Global Advertising Strategies Partners With the Traditional Art Society of Korea to Support the 2011 Korean Traditional Art Festival in New York City

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The agency continues its tradition of promoting New York’s unique cultural events.

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“Exploring cultural heritage has become a hot topic with the release of the 2010 Census results,” said Jesse Williamson, Global’s Vice President of International Client Services.

The Traditional Art Society of Korea (TASK) has partnered with Global Advertising Strategies, a leading marketing and communications agency, to promote the 2011 Korean Traditional Performing Art Competition and Festival. Global will oversee the ideation and execution of marketing outreach, lend organizational support and work with TASK to secure additional sponsors for the competition and festival.
“We were impressed with Global’s broad spectrum of expertise and its long history of success with high-profile events,” said Gonmin Jacob Kim, Secretary General at TASK. “We were looking for a reliable, knowledgeable and culturally-savvy partner for our marketing efforts and we found that in Global Advertising Strategies.”

The 2011 Korean Traditional Art Festival will take place on June 25th, 2011, at the recently renovated Alice Tully Hall of Manhattan’s Lincoln Center. The 10th Anniversary gala will feature 12 ‘living national treasures of Korea’ performing traditional Korean music in celebration of Korea’s cultural heritage. Preceding the festival, TASK will hold its Annual Traditional Performing Art Competition on June 24th at the Flushing Town Hall in Queens. Young Korean-Americans will showcase their musical and dance talents for a chance to perform at Lincoln Center alongside the 12 living national treasures.

“Exploring cultural heritage has become a hot topic with the release of the 2010 Census results,” said Jesse Williamson, Global’s Vice President of International Client Services. “Culturally significant events such as the Korean Traditional Art Festival indeed deserve that recognition, and this event provides a showcase for a proud and vibrant culture, and an opportunity for outreach and communication to other cultures, as well as the younger generation of Korean Americans. We are honored to be a part of such a unique affair.”    

For more information on the 2011 Korean Traditional Art Festival, please contact Jesse Williamson at 212.964.0030, ext. 131 or jwilliamson(at)global-ny(dot)com . For ticket information and schedules, please visit http://www.task-us.org.

About Global:
Global Advertising Strategies (http://www.global-ny.com ) is a full service international marketing and communications company that specializes in cross-cultural campaigns and worldwide expansions. Its client base consists of some of the world’s leading brands in the pharmaceutical, lifestyle, travel, entertainment, financial and media industries. With over a decade of experience in cultivating and executing successful campaigns in international markets, Global knows what it takes to establish and build a brand identity in multiple international markets while simultaneously reaching those diverse ethnicities within the US.

About TASK:
Based in New York City, the Traditional Art Society of Korea (“TASK”) was founded in 2001. TASK is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to the promotion of greater awareness and understanding of Korea’s cultural heritage among people in the United States. TASK’s mission is to preserve and spread awareness of Korea’s traditional folk music and dance, and to further the development of contemporary music that utilizes traditional Korean themes. TASK serves various audiences across the country through its own outreach efforts and by forging strategic alliances with counterpart organizations throughout the United States as well as in Korea and the broader international community.

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