• Building Purpose Through Disruption

    October 07, 2019

    In an environment of constant change, people crave stability. Even when change is positive, it can be chaotic. I often say our industry is thrilling because it sometimes feels like navigating through a tornado. Most of the time, I stay grounded in the eye of the storm, but there are days when I …

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  • Turning Product Trash into Brand Treasure

    September 09, 2019

    What do you do when Audi of America’s in-house agency asks if you can help disintegrate an Audi R8 and then piece it back together as an art installation?

    You say, "Yes!"

    After learning that an Audi R8 had been damaged in a shoot and was scheduled for demolition, Audi’s in-house team saw an …

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  • Producing Work at the Highest Level—Is Your In-House Agency Ready?

    August 05, 2019

    Most brand teams are eager to create tier-one content. And, as top creatives from the best agencies move to the corporate side, brands with in-house agencies now have the strategic and creative chops to successfully craft this type of work.

    What about actually producing it? All levels of …

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  • Building the Reputation of Your Team

    July 29, 2019

    • by Roger Hyde, AT&T

    To fully appreciate what it took to build the reputation of the internal agency at AT&T, it is important to note that insourcing wasn’t prevalent in the pay-TV arena until the early 2000s. Instead, multichannel video programming distributors relied heavily on external agencies for the majority of …

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  • Inclusion—It's Right for Consumers and Your Brand

    July 22, 2019

    Inclusion. The term has stormed its way into the collective consciousness, attaining buzzword status. However, it’s a mistake to write inclusion off as a trending topic with advantageous optics and little real-world impact.

    Inclusive media represents a valuable opportunity for in-house agencies to …

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  • Developing Your Brand Story

    June 19, 2019

    There’s a word that continues to arise in discussions regarding advertising and marketing—storytelling.

    We live in an age where traditional advertising is losing its power and the focus on sharing and consuming personal stories grows. Brands and companies have taken note. Brand stories, narratives, …

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  • Roundtable Recap: Breaking Through by Breaking Free

    June 17, 2019

    Most in-house agencies want to do better, to be better, yet few are eager to change to the degree necessary to make it happen. The reality is, sameness is the enemy of excellence. We have to be willing to break with tradition in order to reach new pinnacles of performance.

    That was the premise of …

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  • It’s Your Crowning Moment

    June 10, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    There’s an old saying that goes, “Heavy is the head that wears the crown.” Well, here at IHAF, we beg to differ. In fact, winning the crown is one of the lightest, most uplifting moments your team can experience. The crown we’re talking about, of course, is our In-House Agency of the Year award. …

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  • Getting It Right: Process & Positioning

    June 03, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    Navigating the operational challenges inherent in running an internal agency can feel like an endless series of twists and turns. While there are ways to overlook certain obstacles for the sake of getting the job done, there are also ways to enhance your team’s problem-solving capabilities to …

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  • Boosting Performance Through Behavioral Analysis

    May 15, 2019

    Humans have sustained by following something that is instinctual to all of us—tribal loyalty. We are drawn to likeminded, like-valued people which has made it safer, easier and more effective for us to survive for many thousands of years.

    Analyzing human behavior, whether driven by digital data …

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