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Martins World

September 20th, No comments

My first website went online with bad HTML and lot of animated GIF-pictures in 1997 already. 2000 I launched another one about my internship at the Wall Street in New York. These two homepages were (and still are) hosted by Angelfire (a advertising finance free hosting service). In 2003 I bought my own domain. Here I launched my first “really own” homepage. In 2006 I started a small website under another domain for my freelance work as consultant/controller. But worth mentioning is only the relaunch of my private homeage in summer 2007.

Since I changed from the print to the online business in the team of New Media International I felt I have to relaunch my old and “rusty” page. Until now I was only a “heavy user”, in my new job I learned a lot about webdesign. My colleagues recommended WordPress, which makes modern webblogging easy. In the meantime I know WordPress quite well, and thanks to several great plugins many features of “big sites” are available on my blog as well.

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Amiado AG – students.ch

September 20th, No comments

The Amiado AG was acquired by Axel Springer Schweiz AG in summer 2007. The company has been operating the website students.ch since 1998, the leading Swiss student portal. At this time the Swiss online business of Springer was not worth mentioning. At a quick view this transaction seemed not to fit in the Swiss portfolio which consisted mostly of print business titles. What convinced us was the concept, the financial track record and most, the team itself. Here we expected a huge potencial. In this project I was involved in the management discussions and the due diligence as well as the company valuation and the preparation of the decision of the German board of Axel Springer AG.

And our expectations were even topped: the team of students.ch gave important impulses and valuable input for the extension of the AS online-portfolio (e.g. www.handelszeitung.ch).

Additionally, with the internationalization the own portfolio was extended as well. And with the acquisition of www.usgang.ch and www.partyguide.ch the third-biggest Swiss online network was established.

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Newssite dziennik.pl

September 13th, No comments

Dziennik.pl is up to now the biggest online make project realised by New Media Internaional. AS Polska is the publisher of the leading newspapers in Poland. However, it was not active in the internet yet.

The aim was to create a modern news portal, which is able to achive a leading position in Poland. The implementation was really international: a Norwegian CMS, set up by a German company with the support of Dutch multimedia specialists in Poland. Of course a intense project management with strong focus on intercultural management was necessary. I was part of the project steering comitee and acted as project coach as well.

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Anima Publishers – auto.cz

September 13th, No comments

Anima Publishers is operating www.auto.cz since 1997, the leading car website in Czech Republic. Axel Springer acquired in total 74,9% with the option for 100% in Spring 2007.

It was the first M&A project which was closed successfully from the team of New Media International. With this purchase AS Praha could extend its leading position in the car segment from magazines to online. In this project I was involved in the management discussions and the due diligence as well as the company valuation and the preparation of the decision of the German board of Axel Springer AG.

Until today several other projects were realized. Among others I would like to mention www.autofun.cz, aiming for younger men, www.roadlook.tv as video show website, as well as www.roadlook.pl as internationalisation to Poland. The high quality video formats are meanwhile even to be seen as car show automotostyl in Czech television.

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