24MEDIA wins two awards at IAB MiXX Awards 2019

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24MEDIA won two awards at IAB MiXX Awards 2019. The IAB MiXX 2019 Award Ceremony was held successfully on Friday, May 19, at the open air cinema Mpomponiera, where more than 300 executives of the Greek digital market gathered to award the best of the year in the Greek digital environment.

24MEDIA was among the winners of the night as it won two great awards: Silver award in the category Best Original Content Series for the Podcasts of brands Sport24.gr, Oneman.gr & Contra.gr and the membership award committee in the category Branded Content & Native Advertising for the project of Nivea “This is your Mundial by Nivea Men”.

Philippos Talantis joins 24MEDIA

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24MEDIA Group investing in the further development of its two radio stations, NEWS 24/7 at 88.6 and SPORT24 Radio 103.3 announces the beginning of its collaboration with Philippos Talantis.

As of June 3rd, Philippos Talantis undertakes the role Radio Business Advisor of 24MEDIA. Mr. Talantis a talented executive with many years of experience in the field of Media, and has worked in important positions of responsibility at Skai 100.3, Lampsi 92.3, Rythmos 94.9, Red 96.3, Angel 88.9, City 99.5 etc. Recently, he held the management of Music 89.2 radio station.

Contra.gr: New design and philosophy

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After 18 successful years in the Greek market, the historical sports site of 24MEDIA, Contra.gr, redesigned and acquired a new outline, a new logo and a completely new philosophy and content strategy. This movement deepens the change of identity and direction that has already begun in order to offer to Greek public the opportunity to read sports news differently.

Contra.gr readers will have the opportunity to enjoy premium content, analysis of sport news, interviews and stories of the sports headliners, but also new columns.

New Contra.gr centre of gravity is every contemporary man who loves sports, has international references and sports culture. Topics such as fitness, fashion, grooming, pop culture and the pioneering for Greece podcasts, are added to the variety of articles of the new Contra.gr.

Contra.gr aspires to become a modern sports site with a lifestyle character, with more well written articles, giving emphasis on image and rich media. One site even more appealing to readers and with an absolutely premium audience and environment for advertisers, using the most advanced ways of promoting and advertising and with leading parts, branded content and native advertising.

Visit the new Contra.gr and discover the sports news differently.

The prime minister Alexis Tsipras at 24MEDIA

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The prime minister and president of SYRIZA Alexis Tsipras, on Monday May 20 visited the headquarters of 24MEDIA for his radio interview at News 24/7 88.6 fm with Vasilis Skouris, the director of the station.

He was received by Mr. Dimitris Maris, Chairman of 24MEDIA, Mr. Nikolas Pefanis, CEO 24MEDIA, Mr. Manos Horianopoulos, News Editorial Director along with the director of News 24/7 88.6 fm, Mr. Vasilis Skouris.

Mr. Tsipras was accompanied by the Minister of State and Government Spokesperson Dimitris Tzanakopoulos and the prime minister’s partner Nikos Andriopoulos.

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In the studio of the news radio station of 24MEDIA, Mr. Tsipras was called to answer to a number of issues before the crucial European and municipal elections.

The live radio interview was also broadcasted online via News247.gr.

Listen to the entire interview in the following link:

https://bit.ly/2VDdPW3

The President of New Democracy Kyriakos Mitsotakis at 24MEDIA

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The president of the main opposition party New Democracy, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, on Thursday May 16 visited the headquarters of 24MEDIA for his radio interview at Sport24 Radio 103,3 with Pantelis Diamantopoulos, the director of the station.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the founder and the executives of 24MEDIA.

He was received by Mr. Dimitris Maris, Chairman of 24MEDIA, Mr. Nikolas Pefanis, CEO 24MEDIA, Mr. Manos Horianopoulos, News Editorial Director along with the director of Sport24 Radio, Mr. Pantelis Diamantopoulos.

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In the studio of the biggest sports station in Greece, Mr. Mitsotakis discussed about sports, violence, his favorite sport, basketball and football as well as political affairs just a few days before the European elections.

The live radio interview was also broadcasted online via Sport24.gr and News247.gr.

Listen to the entire interview in the following link:

https://bit.ly/2HG80SD

Mina Birakou Lifestyle Editorial Director of 24MEDIA

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24MEDIA Group announces the beginning of its collaboration with Mina Birakou, in the context of developing and further investing in the lifestyle content.

As of April 1st, Mina Birakou undertakes the role Lifestyle Editorial Director, in order to develop the already established brands Ladylike.gr and Oneman.gr, as well as to develop lifestyle content and products throughout the group.

Mina Birakou is one of the most experienced executives in the media market, with more than 20 years of experience. She has taken over executive positions at Imako, has been a successful radio producer, a TV consultant, while the last 13 years she hold the position of the Editorial Director of InStyle magazine.

24MEDIA invests in HuffPost Greece

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Dimitris Maris media group is the main shareholder of Farosnet

24MEDIA as part of its strategy for further growth and investment in the media industry, announces the acquisition of the majority shareholding of Farosnet, the company that operates HuffPost Greece in partnership with Verizon Media.

HuffPost Greece, with more than 2 million unique visitors, is a news site with 100% primary content and totally different perspective, targeting readers who want to form an integrated opinion about current affairs. Editor in Chief of Huffpost Greece is Antonis Fourlis.

The owner and chairman of 24MEDIA, Mr. Dimitris Maris, stated: "We are very proud and happy that five years after the arrival of HuffPost in Greece with 24MEDIA being the official media partner since then, we invest further in this business project, acquiring the majority stake in Farosnet. HuffPost is one of the most important and most powerful digital media brands worldwide, a case study that has changed many of the rules of the digital publishing industry. Our decision to move towards this investment is totally in line with the Group's growth strategy over the coming years."

SPORT24 at the NBA All-Star Weekend

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Sport24.gr travelled to the city of Charlotte, North Carolina and covered closely the All-Star Weekend 2019, with the support of COSMOTE TV that broadcasts exclusively the NBA games. The correspondent of the leading sport’s site in Greece, Harris Stavrou was on the side of Giannis Antetokounmpo who was for the first time captain, playing for the third time in the All-Star Game and for the fifth in the All-Star Weekend.

Readers of SPORT24 lived intensively the three-day event (15-17/02) in Charlotte and felt the “magic” of NBA through articles, reviews, interviews and exclusive reportage of Harris Stavrou.

Informing the sports community was not only done through the site of Sport24.gr, but also from the social media accounts of SPORT24 (facebook , Instagram , viber ). There hundreds of thousands followers, experienced the world of NBA and All Star Weekend through the exclusive photos and videos of Harris Stavrou.

COSMOTE TV was the grand sponsor of the trip of Sport24.gr and of NBA All-Star Weekend 2019 column.

2019 New Year Party for 24MEDIA family

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In a night full of good temper, awards, gifts and of course, the pie cutting, 24MEDIA officially celebrated New Year at the Grand Hyatt Athens hotel, on Monday 18th of February. The Parthenon Hall was decorated with the lights of the largest digital publisher and 24MEDIA employees exchanged wishes before continuing its dynamic journey the upcoming year.

Mr. Dimitris Maris, Owner and President of 24MEDIA and Mr. Nikolas Pefanis, CEO, attended the event as well as other members of the management team, close associates and the staff of the group.

Mr. Dimitris Maris welcomed with a polite greeting and stated that "2019 will be a creative year full of new challenges and opportunities. We continue stronger than ever, always faithful to our own growth and development plan."

Mr. Nikolas Pefanis, CEO of 24MEDIA, made a brief statement of the past activities of 2018, stating that although last year was quite demanding it was also productive and welcomed the new year with optimism.

During the event, the award ceremony took place by awarding the favorite journalistic article and radio show of NEWS 24/7, SPORT24, CONTRA, ONEMAN, LADYLIKE, HUFFPOST GREECE, Sport24 Radio 103.3fm and News 24/7 Radio 88.6fm. Following, 30 lucky winners were selected through prize draw and won unique gifts.

The event was supported by Beverage World, Vibes Professional, while it could not have been so beautiful without the exceptional hospitality of the Grand Hyatt Athens hotel.

24MEDIA announcement

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24MEDIA and Stavros Drakoularakos jointly announce the completion of their cooperation after a long and successful journey.

Dimitris Maris, Founder and Chairman of 24MEDIA, noted: “Stavros' contribution in the development and current success of 24MEDIA is conclusive. For 15 years we have shared the vision for the largest digital media group in Greece and the gratification of living it in practice. I greet him, with joy for his next steps".

Stavros Drakoularakos, outgoing Managing Director of 24MEDIA Group, noted: "Both for my career path and the pleasure of becoming a member of the 24MEDIA family, this cooperation was honor and privilege. Thank you deeply from my heart."

The next step of Stavros Drakoularakos will be announced within the next few days.

Voluntary blood donation from 24MEDIA and “Evangelismos” Hospital

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24MEDIA in collaboration with “Evangelismos” General Hospital, organised for the 3rd consecutive year, voluntary blood donation, with the purpose of collecting as many blood units as possible in order to aid the difficult incidents the hospital faces daily.

The collection of blood units took place at 24MEDIA offices by the specialized team of “Evangelismos” General Hospital and after the necessary measures for the blood donation process were secured. 24MEDIA employees responsiveness was extremely high, showing their social awareness.

Additionally, “ORAMA ELPIDAS” Association informed 24MEDIA employees about bone marrow donation, while those who were interested in becoming donors, gave DNA samples in order to get registered in the global volunteer bank.

Panos Velachoutakos, HR Manager of 24MEDIA stated: “The voluntary blood donation and the information about bone marrow donation follow the company's CSR actions. The staff’s high responsiveness and their social awareness make us particularly happy and motivates to continue with even more similar actions".


SPORT24: No1 sports site for the 5th consecutive year

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For the 5th consecutive year, SPORT24 was the No. 1 sports site on reader's choice, with an average of 4.939.919* unique visitors. Within 2018, SPORT24 was ranked on the top sports site in the country with 350.112.319* total visits and 1.061.976.679* total pageviews.

Rich news reports, live broadcasts, interviews, reviews, and articles kept the audience's interest unabated. For the new year, SPORT24 promises even more sports information opportunities, remaining devoted to its philosophy of exclusive sports journalism content.

Source: AT INTERNET