• Planning with Vision for the Copper Giants™

    February 03, 2020

    Liberty Mutual Insurance built its in-house agency, Copper Giants™, for all of the expected reasons—faster speed to market, stronger access to first-party data and insights, a team that lives and breathes the brand, expense consciousness, and overall business impact. So, how do we set ourselves …

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  • It’s a Wrap—But, Keep Rapping!

    November 18, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    Good in-house agencies keep pace with the demands of the business, proposing solutions and producing materials that support the brand and the bottom line. Great in-house agencies get ahead of the curve—capitalizing on what is while anticipating what’s next. In doing so, they not only fortify their …

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  • It’s Conference Time!

    November 04, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    Excitement is mounting with the 2019 IHAF Conference & Awards around the corner. With an action-packed two-day agenda including keynotes from Dropbox, Hallmark, Orvis and Coca-Cola, we’re exploring the strategies and skills in-house agencies need to be ready and resilient in the future.

    As a …

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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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  • Building Purpose Through Disruption

    October 07, 2019

    In an environment of constant change, people crave stability. Even when change is positive, it can be chaotic. I often say our industry is thrilling because it sometimes feels like navigating through a tornado. Most of the time, I stay grounded in the eye of the storm, but there are days when I …

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  • Inspiring a Purpose-Driven Creative Culture

    August 26, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    Meet Darren Abbott, Senior VP of Creative at Hallmark Cards—the latest pacesetter we’re pleased to welcome to our roster of speakers for this year’s IHAF Conference & Awards, where we’ll explore the strategies and skills in-house agencies need to future proof their organizations.

    In Darren’s …

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  • Is Your In-House Agency Future Proof?

    July 15, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    While most of you are in the throes of summer, the IHAF team is in the throes of planning our biggest event of the year—the IHAF Conference & Awards. This year’s conference is about future proofing your in-house agency, with a national panel of speakers delivering a mix of keynotes and how-to …

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  • Roundtable Recap: Breaking Through by Breaking Free

    June 17, 2019

    Most in-house agencies want to do better, to be better, yet few are eager to change to the degree necessary to make it happen. The reality is, sameness is the enemy of excellence. We have to be willing to break with tradition in order to reach new pinnacles of performance.

    That was the premise of …

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  • Meet You at McDonald’s

    March 25, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    By now, you’ve likely heard about our next big event—the IHAF Leadership Summit on April 11. Hosted by McDonald’s Corporation, at their brand-new global headquarters, this executive-level conference features an impressive array of corporate creative leaders sharing their strategies for …

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  • Evolving Workflow Systems and Operating Practices

    March 18, 2019

    Workflow management systems are primarily designed to facilitate and enhance the way we work. Yet a common misconception is that a new system will eliminate the need for the personal interactions and follow-up that are a vital part of teamwork. While it’s true that a well-constructed system may …

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