keeps us up to date with what is happening with our friends, music, and entertainment, and now they want to help you keep up with all things Hallyu!
With KCON 2015 right around the corner KakaoTalk plans to be there, at the Staples Center in their very own special booth, giving North American K-pop fans plenty to connect with by opening up Fan Chatrooms accessible right at your fingertips.
KakaoTalk to Connect Passionate Hallyu Fans Worldwide
– Fan Chatrooms to help hallyu fans across the globe connect and share their love!
– Online and offline activities surrounding KCON 2015 to fuse new bonds between K-pop fans in North America
KakaoTalk, the #1 messenger in Korea, now aims to be the number one messenger for hallyu fans across the globe. Not only is KakaoTalk a free, fast, fun way to connect to anyone across the globe, it is also used and beloved by the brightest stars of the hallyu universe, making it the most natural place for Hallyu fans to gather.
This year, KakaoTalk is excited to open Fan Chatrooms, in addition to hosting a KakaoTalk booth KCON 2015, in effort to concretize its position as the leading hallyu messenger. Hosted by CJ E&M America, KCON 2015 is an annual convention & concert in its 4th year featuring some of K-pop’s hottest groups with events in Los Angeles and New York. KCON celebrates “All things Hallyu” from Korean pop music and television dramas to fashion, beauty and food.
Before KCON kicks off, KakaoTalk will be inviting interested fans into group chatrooms to facilitate planning and bonding for KCON and beyond. During KCON, KakaoTalk will be greeting attendees at KCON LA with more fun ways for fans to connect offline.
CONNECT TO HALLYU FANS ON KAKAOTALK
1. KakaoTalk has partnered with Korean pop-culture media hub Koreaboo to hold a Fan Chat Invite Request – open through July 17.
a. Add Koreaboo as a Plus Friend here: bit.ly/koreabooplus (mobile only.)
2. You will receive a message from Koreaboo about the Fan Chat Invite Request. Tap the link to start.
3. By answering the questions and filling in information, you could be invited to chatrooms that include:
a. Fans who love your favorite artist as much as you do!
b. Got7, BlockB—whoever you love, meet fans near you who love them too!
c. Attending KCON LA? KakaoTalk will also invite you to chatrooms with similar fans in your seating section in LA!
4. Completing the form will also give users a chance to win Kakao Friends emoticons (for a limited time).
KakaoTalk group chatrooms that stay active up until KCON will be eligible to win cheering tools such as slogan banners for the fandom/artist they support.
“We want our users to not only enjoy the free and fun communication that KakaoTalk offers, but to also find their K-pop community here,” said Brayden Lee, who heads Global KakaoTalk efforts at Daum Kakao. “KakaoTalk’s natural place in hallyu world makes it a great place for those who love Korean pop culture to bond and connect.”
VISIT KAKAOTALK’S BOOTH AT KCON LA FOR MORE WAYS TO BOND
Stop by KakaoTalk’s booth at KCON LA for a Kakao Friends Photo Zone, and a series of fan challenges encouraging fans to connect and work together for Kakao Friends prizes and cheering items for favorite artists at KCON.
New and existing KakaoTalk users can start plugging into all of the news, announcements and online events surrounding KCON by adding @kconusa as a Plus Friend on KakaoTalk. From now through the end of KCON, Plus Friends of @kconusa will receive timely updates on all the KCON activities, events, lineups, giveaways and more.
Download KakaoTalk today and enjoy a whole new chatting experience and complete connectivity. Keep up with KakaoTalk at facebook.com/kakaotalk or @kakaotalk_official on Instagram.
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KakaoTalk is a mobile messaging application and global mobile social platform that launched in 2010. Since launch, the service has grown as a leader in the mobile industry, being the first to expand its service beyond messaging to a social platform encompassing games, digital contents, marketing, commerce and more. KakaoTalk currently has more than 180 million registered users from 196 countries, and billions of messages are delivered every day in form of text, photos, video, voice and more. As a global, cross-platform application, it is available in 15 languages, on Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone. For more information, visitwww.kakao.com/talk/en.
So think of KakaoTalk as another destination for Hallyu fun! Participate in their chatrooms and prepare to take advantage of what the KakaoTalk booth has to offer at KCON 2015 at the Staples Center starting July 31-August 2.