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    Creative Is More Than an Adjective in a Job Title

    February 21, 2022

    Albert Einstein once said, ”Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

    Good one, Albert.

    I believe that whole-heartedly. I’m not imagining a crafts project here, one where you follow instructions or a tutorial to recreate someone else’s idea—not that there’s anything wrong with that. It’s an …

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  • Celebrity & Influencer Marketing: Why You Need a Signatory

    January 31, 2022

    Celebrity influencers have quickly become highly sought-after talent for marketing campaigns. The number of projects involving these internet stars has dramatically increased in the last few years. And while this means more opportunities for social media creators, it is a relatively new niche with …

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  • What stops the clock on TikTok. 5 lessons from viral creators to get more views. Monet Analytics.

    What Stops the Clock on TikTok?

    January 17, 2022

    A recent review of over 100 TikTok videos has unlocked new insights for creators, influencers, brands and agencies. Here are five simple lessons on how to use engagement and arousal to get more views.

    1. HOOK VIEWERS EARLY. Gone are the days of building to the hook. In the TikTok age, you need to …

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  • In-House Trends for 2022

    January 03, 2022

    • by Emily Foster, IHAF

    Can in-house agencies break their own records in 2022? Industry reports reveal they made fresh gains in team size, popularity, skills and efficiency last year. While it’s a tough act to follow, here’s how IHAF sees the in-house model advancing in 2022.

    Insourcing more digital and media functions …

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  • Creative Content Trends for 2022 & Beyond

    December 20, 2021

    In-housing is becoming a mainstream strategy for brands as marketing models continue to evolve, according to a new report by We Are Amnet. Many brands are reshaping how they produce and deliver content to achieve the best results at the lowest cost.

    The State of the Industry: Producing Creative …

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  • Brands Take the Field with Student Athletes

    December 13, 2021

    The landscape of college sports and the sports industry at large changed forever this year. For the first time in history, student athletes across all major divisions can now monetize their Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) following the elimination of decades-long rules that prevented them from …

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  • These In-House Agencies Came Out on Top

    December 08, 2021

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    The results are in and it was our closest In-House Agency of the Year competition to date. This year favored the teams that overcame the challenges of the pandemic—from keeping the creative spark alive at home and through screens, to shooting and editing industry-leading videos with DIY production …

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  • 32 T-Shirts: The Importance of Image Metadata

    December 06, 2021

    Let’s face it—adding metadata to your images can be a pain. No one really wants to do it. So, it’s not uncommon for people to assume someone else in the digital asset workflow will handle it. In such cases, metadata tagging falls between the operational cracks, which means it may not get done at …

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  • Risks and Safeguards Every In-House Media Buyer Should Know

    November 29, 2021

    One benefit to moving media buying in house is greater control over your media spend. But the digital-media supply chain can be complex, confusing and opaque. Consequently, marketers risk wasting a portion of their spend on ads that get served to bots instead of humans.

    It’s important to …

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  • Finding Common Ground with Procurement

    November 22, 2021

    For more than a decade, marketing has been driven by its ability to engage consumers via digital and social platforms, encourage consideration, elicit responses and measure success. This heightened focus on metrics combined with the explosion of channels and content needs has dramatically changed …

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