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Topic: South Korea

South Korea's Ex-Spy Chief Is Found Guilty of Tweeting

Gives new meaning to 'social justice'

Tweeting has famously landed people in heaps of trouble: In fact, nine months ago, it got PR pro Justine Sacco fired and thrown into social-media no man's land. But getting…

How South Korea Uses Psy, VIXX and All of K-Pop to Burnish Its Image

It's part of a government branding initiative that began in 1997

Last month, the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena hosted “The M Countdown,” a show featuring top South Korean pop acts like VIXX, BTS, B1A4, Teen Top, IU, G-Dragon, Jung Joon…

South Korea Reinvents the Dining Car, Selling Groceries Right on the Subway

A real meat market

At least one South Korean subway train has been turned into a grocery store, according to photos from a confused tourist. And it's not just a little convenience store or…

Shadow-Activated QR Code Actually Useful and Cool

Retailer's sign scannable only at lunch

For all the talk of mobile-marketing tech, there remains a pretty wide gap between the potential and the practicality of QR codes. That's why it's nice to see this case…

In South Korea, Oreo Is Breast Milk's Favorite Cookie (NSFW)

Cheil Worldwide nurses it

[Note: See Kraft's response in the update below.] Man, advertising gets fun when it doesn't have America's puritanical discomfort with the human body dragging it down. This South Korean ad…

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