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    Outsourcing Back-Office Production Support

    April 11, 2022

    When it comes to managing your content production, creative execution is only half the battle. There is an entire suite of back-end support services that need to be handled. And let’s face it, for most marketing leaders, that’s hardly the exciting part.

    From processing invoices to getting the …

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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 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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  • 32 T-Shirts: The Importance of Image Metadata

    December 06, 2021

    Let’s face it—adding metadata to your images can be a pain. No one really wants to do it. So, it’s not uncommon for people to assume someone else in the digital asset workflow will handle it. In such cases, metadata tagging falls between the operational cracks, which means it may not get done at …

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  • Finding Common Ground with Procurement

    November 22, 2021

    For more than a decade, marketing has been driven by its ability to engage consumers via digital and social platforms, encourage consideration, elicit responses and measure success. This heightened focus on metrics combined with the explosion of channels and content needs has dramatically changed …

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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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    Modular Content: A Leading Opportunity for Your In-House Agency

    October 13, 2021

    • by Kevin Groome, Pica9

    In a May 2021 report, Forrester Analyst Ryan Skinner explained the importance of taking a modular approach to content in order to create meaningful customer experiences at scale. Breaking content into small, reusable chunks helps improve relevance, decrease production costs and times, and ensure …

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