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Michael Boggs: NZME posts $5.6 million profit

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

New Zealand Media Entertainment (NZME) today posted a $5.6 million net profit for the half year to June. That's up 85% on last year and shareholders will get a dividend for the first time since 2018. NZME owns around half the country’s radio stations (including Newstalk ZB) as well as brands such as the New Zealand Herald, Viva and One Roof.  CEO Michael Boggs says the company is able to now pay a dividend because they’ve paid down their debts. Three years ago, the company had over $100 million debt, today just $18.6 million. The board was also in a position to do a capital return to shareholders, but has decided to wait for a little bit more certainty around what's happening in the market environment. NZME has also announced a conditional sale of its brand GrabOne to Global Marketplace. The sale is due to be completed by 31 October 2021. LISTEN ABOVE


23 Aug 2021

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MCM: You Stand Accused (Interview with Michael Boggs)

Marvel Champions Monthly: A Fan Podcast

Welcome to Marvel Champions Monthly: a fan podcast about the game Marvel Champions! Join Kennedy and special co-host Michael Boggs as we delve into the details of the design of Galaxy's Most Wanted and the follow-on Guardians hero packs! Thanks to Michael for all the insight! Connect with Marvel Champions Monthly: Discord: https://discord.gg/epAzHdw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarvelChampionsMonthlyPodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarvelMonthly Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MCMPodcast E-mail: marvelchampionsmonthly@gmail.com Youtube: Link


10 Jun 2021

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Episode 63: The One With Michael Boggs

Chicken Bone Alley

Sterling and David are joined this week by one of the best photographers in the pits, Michael Boggs!  Michael tells us the ins and out of being a motorsports photographer. Plus, the boys cover all the racing action from this past week!

1hr 46mins

27 Apr 2021

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LMDT - T2E4 - Michael Boggs with us

La Mano de Thanos

Pues una semana más estamos con tod@s vosotr@s y como últimamente nos ha dado por hacer entrevistas a saco, pues hoy os traemos una más que interesante con Michael Boggs uno de los creadores del juego y diseñador jefe de entre otros los packs de Héroe de Hulk y Miss Marvel y el de Escenario de Duende Verde. La entrevista la podéis escuchar en ingles y castellano porque tenemos a Rafa haciendo traducción casi simultánea.¡Esperamos que os guste!Recuerda que puedes sugerirnos, preguntarnos, quejarte o insultarnos en:Whatsapp: https://bit.ly/mtWhtsppTwitter/Instagram: @LaManodeThanosE-mail: lamanodethanos@gmail.comFacebook: Comunidad MarvelChampions LCG Españawww.lamanodethanos.blogspot.com https://www.patreon.com/lamanodethanos

3hr 22mins

22 Sep 2020

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Michael Boggs: NZME boosts half-year profit despite Covid challenge

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

NZ Herald owner NZME has boosted its interim net profit and underlying earnings despite revenue taking a hit from the impacts of Covid-19.The company's underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (ebitda) increased 5 per cent to $28.9m, and it made a net profit of $3.01 million in the six months to June 30, compared to $950,000 for the same period in 2019.NZME shares jumped 10 per cent to 32c following the announcement.NZME, which owns the New Zealand Herald, Newstalk ZB, the OneRoof property website and a suite of entertainment radio stations including ZM, The Hits and Hauraki, reported revenue of $149.03m, down from $180.74m in the previous corresponding period.The company significantly reduced its net debt by $19.5 million over the half year to $55.2 million, representing a net debt to operating ebitda ratio of 1.0 times.NZME's operating ebitda included $8.6 million the business received from the Government as a wage subsidy."We moved swiftly to ensure NZME did not just withstand the impacts but was best placed to quickly implement a number of additional initiatives that helped mitigate Covid-19 impacts on earnings. The Government wage subsidy also helped us retain roles that are now supporting our recovery," chief executive Michael Boggs said while paying tribute to the company's staff."They have ensured NZME withstands the extraordinary challenges Covid-19 continues to pose. They have also remained absolutely committed to NZME's purpose of keeping Kiwis in the know by delivering leading news and information that all New Zealanders can trust."NZ Herald Premium digital subscriptions continue to grow and now total more than 82,000, including 43,000 paid digital subscribers.NZME CEO Michael Boggs"This further reinforces our belief that now and into the future, New Zealanders are prepared to support quality journalism, delivered by news teams they can trust. We will continue to invest in this growing part of our business with initiatives such as the enhanced NZ Herald app launched in late February," said Boggs.Chair Barbara Chapman said NZME went into the Covid-19 pandemic in a strong position."Continued success against our strategic priorities and effective capital management hasenabled NZME to rebound quickly and deliver a pleasing interim result."I am proud that NZME has served as an Essential Service during this unprecedented time,fulfilling our responsibilities to our audience and advertisers in connecting a growing number of New Zealanders with leading news, quality journalism and entertainment."Total advertising revenue fell from $130.7m to $102.9m.While advertising revenue was significantly reduced in April, May and June, a focus on cost management, together with the Government's wage subsidy and Media Relief package, helped mitigate the effects on the group's result.In terms of the media relief package, NZME benefited from transmission cost relief of $1.7m.Cost cutting measures, including a reduction in head count contributed to a $24.6m decline in operating expenses.Actions taken included:• Temporarily suspended products including a number of newspaper insertedmagazines and community newspapers;• Ceased broadcasting of Radio Sport;• Implemented wide scale workforce restructuring, resulting in reductionof more than 200 positions, representing 15 per cent of the workforce;• Directors' fees and employee salaries reduced temporarily by 15-20 per centon a voluntary basis;• Accelerated annual leave utilisation;• Negotiated temporary reductions in key contracts and property leases;• Reduced overall discretionary spend;• Significantly reduced capital expenditure for the remainder of 2020.Growth in radio revenue continued until Covid-19 began to impact advertising revenues towards the end of the first quarter.Talk radio major market audience share grew 0.8 per cent year-on-year to 14.8 per cent due to the continued success of Newstalk ZB.Overall radio reve...


25 Aug 2020

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Episode 013: Resourceful - A conversation with designer Michael Boggs

Alter-Egos: A Marvel Champions Podcast

In this very special episode of Alter-Egos, designer Michael Boggs from Fantasy Flight Games joins the podcast. Dive in to a discussion about the recent Hulk hero pack, cycle 1 reflections, Gencon announcements and the design principles of Marvel Champions. Keep up to date with our content by joining our Facebook group. If you'd like to get in touch, send us an email at alteregosmcpodcast@gmail.com. 

1hr 13mins

23 Aug 2020

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Critical Encounters - Issue 25 - Special Double Issue with Supreme Overlord Michael Boggs

Critical Encounters - A Marvel Champions Podcast

Critical Encounters, a weekly podcast, focuses on taking a look at encounter cards and sets all from the villain's perspective. That means we are going to focus in on those 'bad guy cards' as if we were the villains. Its a focused look on that other half of the game.  In this Issue we sit down with designer and all around villainous guy Michael Boggs! You can find us on Discord as: Vardaen, bigfomlof, and TheTruth Email us at: criticalencounterspod@gmail.com Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/criticalencounterspod/ You can also find our Discord Channel on the Marvel Champions Community Content Server. "Watch that first step Parker, its a doozy. " - Venom

1hr 21mins

4 Aug 2020

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Bosses in Lockdown: NZME's Michael Boggs

Bosses Rebuilding

The head of NZME is welcoming the government's media relief package, but wishes more had gone to print and digital media.$50 million has been put aside to help the industry stay afloat.A massive drop in advertising revenue has caused job losses and closures.NZME chief executive Michael Boggs told Heather du Plessis-Allan he is pleased the Government has recognised the support the media needs."While we employ the most number of journalists and broadcasters in the country, I'm really disappointed actually that the money doesn't target that substantially."About two-thirds of it, really, has gone to the TV networks."He says that there are some values that the company can get from it, such as the offer of targetted relief.


23 Apr 2020

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CEO's Michael Boggs and Deborah Pead discuss impact of Covid-19 on their businesses.

Kerre McIvor Mornings Podcast

We have spent a lot of time, and will continue to do so, discussing how businesses big and small, can climb out of this Covid-19 Crisis.Kerre McIvor speaks to a couple of business leaders about how they are leading their companies and the hard decisions they have had to make.Joining Kerre are Deborah Pead, Chief Executive of communications business Pead PR and Michael Boggs, CEO of NZME.LISTEN ABOVE


22 Apr 2020

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118: Michael Boggs on Marvel Champions, Netrunner

The Covenant Cast

Right from Covenant Tulsa, where Michael Boggs is attending our Marvel Champions Celebration Weekend event, we take a moment to chat about his journey from South Korea, to Netrunner, to being on the design team of arguably the biggest title of the year - the Marvel Champions LCG. Find all previous casts, as well as learning content and products on our website: https://teamcovenant.com


23 Nov 2019