Eastern Europe

Naspers denies plans to sell Allegro

According to Naspers’ spokeswoman Meloy Horn, Naspers has no plans to sell its Polish assets. The rumours on that appeared after the last week report of Reuters. Naspers’ spokeswomen denied the rumours on Friday, saying to Reuters (here) that “Allegro is a strong-performing, profitable e-commerce business and we have no plans to sell it”. In turn, Paweł Klimiuk, corporate...

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Naspers’ assets in Poland may be up for sale

According to a report on Reuters, South African e-commerce giant Naspers wants to sell its assets in Poland, including the Allegro Group, a leader in the online classifieds market in Eastern Europe. Reuters reported on Jan. 14 (here) that, according to two undisclosed sources, Naspers intends to withdraw from Eastern Europe and focus its efforts on faster-growing markets. The company intends to...

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Allegro changes strategy and fires 90

Naspers’ Allegro Group announced that it would change its strategy and the way it operates to make it more flexible and mobile-oriented. For its employees it means restructuring and collective dismissals. The restructuring process started on Oct. 8. It involves the following departments: marketing, client service, IT, finance and administration. The company will fire about 90 people....

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Aukro.cz automates its B2B communication

The Czech’s biggest marketplace Aukro.cz, owned by Naspers’s Allegro Group, launched the SALESmanago marketing automation system to boost its B2B online communication. SALESmanago is a marketing automation system created by the Polish company Benhauer. According to Datanyze, it is the tenth most popular marketing automation platform in the world. Aukro will use SALESmanago to identify...

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Alma Media’s Q2 digital revenue increases

The revenue of Alma Media’s division Digital Consumer Services, which houses the classified business of the company*, increased by 4.9 percent in Q2 of FY2014 from Q2 in FY2013. In Q2 of FY2014 revenue of the Digital Consumer Services division amounted to €14 million ($18.9 million U.S.). In Q2 of FY2013 it came to €13.4 million. Of the total revenue, the businesses in Finland...

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Schibsted Classified Media has new director in Hungary

Starting from July 1, Schibsted’s operations in Hungary are managed by a new executive director, Géza Palocsay-Zubor, Hungarian media reported. Géza Palocsay-Zubor (LinkedIn profile here) previously worked as sales director at Sanoma Hungary and at the country’s e-commerce company Arukereso.hu. Schibsted Classified Media, previously headed by Laszlo Budai, sees operations in Hungary as...

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