STYRIA Media Group becomes shareholder of German Offerista Group

STYRIA Media Group acquires a 20% stake in the German Offerista Group, a specialist for digital retail marketing - and thus takes a further step towards internationalisation. In return, STYRIA will transfer 100% of the shares in wogibtswas.at, the Austrian market leader for digital brochures, to the Offerista Group. This makes the Offerista Group the largest digital retailer in the DACH region.  

www.wogibtswas.at is the market leader in Austria with a supported brand awareness of 65 percent and around 1 million unique users*. Users can use their own portals and apps to find out about leaflets and activities in the area. Offerista also relies on a network of partners with a high reach in Germany, reaching at least one in two consumers. This unique principle is now also being implemented in Austria and a partner network of strong publishers is available to the customers of wogibtswas.at. wogibtswas.at will remain an independent brand and company. Oliver Olschewski, who remains Managing Director in Austria, says: "I am pleased to offer our customers even more reach for their trade communication."

Offerista Managing Director Benjamin Thym: "The potential in digital trade marketing is great, but not all retailers have yet recognised this for themselves. With two such similar providers, it makes sense to bundle forces and roll up the market together. Offerista aims to bring retailers to every digital touchpoint with their target group. We can now implement this in Austria with wogibtswas.at." 

For the Offerista Group, going to Austria is the next step in implementing a long-term internationalisation strategy. In 2017, Offerista and Swiss Post launched the Startup Profital, the first provider of digital brochures in Switzerland.  

Michael Berger (picture), Head of STYRIA Digital Marketplaces: "For the STYRIA Media Group, this deal is the next logical step after the successful market development of wogibtswas.at in Austria. Now it can also be successful in the international context in the long term. I am very pleased that we are part of number 1 in the DACH region."  

About Offerista Group
The Offerista Group (www.offerista.com) helps stationary retailers to measurably increase customer frequency and sales in their stores. To this end, digital offer communication will be extended across channels via high-reach publishers and Google on a location-based basis. With this unique combination, the Offerista Group reaches every second consumer in Germany. The Offerista Group employs around 100 people at its headquarters in Dresden and locations in Berlin and Düsseldorf. Managing directors are Tobias Bräuer and Benjamin Thym.