• Meet a Member: Lori Baluta of Discovery, Inc.

    February 25, 2019

    • by Davielle Pierrette, IHAF

    This month, we’re getting to know Lori Baluta, Senior Photo Operations Specialist at Discovery, Inc. As most IHAF members know, the internal agency at Discovery was recently disbanded—with Lori opening up about everything from how she got her start to what it’s like for those who remain with the …

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  • Is a Virtual Model Right for Your Team?

    February 11, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    With work-from-home policies becoming more and more common, in-house agency leaders want to know what it takes to make a virtual workforce work. According to PwC’s corporate creative agency, making use of readily available technology, building a culture of flexibility and instilling a strong sense …

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  • Delivering Personalized Content at Scale

    February 04, 2019

    As customer attention turns more and more to digital channels, it’s increasingly important for organizations to meet them there. Digital advertising constitutes more than half of US agency revenue. Driving traffic to brand sites and engaging on social media is imperative. Unfortunately, some in- …

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  • Hiring for Talent, Not Location

    October 29, 2018

    • by Jack Teuber, PwC

    When asked why he robbed banks, legend has it that Willie Sutton replied, “Because that’s where the money is.” Get any group of internal agency leaders together and the talk quickly turns to talent. Where to find it. How to keep it. And, what motivates morale.

    If your in-house agency is located in …

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  • Outsourcing While In-Housing—Keep Control While Gaining Scale & Speed

    October 01, 2018

    According to the 2018 IHAF State-of-The-Industry Report, 67% of respondents across various industries said they don’t think their in-house agency is adequately staffed.

    Similarly, in a March 2018 blog post, Forrester’s Jay Pattisall noted that while “in-house agencies are possible replacements for …

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  • Building a Purpose-Driven Culture

    August 20, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    During last year’s IHAF Conference & Award’s Show, CEO of We First Branding, Simon Mainwaring, shared how to successfully build your brand’s philosophy, community and cultural leadership. In fact, his session was so well received that we invited him back as a webinar presenter this fall.

    On …

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  • Cheap Impressions Are Dead. What’s Next?

    July 02, 2018

    For the past decade, advertisers have been in a race to the bottom, attempting to buy and serve ad impressions at the lowest possible cost. In doing so, we seem to have lost sight of what's important—driving authentic connections between the brands we promote and the people who buy from us. …

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  • Lessons Learned from the Inside

    June 04, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    Not only does Boston University deliver an exceptional education to its students, their in-house agency delivers exceptional creative solutions to 17 different schools and colleges, hundreds of departments and academic centers, and an assortment of events—all intended for internal and external …

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  • Branded Content: 5 Keys for Effective Storytelling

    April 30, 2018

    Think of your favorite piece of video content over the past year. Odds are, you didn’t think of a commercial. You probably thought of a TV show, a movie or even a piece of branded content. When it comes to branded content, it’s important to remember that it’s not the same as advertising.

    Consumers …

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  • Sonic Branding for the Modern Marketer

    January 16, 2018

    I’m not sure when the word “jingle” went from being a popular way to promote your brand with music to a dirty word, but it happened.

    There was a time when having a jingle was important to a brand. When the Oscar Myer jingle, the Klondike song, and others were expected and worked wonders as they …

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