The Inside Scoop

  • Preflight Checklist: What to Do Before Hitting Send

    December 11, 2017

    Email marketing can be more cost-effective than other forms of outreach, but only if your email gets opened. There are so many details to keep in mind before you press send. Here’s what you need to consider to ensure your message gets delivered the way you intended.

    The Fundamentals

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  • Fix It In Prep: Understanding VR Before Your First Project

    December 04, 2017

    Virtual Reality (encompassing VR, AR, and 360) is an immersive experience providing emotional connections and memories. The barriers between brands and consumers can be removed, allowing for direct interaction via branded environments or virtual product models. These experiences have a long and …

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  • IHAF Conference Recap: BRAND NEW

    November 27, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    Earlier this month, over 300 in-house agency professionals from across the country gathered in Boston for our flagship event, the IHAF Annual Conference & Awards Show. This year’s conference theme was BRAND NEW—focused on how strong brands connect with consumers, differentiate from competitors, and …

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  • AT&T Named In-House Agency of the Year

    November 20, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    The week before last, IHAF announced the winner of the 2017 In-House Agency of the Year Award, AT&T Creative Services. The team at AT&T stood out among the array of entries because of the pivotal role they played repositioning the company as a provider of devices, connectivity and content, and …

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  • State Farm Earns Best of Show!

    November 13, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    With over 750 submissions across 32 categories, it wasn’t easy deciding who’d take Gold, Silver and Honorable Mention at last week’s IHAF Awards. The work was exceptional, with in-house agencies rivaling any top shop out there when it comes to creativity. Of course, there can only be one Best of …

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  • Conference Countdown: What You Should Know

    November 06, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    Two days from the IHAF Annual Conference & Awards Show and we’re putting the final touches on what promises to be an event filled with networking, knowledge sharing and celebration.

    Although we’ve spent months plotting and planning, we know that the success of this event lies in the laps of our …

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  • There’s Marketing, Then There’s Marketing

    October 30, 2017

    • by Amnet Systems

    Dutch brew master, Heineken, had a successful ad campaign based on setting the standard for excellence. The tagline ran: “Heineken don’t do… but if it did, they would be the best in the world.” It was a stroke of marketing genius that, as these things often do, made its way into pop culture—a …

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  • Meet the Sponsors

    October 23, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    If you’ve ever attended the IHAF Annual Conference & Awards Show, you know it’s chock full of inspiring keynotes, informative breakouts, and opportunities to network with in-house pros. What you may not realize is that a keystone of our event is the support we receive from stalwart sponsors— …

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  • Resource Management: The Ultimate Balancing Act

    October 16, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    The IHAF team recently partnered with Workfront to conduct a resource management survey for the in-house community. Over 100 unique companies responded, providing insight into their scheduling and planning habits as well as how they forecast, resource, and track their work. 

    The study includes …

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  • Business Case: Constant Contact & Ideasicle

    October 09, 2017

    One of the key advantages of an in-house agency is that their creative teams live and breathe the brand. And while this can lead to rhythms and efficiencies that save time and drive great work, there’s also a risk that it can lead to insular thinking that limits the brand’s potential.

    Tim Weldon, …

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