• Are You Ready to Activate Programmatic Media?

    August 31, 2020

    Is in-house programmatic ad buying the next big thing for brands? In IHAF’s 2019 study, published in partnership with Forrester Research, 18% of in-house agencies reported having a programmatic media function. In contrast, Accenture Interactive and the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s report notes …

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  • Meet the Helpers and Heroes

    July 27, 2020

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    In-house agencies carry their clients and brands to victory, but who’s supporting them? Sometimes getting over the finish line calls for the help of hired guns, intuitive tech, and media savvy from external partners like IHAF’s network of supplier members.

    Some vendors have been sharing free …

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  • Marketing Your Brand's Sustainable Practices

    May 11, 2020

    Many companies now adopt sustainable practices that go well beyond office recycling programs. Saving energy, reducing operational waste, curbing emissions, and developing green products are a few of the sustainable objectives being integrated into company missions and products.

    As a result, brands …

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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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  • The Latest in Offshore Creative Production

    February 17, 2020

    • by Shelley Harrison and Anil Noorani, Amnet

    Tapping lower-cost, overseas resources for creative production is not a new trend. And as agencies look to decrease their production costs by 40% or more, offshore partnerships are transitioning from experimental to mainstream.

    If your in-house agency has yet to engage in offshoring (or tried a …

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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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  • And the Gold Goes to...

    September 23, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    July feels a little bit like the holidays here at IHAF. That’s because it’s the time of year when package upon package arrives containing your submissions for our annual creativity awards.

    As we eagerly unwrap and admire your parcels, we know it’s just a matter of time before our panel of judges …

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