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101 Top South Korean Advertising Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best South Korean based Advertising companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Advertising industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top South Korean Advertising Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Woowa Bros

Woowa Bros

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WOOWA BROS is a Korean developer of smartphone applications and advertising platforms.

Karrot Market

Karrot Market

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Karrot is a hyperlocal community app which offers a secondhand marketplace.

Karrot Market

WeMakePrice

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Wemakeprice (위메프) is a Korean social commerce platform offering e-commerce and internet advertising services.

Karrot Market

Buzzvil

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Buzzvil provides a lock screen ad platform that connects partners and advertisers.

Karrot Market

Zoyi

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ZOYI is a retail computing company that creates the science of shopping through technology.

Karrot Market

Spoqa

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Spoqa develops mobile marketing solutions such as Dodo, a promotional marketing app for cafes, restaurants, beauty shops, and other stores.

Karrot Market

ADOP

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ADOP is a media firm that supplies analytics for ads.

Karrot Market

ODDM

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ODDM is mobile / online marketing platform company in Korea running automatic influencer marketing platform, Adpick

Karrot Market

IGAWorks

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Full Stack ad-tech company for digital marketing

Karrot Market

Wider Planet, Inc.

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The 1st largest local DSP(Demand Side Platform) and DMP(Data Management Platform) in Korea.

Karrot Market

Motov

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Motov is a digital, taxi-op billboard provider that enables advertisers to connect with audiences through geofenced ad campaigns.

Karrot Market

BCNX

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BCNX provides a blog and marketing platform.

Karrot Market

SpaceAdd

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SpaceAdd builds an Out-Of-Home advertising network focused on digital signage in high traffic, underdeveloped properties.

Karrot Market

Add2paper

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Add2Paper is a Korean mobile app that offers an online paper for college students to post advertisements on printing services.

Karrot Market

Mocoplex

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Mocoplex, a Korean company, offers Adlib, a solution for integrated mobile advertising.

Karrot Market

House of Rebels

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House of Rebels is an IP-commerce group holding culture-based media and brands.

Karrot Market

MOMO

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MOMO is a social or software program platform that specializes in web drama, content, video, movies, mobile, media & entertainment.

Karrot Market

MAKEUS

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Makeus is a company that makes content focusing on lifestyle, beauty, fashion, culture, etc.

Karrot Market

MeasureChina

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MeasureChina is AI powered software for China marketing. It solves challenges in understanding 1.3B Chinese consumers within seconds.

Karrot Market

Fingertouch

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Fingertouch is digital media company specializing in interactive digital media signage.

Karrot Market

Piclick

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Piclick is an AI platform that matches media content and product details in photographs or videos.

Karrot Market

VW

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VW provides online service strategy, graphic & GUI design, contents creation, and brand consulting services.

Karrot Market

9Flava

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9Flava is a developer of wepass, a mobile card service that provides target marketing to businesses through its point card.

Karrot Market

Qoostar

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Qoostar is a mobile advertising platform that enables users to earn cash by installing applications, filling coupons, and more.

Karrot Market

CrossTarget

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OnnuriDMC is a data-driven mobile advertising tech company to ensure advertisers to have higher ROI than any others

Karrot Market

Mediafront

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Mediafront is a media agency based in Seoul, Korea.

Karrot Market

Honest Company

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Honest Company is a digital marketing and advertising company.

Karrot Market

Mapiacompany Inc.

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Mapiacompany is a global digital music business operating on 3 independent platforms, Mapianist, MyMusicSheet and KPopPiano.

Karrot Market

U.Gene.us

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U.Gene.us is a Korean advertising company based in Seoul, executing new approaches to help companies market their products.

Karrot Market

TYSON

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TYSON is a global marketing agency specialized in game marketing services.

Karrot Market

TrafficGem Corp.

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TrafficGem is a Korean app-based global video ad platform that operates as a collective intelligence and imagination-based society.

Karrot Market

BeautySocial

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BeautySocial is a cosmetic surgery marketplace that makes it easy to connect and book with board-certified doctors.

Karrot Market

ITA

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ITA is a Korean digital media agency specializing in digital media strategies for advertising, mobile and web apps, software, and more.

Karrot Market

ATOMY

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ATOMY is a Korean network marketing company.

Karrot Market

Gameberry

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Gameberry is a Korean global Ad-tech (digital marketing) company offering strong advertising platforms including Ad-network and Ad-exchange.

Karrot Market

kocca

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Kocca is aimed at the creation and promotion of content made from the country of South Korea.

Karrot Market

Nasmedia

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Korea’s No.1 Media Marketing Agency that specializes in media planning, buying, operating & optimization for various types of ad campaign

Karrot Market

Innocean Worldwide

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Innocean is a marketing communication company that offers marketing, digital and advertising solutions.

Karrot Market

HS Ad

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HS Ad is an advertising agency that was established in 1984 as an affiliate of LG Group.

Karrot Market

gluup

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gluup is a branding agency specializes in R&D and brand marketing.

Karrot Market

PUBLY

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PUBLY is a Content Platform for Working People.

Karrot Market

MAD Square

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Creating a new platform for video curation, monetization, distribution, and consumption

Karrot Market

Eclat Media Group

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Eclat Media Group is a sports marketing company.

Karrot Market

Kakao

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Kakao is a technology company that operates mobile platforms in South Korea.

Karrot Market

Rocket Punch

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Rocket Punch is a Korean digital marketing team that provides planning and designing services.

Karrot Market

eMFORCE

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eMFORCE is an online advertising agency.

Karrot Market

Metaps Plus

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As a part of Metaps Group listed in Tokyo Stock Exchange(TSE: 6172), Metaps Plus is a leading fintech/blockchain platform in South Korea

Karrot Market

Classpick

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Classpick is an IT firm that offers development, marketing, design to music and art hobbies.

Karrot Market

Futurestream Networks

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Futurestream Networks is a mobile marketing company specializing in advertising and application technologies for the smartphone industry.

Karrot Market

Komachie

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Komachine is number 1 Machine Industry Online Platform in Asia

Karrot Market

Mobidays

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Mobidays delivers the right Ads. to the right users on mobile devices

Karrot Market

Korea Broadcast Advertising Corporation

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Korea Broadcast Advertising Corporation is the media representative in South Korea.

Karrot Market

INVEN

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INVEN is a broadcasting and media production company.

Karrot Market

woogle

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woogle is template-base referral marketing solution for commerce, experience groups, app downloads, store visits, etc.

Karrot Market

CJ Entertainment

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CJ Entertainment is an entertainment and mass media company that provides media content and platform services.

Karrot Market

Foresting

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Foresting rewards content creators and curators through a new concept of social media token operation.

Karrot Market

Style Seller

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Style Seller creating a zero-marketing through linking brands and buyers.

Karrot Market

Whatif

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Whatif is a Korean software startup offering online advertising and social network services.

Karrot Market

LMNT COMPANY

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LMNT COMPANY offers brand strategy, brand concept, brand experience design and branding services.

Karrot Market

Bluein Marketing Service

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Bluein Marketing Service is a marketing and promotion agency.

Karrot Market

Datable

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Datable is a developer of influencer marketing mobile applications.

Karrot Market

FM COMMUNICATIONS

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FM COMMUNICATIONS is a sales promotion, event and exhibition management, and space marketing company.

Karrot Market

D.FY

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D.FY is a digital marketing and communication design company.

Karrot Market

Sound Republica

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Sound Republica is a music promotion company.

Karrot Market

Danawa

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Danawa is an online price comparison and advertising service provider.

Karrot Market

Sticks and Stones

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Sticks and Stones is a copywriting agency that specializes in global advertising and branding.

Karrot Market

Korea Onlinead Association

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Korea Onlinead Association offers online advertising education and manpower training services.

Karrot Market

CNP Company

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CNP Company is a branding and advertising company.

Karrot Market

Bitdot

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bitdot is a provider of HTML5-based mobile advertising and content production services.

Karrot Market

Seoul Vision

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Seoul Vision is a Korean post-production house for TV commercials.

Karrot Market

Uneedcomms

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Uneedcomms is a service provider that offers an all-in-one marketing solution for businesses in the eCommerce space.

Karrot Market

AB180

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AB180 is a data-driven performance marketing firm that assists organizations in the digital age using data analytics & marketing technology.

Karrot Market

DigitalFirst

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DigitalFirst is an ad-tech media company that provides digital marketing services.

Karrot Market

LBest

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LBest is an advertising and brand consulting firm.

Karrot Market

SMC

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SMC is a digital marketing agency that provides all-in-one social marketing solution for brands.

Karrot Market

Mezzomedia

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MezzoMedia is one of largest digital marketing agencies in South Korea.

Karrot Market

DigitalOcean (Korea)

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DigitalOcean designs, develops, and markets mobile Internet solutions,

Karrot Market

transcosmos Korea

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transcosmos Korea is an outsourcing company that specializes in field service, direct mail, and digital marketing.

Karrot Market

huvleview

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Mobile Web Browser for Apps and Global Ad-Tech companies

Karrot Market

KickSubs

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KickSubs is an influencer marketing platform that delivers native ads within online videos, with 85+ million subscribers.

Karrot Market

TNK Factory

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TNK Factory is an advertising platform company that makes great mobile advertising platforms.

Karrot Market

TBWA Korea

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TBWA Korea is an advertising business consulting company.

Karrot Market

INNORED

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INNORED provides social media marketing, digital movie creation, and consulting solutions.

Karrot Market

Marketing Cloud

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Marketing Cloud is a digital marketing agency.

Karrot Market

TAGBY

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TAGBY provides influencer advertising, sales and marketing solution.

Karrot Market

Featuring

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Influencer / Social Commerce

Karrot Market

Merchsquare

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Merchsquare specializes in event promotion and product marketing services.

Karrot Market

AdIntelligence

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AdIntelligence develops AdVisor that provides integrated online marketing analytics and ad operations solutions.

Karrot Market

Keystone Marketing Company

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Keystone Marketing Company is a marketing and advertising agency.

Karrot Market

Group IDD

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Group IDD provides digital marketing and advertising services.

Karrot Market

Covi

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Covi is a video content network platform in Korea that distributes branded videos as content rather than advertisements.

Karrot Market

damda

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damda is a sales and marketing service platform.

Karrot Market

Tenping

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It aims to develop online advertising method that promote profit generating models for content distributors

Karrot Market

G3 Partners

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We help startups of all sizes launch products and innovative beyond their home markets through marketing, content and growth services.

Karrot Market

D’wave

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D’wave is a digital marketing company.

Karrot Market

0.8L

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0.8L is a platform that helps brands to create user-generated content in forms of product reviews on social media.

Karrot Market

Shopad Planet

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Shopad Planet specializes in digital content planning and online marketing.

Karrot Market

Inquivix (인퀴빅스)

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Digital Marketing Agency in Korea Specializing in Paid Search, Paid Social and SEO.

Karrot Market

The SMC Group

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The SMC Group is a social marketing company.

Karrot Market

MOG Communications

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MOG Communications is an advertising agency that offers video advertising and marketing services.

Karrot Market

INNADE

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INNADE specializes in advertising and marketing services.

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