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Cologne, September 22, 2022 — Following a three-year break due to the pandemic, DMEXCO celebrated its strong comeback at the Koelnmesse exhibition center. This year, around 40,000 visitors from 91 countries and 560 partner companies took part, live and in person, in Europe’s most important expo and conference for digital marketing & tech. Under the motto “We progress together”, a total of over 770 speakers discussed what social advancement in the digital age could look like. DMEXCO 2023 will take place again at the Koelnmesse exhibition center on September 20 and 21, 2023, again under the sponsorship of the German Association for the Digital Economy e.V. (BVDW).
The world of work is being recharged: a new, representative online survey conducted by Civey on behalf of DMEXCO, Europe’s leading digital marketing and tech event, found that 61 percent of companies from a wide range of industries now offer the option to work from home or remotely. A fifth of the approximately 1,000 HR managers surveyed said that their company even allows a four-day week.
The DMEXCO 2022 Conference will set new benchmarks when 15 themed summits intensively explore the current challenges and trends in digital marketing. Renowned media brands such as the Handelsblatt Media Group and brand eins will also be holding their own events live in Cologne. For the very first time, DMEXCO will host a DOOH Summit, where the most important players in the market will come together to discuss future developments in this booming sector.
Maurine Alma (Just Eat takeaway.com), Sir Martin Sorrell (S4Capital), Dr. Karsten Wildberger (MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group), and Dr. Sven Hasselmann (Deutsche Bahn AG) are the first of around 600 speakers to be confirmed for DMEXCO 2022, already promising a program full of superlatives. A total of 12 themed summits offering keynotes and panels plus an exclusive Web3 area await those attending the expo and conference in Cologne on September 21 and 22.
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs), crypto communities, blockchain, and the metaverse. The inaugural “w3.vision” event at DMEXCO on September 21 and 22 in Cologne will take a deep dive into these important future topics. This exclusive “event within an event” is being organized by DMEXCO in collaboration with w3.fund. A dedicated experience, networking, and conference area at Europe’s leading digital marketing & tech event in Cologne will bring together top Web3 experts with the industry’s biggest brands.
Are subscribers to streaming services more likely to accept ads as part of the deal if that means their subscription costs less? A recent representative online survey of 2,500 users of online video platforms conducted by Civey on behalf of DMEXCO produced three key findings: according to 66% of Germans, the answer to the above question is a firm “no”; respondents are also less willing than before to pay more in the future for an ad-free service; and Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Disney+ are currently the most popular streaming services in Germany. The topic will also be discussed live at the DMEXCO conference in Cologne on September 21 and 22.
Successful premiere: For the first time in its history, DMEXCO — Europe's leading digital marketing & tech event — kicked off the marketing year with a “Digital Spring Summit”. Featuring more than 80 speakers on four parallel channels, the warmup to DMEXCO 2022 presented more than 25 hours of programming. Over 6,000 members of the digital marketing community participated in the event. The key topics of the DMEXCO Digital Spring Summit were the developments in Web3 and their impact on marketing and society.
Piran Asci (Managing Director, KoRo Handels GmbH), Berit Bretschneider (Marketing Director DACH, BookBeat GmbH), Ellie Hughes (Head of Reputation, Freeletics), Timm Jaeger (CEO, EintrachtTech, Eintracht Frankfurt), Dr. Volker Kitz (lawyer and author on the Spiegel bestseller list), Philipp Klösel (Head of Online Marketing & Media, Peek & Cloppenburg KG), Götz Trillhaas (Managing Director, Snap Germany) and many other speakers await the DMEXCO community at the Digital Spring Summit on May 3, 2022. The digital-only event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the DMEXCO platform (DMEXCO Community) and is free for all participants. You can register for tickets now.
The DMEXCO trend survey at the start of 2022 showed that the shortage of skilled professionals is currently the hot topic in the communications industry. A new, representative online survey conducted by Civey on behalf of DMEXCO has now confirmed that there are currently job vacancies in almost half the companies of the marketers and communications experts surveyed. It is taking many companies five months or more to fill positions, and job ads are still frequently being used for recruitment.
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