• Risks and Safeguards Every In-House Media Buyer Should Know

    November 29, 2021

    One benefit to moving media buying in house is greater control over your media spend. But the digital-media supply chain can be complex, confusing and opaque. Consequently, marketers risk wasting a portion of their spend on ads that get served to bots instead of humans.

    It’s important to …

    Read Moreright arrow

  • 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 …

    Read Moreright arrow

  • 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 …

    Read Moreright arrow

  • colorful building blocks

    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 …

    Read Moreright arrow

  • 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 …

    Read Moreright arrow

  • exterior shot of a person holding their hand up to hide their face

    Not Everyone Is Your Best Friend

    September 20, 2021

    • by Lisa Bradner, GM of Analytics, Yieldmo

    Differentiate your strategy for loyal customers and everyone else.

    Over the last several years marketers have come to depend on audience-led strategies as a means for identifying their consumers, targeting their advertising, managing frequency and measuring marketing success. Most every marketer …

    Read Moreright arrow

  • traffic jam

    5 Inefficiencies in Your Email Creation Process

    August 23, 2021

    Email creation is plagued by manual processes, disconnected, single-purpose tools, and convoluted approval steps.

    There is an evolution underway in how brands approach email creation. At its center is the Email Creation Platform, a system that connects everyone involved in the creation process. It …

    Read Moreright arrow

  • digital video editing program displayed on computer monitor

    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 …

    Read Moreright arrow

  • black and white image of a backlit puzzle with one piece floating above its space

    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 …

    Read Moreright arrow

  • smartphone on a tripod shooting a photo of a purple flower

    It's Time to Evolve User-Generated Content

    July 19, 2021

    Let’s talk about User-Generated Content. If you aren’t well-versed with the term by now, especially after the 2020 pandemic, then we have to ask what life on Mars has been like. User-Generated Content (UGC) is now as much a part of a savvy brand’s content strategy as social media and display …

    Read Moreright arrow