Finland

Sanoma’s Q3 online revenue grows in Finland; declines in Netherlands

The online and mobile revenue of Sanoma’s Consumer Business segment (including the classified businesses in Finland and the Netherlands, with the online auction platform Huuto and marketplace Oikotie) continued to grow in Finland, but declined sligthly in the Netherlands in Q3 FY2014 from the same period last year. The net sales of the online and mobile businesses of Sanoma in Finland amounted...

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Alma Media increases digital revenue and profit in Q3

The revenue of Alma Media’s division Digital Consumer Services, which houses the company’s classifieds business*, increased by 10.1 percent in Q3 of FY2014 from Q3 in FY2013. In Q3 of FY2014 revenue of the Digital Consumer Services division amounted to €13.5 million ($17 million U.S.), against €12.3 million in Q3 of FY2013. Of total revenue, the businesses in Finland contributed...

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Sanoma Digital gets a new COO

Kuldip Singh has been appointed chief operations officer of Sanoma Digital. In this role he will oversee all pure-play digital media activities in the Netherlands as well as all related international activities. Singh (photo) started in his new position at Sanoma on Oct. 6. He reports to Arthur Hoffman, the CEO of Sanoma Digital. Singh joined Sanoma from G+J India (part of Bertelsmann), where he...

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Sanoma replaces Oikotie Autot with Autotie.fi

Sanoma launched a new auto classified site at Autotie.fi and closed Oikotie Autot, Finland’s third most popular auto site. Visitors to Oikotie Autot are redirected to Autotie.fi. Autotie offers customers a host of new functions. The most important of them are a needs-based search function, instant-response contact service and live chat for connecting buyers and sellers. On the list of...

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Oikotie Työpaikat will launch work psychometric tests

Sanoma has signed a cooperation agreement with Assessio, a developer of work psychometric tests. As a result, Assessio tests will be available through Sanoma’s Oikotie Työpaikat, the leading job service in Finland. The joint job-seeker testing offering from Sanoma and Assessio will help employers select the best candidates from among jobseekers. The service will also include a career test...

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Alma Media backs up Urakkamaailma.fi

Alma Mediapartners, a subsidiary of Alma Media, acquired 15 percent of the share capital of Remonttibulevardi Oy. The company develops Urakkamaailma.fi, a real estate renovation marketplace. On Urakkamaailma both property managers and consumers are able to publicly ask for bids for their renovations, and the contractors find new customers there. At the moment there are about 2,000 contractors...

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