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Visa, the payments company, increased payments by Chinese tourists by encouraging them to be more adventurous on their holidays in an interactive mobile video and digital ads.

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SEOUL: Local retailers in South Korea are reacting to a steep hike in the minimum wage, to enter force next year, by automating checkouts at local convenience stores.

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Giving free game items to mobile users through in-app reward advertisements could generate a sampling effect and increase the probability of users making in-app purchases.

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SEOUL: Korean cosmetics brands have long been popular in China, a factor in Unilever’s just-announced acquisition of a majority stake of Carver Korea, but this move comes as leading Korean beauty company Amorepacific expands in the opposite ...

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BEIJING: As Golden Week approaches for Chinese travellers, political tensions between the regional superpower and South Korea will disrupt package holidays, a miss that will see the peninsula miss out on a slice of an estimated 590 billion yuan ...

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SEOUL: As the debate over whether automation will lead to a wholesale loss of jobs for humans, the Moon Jae-in administration has proposed a reduction in financial incentives for companies adopting robots.

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This case study shows how Benda Kogyo, a car parts manufacturer, developed an internal campaign to celebrate the brand's 50th birthday and streamline its business throughout its branches across Asia.

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This paper reveals the findings of two studies in Japan and Korea that explored how Sonification, a communication approach that uses audio waves to transfer information, can be used to communicate the sensorial benefits of products, such as cosmetics, that are traditionally advertised via visual images.

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SEOUL: Online shopping is growing fast in Korea, with mobile now accounting for well over half of all sales value, new figures show.

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SEOUL: As China and Japan prepare for an extended holiday period next week, Korea's tourism and retail sectors are bracing for a downturn.

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Resonant advertisements—which employ a twist or deviation to create multiple meanings—commonly are used by marketing practitioners.

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This article investigates characteristics of Korea's emerging consumer demographics including millennial parents, internationalist singles and shoppers in their forties with high disposable income.

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SEOUL: After a difficult 2016, Samsung Electronics is facing another hit as the corruption scandal engulfing the South Korean government spreads to a top company executive.

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This case study describes how accommodations provider, Airbnb, leveraged digital and video to turn people's fear of strangers into a selling point for a global brand awareness campaign.

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SEOUL: Naver, South Korea's leading internet portal and search engine, has announced major investment in new areas of technology that are already being explored by US internet giants.

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SINGAPORE/SYDNEY: South Korea leads the world in terms of video ad attention because it has a viewable completion rate of 48%, the highest among major global markets, a new report has revealed.

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This case study shows how Tadot, a braille engraved bath product, used a viral campaign to promote its launch in the South Korean market.

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This campaign marked the centenary of soft drinks brand, Coca-Cola's contour bottle in Korea with a live event-based campaign.

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This case study shows how Chupa-Chups, a hard-candy brand, launched a campaign around a national holiday in Korea by marrying outdoor events with an app partnership.

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This case study describes how Sidiz, a dedicated chair brand for the B2B market in South Korea, turned around its failing sales by educating consumers on the importance of chairs in their lives.

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The article uses consumer research to investigate the nuances of local beauty culture in Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and South Korea, and outlines why local brands are beating their international counterparts in Asia.

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SEOUL: Facing long-term brand damage as reports of exploding Galaxy Note 7 phones surfaced around the world, Samsung has ceased all production of the device.

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This case study details how AIA Life Insurance Group, the main sponsor for Superstar K7 (Korea's version of American Idol), was able to emphasise the encouraging aspect of the AIA brand by developing a way for a mother with a language disability to sing to her daughter.

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This event report outlines how DramaFever successfully built a content-streaming brand, in the US and beyond, based around distributing drama series made in South Korea.

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This research into Korean video consumption reveals different viewing habits for online vs TV ads and provides insights into how brands can make the most of each platform's different opportunities.