SM Entertainment big in China
SM Entertainment, one of the largest music and talent management agencies in Korea, has been chosen as one of the 100 most influential corporations in 2013 by Sina.com, the largest portal website in China.
SM Entertainment, which ranks 32nd on the list, said yesterday that it is the only Korean entertainment company to be included.
“Given the fact that the rank is the highest among any other Korean companies and we are the only entertainment company to be included, it shows the global power SM Entertainment has,” said the agency.
The list was put together based on data generated by Weibo, the Chinese social networking service. The Twitter-like website evaluated online posts, replies and other data from February 2012 to November last year.
“The list proves SM’s global brand power as it has continued to find and train stars that have become popular in China,” SM added.
Four other Korean companies also appeared on to the list, including Samsung Electronics in 37th place and Shilla Duty Free at 96th.
By Lee Sun-min