The most read source for news and features in English for Romania

Briefly, about us

1.3 mln

unique readers/year (2015)

 

150,000

unique readers/month (January 2016)

 

30%

average yearly organic growth

 

7,300

daily & weekly newsletter subscribers

 

10k+

Friends & followers on social media communities (Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus)

 

150+

served advertisers so far

 

200+

paid subscribers to the daily & weekly press reviews

 

200+

paid subscribers to City Compass Premium & Feel-at-Home Club

 

Romania-Insider.com Mission

Since 2010, we have been providing reliable information from Romania through selected, clean, clear & easy to understand content and editorial independence.

We help readers from all over the world stay at the beating heart of life in Romania.

We advise advertising and editorial service customers on the best exposure for their brands, and on the best value packages for their teams.

Brief history

Romania-Insider.com was founded in 2010 by business journalist Corina Chirileasa (Saceanu), as a solo project.

Volker Moser, co-founder of City Compass Group, joined the project in late-2010. Despite a challenging business environment, the two managed to expand the venture, increase the team and continue to stay a truly independent media outlet.

In 2014, Romania-Insider.com became part of City Compass Media, and welcomed Andrei Chirileasa as a third partner.

Team

A strong team of experienced business journalists create the content enjoyed by foreigners, expats and Romanians from all over the world. The editorial team has real independence, which helps us create high quality content. Email newsroom@romania-insider.com to send us press releases, event invitations or interview ideas. Or get in touch with specific members of our editorial team.

A commercial team with experience in online & print media advises clients on the best exposure for their brands & campaigns, all year-round. Get in touch with them to advertise on this website or in our other online & print platforms.

Website content

DAILY NEWS: business, politics, social, justice, people, culture, entertainment, events

FEATURES: business, social & culture

EXPAT PROFILES, INTERVIEWS

COMMUNITY VOICE: opinions

Daily newsletter

A selection of stories we publish on Romania-Insider.com.

Free of charge, sent daily, Monday to Friday between 6 and 7 AM, Romania time.

C-level readership: over 7,300 readers (January 2017), including foreign managers, multinational managers, investors, consultants, diplomats

Open rate: 27.5%, click rate: 11.5%, both above the media industry average.

Editorial services — Daily & Weekly Press Reviews

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A powerful daily & weekly paid business intelligence resource put together by our team of senior business journalists.

Essential business, politics & social news, selected & synthesized from the local media. Timely, brief, accurate, easy to read, in English.

READERSHIP: Foreign entrepreneurs, expat managers, foreign managers looking for business expansion to Romania, multinationals, local & foreign consultants.

The Expat Fair

City Compass Group organized the first three editions of the Expat Fair in Bucharest in the fall of 2015, spring of 2016 and the fall of 2016, respectively. Over 176 partners, exhibitors and supporters joined the events and provided on each occasion information and inspiration for internationals living in Bucharest. They have also prepared special offers valid only on the day of the event both for the visitors and the other partners.

Romania-Insider.com and its publisher, City Compass Media, were organizers of the event, as well as main media partners.

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Online Presence

Google PageRank 6

Our content is often quoted by national, international media outlets & by companies from around the world.

What readers say about Romania-Insider.com

Danielle Nobs

I very much enjoy reading your daily newsletter and especially the reports by Ms. Schaumburg-Lippe and others. Among the recent articles which I have particularly enjoyed are the ones about the “covrigi” or the “stampile”.

Kevin, California

Greetings from California! I just wanted to take a moment to say what a wonderful job you all do at Romania Insider and thank you for the up to date news, events, music, the guest stories are great !! I am not Romanian, but I have friends who are, and living in Bucharest, even though I talk almost every day to one or more, is hard sometimes to fully grasp what their world is like, from bits and pieces they say. You help me to understand my friends there more, you help me to converse with them on topics that they are so surprised I know anything about, which is so cool ! I love my friends in Romania, through them and You, I’ve come to love Romania the country too. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunate really, many here in the U.S. doesn’t even know Romania exists, to ask someone on the street where Romania is, you will get some wild answers, most though seem to think Romania is an ancient country that no longer exists. Doesn’t say much for the U.S. education system does it : ) Basically I meant to say just one thing… Thank You for being here, I appreciate it much. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. Cheers!!

Newsletter reader

Your daily newsletter is well written, useful in that it’s concise and informative, and offers unique, often surprising insights not readily available elsewhere.

Newsletter reader

I can follow TV and press news in Romanian but am grateful for the “easy-read” in English. Your choice of subjects is usually interesting and the coverage of them adequate to keep up with what’s happening in Romania.

Oliver Perkins, Managing Director, Brainovate

Just a quick note to say how much I value your daily links to Romania through Romania-Insider.com. I’ve been here over 13 years and thanks to you and your team I feel I’m informed as to what’s happening.

David Hadaller, Acting Dean of Academic Affairs, Bronx Community College, NY

I found your webpage that features news from expats living in Romania, and I enjoyed the shared info/stories, all of which were very entertaining. I was first in Romania as a Fulbright professor back in 1987-88 up at Cuza University in Iasi. In 1990, I married my wife Mirela in her home city of Constanta, and we later moved to the US, settling finally in New York, where we still live. I haven’t been back to Romania since 2008, but my sons get back every year to see their cousins and friends. Again, this is a great website!

Diana Vasiliu, representative of Allen Carr Easyway Romania

“My collaboration with Romania Insider has been beneficial on so many levels. To begin with, I was delighted to find there people who are completely client-oriented and ready to fit into the client’s needs and budget, no matter how restrictive that may be. It’s so important for a client to feel and know that there is someone at the other end of the line that understands them and tries to make things happen. Much like what we do, every day, in our work. I was also very happy to see that they take things to a higher level, presenting you, the client, with even more opportunities, that you hadn’t even considered. They guide you and answer all your requests. I was happy to find talented journalists, who cover stories from all possible angles, while at the same time, respecting you and your work. I can safely say that this is a collaboration that will not end soon and I take this opportunity to thank the people from Romania Insider for their support and hard work.”

Bjarne Virenfeldt, managing partner of Tecton International

Want to thank you for the “Romania Insider”; a wonderful messenger of news which I always am looking forward to receiving – “Romania Insider” is all that I need on an early morning while enjoying a cup of coffee and just trying to keep up with a world in turmoil. Keep up the good work, it is highly appreciated.

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