Jussi Maaniitty appointed as the Director of Digital Business of Alma Regional Media
Alma Media Corporation Press release 4.11.2014 at 15.00 p.m. EET
JUSSI MAANIITTY APPOINTED AS THE DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL BUSINESS OF ALMA REGIONAL MEDIA
Jussi Maaniitty (MA, B. Eng) has been appointed as the Director of Digital Business of Alma Regional Media and a member of the executive team. Maaniitty is responsible for developing the digital business of Alma Regional Media and for the result of the entire consumer business. The task is new at Regional Media.
Maaniitty is transferring to Alma Regional Media on 1 December 2014 from Jolla where he works as the product manager for Sailfish OS. Previously, he has been involved in establishing a media industry startup Blinkamovie that has produced services of moving image for mobile network and the Internet, among other things.
He has behind him a long career at Nokia during which he was responsible for design, innovation expertise, concept creation and productisation of ideas: most recently with the development of the Meego N9 smartphone.
Maaniitty believes that his innovation and technology competence as well his orientation on customers, gathered during his previous jobs, will provide him with a strong basis for the new job.
"Media that is close to people and has high-quality content requires a worthy method of finding its way to people. Enjoying high-quality content should be seamless, regardless of the format. Digitality and the flux brought on by it shouldn't be perceived as a challenge but an opportunity to be more efficiently involved in people's day-to-day life," says Maaniitty.
For more information, please contact:
Kari Juutilainen, Senior Vice President, Alma Regional Media, tel. +358 50 4354159
Alma Media in brief
Alma Media is a media company focusing on digital services and publishing. In addition to news services, the company's products provide useful information related to lifestyle, career and business development. The services of Alma Media have expanded from Finland to the Nordic countries, the Baltics and Central Europe. The company employs 1,965 professionals (excluding distributors), of whom approximately one third work outside Finland. Alma Media's revenue in 2013 totalled approximately MEUR 300. Alma Media's share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.almamedia.fi