The Bangtan Touch : bangtan

And no, I’m not speaking about Namjoom breaking every part in sight lol.

As you all could know, there may be an upcoming collaboration between BTS and YouTube Purple regarding the launch of their new docuseries, “Burn The Stage.” Following its announcement, ARMY started shedding their collective shit (as we at all times do) and are presently within the state of buying a YouTube Purple subscription- Until you are like me, who’s weeping silently in a rustic that does not have YouTube Purple. Nevertheless, I keep in mind how to start with, everybody hated the thought of YouTube Purple. The premise of a subscription service to entry premium content material, with the subcription-based content material market already swarmed by gamers like Netflix, Spotify, and many others., angered viewers who did not wish to spend any extra money on month-to-month subscriptions. These individuals (and there have been lots of them) brazenly voiced their considerations and have vowed to not purchase into the service. Now in 2018, take a look at them now. So the very fact of the matter received me pondering…

The Midas Contact is a well known parable in Ovis’ Metamorphoses. King Midas, a useless and troublesome ruler of the dominion of Phrygia, lived a lifetime of luxurious and pleasure inside the palace partitions. After nursing a drunk satyr who seems to be a disciple of Dionysus (Greek god of wine, theatre and unrestrained ecstasy), the god supplied Midas one want. Unhappy along with his present wealth, he requested for the flexibility to show something he touched into gold. He went right into a frenzy and turned his whole palace into gold, each pillar, instrument and furnishing. Nevertheless, he couldn’t eat nor sleep for his meals, water and mattress turned to stable gold as nicely. His daughter got here to console him, however she turned to gold, too. Regretting what he had completed, Midas requested Dionysus to undo the want. After washing his palms within the River Pactolus, his energy light and every part went again to regular.

Regardless of how broke we are saying we’re, as a collective, ARMY has appreciable shopping for energy; if a services or products is not directly, form or type associated to the boys, our buying choices are instantly influenced in direction of it. Who right here hasn’t as soon as considered shopping for a pair of Timberland’s 6-Inch Premium Waterproof Boots, Challenge 5 of the Billboard Journal or Nivea Fruity Shine Peach-flavoured Lip Balm? These aren’t even being marketed by them. On the opposite facet, anybody or something that BTS is related to now will get plenty of (good or dangerous) notoriety and following in a single day. Line Buddies, PUMA, MEDIHEAL, the Love Myself marketing campaign, Tinashe, Roy Kim, John Cena, Wale, the numerous artists, cowl singers, musicians and YouTube reactors… I do know there are much more associations than this. At this cut-off date, it would not matter if BTS reached out to them or they reached out to BTS. Even when they do not know you exist, an oblique hyperlink with the group is sufficient to lead to extra hits, extra followers and extra reputation (or infamy).

Simply as how King Midas turned every part he touched into an object of insurmountable wealth, the Bangtan Contact is the rising phenomenon the place, deliberately or unintentionally, something BTS entails themselves with shortly turns into wanted regardless of prior sentiments in direction of it, and anybody who chooses to affiliate themselves with BTS shortly finds themselves in excessive volumes of site visitors and an viewers from not simply the ARMY, however by numerous mainstream and social media retailers in South Korea and internationally. By means of a reasonably fast evaluation, the 2 major elements I imagine that’s inflicting this occasion embody BTS’ sphere of affect increasing exponentially after profitable the Prime Social Artist Award on the BBMAs (debatable even sooner than that) and ARMY’s reasonably reverent and intense model loyalty in direction of the boys.

Now this raises sure moral questions for followers. The explanation why the Bangtan Contact exists in the end finally ends up on our palms as shoppers and main influencers. What will we do with this energy, transferring ahead? How will we take care of teams or people who’re are associating themselves with BTS solely to turn out to be extra standard? Can we even detect this sort of deception? How will we maintain the efficiency of the Bangtan Contact to additional assist the group? What boundaries will we set ourselves in order that we draw a private line between supporting our boys and frivolous and impulsive spending habits?

Simply because I am a advertising and marketing pupil does not imply I am business-savvy, I am inquisitive however solely know the fundamentals lol. I have been planning to jot down up a full SWOT evaluation on BTS’ success, and BigHit’s to an extent as quickly as the faculty semester is over and posting it up right here for evaluation. I might like to know your insights, considerations and another formal/casual associations with BTS I’ll have missed.


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