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Jul142017

Krzysztof Stopa appointed CFO of Grupa Onet-Ringier Axel Springer Polska

As of October 16, 2017 Krzysztof Stopa (43) will become CFO of Grupa Onet-Ringier Axel Springer Polska. He will succeed Grzegorz Kania (44) who is leaving the company. Krzysztof Stopa will join the Group Executive Board in Poland, which consists of Edyta Sadowska (CEO Ringier Axel Springer Polska), Marcin Boroszko (CEO Media Impact Polska), Aleksander Kutela (CEO Onet S.A.) and Jovan Protic (COO Grupa Onet-RAS Polska), and is chaired by Mark Dekan. 

Mark Dekan, CEO of Grupa Onet-RAS Polska:

I am very pleased to welcome Krzysztof Stopa as the new CFO of Grupa Onet-RAS Polska. During his career he has become an expert on CEE markets and proved his strong financial skills and excellent leadership capabilities. I wish Krzysztof a successful start. Also, I would like to thank Grzegorz Kania for his work and contribution over the last years.

Krzysztof Stopa has been the CFO of IPG Mediabrands Poland since 2012, where he was in charge of finance, IT, HR and administration functions. In his role he provided financial support for all IPG Mediabrands operations and played a vital role in driving commerical growth of the Group. Prior to joining IPG Mediabrands he worked as the Finance Director for North Central Europe in Genzyme Polska, where he was responsible for finance and customer service functions. Before moving to Genzyme he had spent six years with Marsh, first as Financial Controller for Poland and Baltic States, then as the CFO of Marsh Poland and finally as the CFO of Marsh Central Eastern Europe. He started his professional career in Assurance and Advisory Services, gaining his experience with PwC in Poland and PwC in London.

Grzegorz Kania joined Ringier Axel Springer Polska in January 2012 as CFO of the company. In 2014 he joined Group Executive Board of Grupa Onet-RAS Polska. Previously he used to work for PwC, Shell Polska and UPC, where he hold key managerial positions.

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May242017

Onet news app wins INMA Global Media Award 2017 in Best Use of Mobile category

Grupa Onet – RAS Polska is the first Polish media company in history to receive the INMA Global Media Award from the International News Media Association for its Onet news app in the Best Use of Mobile category. The winners were announced on May 23, 2017 at the 87th INMA World Congress in New York City.

In October 2016, Onet launched its mobile app Onet 4.0 with text-to-speech technology, that allows the user to listen to news activated by the “Onet, read!” command. This innovative idea was implemented by the engineers of DreamLab, the technology hub of Grupa Onet-RAS Polska. The app runs on any smartphone and mobile device using iOS or Android.

Onet 4.0 is Poland’s first app to provide this unique “text to speech” feature, enabling each and every article to be read aloud. It is activated with the “Onet read!” (Onet czytaj!) command. Another innovation is the app’s access to the audio version of the Onet24 news service. The news service is updated automatically several times a day, and each issue brings breaking news headlines from Poland and overseas as events unfold. In this way, the app satisfies the needs of consumers who want to be up to date with current affairs.

The INMA Global Media Awards have been presented since 1937 by the International News Media Association to honour the best solutions in the field of innovation and brand development. In 2017, the International Media Association received 655 entries submitted by 196 media companies in 36 countries. Participants include newspaper media, magazine media, digital media, television media, and radio media.

A total of 115 finalists from all over the world were competing for awards in 20 categories. Forty award-winners were selected from among two groups: global and local brands.

Mark Dekan, CEO Ringier Axel Springer Media AG and CEO of Grupa Onet-RAS Polska: “First and foremost, I feel a deep sense of pride at the achievements of our Polish team. Grupa Onet-RAS Polska is the first Polish publisher in history to receive such a prestigious international award for a mobile application. The Onet App is an achievement which demonstrates our strengh to be creative and innovate, and confirms our position as one of the leading digital publishers in this part of the world.”

Jovan Protic, Digital Publishing Director Ringier Axel Springer Media AG and COO Grupa Onet-RAS Polska: “We were dreaming about world class innovation and changing the way how people will consume content on news services. Seems we succeeded! The topmost priority was to make the best possible news app while also providing our users with what we call the ‘wow’ moment”

Aleksander Kutela, CEO of Onet.pl:The Onet app strengthens our brand promise, which is to be highly innovative and offer our users access to news and entertainment in the most user-friendly way. Onet is already the most popular Polish web service available on mobile devices and I believe that the success of our app will only reinforce this position.”

Bartłomiej Pucek, head of mobile and digital projects at Grupa Onet-RAS Polska: “The app had to meet user needs and expectations: breaking news, quality content, fast loading and videos. In the course of doing research on user behaviour we realised that one of the key issues was to deliver news to people on the go, whether they are commuting by public transport or in their own cars. Since news consumption has to be automatic in such circumstances, we decided that our ‘wow’ moment would be voice commands and audio delivery of news stories.”

The INMA Global Award 2017 is not the first prestigious award presented to the Onet app. In March 2017, it was named the best mobile app in the Mobile Trends Awards competition, held during the largest conference on mobile and new technologies in Poland. In April 2017, Grupa Onet-RAS Polska received an award in the Innovative Media category by the Association of Advertising Agencies.

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May032017

Ringier Axel Springer Hungary launches Noizz.hu

May 3, 2017, Ringier Axel Springer Hungary has launched Noizz.hu and is targeting the connected “Generation C” with its new service. NOIZZ already covers urban lifestyle trends in Poland, Slovakia, Serbia, Romania and Germany.

 

After the successful launch of the online destination for “Generation C” in Poland, Slovakia, Serbia, Romania and Germany, NOIZZ now enters the Hungarian market

Ringier Axel Springer Poland first introduced the brand NOIZZ in November 2015, where it has since been operating successfully, followed by Serbia and Slovakia in 2016. In January 2017, it was also launched on the German market in cooperation with BILD, Europe’s largest daily.

Jovan Protic, Digital Publishing Director of Ringier Axel Springer Media AG: “Noizz.hu is pinpointing a target audience that is constantly connected and wants to be informed ahead of others about the latest urban lifestyle trends. We created and launched this brand particularly for Generation C.”

Martin Szokol (24), who previously worked for Ringier Axel Springer Hungary in projects for the leading daily Blikk and for glamour.hu, will lead the editorial team.

Imre Gerentsér, Chief Digital Officer of Ringier Axel Springer Hungary: “This new digital media service for a young, urban generation is unique in Hungary. Martin Szokol and his team will be covering stories and trends wherever they happen. They are close to their target group and will be telling stories from its perspective. At the same time, we are also offering new opportunities for advertisers to reach the younger generation with creative ad formats.”

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Feb022017

Make some NOIZZ: BILD and Ringier Axel Springer Media AG launch online portal for urban lifestyle to Germany

New media service for young and digital affine audience / Following Poland, Serbia and Slovakia, NOIZZ launches in Germany on 1st February

On Wednesday, 1st February 2017, BILD and Ringier Axel Springer Media are bringing a new digital media service to the German market. NOIZZ reports in a contemporary, personal and surprising way about everything that moves its urban and digitally networked target group: from fashion and lifestyle to street art and Hip Hop right up to politics and society. NOIZZ does this by appealing to its audience where the users are at home: on their smartphones and on social media with texts, images and videos.

NOIZZ is launched in Germany as a cooperation between BILD and Ringier Axel Springer Media. Since November 2015 NOIZZ operates successfully in Poland and since 2016 also in, Serbia and Slovakia, in the meantime reaching 7.5 million users per month.).

Manuel Lorenz from the “Team New Platforms” at BILD will lead the editorial team. Support for the editorial team comes from young journalists of the Axel Springer Academy. The editorial offerings will be added with guest contributions by bloggers and influencers.

Stefan Betzold, Managing Director at BILD Digital: “NOIZZ is aimed at a generation that does not define itself by lifestyle: networked, urban, loud and always on the lookout for something new.”

Jovan Protic, Digital Publishing Director at Ringier Axel Springer Media AG: “Through our cooperation with BILD We are very pleased that we can continue the success story of NOIZZ and, thereby gradually develop its service into a European media brand."

Media Impact is responsible for the marketing of NOIZZ in Germany and will focus on native campaigns and far-reaching influencer concepts.

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