• 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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  • 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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  • Bridging the Creative and Media Divide

    October 18, 2021

    In the digital advertising business, media’s relationship with technology has been an evolving, decades-long affair. Always rocky, never settled, but very productive for all the offspring (e.g., ad tech vendors) it has produced. With the rise of digital advertising, media buying utilizing …

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    Fostering Inspiration & Connection at Capital One

    August 30, 2021

    Perhaps more than other disciplines, creative teams feed off the connections they have and inspiration they get from others. The practice of learning from and being inspired by each other is key to keeping teams motivated, pushing work forward and building world-class creative. This can be a …

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  • Diversity Equity & Inclusion

    DE&I: Continuing the Conversation

    July 07, 2021

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    Over 150 marketers and advertisers tuned in to gain insights and share experiences on diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) at our recent series of virtual In-House Agency Roundtables. Corporate influencer Leslie Wingo led the talks and shared her unique point of view as an activist, sports fan, …

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    Key Trends for In-House Leaders

    June 28, 2021

    With ongoing changes in our work and home environments over the past year and a half, creative teams have needed to constantly adapt. Marketing campaigns to attract and engage customers shifted drastically. Some teams had to do more with fewer resources. And almost all teams had to suddenly work …

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  • 2021 IHAF Conference & Awards Resilience to Reinvention

    Resilience to Reinvention: The IHAF Conference & Awards

    June 23, 2021

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    They moved mountains in the pandemic—and as the world reopens, in-house agencies are poised to keep climbing. The next IHAF Conference & Awards covers Resilience to Reinvention: how in-house teams bested an era fraught with challenges, and how to apply what they’ve learned to reach new heights in …

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  • 365 Days of One Brand

    June 21, 2021

    I recently concluded my first year at iCIMS, marking the longest period of my career where I was embedded in a single brand. As someone who cut their teeth riding the external agency high of parachuting into several clients at once, the idea of getting to know every nook and cranny of just one …

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  • Greater DE&I: It's Simply a Better Way

    June 14, 2021

    “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better do better.”- Maya Angelou

    The world has never seemed more intent on creating greater diversity, equity and inclusion than it does now. And while that’s a wonderful ambition, wanting to do something is different from having the …

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  • How Partnering Offshore Can Boost Productivity

    June 07, 2021

    The speed of adoption of companies who are looking to bring on offshore partners has accelerated in the past 12 months. As remote work increased due to the global pandemic, so has the willingness to utilise borderless talent for ongoing production support.

    The offshore market has also matured, …

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