Fans have found many different ways to show support to their favorite idol groups and one of the ways is by posting subway ads!
— KpopHerald (@Kpop_Herald) January 14, 2019
According to the city of Seoul, these are the top male and female idol groups that have had the most ads posted in the Seoul subway station!
Male Idol Groups
1. BTS (227)
2. EXO (165)
3. Wanna One (159)
Wanna One subway ad is so pretty! pic.twitter.com/VrcJFuEYoC
— shiels ⁷ (@KDADNIEL) November 2, 2017
Female Idol Groups
1. IZ*ONE (40)
[📢] 강남 삼성역(서울 2호선) 전광판 설치 완료 알림 (10/21 ~ 11/20)
※ 포스트잇과 볼펜을 준비하였으니, 축하의 메시지를 적어 아이즈원의 1주년을 기념해주세요😍
— DC 아이즈원 츄 갤러리 (@DC_IZONECHU) October 21, 2019
2. TWICE and BLACKPINK (both 22)
Location of all TWICE's Subway Ad in South Korea
— SK (@SubjectKpop) October 2, 2018
— 🌹ROSÉ_BAR🌹 (@RoseChinabar) August 3, 2017
For other non-celebrity subway ads, they mostly consisted of pro-gamers, musicals, musical actors, opera singers, citizens and even animation or book characters!
According to the report, the most popular spots for subway ads were places where young people and foreigners met up the most. These stations included Samsung, Gangnam, Hongdae, Hapjung, and others on line 2. Apgujeong station on line 3 and Myungdong station on line 4 were also popular spots.
Have you seen your favorite artists ad in the subway before aside from Seoul? Let us know in what other places you have seen K-Pop artists on advertisements!