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North Korea Follows Big Corporations, Takes To Twitter For 21st Century Marketing Push

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As social media continues to be a central aspect of many companies' marketing strategies (UPS, Dell, Ford, JetBlue, Marriott, and many others), North Korea has suddenly turned itself into a world-class marketer.

Only, it's not using the microblogging service to promote low fares (JetBlue) or recruit employees (UPS). It's simply ratcheting up the propaganda war against the US, South Korea, the West, and, well, just about every country that's not North Korea. Except maybe China.

The DPRK's username is @uriminzok – Korean for "our people" and a shortened version of the government-run "news" website Uriminzokkiri.

And boy, what a job they've done.

Check out today's latest post from the DPRK:

Nice use of the 140 character rule. And, look at what the "hermit kingdom" Tweeted right before that:

Looks like North Korea really has entered the 21st century. With marketing like this, Pyongyang is poised to become the next Orlando, FL. If you ask me, it shouldn't be long before Disney sets up shop on the northern half of the Korean Peninsula.

(For more on North Korea, see North Korea: Investing With the Enemy)
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