Dimitris Maris joins Marathon Venture Capital's Advisory Committee

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24MEDIA Holding is announcing its participation in Marathon Venture Capital, a fund that invests in innovative Greek technology companies with a global outlook.

Dimitris Maris, Founder and Chairman of 24MEDIA, will also join the Marathon Venture Capital's Advisory Committee.

George Tziralis, Partner at Marathon Fund stated: “We are glad to have prominent investors onboard and thanks to their trust, we will be able to support ambitious entrepreneurs in their effort to establish world class technology companies”.  

Dimitris Maris, Founder and Chairman of 24MEDIA, Greece's leading digital publishing group, is a serial entrepreneur and technology investor. He noted: “I'm delighted to be collaborating with the Marathon fund team, which has a proven track record on both the financial and the product side of business. The emergence of a budding ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation in Greece has been a consistently positive story during the crisis. The Equifund program can prove a catalyst towards the qualitative upgrade of the Greek economy and a strong motivating factor towards attracting and retaining its high-skilled workforce”.

Members of the Advisory Committee of Marathon Venture Capital also include Elodie Donjon, Investment Manager at European Investment Fund and Ioannis Martinos, CEO at Signal Maritime.
 

24MEDIA is the official media sponsor of EQUAL SOCIETY

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24MEDIA, the No1 digital publisher, with a high sense of corporate responsibility, is in support of the NGO “Equal Society” and the largest educational scholarship scheme in the country under the name “Studying under Scholarship”.

As the scheme’s media sponsor, 24MEDIA is promoting high quality content through its network, so as to inform the Greek public with regard to equal opportunities for all in education. One of the group’s strategic pillars is to highlight the immense value of education and to support organizations that adhere to the concept.

On Thursday 3 May, an event was held by “Equal Society” at the Niarchos Cultural Foundation, during which awards were presented to collaborating educational institutes and media sponsors, including 24MEDIA.
 

POPCODE at the largest film festival- YES WE CANNES

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For a second consecutive year PopCode is to participate in the Cannes International Film Festival with full coverage by our correspondent Theodoris Dimitropoulos.

The most exciting film festival begins on the 8th of May and lasts for 12 days. PopCode will be there throughout its duration and will keep Greek audiences informed of what is going on at the most renowned film contest through, features, interviews and reviews.

Readers and followers can remain updated through a specially formulated page and PopCode’s social media accounts and enjoy images from the Cannes Festival.  
 

Thodoris Kolidas at News 24/7

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 As of Monday 7 May, the Weather Forecast has a name and surname. The meteorologist Thodoris Kolidas is joining News247.gr. and Radio 24/7.
 
After a successful career of more than 30 years, Thodoris Kolidas is with us to provide the daily weather forecast for the whole of Greece and the world with accuracy and precision.
 
Analytical prognosis, extreme weather, climate change and environment.
 
Every day live at the Radio 24/7 morning zone and noon current affairs. Tune in to 88.6 FM for an eponymous Weather Forecast.
 
 

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.