Eyes & Ears Conference 2016

​9. May / Cologne

„Whether on TV, online, mobile or in print - if you want to reach your target group you not only have to know which platforms and channels are important, but also - and perhaps even more importantly - you have to tell the right story! A story that touches, moves and leaves you wanting more. That's why 'TELL YOUR STORY' is the motto for the Eyes & Ears Conference 2016. With the Eyes & Ears Conference, we offer industry players the opportunity to stay up to date regarding current trends, prospects and opportunities. This is the only way they can keep up in today's converging media world.

Monday, 9 May 2016
Nina Vorbrodt

Nina Vorbrodt, Actress & Presenter, Cologne


Zeljko Karajica, President Eyes & Ears of Europe, Unterföhring

Andreas Wolter

Andreas Wolter, Mayor of the City of Cologne

14.25 Programme

Corinna Kamphausen, CEO Eyes & Ears of Europe, Cologne

EYES & EARS Keynotes 2016

Under the title Eyes & Ears Keynotes, both national, European and international industry players from TV, film, Internet, mobile, games, events, advertising, art and culture give insights into their projects and provide new perspectives. By addressing current media developments, trends and challenges, the speeches offer inspiration and points of reference for the participants' own work. Therefore, the keynotes are an important contribution to the design and examination of audiovisual communication.


Salvation craze and self-enslavement. Stories on Media Future
Stephan Grünewald, Psychologist, Cofounder of the rheingold-Institute & Bestselling Author, Cologne


Storytelling à la Familie Feuerstein – Die Wiederentdeckung einer uralten Kunst
Dr. Werner T. Fuchs, Spezialist für Neuromarketing und Storytelling & Agenturinhaber Propeller Marketingdesign, Zürich

""You think you’re shoving, and you’re being shoved!" Since the Old Master Goethe spread this message more than 200 years ago, much has changed. But the much-touted new man is still the same. Since Fred Flintstone & Co. he likes information wrapped in stories far more than facts, prefers seducers over instructors and still believes he is a rational being. New is really only that one now knows the rules of a good story." The speaker will convey those in his crash course in an entertaining and exciting way.


Every typeface tells a story
Bruno Maag, Chairman & Founder Dalton Maag Ltd, London

"Letters allow us to record our thoughts and to communicate to others. With letters we can tell a story. But letters also have their own stories, their own life, which allows us to enhance thoughts emotionally or to perceive in an uncomplicated and simple way. "


EYES & EARS New Talents 2016

The Eyes & Ears New Talents give young talent a platform to showcase their innovative work. Practical, inspiring, and promising, they present their projects to an expert audience as part of the European Conference for Design, Promotion and Marketing. The industry meeting offers them the opportunity to get to know those who are always looking for young creative talent. At the same time, these young talents give long-time media professionals creative ideas for their own work.

Daniel Seideneder

Daniel Seideneder, Managing Director dropout-films, Mainz


"What they believe" – Collected anecdotes full of ambiguous Love & Truth
Shoko Hara, Graduate of the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg

"WHAT THEY BELIEVE is an essayistic collage about faith and gullibility. The basis is real encounters, since my parents themselves belong to a fundamentalist community and we always have heated discussions about it. The storytelling is carried out associatively through design and graphic visualization, rather than a closing story arc. It is supposed to seem as erratic and seemingly random, as the worldview of its characters."


Kleinstein – Tangible Digital Learning
Andrea Zimmermann, Graduate of the HAWK Design, Hildesheim & Founder Kleinstein
​Marco Pumptow, Student at the HAWK Design, Hildesheim

"Nowadays, children come in contact with their digitally connected environment from birth. But some parents are concerned when their child is sitting in front of the phone or table for too long and pays no attention to other toys. We at Kleinstein have taken on the task of combining the digital and the real world. How can digital learning become tangible? By combining a t-shirt and an app we provide fun and tangible learning content."


Rouff – A Magical Adventure
Benjamin Brand, Johannes Engelhardt & Markus Eschrich, Graduates of the TH Nürnberg Georg-Simon-Ohm

"Rouff, the drawn dog, is sad: He only has three legs and he is all alone. When he folds Pete from the sheet of paper on which he was drawn it is not only the beginning of a beautiful friendship but also the meeting of the two worlds of animated films – 2D and 3D. The magical search for the fourth leg leads Rouff and Pete on an adventurous journey that will fascinate children and adults alike."


Voting: Eyes & Ears New Talents 2016

EYES & EARS Case Studies 2016

The Eyes & Ears Case Studies present current projects in the fields of television, film, internet, mobile, games, events, advertising, art and culture.


Brokendoll - Story by Design
Brett Richards, Creative Director & Founder Brokendoll, Stockholm

"Good design has a story and good stories don’t just happen, they are designed."

In this short presentation Brokendoll’s Creative Director will talk you through their unique perspective on design driven storytelling and provide a peek into the creative thinking behind the identity for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.


Digital Storytelling at SRF
Jonas Bayona, Digital Storyteller SRF, Zurich

"From fat cats, white horses and why our seemingly most personal is actually incredibly impersonal. Digital strategies and storytelling from the perspective of an internet addicted Digital Native."

​19.00Award ceremony: Eyes & Ears New Talents 2016
20.00Get Together in the Wagenhalle, COMEDIA Theatre

Registration up to 3 weeks before the event (Effective date: incl. 18 April 2016) Extended until 25 April 2016

  • €250 Eyes & Ears members
  • €50 Eyes & Ears members (pupils, students, trainees who are personally members of EEofE or pupils, students, trainees of an institutional member of EEofE Europe)
  • €650 non-members
  • €75 non-members (pupils, students, trainees)

Registration starting 3 weeks before the event (Effective date: 19 April 2016) (Effective date: 26 April 2016)

  • €350 Eyes & Ears members
  • €75 Eyes & Ears members (pupils, students, trainees who are personally members of EEofE or pupils, students, trainees of an institutional member of EEofE Europe)
  • €950 non-members
  • €150 non-members (pupils, students, trainees)

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