Extra! Korea

March 31, 2010

Yes, we need more commercials featuring Kim Yu-na

Filed under: advertising, sports — extrakorea @ 2:14 pm

When Kim Yu-na competed in Turin three years ago, she left for Korea soon afterward. However, this time, after winning silver at the recent world championships there, she had a night on the town with two other South Korean skaters, Kwak Min-jung and Kim Min-seok. She’s returning to Korea this afternoon.

Kim is slated to shoot eight television commercials for products ranging from electronics to automobiles to dairy items, all of which had been put off to let her concentrate on the Olympics.

If you thought you couldn’t escape seeing Kim Yu-na advertisements before (air conditioners, smoothies, cars, milk, eyeliner, yogurt, cell phones, and donuts), you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.


  1. Hi,

    I just wanted to say I ventured over to your site after seeing it linked next to ours on The Grand Narrative – I am attending grad school in D.C. this fall for International Media and I have read your blog backwards and forwards – I really enjoy your insight and analysis.

    As a site, Seoulbeats is currently edging close to another revamp, and we want to cover a wider spectrum of korean media news and analysis. I wanted to extend an invitation to you, if you are ever interested in being an affiliate or writing in any capacity for the site. Of course, I understand if you would rather not take the offer. Keep up the good work!

    Comment by Ashe — March 31, 2010 @ 7:51 pm

    • Thank you for your kind words.

      I would like to just keep on with my own blog, but I’ll keep what you said in mind.

      Comment by extrakorea — April 1, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

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