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Frip names Essence as integrated media agency of record in South Korea

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Essence has been appointed as the integrated media agency of record for social leisure activity platform Frientrip (Frip) in South Korea. Led out of Essence’s Seoul office, the agency’s mandate includes media planning and activation for Frip’s brand and performance marketing campaigns.

Founded in 2013 in South Korea, Frip is a social leisure activity platform that connects people with similar interests to a variety of recreational activities, ranging from one-day classes to outdoor, sports, arts and hobby programmes. Based on the idea that starting something becomes much easier when surrounded by like-minded people, Frip has revolutionised leisure and travel culture, inspiring people to experience the world, and filling lives with happiness, energy and vitality. Over the years, Frip has travelled with hundreds of thousands of friends. With the platform open to people of all nationalities, those visiting South Korea can also join the activities to get to know locals.

“We decided to appoint Essence as our integrated media agency of record to help drive massive growth for the Frip brand in the leisure industry in South Korea. Likewise, Essence has grown rapidly over the past few years and we are impressed by the team’s deep understanding of our service offering to consumers. We are looking forward to leveraging Essence’s marketing expertise, creativity and experience with brands like Google to achieve success for Frip’s campaigns in the market,” said Sooyul Im, CEO, Frip.

“Frip is an inspiring technology-driven company that has transformed the leisure and travel experience in South Korea. As an integrated, full-service media agency with a digital heritage and analytics DNA, we are committed to delivering valuable experiences for Frip and its consumers with our pioneering use of data and technology. We are excited to have this opportunity to partner with the Frip team and help drive business growth for the brand,” said Jay Lee, Managing Director, Korea, Essence.

This development represents the increasing demand by new-economy technology companies for transformational, data-driven approaches to media, as well as marketing that creates value for both brands and consumers. Frip joins Essence’s expanding portfolio of clients in South Korea which includes Coty, Google and Toytron.