In February 2013 Florian Fels is named CEO Publishing. In the spring Blick am Abend celebrates its 5th anniversary with a commemorative week and various special activities, including a Blick am Abend issue in Swiss German dialect. Starting in June Ringier’s Swiss magazines are also available as eMagazines for iPhone and iPad. The successful Schweizer Landliebe magazine is enhanced by LandLiebe TV and Landliebe Radio. Blick am Abend launches blickamabend.ch and adds an interactive digital channel to its range of services. In the Czech Republic, the operations of Ringier Axel Springer Media AG are taken over by entrepreneurs Daniel Křetínský and Patrik Tkáč.
Marc Walder is named new CEO of Ringier AG replacing Christian Unger. Energy Basel is launched in early 2012 and Blick.ch is the first news portal in Switzerland to reach 500 million clicks. Ringier takes over eJobs.ro, the leading job site in Romania. BlickTV expands its services by adding two apps for iPhone and iPad. Blick am Abend also enhances its mobile application with an update and increases its distribution area by twelve cities. In September Ringier initiates the combined marketing of the magazines for the German and French parts of Switzerland. The Competition Commission approves the takeover of jobs.ch by Ringier and Tamedia in November. In late 2012 Robin Lingg leaves the Board of Directors of Ringier to join the management and is appointed Head of Business Development.
Switzerland sees the successful launch of country life magazine LandLiebe. Expanding its digital business, Ringier acquires a stake in the group-buying platform deindeal.ch. Infront Ringier is founded as a joint venture between Ringier and international sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media AG. The venture intends to become the leading sales and marketing company in the Swiss sports market arena. In Romania, Ringier acquires Edipresse A.S. Romania, a joint venture of the Swiss publishing group Edipresse and the German media company Axel Springer.
The Blick group Integrated Newsroom is inaugurated in Switzerland combining the editorial teams of Blick, SonntagsBlick, Blick am Abend and Blick.ch with the web TV center to form Switzerland's largest and most advanced editorial team. Additionally, Ringier and Axel Springer launch a major joint venture merging activities in the Czech Republic, Serbia, Poland and Slovakia under the name Ringier Axel Springer Media AG. Ringier Vietnam and the French media company Lagardère Active jointly launch the international edition of ELLE Vietnam.
Christian Unger is appointed new CEO of Ringier AG. In Hungary, Ringier takes over all shares in the Euromedia joint venture from German publisher Bauer Media Group. In addition, Ringier launches the new business unit Entertainment, integrating all Ringier Switzerland event, radio and TV activities. At the same time, the group launches its new corporate strategy building on three core business areas: publishing, digital business and entertainment.
Ringier’s 175th anniversary is amply celebrated at all Ringier locations. The free daily Blick am Abend is published for the first time on June 1st. It is Switzerland’s first ever and to date only evening newspaper.
Ringier acquires a 51% stake in Radio Energy Zürich. Three years later Ringier will also take over Radio Energy Bern. Such acquisitions continue to expand Ringier's entertainment business portfolio. With its 80% share in Media Swiss AG, Ringier becomes one of the leading e-commerce platform providers (e.g. Scout24) in Switzerland. In China, Ringier and Wenhui Xinmin United Press Group jointly publish the first women's weekly, Xinmin Bella. In the Czech Republic, Ringier takes over the daily newspaper Aha!, The publishing house also launches a new daily, ALO! in Serbia.
Ringier Serbia launches the free daily 24sata.
Ringier jointly founds Swissprinters AG with the NZZ group in Switzerland. Edipresse later joins them as an additional investor (Ringier 58,8 percent, NZZ group 25,2 percent, Edipresse 16 percent). Cicero, Germany's first magazine for political culture is launched.
Hans Ringier dies at age 97. Michael Ringier becomes Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ringier Holding AG.