Game Changer in Sports 2017

The top conference on sport is with us for a 2nd year!
30 May 2017, Hotel Grande Bretagne

24MEDIA, the largest digital media network in Greece, in cooperation with the strategic communication company Symeon G. Tsomokos SA, is organizing the 2nd conference on Sport of the Game Changer series, which is to be held on Tuesday 30 May 2017 at the hotel Grande Bretagne.
This year’s event will be hosting significant sports personalities and experts who are expected to discuss main sector issues such as strategies leading to its further dynamic growth in Greece as well as the new frontiers opening up on an international level for the sports industry via digital technology applications. Moreover, they will talk about the relationship between brands and sport, the quest for best practices, the consumer behavior of fans and how sporting events are formulated accordingly. During the conference there is going to be presented a tribute to a golden moment for Greek sport, the national team’s victory in the 1987 Eurobasket and to the state of Greek basketball 30 years later.

A guest of particular interest is Nick Monroe, Digital Communications Manager Milwaukee Bucks, who will be travelling to Athens exclusively for the Game Changer n Sports. The man who manages the image and the brand name of the team Giannis Antetokounmpo has joined, will explain among other things how the Greek public managed to send the Greek Freak to the NBA’s All-Star Game as a starter, through their votes on social media.

Some of the confirmed speakers at the conference are: Spyros Gianniotis Olympic Silver medalist in swimming, Panagiotis Giannakis, Basketball Coach, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Member of the FIBA Hall of Fame, Nikos Filippou, Former Team Manager, Andrea Valadé, Nielsen Sports Leader, Business Development Europe, Nielsen

The conference will be opened by: Giorgos Vasiliadis, Deputy Sports and Culture Minister, Vasilis Kikilias, MP, Press Representative for New Democracy.

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Grand Sponsor of the event is STOIXIMAN.GR

The official carrier of the event is AEGEAN.

Communication sponsors for the event are Direction Business Network with Adbusiness,, Also, Sport24 and Sport24 Radio 103,3, as well as the magazine All Star Basket.

For more information on the conference and on how to participate please visit 

24MEDIA seeks a Frontend Developer

We have a vacancy for a motivated and eager to learn Frontend Web Developer with 2 years working experience in the field, to join our expanding development team in a challenging and creative working environment. Primarily, you will be responsible for HTML, Javascript and CSS development within a cross functional team. He/she will be working closely with the editors, designers, and back-end developers to deliver pixel perfect cross-platform websites. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing high quality HTML, Javascript and CSS code
  • Maintain a clean and well structured code
  • Working in an Agile environment and contributing to the overall function of the team
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies

The following skills and experience are required:

  • JavaScript, AJAX, JSON
  • JQuery / JQuery mobile 
  • Bootstrap 
  • Knowledge in implementation of Responsive Web Design principles 
  • Cross browsing development and testing (Firefox, Chrome / Safari, IE / Edge) 
  • Familiarity with
  • Content Management Systems (e.g. Wordpress, Joomla) and the related workflows
  • Photoshop / Illustrator
  • Backbone, Google Closure 
  • Version control tools (pref. Git)
  • SEO techniques 
  • Foundation / Skeleton or similar responsive HTML5 frameworks 

Additional skillset considered a plus:

  • Knowledge of server-side processes (pref. Java or PHP)
  • Knowledge of CSS Preprocessors (Sass, LESS)
  • Experience with JS workflow management tools (Gulp/Grunt)
  • Experience with JavaScript Frameworks (AngularJS, Ember, ReactJS)
  • Google technologies (Analytics, Tag Manager and Webmaster Tools)
  • Ad Serving technologies (DFP, Adtech)
  • Experience in developing social integrations using Facebook OpenGraph, Twitter Cards or Instagram platforms

Personal Characteristics sought after:

  • Team spirit 
  • Self-motivated and methodical     
  • Strength under pressure and strictness with deadlines

Please submit your CV to quoting Ref.: FED-0517

Love Auctions 2017 were completed with record participation

“Thank you for supporting “Syllogos Frodida”

For a sixth consecutive year, 24MEDIA and the communication company “Follow me now” have concluded the “Love Auctions”, with gestrure of care that has surpassed all expectations. The auctions began on Monday 20 March via the website and Sport24 Radio 103,3, and lasted a week in total (20-24/3/2017).

During this time a total of 40 items were auctioned (collector’s kits from all the large clubs, personal objects belonging to leading figures in Greek sport but also coveted items from large European clubs) and with the help of the public the amount of 12.000€ was raised. All the money from the auctions will be donated to the Association “Frodida” for the assistance and support of individuals with cerebral palsy, mental retardation and Down syndrome. 

SPORT24 RADIO 103,3 was yet again the protagonist by promoting the action which was also highlighted by 24MEDIA’s other two sport brands & το

Grigoris Batis, Content Manager of 24MEDIA stated: 
“Love Auctions” have been established in the public’s conscience as a significant giving gesture and this was reflected in 2017 too, through the great response we received. The said success and the great participation of 24MEDIA readers and listeners gives us inexpressible joy proving to us that even during these hard times the public’s sense of solidarity and  charity is easily appealed to.
As for us, all we can do is extend our warmest thanks to all those who helped raise this unexpected amount for “Frodida” and to those who donated objects for the cause. The motive of giving to all those in need is for us at 24MEDIA the most important thing of all.

Custom. 24MEDIA’s new studio for the generation of native and branded content

Say hello to Custom. – the natural culmination of many years of creative work at a Native and Branded content level, by 24MEDIA.

It is a new strategic business unit which shall be responsible for generating creative content on behalf of a brand, from A to Z: Narration, photography and video productions, mobile applications, specialized websites, audience development, social media handling and 360° digital marketing, are part of an extremely targeted portfolio of services available to individual brands, with the knowhow, experience and diligence of 24MEDIA executives. 

Christos Chatziioannou, Head of Native Advertising & Branded Content, has been appointed Head of Custom.

Game Changer in Digital Growth has been successfully completed

The 1st Game Changer in Digital Growth conference was successfully completed on Tuesday 28 March. The conference was organized by 24MEDIA, the largest digital media Group in Greece, in collaboration with the strategic communication company “Symeon G. Tsomokos”, in the Nikos Skalkotas hall of the Athens Megaron Concert Hall.

More than 400 company and bank executives, sector specialists and press representatives, participated in the conference.

No less than 24 distinguished speakers made extensive reference to the latest developments in digital growth and showcased best practices.
Mr. Thomas Skordas, Director, "Digital Excellence & Science Infrastructure",DG CONNECT & Acting Head of Unit FET Flagshios, European Commission, opened the conference and talked about the priorities and the future steps to be taken by the European Commission with regard to the digital single market. Mr. Michael Tsamaz, Chairman and CEO of OTE, in his role as representative of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), mentioned the need to upgrade the country’s digital infrastructure, so as not only to speed up growth but also to stop the ongoing outflow of specialized sector professionals who chose to move abroad.

The views of Mr. Giannis Kokotos, Head of ABB’s Industrial Automation, on Industry 4.0, were also of particular interest, as were those of Mr. Georgios Gerardos, President of Plaision S.A., who spoke of how a company may, in the long run, meet the challenges posed by current conditions. Ms Nelly Tzakou-Lambropoulou, General Manager of Retail Banking of the National Bank of Greece, pointed out the various challenges the traditional banking sector will have to face on its way to digital restructuring, as well as the steps that have been and remain to be taken in the country towards that direction.

The conference was concluded with a presentation by Mr. Paul Papadimitriou, a pioneering international entrepreneur, founder of Intelligencr, which utterly engrossed the audience.

OTE Group was the event’s grand sponsor, ABB was a sponsor, whilst the National Bank, Regus, BCA College, and Athens Tech College participated as supporters. AEGEAN was the event’s official carrier. The conference was held under the auspices of GRECA, the Hellenic Association of Computer Engineers (HACE) and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), whilst media sponsorship was provided by Direction Business Network with AdBusiness, Business Today, Α, Β and Huffington Post Greece.

For further information on the conference please visit:

Game Changer in Digital Growth

The first Game Changer conference on digital growth to be held on March 28 at the            Athens Megaron Concert Hall.


It is only a few days until the leading “Digital Growth” conference, during which a number of prestigious speakers from the world of business and digital growth specialists, will be discussing and finding answers to some of the issues pertaining to today’s market, including: potential and challenges for the digitalization of companies and services, the impact of the digital revolution on education and human resources as well as new forms of employment.  

The conference is organized by the digital media network 24MEDIA and the strategic communications company Symeon G. Tsomokos S.A.

Some of the speakers at the conference are: Michael Tsamaz, Chairman & CEO of the OTE Group & and BoD Member of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises, Thomas Skordas, Director of Digital Excellence & Science Infrastructure, DG CONNECT, European Commission, Nelly Tzakou-Lambropoulou, General Manager of Retail Banking, Member of the Euro Banking Association, National Bank of Greece, Giannis Kokkotos, General Director of Industrial Automation,  ΑΒΒ Greece and Cyprus, Paul Papadimitriou, Global innovation scout & Customer Experience Expert, Founder, Intelligencr, UK, Andreas Athanasopoulos, Vice-president & CEO, Dixons South East Europe-Kotsovolos, Menny Barzilay, Cyber Security Expert, Co-founder, FortyTwo Cyber Security Professional Services (Israel)  & FortyTwo R&D Labs (India), CTO, Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel-Aviv University, Dr Alex Eleftheriadis, Chief Scientist and co-founder, Vidyo, USA, Kostis Stavropoulos, CEO, iSquare,  Milaidi Stoumpou, Director of Cloud Productivity Sales for Germany & CEE, Microsoft, Manolis Manasakis, General Director, Uber Greece 

The conference shall be held under the auspices of GRECA, the Hellenic Association of Computer Engineers (HACE) and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).

For further information and the analytical schedule visit the conference website and directly ensure your ticket from here.

Grand Sponsor: ΟΤΕ Group of Companies
Sponsor: ABB
Official Carrier: AEGEAN
Media Sponsors: Direction Business Network-AdBusiness, Business Today,, and The Huffington Post Greece.

24MEDIA “Golden Sponsor” of the 2017 Ermis Awards

For a 5th consecutive year, 24MEDIA was a “Golden Sponsor” of the Ermis Awards, demonstrating its hands-on support of the advertising sector

This year’s award ceremony, turned into a two-day festival with extremely interesting workshops and seminars by Greek and foreign guests. One of the presentations held on the first day was that by Christos Chatziioannou, Head of Native & Branded Content of 24MEDIA, entitled “Reaching the era of ‘honest’ advertising”, whilst the two award ceremonies were held on the second day.

Tasos Argyros, Commercial Director of 24MEDIA stated: “For yet another year, 24MEDIA has provided dynamic support to the Ermis Awards and has chosen to invest in the growth of the advertising market, with emphasis on sector executives and the results of team work. It is a real pleasure for us to be a part of this two-day event, which rewards innovation and creativity in communications”.


“Digital Growth” the next Game Changer conference - 28 March 2017 at the Megaron Concert Hall

24MEDIA, the largest digital media network in Greece, in cooperation with the strategic communication company Symeon G. Tsomokos SA, is organizing the next conference of the “Game Changer” series entitled “Digital Growth”, which is to be held on Tuesday 28 March 2017 at the Megaron Concert Hall in Athens. 

The aim of the conference is to highlight the strategies and pinpoint the areas of intervention where efforts must be focused, so that Greece can be successfully integrated into the international digital foreground. The conference will present the results of the digital technology revolution, as well as the emerging opportunities in all sectors of human activity and overall entrepreneurship.

Amongst the speakers who have confirmed their attendance are: 
Michalis Tsamaz Chairman and CEO, OTE Group & Member of the BoD, Thomas Skordas, Director, Digital Excellence and Science Infrastructure, DG CONNECT, Acting Head of Unit FET Flagships, European Commission, Brussels,  Milaidi Stoumpou, Director of Cloud Productivity Sales for Germany & CEE, Microsoft, Georgios Doukidis, Professor of IT Systems, Founder and Head of ELTRUN, Athens University of Economics and Business, Dr. Alex Eleftheriadis, Chief Scientist and co-founder, Vidyo, USA, Dimitris Gritzalis, Professor of ICT Security with the Dept. of Informatics of the Athens University of Economics and Business, Director of the Information Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection (INFOSEC) Laboratory, Athens University of Economics and Business, Manolis Manassakis, General Director Uber Greece, Steven Bitner, Economic Counselor, U.S. Embassy Athens, Giannis Konstantinidis, Chief Strategic Planning & Transformation Officer, OTE Group, Dimitris Mavros, BoD Member, MRB Hellas.

Grand sponsor of the conference is the OTE Group and AEGEAN is the official carrier. Communication sponsors are Direction Business Network with AdBusiness, Business Today, Α, Β and Huffington Post Greece. The conference is organized under the auspices of GRECA and IAB.

Further information concerning the conference and how to participate can be found at

Dimitris Maris at the Delphi Economic Forum: Now is the time for new initiatives

The Chairman of the Greek Online Publishers Association (ΕΝΕD) and Founder & Chairman of the Board of the 24Media Group, gave a keynote speech at the Delphi Economic Forum, opening the discussion on the protection of the 4th Estate, the media and everything that is at stake in the future. 

Greece needs media that is cost-efficient, operationally autonomous, modern and adapted to contemporary needs” noted the Chairman of 24MEDIA and the Online Publishers Association, Dimitris Maris, opening the discussion on the significance of the Media in today’s democracies. In his keynote speech at a panel of the Delphi Economic Forum entitled “Protecting the fourth Estate: Democracy, accountability and the Media”.

“Media organizations are thought to play a significant role in democracies, yet how effective are they in exercising this function?” said Mr. Maris, referring to the challenges of new technologies in the “information market”.
Content is determined by the technology used in its production and dissemination

The Chairman of ENED reminded participants of the assessment he had made at last year’s forum, namely that the traditional publisher is perishing”; speaking of an inevitability in effect all over the world. As he said, new technologies are what determine the framework which news media must adapt to. “Content is determined by the technology used to produce and disseminate it” he noted, referring to the theory of technological determinism. Based on the former, Mr. Maris pointed out that “the message has been adapted to the media, the media has determined the structure of the message and consequently the media has become the message”, mentioning twitter as an example, which forces users to fit the meaning of what they want to express into 140 characters.

“With this as a theoretical basis, in our media microcosm, we are shifting the focus towards CONTEXT, the technological environment, the framework. As we like to say at 24MEDIA, “if CONTENT is king, CONTEXT is queen” . We produce content that is dispersed across multiple technological platforms via new and traditional media. We try to approach the consumer through different communication channels and in this attempt we adapt the message to the requirements determined by technology. In the end, the message has been adapted to the media, the media has determined the structure of the message and consequently the media has become the message”, stressed Mr. Maris.

After a general overview of how technology influences the way in which news is produced and broadcast, the Chairman of the 24MEDIA group said that there remain large issues at stake with regard to Greek media. He mentioned the need for financially and operationally independent media, whose influence is “the result of quality and established journalism rules and not of close business ties, interests and equilibriums”.

Mr. Maris put forth the example of TV which has recently been a source of controversy in Greece, pointing out how “private TV stations are making cuts to their information budgets and turning to entertainment. And this is because they are trying to fight back the dominant trend which seems to point to the fact that the free-to-air TV model is no longer sustainable”. 

We should target all potential audiences

Prompted by the changes to the TV status quo, the Chairman of ENED also spoke of the developments at the TV station MEGA. “One of the reasons why Theocharis Filippopoulos and myself became interested in the Mega Channel project, is because we both realized that there was something special about Mega. Despite its enormous problems, and due to its rich archives and strong brand, it could under proper administration be yet again be rendered profitable”, he noted, orientating success however towards the new digital age.

“To the question: “Will Mega ever again be able to manage a production of the standard of “The Island”, the answer is “No, not under these circumstances”. In order for this to happen there is a series of specific conditions.

One of them is for example, the degree to which the station could incorporate a digital rationale and cooperate with digital organizations already established and successful. Weather it could produce a new “Island” but this time exploit it properly across all platforms, in all ways, and across all potential audiences. Thus creating an exportable product as do Denmark and Turkey”, said Mr. Maris. 

Radio is a two-way media, creating groups and communities

Mr. Maris also mentioned the radio sector which “is of significant interest”. “Radio is a two-way media that creates groups and communities, accompanies listeners in various aspects of their daily lives and despite the proliferation of vertical services such as podcasts and on demand music services such as Spotify, it remains attractive and participatory” he said.
Beyond each individual information and communication media, the Chairman of 24MEDIA called on entrepreneurs and governments to focus on setting broader and firmer foundations. “Greece must soon invest at an infrastructure level, namely in fast broadband internet everywhere” noted Mr. Maris who also observed that our country is far behind other EU countries in this respect. Apart from the clear-cut obligations of the state, Mr. Maris also highlighted the need for initiatives by entrepreneurs. He also spoke of the ENED code of ethics, which as he said, is “our latest great bet as ENED”, which however “was not a state initiative”.   

Now is the time for initiatives

“After more than 7 years of financial crisis, it has become clear that each and every one of us shall have to contribute in our own way to guide our country out of the crisis” stressed the Chairman of 24MEDIA and of the Online Publishers’ Association, Mr. Maris, calling for investments in the industrial infrastructure that our country needs right now, which is none other than the digital one. “If ever there was an imperative time for new initiative, this time is now” concluded Mr. Maris.


Mary Synatsaki is the LadyLike Ambassador

Ladylike team is expanding, 24MEDIA’S female brand, “says  boo” welcomes onboard Mary Synatsaki.
As of March 1st our beloved Mairiboo will be the face of Ladylike, the premium female brand in Greece. As Ladylike Ambassador she will share her concerns, experiences, advice and views on all the issues that worry, anger or trouble her and all our readers, because “Mary Synatsaki is one of us”. Together with the reporting team of the 24MEDIA  female brand, Mary Synatsaki shall prepare stories, produce  videos, go on wine and food tasting tours and will jointly look into all the issues concerning modern women. Her music preferences, her favorite TV series, fashion, beauty and relationships, daily news, social awareness and everything else that makes up Mary Synatsaki’s colorful personality will be available on Ladylike on a daily basis.

Dimitra Tsiggene, Ladylike Editor-in-Chief, stated: “It is our great pleasure to welcome Mary Synatsaki to our team. Mary is one of us and if Ladylike were a woman it would be like her. Independent, dynamic, stylish, sensitive, outgoing with strong views and a sense of humor.

Successful opening of the first sports escape room - The big stars of the evening: Nikos Pappas, Lefteris Bochoridis, Kostas Papanikolaou and Ioannis Papapetrou

Tuesday, February 7 was the grand opening of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Escape Room, the first sports-themed escape room, at the premises of Game Over on the first floor of Village Shopping & More in Rendis. The event was organized by, the largest sport media brand in Greece, in collaboration with the company Game Over.
A little after 20.30, the Director of Sport24 Radio, Pantelis Diamantopoulos, welcomed Kostas Papanikolaou and Ioannis Papapetrou, from Olympiacos Piraeus, and Nikos Pappas and Lefteris Bochoridis, from Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens, who found themselves at the Game Over arena and experienced the most intense and nerve-racking 60 minutes they have felt off the court this season.
The four players had to solve a number of riddles and "steal" the famous EuroLeague trophy in order to make their escape from the room. At the end of the event, they shared their experience with the audience and reporters and signed autographs for fans.

Information on the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Escape Room
The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Escape Room is an innovative attempt to transport participants - basketball-enthusiasts or not – into the EuroLeague world by combining the most well-known basketball tournament in Europe with a popular leisure activity. All participating teams automatically enter a draw for a trip to attend the 2017 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four which will take place on May 18 and 21 in Istanbul.
For further information and reservations visit

The Game Changer in Women of Influence conference successfully concluded

The conference Game Changer in Women of Influence, held at the Onassis Cultural Centre on Friday 20 January 2017 was particularly successful. The event was organized by 24MEDIA, the largest digital media network, in collaboration with the strategic communication company Symeon G. Tsomokos and was attended by more than 300 participants from the fields of politics, business and academia.

By means of discussions among 31 men and women holding key positions in the Greek and International communities and markets, a series of obstacles which even today hinder the progress and professional development of capable women, were discussed.

The first speaker to get the conference underway was Rania Antonopoulos, Alternate Minister for Combatting Unemployment, who pointed out existing employment inequalities and the underrepresentation of women in the Greek and European Parliaments. The General Secretary for Gender Equality, Foteini Kouvela, talked about the work done by the General Secretariat, stressing the high female unemployment rates in Greece and the need for proposals to enhance female entrepreneurship and for a just model that can ensure a balance between professional and personal life. 

The President of PASOK, Fofi Gennimata, also delivered and interesting speech, mentioning the steps that have been made in the issue of gender equality but also noting that what is required is an actual change in mentality.

Numerous distinguished participants in the interesting discussions included: Peggy Antonakou, General Manager Microsoft Hellas, Cyprus & Malta, Dr. Antigone Dimas, Genetics Researcher at ALEXANDER FLEMING, Biomedical Sciences Research Center, Antonis Monokrousos, Country Leader Oracle Hellas, Cluster Leader GCMM, Haris Broumidis, President & CEO, Vodafone Greece, Afroditi Panagiotakou, Vice Director, Onassis Cultural Centre Athens, Anastasia Sideri, Chair, Women In Business Committee, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce & Communications Director, The Coca Cola Company CSE, Akis Skertsos, ‎Director General at SEV, Hellenic Federation of Enterprises, Mareva Grabowski, Founder and Vice-Chairperson of Endeavor Greece, Tatiana Stamatelopoulou Captain A320, Aegean, etc.

The conference was supported by ORACLE. The official carrier of the event was AEGEAN, whilst the conference was held with the support of the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce. The event was sponsored by Direction Business Network with AdBusiness, Retail Business, CSR & HR Review, and Huffington Post Greece.

The conference Game Changer in Women of Influence was realized under the auspice of the General Secretariat for Gender Equality.

For more information of the conference please visit