EBU Connect 2021

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The next EBU Connect conference will take place virtually on 4 May 2021 in the form of a one-day online event.

We are excited to be able to go ahead this year with a great lineup. This year's theme is "The Crucial Role of Marketing and Design in the Future of Public Service Media (PSM)".

The conference will expand on the different ways in which marketing and design are becoming ever more critical. 

We will explore how design is: 

  • Acting as a transformation catalyst
  • Transforming traditional ‘linear’ branding
  • Connecting with younger audiences
  • Creating powerful cross-media "key arts"

And how marketing is:

  • Positioning PSM as a pillar for trustful information
  • Managing core content projects
  • Spreading stories
  • Boosting digital culture

The conference will be followed by an Awards session during which the 2021 EBU Connect Gold Winners will be revealed!

Download the final programme (.PDF)

2021 AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED!

This year, over 240 promos were submitted. Out of the 200 eligible entries received, a total of 70 promos have been nominated by the EBU Connect Steering group across 14 categories, featuring work from 25 broadcasters.  

Download the final list of nominees  (.PDF) and watch all the 2021 nominated promos on the EBU Showcase platform.

ONLINE VOTING

The online voting will be only open to participants registered for EBU Connect 2021 and those who submitted entries on the EBU Showcase platform. If you want to have your say in this year’s Awards, register for the EBU Connect online conference by Monday 12 April 12:00!

The Awards online voting will be open from Monday 12 April (pm) until Monday 19 April (midnight).

Eligible voters won't be allowed to vote for a production of their own organization.

ABOUT THE 2021 AWARDS: WHAT'S NEW

With a challenging year behind us and some tough times still ahead, recognizing your team’s work is more important than ever.

The EBU Connect Awards will this year once again showcase excellence among peers by awarding the Best Promos and Campaigns of 2020!

CATEGORIES

This year's competition is open for entries in 13 categories plus an additional “Special COVID-19” category: this new one welcomes any spots or campaigns aimed at informing, educating but also entertaining the public during the pandemic.

WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

2021 Winners will be unveiled through a two-phase process: Silver Winners will be revealed before the online event at the end of April, while the Gold winners will be announced during the Awards session on 4 May (there will be also a recap on the Silver Winners revealed in April).

2021 winners will be showcased across EBU’s channels, bringing award-winning content to more people than ever before.

ABOUT EBU CONNECT

For over 20 years, EBU Connect has brought together PSM executives and managers to discuss branding, marketing, promotions, audience navigation, design and media planning, with an increasing focus on digital and social media in recent years.

The last EBU Connect conference was held in Tallinn in May 2019 organized in partnership with Estonian Television (ERR) Read more

Last year, the 23rd edition of EBU Connect that was due to take place in Stockholm in May was cancelled but the Awards took place online  List and clips of all the 2020 Awards winners and nominees are available here!

Speakers

Details

Date: 

Register by: 26 Apr 2021

Online

Public

Participation Fees 

EBU Member 
We have reserved a limited number of free tickets - first come, first served! 
Early-bird rate: 40 EUR
Normal rate: 60 EUR

Non-EBU Member/Industry 
Normal rate: 250 EUR

Contact detail

Amélie Rossignol-Farjon
Project Manager, Digital
+41 22 717 2422
rossignol@ebu.ch
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