• What Awards Season Looks Like in 2020

    July 06, 2020

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    The IHAF Conference & Awards is going virtual this year, and that includes our ever-popular awards show. While your in-house agency balances big social change with business as usual, here’s how awards season is adapting to the new normal.

    Perhaps the biggest change is the call-for-entries process …

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Meet the Mavericks at Transamerica

    January 06, 2020

    • by IHAF Staff

    “Being a financial services company doesn’t mean we have to act like one.” That’s the sentiment behind the in-house agency at Transamerica, who jumped at the chance to reshape the way people think about financial services by reshaping their century-old corporate brand.

    By listening to customers …

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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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  • 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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  • Color Correction—Everyday Artistry

    April 17, 2019

    Color correction has always been a very specialized and specific task in the post-production process. It’s one of the final steps in completing the long journey that is commercial advertising. Ten to fifteen years ago, color correction was a secretive art. Fast forward to today—nearly everyone has …

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  • Got Rights? Securing Proper Permissions & Releases

    March 11, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    With your deadline looming, you feverishly search the Internet for the perfect image to put that finishing touch on your project. Before locking in, however, did you pause to confirm that you have the rights to use that asset, figure or photo?

    If you’ve made a habit of grabbing content off the …

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  • A Must-Have for Producing Great Content

    February 18, 2019

    After attending the 2018 IHAF Conference & Awards Show, we noticed that all of the keynote speakers had one thing in common—good work. Each presented their own game-changing video content and we loved it. Great content is what we all aspire to create, so, why is it so rare?

    Sure, you’ve got a good …

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