• 2021 IHAF Conference & Awards Resilience to Reinvention

    It's Conference Time, Everybody!

    November 08, 2021

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    No matter how you’ll be attending this week’s IHAF Conference & Awards, you’ll be immersed in a celebration of resilience, reinvention, creativity and grit as we recount the challenges and celebrate the wins in-house agencies experienced over the past year. We kick things off tomorrow—you’ll find …

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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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  • 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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  • Make Your Next Creative Campaign Sing

    September 13, 2021

    Popular music has a way of catching the attention of consumers and, over the past year, advertisers haven’t been shy about licensing it for TV and digital campaigns. Social platforms like TikTok have also opened the floodgates for new artists, hits and jingles to explode at a moment’s notice.

    Once …

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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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    Best Practices for Handling Video in Your DAM

    August 16, 2021

    No matter how you encounter or consume it, video is here to stay as one of the leading ways to develop and deliver engaging content online. Nearly every online marketer is using video in one way or other. And, audiences are watching! So how do we, as producers and creators, go about meeting this …

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    3 Hidden Truths About In-Housing (and how to solve them)

    August 02, 2021

    Before the pandemic, there was a steady rise in the number of companies reining in aspects of marketing that an outside agency would normally handle. Some, like Coca-Cola, Red Bull, and Kind built content studios to drive the creative process. Others, like Liberty Mutual and Clorox, built in-house …

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  • The Need for Speed—How to Get Great Ideas to Market Faster

    July 12, 2021

    A year ago, we would have told you that speed is the key for success in today’s marketing world. Given the realities that we have had to manage over the past year, being able to react in real time is now too slow.

    Covid has accelerated the need for brands and in-house agencies, in particular, to …

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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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