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08 Feb 2013
Arndt Groth, CEO of PubliGroupe: “With Alain D. Bandle, Publicitas is gaining a top manager who will vigorously push ahead with the transformation of Publicitas amidst a dramatically changing media industry and reinforce central IT and digitalisation projects with his wealth of experience and key leadership abilities. At the same time, Alain D. Bandle possesses the necessary know-how to position the national and international network of Publicitas as a lean and effective media service company. I thank Beat Roeschlin for the initiation of numerous significant growth initiatives in the digital field and for the implementation of important optimisation measures over the last years and am pleased that he will continue to contribute to Publicitas in his former core area of expertise as one of the most qualified experts on the OOH market and that he will assist the new CEO with important affairs.”
Alain D. Bandle: "I look forward to my new role at Publicitas. Network, sales and technology; these are the key ingredients that drive me to make Publicitas a leading media service company."
Alain D. Bandle holds a master’s degree in business from the University of St. Gallen (lic. oec. HSG). The trilingual, internationally experienced manager worked most recently at Satmap, a USA-based company specialising in artificial intelligence, where he was responsible for the expansion of operations in Continental Europe. Previously he served as CEO of the Versatel telecommunications group in Düsseldorf, which he sold to the American private equity company KKR following a successful repositioning and turnaround in 2011. From 2003 to 2009, Alain D. Bandle worked at Dell. As Vice-President and General Manager based in Geneva, he oversaw Europe-wide business relations in the public sector, which constitutes Dell’s largest and most successful business segment with sales volumes of over EUR 2.5 billion and 700 employees. Before that, he headed the Central Europe (DACH) division at Dell.
For a number of years, Alain D. Bandle has complemented his operative duties by serving in an advisory capacity or as a supervisory board member for various companies and organisations, such as at Kooaba, an ETH (Federal Institute of Technology) start-up company in the field of augmented reality. In addition, he has consulted companies and private equity firms in regard to ICTM projects as a senior executive advisor.
Numerous important IT projects at Publicitas
Publicitas is currently undergoing major changes and has been in the red for several years. For 2012 as well, Publicitas will report a negative operating result. At the Investors' Day in December 2012, PubliGroupe forecast an operating loss of CHF 22 million for Publicitas, which turned out to be lower in the end due to successes achieved in restructuring and winning back customers in the final weeks of the year.
The company is transforming from a traditionally print-dominated player with a decidedly sales-oriented, decentralised orientation into an increasingly digital service and outsourcing provider for the media industry. Publicitas is further investing in a new IT processing infrastructure and tool landscape. By 2014, Publicitas will be running its operations for all types of media, in Switzerland and abroad, on a new, highly flexible software solution that will act as the end-to-end digitalisation backbone. The underlying cloud technology represents a key factor enabling reduction of deployment and operating costs, as well as speeding up implementation of business requirement changes.
Going forward, Publicitas will strive for further diversification of its product portfolio. These efforts include strengthening of the out-of-home segment, which is already being marketed in various regions of Switzerland via cooperation agreements with third parties and which also plays an important role abroad, especially for Publicitas in India.
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18 Mar 2013Switzerland: Le Temps celebrates its 15th anniversary
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16 Jan 2013Switzerland: Axel Springer to axe Stocks magazine
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04 Dec 2012Switzerland/International: PubliGroupe preparing for growth in digital and continued print decline; intention to return CHF 45 million to shareholders
29 Nov 2012Denmark: Swiss 20 Minuten AG buys the Danish commuter newspapers metroXpress and 24timer
24 Oct 2012International: PubliGroupe acquires advertising technology company Improve Digital
12 Sep 2012Switzerland: Ringier and Tamedia plan takeover of jobs.ch ' cooperation in international competition
27 Aug 2012Switzerland/International: PubliGroupe with net result of CHF 10.8 million in first half 2012 under Swiss GAAP FER accounting standards
02 Jul 2012Switzerland: NZZ becomes digital: the website of the 'Neue Zürcher Zeitung' has been enriched with even more content.
20 Jun 2012Switzerland: Co-operation between Sonntagszeitung and The Economist
15 Jun 2012Switzerland: PubliGroupe sells Namics to management - concentration on core competencies proceeds
09 May 2012Switzerland: Encore, supplement to Le Matin Dimanche, also in German
25 Apr 2012Switzerland/International: PubliGroupe's Annual General Meeting approves all Board proposals
02 Apr 2012Switzerland/International: Leading European digital marketing specialist Arndt Groth as new CEO of PubliGroupe
30 Mar 2012International: PubliGroupe forms partneship with leading demand-side platform provider MediaMath
09 Mar 2012Switzerland/international: PubliGroupe with a net result of CHF 14.6 million in 2011...
01 Feb 2012Switzerland: zanox, Europe's leading performance advertising network, strengthens its commitment in the country
13 Jan 2012Switzerland: Finanz-und Wirtschaft has a refreshed design
05 Dec 2011Switzerland: Publicitas and AZ Medien agree on a new contract for 2012
01 Dec 2011Switzerland/International: Strategic decisions at PubliGroupe: local.ch and Zanox remain online growth drivers, end of H. P. Rohner's double mandate
17 Nov 2011Europe: 13th European Newspaper Award:Main prize winners from Norway, Germany, Denmark and Switzerland
12 Oct 2011Switzerland: Publimedia launches online advertising marketplace for print, online and mobile offerings
29 Aug 2011Switzerland/International: PubliGroupe shows net profit for the first half of 2011 of CHF 14.9 million - Again higher online revenue
01 Jul 2011Switzerland: NZZ am Sonntag to launch Stil - das Magazin für Lebensart
01 Jul 2011Switzerland: Thomas Kaiser leaves PubliGroupe ' Digital & Marketing Services business segment under new leadership; digital expansion continues
27 Jun 2011Switzerland: Ringier acquires majority interest in Swiss group buying company "DeinDeal.ch"
14 Jun 2011China: PubliGroupe sells stake in Chinese advertising sales group City Media
03 Jun 2011Switzerland/international: Publicitas enters into a comprehensive cooperative agreement with JANZZ.com; PubliGroupe acquires a 5 per cent stake
13 May 2011Switzerland: Tamedia acquires stake in Doodle
04 May 2011Switzerland/International: PubliGroupe's Annual General Meeting approves all Board proposals. Christian Wenger elected to the Board of Directors.
02 May 2011International: Newspapers Need to Make Transition for Successful Digital Future
08 Apr 2011Switzerland: Merger of Edipresse Switzerland and Tamedia already in 2011
04 Apr 2011Switzerland: PubliGroupe strengthens key account management in the print and digital sectors ' expanded range of services with new Publimedia
18 Mar 2011Switzerland/International: PubliGroupe confirms its return to profitability: net profit 2010 of CHF 42.6 million ' Resumption of dividend payment
03 Feb 2011Switzerland: Animan celebrates its 30th anniversary with a new look
20 Dec 2010Switzerland: Publicitas and Edipresse have signed a new contract to define their collaboration.
20 Dec 2010Switzerland/International: PubliGroupe publishes Performance Magazine
30 Nov 2010Switzerland/International: PubliGroupe names Beat Werder as new Head of Corporate Communications
25 Nov 2010Switzerland/International: Edipresse Luxe continues to expand and focuses on its strongest brands
25 Nov 2010Switzerland: Publicitas and Tamedia put their collaboration on a newcontractual base
08 Nov 2010Switzerland/International: PubliGroupe to focus on three business segments from 2011
20 Oct 2010Switzerland: Business newspaper Handelszeitung with new layout
19 Oct 2010Switzerland: Edi Bähler to become CEO of the 'Search & Find' joint venture companies of PubliGroupe and Swisscom
04 Oct 2010Switzerland: Le Matin Dimanche with a new layout
06 Sep 2010Switzerland: Tages-Anzeiger to publish New York Times supplement
30 Aug 2010Switzerland/International: PubliGroupe returns to profitability
07 Jul 2010Switzerland: "Search & Find" joint venture companies of Swisscom and PubliGroupe aim to strengthen cooperation
28 May 2010International: Paid Content initiative of Publicitas and SNews in order to open up new revenue sources for Publishers
26 May 2010Switzerland: Mike A. Weber is new Head of Strategic Projects at PubliGroupe
03 May 2010Switzerland: PubliGroupe extends market position of its business segment "Digital & Marketing Services"
28 Apr 2010Switzerland/International: PubliGroupe's AGM approves all Board proposals
26 Apr 2010Switzerland: PubliGroupe sells its stake in Edipresse
16 Apr 2010Switzerland: FPH Freie Presse Holding takes over Thurgauer Zeitung and sells its stakes in Zürcher Landzeitungen group to Tamedia
12 Apr 2010Switzerland: Publicitas International to represent 'Le Nouvel Observateur' of France
22 Mar 2010Switzerland/International: PubliGroupe: 2009 results
15 Mar 2010Switzerland Le Temps names Pierre Veya, new editor-in-chief
08 Mar 2010Switzerland: Martin Spieler named new Editor-in-Chief of SonntagsZeitung
08 Feb 2010Switzerland: Basler Zeitung Medien sold to private investors
02 Feb 2010Switzerland/International: Departure from PubliGroupe Board of Directors
07 Dec 2009Switzerland/International: Beat Roeschlin appointed new CEO of Publicitas
07 Dec 2009Switzerland: NZZ Mediengruppe and Publicitas Ltd. renew strategic partnership
04 Dec 2009Switzerland: Free daily News to close
26 Nov 2009Switzerland: Edipresse sells its shares in the Rhône Media group (le Nouvelliste)
02 Nov 2009Switzerland/Europe: Ringier creates new company sectors
19 Oct 2009Switzerland: Blick celebrates 50 years and moves to a broadsheet format
07 Oct 2009Switzerland: Neue Zürcher Zeitung with three sections and 5 columns
30 Sep 2009Switzerland: End for Le Matin Bleu
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20 Jul 2009Switzerland: Ringier Health Unit concentrates on its TV programme and web platform
22 May 2009Switzerland: NZZ am Sonntag with a new layout
14 May 2009Switzerland: Espace Media Will Continue Publication of the Daily Newspaper Der Bund and Plans Savings ' Tages-Anzeiger Reorganises Editorial Staff
04 May 2009Switzerland: Free newspaper .ch (Punkt CH) to close
29 Apr 2009Switzerland/International: PubliGroupe's AGM approves all Board proposals
24 Mar 2009Switzerland: New readership figures 2009-1
23 Mar 2009Switzerland: Newspaper "Anzeiger von Saanen" launches allmedia publishing system designed for local publishers, in coop. with Consenda and Publicitas
17 Mar 2009Switzerland: End for the free business daily newspaper Cash
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05 Mar 2009International: PubliGroupe & INMA announce the launch of their 2nd "Innovative Business Models Contest"
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02 Mar 2009Switzerland: Edipresse and Publicitas redefine their partnership
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27 Jan 2009International/Switzerland: Member resigns from the Board of Directors of PubliGroupe Ltd
12 Jan 2009Switzerland: Finanz- und Wirtschaft with a new layout
07 Jan 2009Switzerland/International: A change of generation at PubliGroupe
20 Nov 2008Switzerland: Peter Hartmeier will resign as Editor-in-Chief of Tages-Anzeiger in 2009 and become Publisher of Thurgauer Zeitung
04 Nov 2008Switzerland/International: PubliGroupe feels the effects of economic downturn
30 Oct 2008Switzerland: Christian Unger to become new CEO of Ringier
29 Oct 2008Switzerland: Martin Coninx will be managing director of Finanz- und Wirtschaft
20 Oct 2008Switzerland: cash: daily newspaper presents a new layout and at the same time shifts the umbrella brand to the centre of all activities.
15 Oct 2008Switzerland: Ringier to acquire "geschenkidee.ch"
08 Oct 2008Switzerland: New Deputy CEO for Edipresse Switzerland
01 Oct 2008Switzerland: New circulation figures from July 2007 to June 2008
11 Sep 2008Switzerland: New readership figures 2008-2
03 Sep 2008Switzerland: Axel Springer Schweiz takes over entertainment portals Partyguide.ch and Usgang.ch
25 Aug 2008Switzerland/International: PubliGroupe: Interim Report for the period ending June 30, 2008