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“Untact” Marketing Prevails in Automobile Market

“Untact” Marketing Prevails in Automobile Market

SEOUL, June 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a growing trend towards avoiding person-to-person interaction due to the spread of the coronavirus, a new type of advertising called “untact marketing” is prevailing in the South Korean automobile market. The newly-coined term “untact” refers to non-face-to-face contact. According to industry sources on Saturday, this type of marketing [...]

No-caddie Golf Courses Gaining Popularity Due to Coronavirus

No-caddie Golf Courses Gaining Popularity Due to Coronavirus

SEOUL, June 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The worldwide spread of the coronavirus is accelerating the rise of so-called ‘untact’ culture across various fields of society. The number of people visiting no-caddie golf courses in South Korea has surged in recent months, compared to the same period last year. XGOLF, a golf course reservation platform, reported [...]

Untact Services Will Dominate Service Industry in Post-coronavirus Era

Untact Services Will Dominate Service Industry in Post-coronavirus Era

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The coronavirus pandemic is giving way to so-called ‘untact’ (no contact) services such as online shopping and delivery applications as a new alternative for the service industry. Experts argue that policy support is in order to allow new business models to settle in the market as untact services are [...]

YouTube Live Broadcasting Used for ‘Untact’ Animal Auctions

YouTube Live Broadcasting Used for ‘Untact’ Animal Auctions

SEOUL, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) — A Korean-bred racing horse has been put up for auction through YouTube live broadcasting for the very first time. A landscape changed by the coronavirus outbreak, YouTube live broadcasting is being spotlighted as a new platform for ‘untact’ methods of exchanging animals. An auction for Korean-bred racing horses, held [...]

Online Gift Service Gains Popularity Due to Social Distancing

Online Gift Service Gains Popularity Due to Social Distancing

SEOUL, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) — With the increasing popularity of so-called ‘untact’ consumption, gift services are gaining attention in the e-commerce industry. SSG.Com, the online shopping unit of retail conglomerate Shinsegae, reported that sales of online gift services in March and April were 43.2 percent and 50 percent higher, respectively, than last year. Among [...]

‘Untact’ Detectors Implemented for DUI Testing

‘Untact’ Detectors Implemented for DUI Testing

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Police Agency has begun a new system using ‘untact detectors’ to identify drivers under the influence without conducting breath tests. The new system replaces previous breathalyzers, aiming to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission. The new alcohol testing device can be used to measure the driver’s blood [...]