Alma Media

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Alma Media
Traded as Nasdaq HelsinkiALN1V
Industry Publishing
Headquarters Helsinki, Finland
Key people
Kai Telanne, CEO
Revenue Increase M€320.1 (2012)
Decrease M€26,5 2012)

Alma Media is a media company focusing on digital services and publishing. In addition to news services, the company's products provide 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. Its best known products are Aamulehti, Iltalehti, Kauppalehti, Talouselämä and Alma Media employs approximately 2,400 people (excluding delivery personnel), one quarter of whom work outside Finland in nine different European countries.[1]

The Group's revenue in 2015 totalled approximately EUR 291,5 million.[1]

Business operations[edit]

Alma Media Group’s reporting structure was changed at the beginning of 2016. The names of the Group’s business segments were also changed. Alma Media Corporation has four business units: Alma Markets, Alma News & Life, Alma Regions and Alma Talent.[2]

Alma Markets (previously Digital Consumer Services) segment includes several online services. The services are related to sectors such as housing (,, NettiKoti and Kivi), recruitment (,,, CV Online,,,,, and and cars (, and as well as travelling ([3]

Alma News & Life (previously National Consumer Media) segment print news and lifestyle content of the national Iltalehti. The online services, and are also included in Alma News & Life.[3]

Alma Regions (previously Regional Media) segment includes the print and online publishing business of Aamulehti, Satakunnan Kansa, Lapin Kansa/Pohjolan Sanomat and several local and town papers. The printing and distribution unit Alma Manu is also included in Alma Regions.[3]

Alma Talent (previously Financial Media and Business Services) publishes 19 trade and financial magazines and newspapers, as well as a variety of books. The business unit will also offer skills development and growth services to professionals and businesses in different fields, from events and training to information services.[3]

History in brief[edit]

  • Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seuran Kirjapainon Osakeyhtiö (Finnish Literature Society's Printing Company Ltd) starts operating in 1849 and prints the Suometar newspaper.
  • Alma’s biggest newspapers are founded around the century: Satakunnan Kansa (1873), Aamulehti (1881), Kauppalehti (1898), Pohjolan Sanomat (1915), Kainuun Sanomat (1917) and Lapin Kansa (1928). Iltalehti was founded in1980.
  • Tampereen Kirjapaino Oy and Uusi Suomi Oy are merged in 1988 to become one of Finland's largest newspaper publishers. The new company was later named Aamulehti Corporation.
  • Over the years, company expands its business from newspapers to online services, television and radio.
  • Alma Media Corporation officially begins operating on 1998.
  • A major restructuring took place in Alma Media in 2005. The company divested its broadcasting business and decided to focus on publishing newspapers, business information and online marketplaces.[4]
  • In December 2011 Alma acquired LMC s.r.o. Czech leading provider of, jobboards and LMC G2 e-recruitment solution.[5]

Publications, products and services[edit]

Alma Markets[edit]

  • Housing
    • NettiKoti & Kivi
  • Recruitment
    • CV Online
  • Cars
  • Travelling

Alma News & Life[edit]

Alma Regions[edit]

Alma Talent[edit]

Alma Talent media include Kauppalehti, Talouselämä, Tekniikka & Talous, Markkinointi & Mainonta, Arvopaperi and Tivi. In Sweden, publications by Alma Talent include Affärsvärlden, Ny Teknik and Dagens Media.


  1. ^ a b "Alma in brief – Alma Media". Alma Media. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Business areas – Alma Media". Alma Media. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  4. ^ Alma Media's history
  5. ^ Alma Media acquires the leading online recruitment company in the Czech Republic Reuters. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  6. ^ "History". Alma Media. Retrieved 4 March 2015.