The Psy Effect: According to BBC ‘South Korea’s New Economic Force’

The Psy Effect: According to BBC ‘South Korea’s New Economic Force’

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The Psy Effect: According to BBC ‘South Korea’s New Economic Force’ Psy "Gangnam Style"

Yesterday, BBC featured Psy and his song "Gangnam Style" as a "new economic force" that is significantly increasing the cultural export of South Korea.

According to a BBC report yesterday (October 4), the Korean culture including pop music, dramas and even food are estimated to be worth almost $5 billion USD annually.

The BBC reporter introduces Psy as "Unpolished, unpredictable and he doesn't look like your typical Korean idol," then adds that he is the most powerful star in Korea who is currently ranked no.1 in UK Music Chart as no.2 in US Billboard Hot 100.

The reporter continues by mentioning the government's use of K-Pop stars and the marketing campaigns of their entertainment agencies to promote Korea's culture overseas.  

South Korea's marketing strategy seems to have worked since the report reveals that the number of tourists visiting Korea rose by 20% compared to the previous year. The reporter also added, "A 10 year study shows, every $100 USD of K-Pop exports leads to $400 USD rise in general consumer exports like cosmetics, electronics, or mobile phones" because of the rise in the recognition and familiarity level of South Korean culture and its products.

The BBC report on Psy and K-Pop is available at BBC: S. Korea's New Cultural Exports.

Lets take a look at all the Beauty Products in Korea which are far from usual

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Lets take  a  look at all  the    Beauty Products  in Korea which are far from  usual

Korean beauty products are gaining a lot of attention worldwide – not all of it positive! If you’ve looked at some Korean beauty products, you might have been surprised to see some really strange ones. Koreans are well-known for their obsessive approach to skincare, and this means they leave no stone unturned when it comes to, for example, sourcing ingredients that purportedly have great skin care benefits, or addressing body parts that most of us tend to ignore. From odd concepts to weird names and bizarre ingredients, check out our list of strange and unusual beauty products! . ... Read more

Kim Ji Soo has wowed people with her particiaption on the show called “Producer”

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Kim Ji Soo  has  wowed  people with  her particiaption   on  the  show called  “Producer”

Kim Ji Soo, a member of YG’s upcoming mystery girl group, made a surprise appearance on KBS 2TV’s “Producer.”

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Lets take a look at the incredible Trailer designed specifically for “Assassination” which is starred by Jun Ji Hyun

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The trailer for the much-anticipated action film “Assassination” hit 560,000 views on Naver in only one day!

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Lets take a look at all the sexiest “Shoulder Gangster” Transformations which are going to blow your mind

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So what exactly is a shoulder gangster? Don’t worry, it’s nothing offensive in Korea. Recently, the term “shoulder gangster” has been trending as a phrase to describe individuals with broad shoulders. Lee Min Ho, Lee Jong Suk, Kim Woo Bin, Yoo Yeon Seok, and Ji Chang Wook are some of today’s hottest shoulder gangsters. They all stand tall at 180 cm or more and are extremely attractive. Another common denominator is the fact that they have all transformed their bodies through exercise and boast amazingly hot, broad shoulders. They have the kind of shoulders women want to lean on and hold on to. Clothes, especially knits, drape beautifully over them. Even fully clothed, these stars look super hot and masculine. . ... Read more

Jang Hyuk has announced to become dad of three kids

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Jang Hyuk  has  announced to become  dad of three kids

On April 16, actor Jang Hyuk‘s wife Kim Yeo Jin gave birth to a healthy, 3.5 kg (around 7.7 lbs) baby girl.

Now, Jang Hyuk is a father of three children, two sons and a daughter. . ... Read more