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Is Buzzvil’s Mobile Lockscreen Ads Worth it? (Mobi Inside, Oct. 2018)

So how does mobile’s first screen media platform provider, Buzzvil, work to meet advertiser needs? Read more…

Buzzvil Charts Rising Interest in Mobile Lockscreen Advertising (PRWeb, Sept. 2018)

Mobile lockscreen advertising is emerging as a successful element of U.S. marketing campaigns as once-skeptical businesses reap impactful consumer engagement, according to a new white paper by Buzzvil, a lockscreen advertising platform. Read more…

They’re the king of lock-screen advertising. Next stop: world domination (Tech in Asia, Sept. 2018)

Towards the end of 2017, Joshua Kwon and his team were unstoppable. They signed up customer after customer during their trip in the US. Kwon’s company, Buzzvil, was expanding outwards after becoming a leader in lock-screen advertising in South Korea. Read more…

Largest Lockscreen Media Platform Buzzvil Acquires with India, Pakistan’s SlideApp (Mobiinside, Aug. 2018)

World’s largest mobile lockscreen media platform Buzzvil announced it has acquired India and Pakistan’s leading lockscreen content curator SlideApp as part of its effort to tighten its grip in the global mobile ads market. Read more…

How to Survive an Internet Economy Existential Crisis (AW360, Aug. 2018)

Startup founders and CEOs who work day-in and day-out to bring their companies to market know that no two days will ever be the same. That’s particularly true in the rapidly shifting world of adtech and martech. Among the operational leadership skills and entrepreneurial spirit that it takes to motivate an entire company to get behind a vision, the time may come when he or she may have to lead them through a crisis.
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ROB SEO: CEO, US, BUZZVIL (Native Society, Aug. 2018)

We’ve provided users with tens of millions of dollars’ worth of value and that motivated our team, from business development to developers, to rally and make the transition as smoothly as possible.
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Interview with Robert Seo, CEO US, Buzzvil (MTS, Aug. 2018)

Buzzvil’s role in the launch of a four-part, full-funnel strategy for the series premiere of NBC’s Chicago Justice was a standout moment for our company.
We set out to help NBC do a full takeover of the Oscars, introducing the new show to mobile users at the time when the entertainment category was prominent.
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Buzzvil rebounds after Google Play store suspended their app (App Developer Magazine, May 2018)

Buzzvil responded to the policy change with white label apps developed for partners. Approved by Google as exclusively lockscreen apps, they work in conjunction with the primary apps on user devices to meet their request for lockscreen content. Read more…

Buzzvil Announces Successful Launch of First Solutions to Put Lockscreen Apps Back into Google Play Store (Marketing Dive, May 2018)

Mobile lockscreen media platform Buzzvil today announced that 50 app partners are once again engaging app users with lockscreen content under a new, Google-approved system. Read more…

Buzzvil Reaches 27 Million USD in Sales with Surplus at 1.2 Million USD in 2017 (Tech for Korea, Apr 2018)

Mobile lock screen media platform Buzzvil (CEO: Kwanwoo Lee, Youngho Lee) revealed that the company achieved a sales of 30 Billion KRW and a surplus of 1.3 Billion KRW in 2017. The company attributed this success to multiple global partnerships it formed with major companies including the 3 main Korean mobile service providers. Read more…

FT 1000: High-Growth Companies Asia-Pacific  (Financial Times, Feb 2018)

The corporate sectors of the Asia-Pacific region vary in maturity, levels of governance and international profile. But this list of fast-growing companies, compiled with the FT’s research partner Statista, demonstrates that – from ecommerce and financial services to healthcare and beyond – technology businesses are leading the way. Read more…

Buzzvil Enters the Global Market with Mobile Lockscreen Advertising  (PR Newswire, Dec 2017)

Buzzvil, a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre provides a mobile lockscreen advertising service. Upon its founding, Buzzvil first considered providing a service through which compensation is provided to people who participate in viral marketing campaigns on social media sites. Read more…

Buzzvil launches lockscreen ad-funded smartphone device with Wileyfox  (PR Newswire, Dec 2017)

The largest mobile lockscreen advertising platform in Asia joins forces with leading mobile device maker in Europe to subsidize devices with its lockscreen advertising platform. Read more…

Working in a Korea startup as a foreigner  (Mobi Inside, Oct 2017)

There are many startups want to go globally. However, most of startups are only composed of Korean employees. In the headquarter of Buzzvil, there are five foreign employees and 14 overseas employees in others branches. 19 out of 70 people are foreign employees in Buzzvil. Mobiinside visited Buzzvil, the startup with a high ratio of foreign employment, to meet the american developer ‘Teddy Cross‘, and the french designer ‘Maxence Mauduit‘ listen to their opinion about Korea startup. Read more…

Buzzvil, the only B2B Lock Screen Advertising Platform Service Provider in the World (Tech for Korea, Jun 2017)

Buzzvil is a lock screen advertising platform active in 6 countries including South Korea, the United States, Japan, and Taiwan. It is the only B2B lock screen advertising platform service provider in the world. Following its rising popularity in the market, TechForKorea interviewed the company and learned a lot about its innovative technology, company vision, and the unique startup culture. Read more…

Buzzvil acquires Slidejoy for a lockscreen ad consolidation (Tech Crunch, Jan 2017)

New York City startup Slidejoy has been acquired by South Korean competitor Buzzvil. Both companies offer a way for Android users to earn rewards in exchange for allowing ads on their lockscreens — in Buzzvil’s case, that’s both through its HoneyScreen consumer app and through its BuzzScreen platform for publishers. Read more…

Buzzvil wins patent lawsuits against Yello Mobile (Korea Herald, Jan 2017)

Buzzvil, a Seoul-based startup that operates a smartphone lock screen advertising platform, said Monday it has won two patent lawsuits filed against Yello Mobile, a startup holding company that runs local mobile commerce service Coocha. Read more…

Buzzvil makes expansion into overseas market via local mobile carriers, apps (Business Korea, June 2016)

Buzzvil is a mid-size startup based in Korea which currently has 8 million users throughout South Korea, Japan and Taiwan after launching its mobile lock screen advertising service “Honeyscreen” in January 2013. The service allows users to receive points from advertisers every time they unlock a lock screen and use points like cash. Read more…

Korean start-up aims to dominate space for smartphone lock screens (The Korea Herald, May 2016)

An old habit sometimes becomes an inspiration for inventors or entrepreneurs to make achievements. For John Lee, the chief executive of reward-based mobile advertising platform operator Buzzvil, note-taking is a habit that has long served as a driving force behind his successful entrepreneurship which started early in his life. The CEO, a voluminous note-taker since he was grade school student, keeps more than 3,000 pieces of paper, on which he scribbled down his ideas and thoughts, at his home.Read more…

Buzzvil attracts 13 Billion Won Investment in Series B (Business Korea, Dec 2015)

Buzzvil, a Korean smartphone lock screen advertising platform company, announced on Dec. 23 that it has attracted investment worth 13 billion won (US$11.05 million).
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Lockscreen ad platform start-up Buzzvil raises $3 million from Softbank (Pocketgamer, Jan 2014)

Continuing its investments into the mobile ecosystem, Softbank’s latest move has been into Korean ad start-up Buzzvil. Read more…