• Roundtable Recap: The More You Know

    June 27, 2022

    • by IHAF Staff

    While not all in-house agencies are alike, they certainly have a lot in common! In fact, this year’s IHAF discussion group series—held weekly from May through early June—had us sharing common issues and some uncommon solutions, with members gaining insights from one another.

    Each virtual …

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  • A UX Culture of Diversity

    May 23, 2022

    I am not an HR expert, so I won’t write about a specific dimension of DEI across race, ethnicity, gender, age, belief systems, and neuro- and physical-diversity. Instead, as a creative leader in the UX space, I’ll share some thoughts on building a culture of diversity both in theory and practice— …

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  • Our Roundtables Have Turned

    May 02, 2022

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    There’s something different about our In-House Agency Roundtables this year. In fact, each of these virtual discussion-group sessions will focus on a different topic. We’re gathering every Thursday from May 12 to June 2 for a lively exchange of ideas among peers, all guided by experts from leading …

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    Meet In-House Experts & Aces This Month

    April 04, 2022

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    Our In-House Agency Experts & Aces event brings brand-side mastery to NYC on April 28. Here’s what’s on deck from the insiders at Deloitte, Indeed, Norwegian Cruise Line and PwC, plus title sponsor Extreme Reach.

    The Next Generation of Marketing Excellence. True marketing expertise includes …

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    Should I Outsource When I Have a Great In-House Team?

    March 14, 2022

    • by Robert Berkeley, EKCS

    To outsource, or not to outsource? It’s a question many in-house agencies (IHAs) ask themselves. After all, there are many plus points to keeping creative production in-house. Your team lives and breathes the brand. They have unique knowledge and they are also more invested in the business. Right? …

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    In-House Agency Experts, Unite!

    February 28, 2022

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    In-house clout doesn’t come easy, but the proven chiefs of a few select teams are here to help. Join us for an exchange of ideas with Deloitte, Indeed, Norwegian Cruise Line and PwC at the In-House Agency Experts & Aces conference on Thursday, April 28.

    Our Experts event is a chance to talk …

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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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  • 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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  • 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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