• Google’s 12 Lesser-Known Tools for In-House Agencies

    October 11, 2016

    As a software development firm that partners with in-house agencies, we make it our business to stay on top of all types of web and mobile tools and trends—so Google is one of the players we follow. They have the most valuable search data in the world and some of the most useful marketing-related …

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  • IHAF Awards: The Results Are In!

    September 12, 2016

    • by Davielle Pierrette, IHAF

    How many judges does it take to pick a winner? Well, that depends on what awards show you’re talking about. For the IHAF Awards, our panel of 14 expert judges recently scored hundreds of submissions across 32 categories to converge on 96 Gold, Silver and Honorable Mention winners along with one …

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  • Helping Clients Appreciate Big Ideas

    August 15, 2016

    • by IHAF Staff

    After brainstorming concepts for one of your business lines, the deadline is up and the day is here—client presentation time. You deliver an inimitable body of work that’s sure to blow them away except the client responds with a nonchalant, “Hmm…is that it?”

    If this sounds like déjà vu, the …

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  • What’s Your Story?

    August 01, 2016

    • by Davielle Pierrette, IHAF

    The unique contributions internal agencies and creative teams make deserves recognition, wouldn’t you agree? Well, how does winning the In-House Agency of the Year Award sound? I bet it would sound pretty good to your team; imagine how great it would sound to your clients! (I’ll give you a moment …

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  • Sneak Peek, Savings & More!

    July 18, 2016

    • by IHAF Staff

    IHAF’s biggest event of the year is right around the corner—the IHAF Annual Conference & Awards Show. The IHAF program team is hard at work lining up top speakers, topical breakout sessions, and the most opportunities to network with other in-house teams. This year’s conference honors the Game …

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  • Learning About Omni-Channel Marketing

    July 11, 2016

    • by IHAF Staff

    “The best way to stand out is by blending in.” That’s just one of many quotables imparted by this year’s IHAF Huddle facilitator, ChRiS Gomersall, as our regional discussion group series came to a close last month. In fact, ChRiS had the hundred or so people who attended our Huddles in Boston, …

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  • Skills & Tools for Managing Technology

    July 01, 2016

    By now, most in-house agencies have looked for ways to leverage workflow and DAM systems to help them run more efficiently. Many are even on their second- or third-generation solutions. At the same time, others could benefit from taking a step back and thinking more-broadly about how these tools …

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  • Meet ChRiS

    June 13, 2016

    • by Davielle Pierrette, IHAF

    Tomorrow marks the first of our Huddle regional discussion groups—facilitated by leading expert and former Instagram and Facebook executive ChRiS Gomersall, CEO of ATOMIZED. 

    ChRiS is a problem solver. In fact, shortly into his tenure at Facebook, he spotted a problem his clients were having …

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  • It’s Time to Huddle!

    June 06, 2016

    • by Davielle Pierrette, IHAF

    This month marks the start of our annual Huddle discussion group series—one of IHAF’s most popular events. These half-day sessions are ideal for in-house agency leaders and individual contributors alike. This year’s Huddle focuses on the rise of Omni-Channel Marketing and the challenge of keeping …

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  • A New Member’s Perspective on Professional Development

    May 02, 2016

    I met IHAF Board Chair Mark Gibson late last year at the 2015 HOW Design Live Conference in Chicago. Mark was attending the conference in support of IHAF and two members of his in-house agency at State Farm Insurance creative team who were presenting a session on how to increase influence in house. …

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