May 28, 2015

YouTube hosts FanFest to mark first year in Thailand

A mix of international and local music, comedy, dance and beauty creators took to the stage at the inaugural YouTube FanFest Thailand Tuesday evening at the Muang Thai GMM Live House at Central World in Bangkok. Local creators Pearypie, Ploy Chompoo, GTH, The Voice Thailand and Spokedark TV and many more appeared, and American YouTube stars including Bethany Mota, Kurt Hugo Schneider and Sam Tsui flew into Bangkok for the event. Earlier in the day, YouTube hosted a series of roundtables and conference sessions. Campaign Asia-Pacific's Adrian Tse attended and spoke exclusively with Ariya Banomyong, country head of Google Thailand, and Gautam Anand, director of YouTube content and operations, Google Asia-Pacific. Look for an in-depth story on the video ecosystem in Thailand, as well as the creators and brands leading the way, next week on campaignasia.com.

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