north korea

Jul 9, 2019

Welcome to advertising-free DPRK

North Korea is, to all intents and purposes, ad-free, giving its packaging design, streetscapes and shops a unique look, but for how much longer?

Jan 3, 2019

A modern-day marketer in Kim Jong-un's realm

PHOTO ESSAY: North Korea is still largely ad-free, and 'app store' has a very different meaning there. But as a longtime APAC marketer found on a recent visit, interesting changes are underway.

Dec 15, 2017

Selling Seoul: A lesson in destination marketing

South Korea’s capital is shaking off its geopolitical curse to win business ahead of the PyeongChang Winter Games.

Nov 22, 2011

North Korea set to register millionth cellphone user

PYONGYANG - Four years after North Korea's ban on phones had people thrown in prison camps or potentially executed for owning one, the state is about to register its one millionth cellphone user.

Aug 30, 2011

North Korea's airline gets friendly on Facebook

PYONGYANG - North Korea's national airline Air Koryo, is looking to increase tourism to the secretive state. It is operating a light-hearted Facebook page to attract fans.

Jul 23, 2010

World Cup 2010: Fans swop Google for Twitter

GLOBAL – According to post-World Cup 2010 analysis reports on Google and Twitter's blogs, fans across the world stop searching and started tweeting for the duration of the 90-minute games.