• 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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  • Internal Agencies Are On the Rise

    September 10, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    IHAF recently revealed top trends and business challenges among in-house agencies in its 2018 benchmarking study, fielded in partnership with Forrester Research and featured in the Wall Street Journal. The report details the functional competencies, service offerings, project composition and …

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  • In-House Roundtables: Coming to a City Near You

    March 19, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    In a few short weeks, our multi-city In-House Agency Roundtables begin—a series of informal-yet-intimate conversations hosted by IHAF member companies nationwide. Join us as we discuss and debate topics of interest to in-house agencies of all sizes and varieties. This year’s roundtables are taking …

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  • The Importance of “Universal Levels of Creativity” in Production

    December 18, 2017

    Creative teams receive briefs from a variety of sources every day, and each carries an assumption that it will quickly deliver the desired outcome that is intended by the requestor. While this sounds simple in principle, it is rarely possible in practice.

    The Purpose of a Brief. The writer and/or …

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  • Resource Management: The Ultimate Balancing Act

    October 16, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    The IHAF team recently partnered with Workfront to conduct a resource management survey for the in-house community. Over 100 unique companies responded, providing insight into their scheduling and planning habits as well as how they forecast, resource, and track their work. 

    The study includes …

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  • Proving the Value of Your In-House Agency

    September 18, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    One of the challenges internal agencies face is proving their value, particularly when it comes to dated stereotypes in relation to external agencies. Not only are in-house agencies contributing creative ideas, they’re contributing to the bottom line—resulting in a value equation that outside …

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  • Eight Cities, Eight Conversations—One Dynamic Experience!

    July 10, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    We recently wrapped our In-House Agency Roundtables, where eight different companies in eight different cities hosted coffee and conversation among their in-house peers. Each session began with a host presentation followed by a facilitated exchange on the challenges and opportunities facing in- …

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  • In-House Roundtables Around the Corner

    April 03, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    In a few short weeks, we begin our regional In-House Agency Roundtables—a series of informal yet intimate conversations hosted by IHAF members throughout the country, where we’ll discuss and debate various topics of interest to in-house agencies.

    This year’s roundtables are happening in eight …

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  • How to Customize Your Marketing for Millennials

    February 27, 2017

    Millennials are one of the most diverse generations in American history, and one of the most important audiences for today’s advertisers. In fact, companies that “get” millennials stand to gain significant market share in the coming years.

    To better understand how to market to millennials, we …

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