• How Mature is Your Marketing Work Management Model?

    January 23, 2023

    What’s the status of your in-house agency tech stack? How are your people, processes, and technologies performing? How intentional and customer-focused is your organization?

    Whether you’re mired in manual minutia, contemplating Adobe Workfront, or have a work management solution in place, a long- …

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  • Escape the Commodity Trap—Become a Trusted Advisor

    December 07, 2022

    When the marketing organization and key stakeholders view the in-house agency as task-oriented order takers, it creates the commodity trap–a cycle where uninspired assignments create uninspired results. When people are treated like a commodity, they often begin to think like one. As a result, in- …

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  • The Latest Trends in Teams & Talent

    November 28, 2022

    If you’re a fan of Broadway, you know about the saga surrounding the recent revival of Funny Girl. The casting controversy reads like a tale of aptitude and ambition, happiness and heartache. A similar story plays out in IHAF’s latest research—all about people and the prospects they face with three …

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  • Getting to Yes: One Team’s Success Story

    November 14, 2022

    • by Bonny Davis and Ray Samuels, Wripple

    Ah, 2020…a year to remember. Most of us endured significant changes in how we work. But what if your business became almost unrecognizable? More than almost any other, the restaurant industry faced a moment where quick thinking and innovation were the only paths to survival. 

    IHAF supplier member, …

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  • Great Briefs Lead to Great Work

    October 24, 2022

    A solid creative brief is essential for an agency to deliver excellent work. Whether your campaign connects with the audience and drives results or misses the mark, largely depends on the creative brief. At The Studio, which is the in-house agency for the brands of Anywhere Real Estate, we’ve found …

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  • United and Uncensored

    September 26, 2022

    • by Olivia Brown, IHAF

    We’re eight weeks from getting down to the nitty-gritty of what’s really going on in house—embracing what unites us by sharing our common experiences at the 2022 IHAF Conference & Awards. This year’s event is all about keeping it real; that’s what makes it UNCENSORED. Here’s what you can expect …

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  • Institutional Pros Meet Outside Hires

    September 19, 2022

    In its 2021 Productivity and the Pandemic study, IHAF reported that 47% of in-house agencies increased headcount in the 14-16 months prior. To meet demand, added staff enables teams to identify new talent internally and bring in external hires.

    With growth comes change. And while some team members …

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  • Claim Your Spot at the Top

    August 08, 2022

    • by IHAF Staff

    Peak performers, it’s time to claim your spot at the top. IHAF’s In-House Agency of the Year award recognizes the unique contributions of internal agencies and creative services organizations. And you can win this prestigious honor by telling us how your team reached new heights.

    IHAF welcomes …

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  • Roundtable Recap: The More You Know

    June 27, 2022

    • by IHAF Staff

    While not all in-house agencies are alike, they certainly have a lot in common! In fact, this year’s IHAF discussion group series—held weekly from May through early June—had us sharing common issues and some uncommon solutions, with members gaining insights from one another.

    Each virtual …

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  • Getting Your Priorities Straight

    May 30, 2022

    It’s the best and worst time to be a marketing leader. So many options and opportunities. And, on the flip side, more pressure than ever to deliver results—and do it fast. 

    For most of us, the demands of the day-to-day are relentless. The fact that you’re reading this means you are likely ready to …

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