LOVE AUCTIONS 2018

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For a 7th year in a row, 24MEDIA in collaboration with “Follow me now”, have been organizing the initiative entitled Love Auctions, under the group’s corporate responsibility initiatives.
Throughout the action, some of Europe’s most important athletes and teams offer items to be auctioned for a worthy cause. This year, we are supporting the association (PEGAP-NY)  (Panhellenic Association of Parents & Guardians of Disabled Individuals – Mentally Handicapped). 

The auctions will commence on Monday 16 April and shall last for a week, via the webpage www.dimoprasiesagapis.gr. The action is mainly promoted by Sport24.gr and Sport24 Radio 103.3.

Collector’s kits from all major clubs, personal objects belonging to leading figures in Greek sport but also coveted items from large European clubs are to be auctioned in an action that will be concluded on Friday 20 April. We indicatively mention certain items signed by: Ernesto Valverde, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, David Fuster, Nick Calathes, Giorgos Printezis, Chori Dominquez, Dimitris Kourbelis, Dimitris Siovas, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Aleksandar Prijović and many others.
 
Ο Grigoris Batis, Head of Digital Content for 24MEDIA stated:

“Love Auctions” is a project that has been filling us with joy and pride for the past 7 years and our only concern is that we can constantly improve so that we may help people in need to the greatest extent. We extend our gratitude to the clubs and athletes who have supported our efforts since we would not have achieved as much without their help. However, our greatest thanks goes to the readers and listeners of SPORT24, who each year support our “Love Auctions” and fill us with confidence that in 2018 we are going to collect an amount for the of the PEGAP-NY association that surpasses all expectations”

**Our sincere thanks to the clubs: Athletic Bilbao, FC Barcelona, Valencia CF, PAE Olympiakos, PAE Panathinaikos, PAE PAOK, PAE ΑΕΚ, ΚΑΕ Olympiakos, ΚΑΕ Panathinaikos, ΚΑΕ ΑΕΚ as well as all the athletes personally for their kind support and the donation of items to be auctioned.
 

Vasilis Papachristodoulou COO at 24MEDIA

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Vasilis Papachristodoulou is taking over the duties of Chief Operating Officer throughout the entire 24MEDIA group.

Mr. Papachristodoulou, a distinguished executive, with many years of experience in the media sector and in business administration, founder of the sports site Contra.gr and consultant on development and strategy issues in large companies (SKAI, IMAKO, PeopleCert). During his last position in 24MEDIA, held the role of Business Management Consultant.

Nicolas Pefanis, 24MEDIA CΕΟ, stated: “The new role of Vassilis Papachristodoulou is something that pleases us greatly, since he has contributed decisively to the company’s thriving development. By undertaking his new duties he shall continue his many years of successful work.”

The US Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey R. Pyatt exclusively on News 24/7

News 24/7 presents an exclusive interview with the US Ambassador in Athens. Geoffrey R. Pyatt spoke before the camera of News 24/7, with journalist Alexia Tasouli, about the issues between Greece and Turkey, the current matter of the two Greek soldiers, the negotiations regarding the name of Skopje, the result of the contacts made by Wess Mitchell, Assistant Secretary of State in Athens as well as the progress of the Greek economy in 2018.

Remaining true to its philosophy of accurate and direct information on all current affairs, 24MEDIA’s news brand presents yet another significant journalistic piece of work, by speaking to the people in the center of events, such as the US Ambassador to Greece.

Our readers can follow and read Geoffrey Pyatt’s interview on all News 24/7 digital platforms for PC, mobile phone or tablet.
 

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24MEDIA “Gold Sponsor” at Ermis Awards 2018

For a 6th consecutive year the 24MEDIA group participated as a “Gold Sponsor” of the Ermis Awards. By supporting the institution of the Ermis Awards, 24MEDIA demonstrates its support for the advertising sector and rewards creativity in communication.

The awards for this year’s “restlessly” creative ideas were presented in two consecutive ceremonies at the “TEATRON” of the Cultural Center “Hellenic Cosmos”. 24MEDIA was proud to present 2 of the awards: Christos Chatziioannou, Head of Native & Branded Content, presented the award for the Direct Agency of the Year, at the end of the Digital, Design, Direct, PR & Media award ceremony whilst Deppie Papazoglou, Group Account Director, presented the Grand Ermis award in the Branded Entertainment & Content category, at the beginning of the Ad, Production, BEC & Integrated Campaign award ceremony.

Tassos Argyros, Group Commercial Director of 24MEDIA stated: For yet another year, 24MEDIA dynamically supports “restlessly” creative ideas and is investing in the growth of the advertising market. It gives us great pleasure to be a part of the Ermis Awards, this unique institution for rewarding creativity and communication in our country.
 

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24MEDIA announcement

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PRESS RELEASE 

14th March 2018

24MEDIA has announced the discontinuation of its collaboration with Dimera Media Investments LTD concerning the publication of the newspaper ETHNOS.

Women of Influence: Women “changed the game” for a second consecutive year

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The Game Changer in Women of Influence conference, successfully held at the Onassis Cultural Centre on Monday 5 February, by 24MEDIA in collaboration with the strategic communications company “Symeon G. Tsomokos”, was sold out for a second consecutive year.

The conference was attended by more than 300 representatives of the business world and specialized executives of the sector. Following last year’s success, this year’s conference attempted to highlight the advantages of female participation in the economy and in society whilst contributing to a change in the mentality that hinders women’s access to highly influential and prestigious positions.

Elena Papadopoulou, Chief Officer of Human Resources for the ΟΤΕ Group, spoke about gender-based discrimination in the job market, noting that it is women themselves who take steps backwards. Manolis Theodorakis, HR Director Greece & Balkans for Toyota Hellas focused on how technological advancement will help women in the job market.

Fotini Kouvela, Secretary General for Gender Equality, presented the figures for female unemployment which remain at 25%, even though the gap between men and women has closed over recent years. Elena Fornaro CEO της ALES GROUPE Hellas, spoke of the equality framework which is not only institutional, but created by companies themselves.

A very interesting survey was presented by Michalis Masourakis, Chief Economist of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises, regarding the equality between men and women in the job market, noting the low percentage of female participation in politics, whilst Charlotte Sammelin, Swedish Ambassador to Greece, spoke of Sweden’s outstanding gender equality policy.

The conference was held with the support of Lierac and Athens Tech College and under the auspice of the General Secretariat for Gender Equality and the Hellenic Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

Media sponsors for the conference were Direction Business Network with Business Today, AdBusiness, advertising.gr, businessnews.gr, as well as Huffpost Greece and Ladylike.gr.

For more information on the conference please visit www.gamechanger.gr

Successful Completion of the first Game Changer in CSR & Social Impact

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The 1st Changer in CSR & Social Impact conference, organized by 24MEDIA and the strategic communication company “Symeon G. Tsomokos” at the Onassis Cultural Foundation, was successfully completed on Tuesday 30 January 2018.

The conference was attended by more than 300 business executives, corporate responsibility specialists and students.

Katerina Mouzouraki, ‎Communications Manager of the ‎Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), presented interesting information concerning the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, the largest project taking place in Greece in the years of the financial crisis, whilst pointing out that the TAP is a Game Changer since it has contributed to a change of mentality in the three years since the investment began.

Michalis Spanos, CEO of Global Sustain, analyzed Greece’s priorities with regard to sustainable development. Myrto Xanthopoulou member of the donations management department of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, spoke about the needs of the social structures system and the necessity for the mobilization of citizens.

Dr. Angeliki Kosmopoulou, Executive Director of the A.K. Laskaridis Public Benefit Foundation, underlined the importance of working together for the common good. Also, Angeliki Papadopoulou, ‎Corporate Affairs Manager for ‎Nestlé Hellas, noted that we are responsible for enhancing our quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.

Another interesting presentation was the one by Dimitris Mavros, CEO of MRB Hellas S.A., who presented the results of the annual survey by the CR Institute with regard to corporate social responsibility in Greece. Finally according to Konstantinos Tsolakis Corporate Communications & PR Director ANTENNA GROUP, CSR is the reason customers and candidate employees select to follow a certain company.

The sponsor of the Game Changer in CSR & Social Impact conference is the TAP. Supporters are: Athenian Brewery S.A., Blue.gr and the G & A Mamidakis Foundation. 

Media sponsors for the conference are Direction Business Network with CSR Review, CSR Week, csrnews.gr, businessnews.gr, the TV station ANT1, the newspaper Ethnos and Huffpost Greece.
The conference was held with the support of the Global Sustain Group and under the auspice of the Institute of Communication.

For more information on the conference please visit www.gamechanger.gr

Game Changer in Women of Influence

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The Game Changer in Women of Influence conference is being held for a second consecutive year on 05 February at the Onassis Cultural Centre, by 24MEDIA in collaboration with the strategic communications company, Symeon G. Tsomokos S.A. Following last year’s success, the conference aims to highlight the advantages of women’s participation in the economy and in society and at the same time to contribute to a change in the mentality that stands as an obstacle to women’s access to highly influential and prestigious positions. 

The Game Changer in Women of Influence conference, will host leading personalities of the business and academic world, allowing participants to take part in a dynamic discussion on contemporary issues concerning female entrepreneurship.

Confirmed speakers at the conference include: Fotini Kouvela, Secretary General for Gender Equality, Christos Chomenidis, Author, Elena Papadopoulou, Chief Officer of Human Resources, ΟΤΕ Group, Michalis Masourakis, Cheif Economist, Hellenic Federation of Enterprises , Domna Michailidou, Adviser to the Leader of Opposition Party, New Democracy on reform issues, Tereza Messari, General Manager, COO and CFO of NBG of Pangaea REIC, Manolis Theodorakis, HR Director Greece & Balkans, Toyota Hellas, Danae Bezantakou, Managing Director of Navigator Shipping Consultants LTD,  Charlotte Sammelin, Sweedish Ambassador to Greece,  Christina Sakellaridis, President, Panhellenic Exporters Association, Maria Papazoglou, Career & Life Coach.

The conference is held under the auspice of the General Secretariat for Gender Equality and the Hellenic Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

Media sponsors of the conference are Direction Business Network with Business Today, AdBusiness, advertising.gr, businessnews.gr, as well as Huffpost Greece and Ladylike.gr.
 

Game Changer in CSR & Social Impact

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The highly successful series of Game Changer conferences is to present for the first time the trends in Corporate Social Responsibility and the impact of corporate activities on society. The Game Changer in CSR & Social Impact conference, organized by 24MEDIA in collaboration with the strategic communications company Symeon G. Tsomokos S.A., will be held on Tuesday 30 January 2018 at the Onassis Cultural Foundation.

The Game Changer in CSR and Social Impact conference shall host leading representatives of the corporate and academic societies, exposing participants to a dynamic discussion of all current issues concerning Corporate Responsibility.

Some of the confirmed speakers include: Laura Iucci, Private Sector Partnership Officer Leadership Giving, Italy, Greece and Portugal, UNHCR, Foteini Bampanara, Country Head of Communications, Νοvartis Hellas, Angeliki Papadopoulou, Head of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Hellas, Dimitris Mavros, Member of the Board, MRB Hellas, Ioanna Kozadinou, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Stoiximan, Dr. Angeliki Kosmopoulou, Executive Director, A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation, Antonis Schwarz, Founder, Guerilla Foundation, Konstantinos Tsolakis, Corporate Communications & PR Director Αntenna Group, Thanos Mpelalidis, Head of Communication Services and Corporate Responsibility, Sympraxis Team, Michalis Spanos, Managing Director, Global Sustain Group.

Media Sponsors of the conference are Direction Business Network with CSR Review, CSR Week, csrnews.gr, businessnews.gr, the TV Station ANT1, the newspaper ETHNOS and Huffpost Greece.
The conference is held with the support of Global Sustain Group and under the auspice of the Institute for Communication.
For more information on the conference and on how to participate please visit  http://gamechanger.gr/csr-social-impact-2018/

Nikolas Pefanis new CEO of 24MEDIA

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In the context of the continuous development of 24MEDIA’s digital, radio and printed media, as of 1st January 2018, Nikolas Pefanis, a distinguished executive in the Greek media industry, will be taking on the position of CEO of our organization.

With 30 years of experience, Mr. Pefanis has served as CEO and in other high-ranking positions at leading organizations in media (DOL, Tiletypos), the health industry (Mitera) and industrial production (Viohalco, Reckitt and Colman).

Founder and Chairman of 24MEDIA, Mr. Dimitris Maris notedwe welcome Nikolas Pefanis to the 24MEDIA family. We are convinced that his experience and knowhow will contribute significantly to the further development of our organization, by implementing our particularly dynamic growth plan for forthcoming years”.
 

Stavros Drakoularakos, CEO of new technology and investment firm

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Dimitris Maris’ business group announces the foundation of a firm that is to assume the responsibility of the entirety of the group’s business strategy, with emphasis on the entrepreneur’s technological and investment activities.
 
As of 01/02/2018 Mr. Stavros Drakoularakos will lead this new endeavor. Having been appointed to a series of positions of responsibility since the establishment of 24MEDIA and with a successful track record as CEO, Mr. Drakoularakos shall be in charge of the new entity which constitutes  the cumulation of the company’s growth and development initiatives during the last five years.
 
“Our aim is to further enhance our activities, to develop new ones and to create synergies. We are  extremely happy that Stavros Drakoularakos will be taking on this role” stated the President of the company’s BoD, Dimitris Maris.
 
The incoming CEO of 24MEDIA shall be announced shortly.
 

Photography Exhibition "Tales from Uganda"

The Cycladic Art Museum is to host a photography exhibition entitled “Tales from Uganda”, a collaboration between 24MEDIA, ActionAid Hellas and the photographer Nikolas Mastoras, documenting the solidarity trip organized by ActionAid Hellas to Uganda, with the participation of 45 Greek and Cypriot Child Sponsors. During the trip ActionAid Hellas contributed to a substantial infrastructure project in the village Galagala in northern Uganda.

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24MEDIA supported the work by ActionAid Hellas through the creation of a daily reporting blog on Oneman.gr under the category "Tales from Uganda", kept and updated by Christos Chatziioannou who also took part in the trip. The aim was to communicate to the Greek public the extensive involvement of ActionAid in the region as well as the way of life of the residents of the African nation. The photographer Nikolas Mastoras who was also a member of the expedition, captured unique moments from the trip, creating a series for stunning portraits which are also the theme of the exhibition.

The exhibition will be open for the public from the 6th to the 9th of December. Visitors are invited to witness the unique experiences from the solidarity trip to Uganda and at the same time to support the work of ActionAid Hellas by purchasing the portraits via a donation to the charity.