eco Media

eco Podcast: Relaunch in September 2022

Every fortnight, a new episode of eco’s German-language podcast “Das Ohr am Netz“ (“An Ear to the Internet”) is released, in which we talk about digital topics and the IT industry with guests from politics, science and business. In late summer 2022, the podcast underwent a relaunch that included a new moderation duo and editorial concept: Since September, Sidonie Krug, Member of the Managing Board and Head of Association Communications, and TV and radio presenter Sven Oswald have been welcoming listeners to the show.

An internal PR editorial team is now responsible for the content of the reports. With new categories and an extended length of time, each episode is now more like a magazine or a radio programme. Thematically, the individual episodes cover all facets of the Internet industry. These include the potential of digital business models and future technologies such as artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Digital policy processes and challenges are also important components.

To this end, Krug and Oswald interview industry leaders, share insights and present different perspectives and opinions on current debates. The relaunch was also designed to make participation more attractive for eco members. The episodes are accompanied by a short news summary and an appraisal of various voices from the association.

All episodes (in German) can be listened to on the eco website, Spotify, Itunes, Deezer or Overcast.

eco Newsletter: News from politics and the Internet industry

The German-language eco weekly newsletter provides information on news, trends and services from the eco Association, guidelines and surveys on driving topics in the Internet industry, and information on top industry events. eco members have the option of the Newsletter+ extension, which allows them to receive current membership benefits directly in their email inbox.

In addition, the German-language eco politik digital provides all interested parties with political news from the capital every week that the German Bundestag is in session. The English-language newsletter eco european provides information on current trends in Brussels by email, free of charge.

We also send out a quarterly German-language newsletter on the eco #LiT – Ladies in Tech initiative. Whether news or press releases on statistics or opinion polls, inspiring interviews with female role models of the tech world or announcements on networking and tech events: the #LiT newsletter is exclusively dedicated to the topic of women in tech.

In 2022, almost all eco newsletters also recorded an increase in subscribers – the #LiT newsletter launched in autumn 2021 achieved the highest value of around 74 per cent more subscriptions. You can subscribe to all eco newsletters free of charge here.

Social media: Up-to-date and compact

The Flickr account of the eco Association contains almost 60,000 photos that have been accessed more than eight million times. On Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and XING, eco provides varied and compact information. More on this can be found in eco international.

YouTube: Diversity in moving images

eco’s YouTube channel also reflects the diversity of the association’s activities: these include event documentaries, recordings of hybrid events such as the Net Policy Forum and eco netTALKS, expert interviews or expert briefings.

Joining the Dots in the Industry

Published for the first time in 2017, dotmagazine provides information on the entire spectrum of the Internet industry: With monthly focus topics, the English-language online magazine impressively documents the experience and expert knowledge of the association, its members and partners. The content ranges from infrastructure to the countless applications and business cases that the Internet makes possible In addition, the newsletter dotmagazine is published once a month in English and is aimed at interested parties from all over the world. More about this can be found in eco International.

eco Insights: Experts in Conversation

In the German-language video series eco Insights, Markus Schaffrin, Head of Member Services, eco Association, spoke with selected guests about current topics in the Internet industry. Various topics from our Competence Groups were discussed with members of our association and interesting experts from the digital industry.

Astute insights on IT security, mobility, New Work, digital business models, IoT, artificial intelligence, data centres and many other eco topics were shared. Markus Schaffrin joined his guests in stimulating conversations and provided interesting insights into the digital world. 2022 saw the implementation of three episodes of the new video series on the topics of IT security, mobility and data centres.

Episode 1: eco Insights – IT Security

The first episode of the format was all about security topics, with the two experts Thorsten Urbanski, ESET DACH, and Stefan Becker from the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) discussing the current state of IT security in Germany, ransomware attacks, cyber resilience and employee awareness.

Episode 2: eco Insights – Mobility

The second episode of eco Insights focused on the topic of mobility. The two guest experts were Thomas Hering, ABB e-Mobility GmbH, and Clemens Behr, Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg GmbH. Together with Markus Schaffrin, they examined the topics of e-mobility and its expansion, as well as data use in the mobility industry and how digitalisation can enable sustainable mobility.

Episode 3: eco Insights – Data Centres

In the third episode of the video series, the focus was on the topic of data centres. With the two experts Dr. Béla Waldhauser, Telehouse Deutschland GmbH, and Bedrettin Altay, NOYA Generalplanung & Projektmanagement GmbH, aspects such as the following were discussed: supply security and electricity price development and the effects on the planning and operation of data centres, as well as the use of waste heat from data centres and concepts for the use of renewable energies to achieve various sustainability effects.