• The Cooler Stampedes with John Cena

    March 16, 2020

    • by IHAF Staff

    Celebrating the creative achievements of our members is one of our favorite things do to here at IHAF. So, when The Cooler launched its recent campaign for Experian Boost featuring former pro wrestler turned actor/commentator, John Cena, we were all cheers.

    The in-house agency at Experian, a.k.a. …

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  • Meet Electro—2019’s In-House Agency of the Year

    March 02, 2020

    • by IHAF Staff

    Before they were The Clorox Company, they were the Electro-Alkaline Company. In fact, the very first bottle of Clorox Bleach touted, “Made with Electricity.”

    Fast forward to 2018, with the in-house agency at The Clorox Company harnessing its own magnetic energy to reimagine, rebrand and reorganize …

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  • The Latest in Offshore Creative Production

    February 17, 2020

    • by Shelley Harrison and Anil Noorani, Amnet

    Tapping lower-cost, overseas resources for creative production is not a new trend. And as agencies look to decrease their production costs by 40% or more, offshore partnerships are transitioning from experimental to mainstream.

    If your in-house agency has yet to engage in offshoring (or tried a …

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  • What to Expect in Digital in 2020

    January 20, 2020

    Over the course of 2019, IHAF member and Storyhunter co-founder Alex Ragir traveled the world, meeting with the biggest names in video and advertising to find out what we should expect in 2020. From building in-house agencies to using data to inform creative to establishing authenticity and purpose …

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  • What I’ve Learned Interviewing 20 In-House Leaders

    October 21, 2019

    In just ten years, the number of corporations that ‘fess up to having an in-house agency has nearly doubled. In fact, a study conducted by IHAF and Forrester underscores the reality that insourcing is not a passing fad, but rather, the new normal when it comes to corporate advertising and creative …

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  • 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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