• 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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  • 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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  • Join Us with Confidence

    October 11, 2021

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    It isn’t just about praising the grit they’ve shown throughout the pandemic. This year’s IHAF Conference & Awards is also about what comes next for in-house agencies. And while we can’t predict the future, we can build on the lessons we’ve learned to keep advancing our teams.

    For corporate …

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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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  • Raising Your Team's Email Creation Capabilities

    July 05, 2021

    Most Email Service Providers come equipped with templates which offer limited design flexibility. As an in-house agency, you might consider an Email Creation Platform that brings increased creative control along with efficiency and agility to your overall email marketing process.

    There’s an …

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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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    5 Ways We Keep Our Creative Universe Fresh

    May 24, 2021

    It’s pretty thrilling to work with wizards, dinosaurs and extraterrestrials. But just because we can drink our weight in Butterbeer and hum the Jurassic Park score in our sleep doesn’t mean creating great work is as easy as casting a spell. Here are five ways that Popcorn, our in-house team of …

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  • Individual Growth Leads to Collective Success

    April 26, 2021

    Where does having your digital marketing needs met by in-house talent start? It starts with having the right talent in the right roles.

    When I was at Oracle, our in-house team started small and identified gaps in our studio’s capabilities. Rather than hiring urgently, we relied on external …

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  • Women Take the Lead

    March 15, 2021

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    Many exceptional women in marketing have rightfully claimed seats at the table. A select few, we’re proud to announce, will share their stories and expertise at the IHAF Women’s Leadership Summit on April 29.

    Held virtually this year, our bi-annual spring leadership conference is an inclusive, …

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  • Investing in People Beyond Positions

    February 01, 2021

    Why does HP Studio choose to train our existing talent? The decision to invest in current talent rather than hiring when a new need arises stems from the belief that we invest in people, not just positions.

    At HP Studio, we believe in hiring people, helping them identify their skills, and …

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