Sunday, November 23, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
A global digital campaign titled ‘Run@Seoul Week’ has kicked off on Wednesday, November 19 with its official opening ceremony. This event is designed to promote dynamic and lively images of Seoul through global citizens’ interactive participation. Global citizens can directly and indirectly experience Seoul by watching the live video stream of 5 runners from US, Singapore, China and Japan.
(5 runners during opening ceremony; From left to right: Xie Yi from China, Aaron Trimble from USA, Zhou Lin Jin from China, Kento Okazaki from Japan and Syahmi Rashid from Singapore)
Here are fun episodes from the 1st day of RUN@SEOUL WEEK!
Aaron’s mission spot was Dongdaemun, and his mission was to buy a short-sleeve t-shirt. Although he liked the area, he chose this mission as the most difficult one because he just could not find a short-sleeve shirt that he could buy with his budget. In addition, because it is winter in Korea, and the shop he went into was women’s clothing store, he did not have many options. Look at him struggling to find a shirt!
(Aaron trying to find a short-sleeve shirt to accomplish his mission)
(Syahmi at Jjimjilbang)
(Xie Yi at Galchijorim restaurant)
Kento chose Samcheong-dong as the most memorable place of the day because he got to ride on rickshaw. He was able to experience and enjoy the area better because the rickshaw driver explained different parts of Samcheongdong for him.
(Kento with rickshaw driver)
(Linjin enjoying her time in Insadong)
The campaign will end on Sunday, November 23, and all global citizens are encouraged to participate in the campaign as a controller. Any global citizens who love Seoul and are interested in Korean culture can participate as controllers via www.runseoul.kr
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Jang Hyuk has chosen “Han River” as a world-class tourist attraction. He hopes that global citizens could enjoy not only major tourist attractions, but also nooks and crannies of Seoul through RUN@SEOUL WEEK.
Kim Yoo-Jung picked “small alleys in different parts of Seoul” and “Jamsu Bridge” as the places to go. She hopes that global citizens could try delicious Korean foods in Seoul through this campaign.
Watch the video to see what they said about RUN@SEOUL WEEK.
Kim Yoo Jung
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, MelOn provides a graph comparing the hit artists and songs from 2004 and 2014.
Aside from the timeline of songs/artists who dominated MelOn charts since 2004 until 2014, MelOn also releases a comparison list (2004 vs 2014) of artists favorited by listeners (divided into male and female).
For this year (2014), below is the list of TOP 20 Artists and Songs:
- Seoul Metropolitan Government invites global citizens to participate in interactive campaign to give missions to the runners so they can accomplish various missions given and deliver lively images of Seoul
SEOUL, Nov. 19, 2014 – Seoul Metropolitan Government has launched a global marketing campaign titled ‘Run@Seoul Week’ over a five-day period from the November 19th to 23rd. The campaign has been designed to allow global citizens to visit Seoul and accomplish missions of finding attractions in Seoul.
Run@Seoul Week has been arranged as a part of Seoul’s ongoing campaign called Seoul, My [ ] that continuing the participation of global citizen. If last year’s project was designed to convey different global citizens’ appreciation of Seoul through a movie, this year’s event is designed to promote the dynamic and lively images of Seoul through global citizens’ interactive participation.
Five global citizens from the United States, China, Japan and Singapore have been selected as ‘Runners.’ During the campaign period, the runners will travel through Seoul, carrying out different missions that are given out by ‘Controllers’ from all over the world.
Activities of a runner will be recorded via an action camera installed on his or her body and will be broadcasted live on the campaign website (http://www.runseoul.kr). The content may be viewed on the live channel with the preferred language selected from English, Chinese and Japanese.
Controllers from all over the world will give real-time missions to the runners on their preferred language channel, and all the global citizens watching the live video stream can indirectly enjoy the images of Seoul.
The controllers who give the best missions to the runners during the campaign period will have a chance to win various prizes, including a round trip flight ticket to Seoul, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, action camera, digital camera and t-shirts.
Seoul Metropolitan Government stated “The current trend shown by global tourists visiting Seoul seems to go beyond merely visiting the conventional tourist attractions. They actually prefer first-hand tourism through which they can personally experience the daily lives of Seoul citizens, such as going shopping, eating and watching performances. We hope that ‘Run@Seoul Week’ can be an opportunity for global citizens to newly discover Seoul’s attractions and share its beauty with others, by participating directly in the scene or indirectly online.”
Jang Hyuk and Kim Yoo-jung, leading stars of Hallyu, also known as the Korean Wave, have been appointed as 2014 Seoul Global Tourism Ambassadors, and they will participate in various meaningful activities with the global runners during the campaign period.