• In-House Trends for 2022

    January 03, 2022

    • by Emily Foster, IHAF

    Can in-house agencies break their own records in 2022? Industry reports reveal they made fresh gains in team size, popularity, skills and efficiency last year. While it’s a tough act to follow, here’s how IHAF sees the in-house model advancing in 2022.

    Insourcing more digital and media functions …

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  • These In-House Agencies Came Out on Top

    December 08, 2021

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    The results are in and it was our closest In-House Agency of the Year competition to date. This year favored the teams that overcame the challenges of the pandemic—from keeping the creative spark alive at home and through screens, to shooting and editing industry-leading videos with DIY production …

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  • 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 …

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    Fostering Inspiration & Connection at Capital One

    August 30, 2021

    Perhaps more than other disciplines, creative teams feed off the connections they have and inspiration they get from others. The practice of learning from and being inspired by each other is key to keeping teams motivated, pushing work forward and building world-class creative. This can be a …

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  • Diversity Equity & Inclusion

    DE&I: Continuing the Conversation

    July 07, 2021

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    Over 150 marketers and advertisers tuned in to gain insights and share experiences on diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) at our recent series of virtual In-House Agency Roundtables. Corporate influencer Leslie Wingo led the talks and shared her unique point of view as an activist, sports fan, …

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  • 2021 IHAF Conference & Awards Resilience to Reinvention

    Resilience to Reinvention: The IHAF Conference & Awards

    June 23, 2021

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    They moved mountains in the pandemic—and as the world reopens, in-house agencies are poised to keep climbing. The next IHAF Conference & Awards covers Resilience to Reinvention: how in-house teams bested an era fraught with challenges, and how to apply what they’ve learned to reach new heights in …

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  • The IHAF Awards: It's a Whole New Year

    April 19, 2021

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    We have a confession to make. When IHAF boldly declared that the IHAF Awards show must go on last year, we didn’t immediately know what the experience would be like as a virtual event. But we put our faith in the camaraderie of our connected community and received a flood of entries (mid-pandemic, …

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  • Letting Go of the Leash

    November 30, 2020

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    “Either you believe you are creative, or you don’t. And either way, you’re right.”

    That insight from in-house agency leader Don Lane captures the spirit of the 2020 IHAF Conference & Awards: CREATIVITY UNLEASHED. In other words, anyone, regardless of title or job function, can think creatively and …

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  • Finding Creativity Through Pause

    November 09, 2020

    Find a comfortable seat and close your eyes. Consciously take a deep breath in and even deeper out.

    How do you feel? Did you feel the cool air entering your nostrils? Maybe you heard your heart beating or a bird chirping. Did you find a sliver of clarity? A moment of calm? An appreciation for …

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  • Now Virtual, Still Awesome

    October 12, 2020

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    Forget the “now-more-than-evers,” the mute button fails and all that you think you know about virtual events. The 2020 IHAF Conference & Awards is something entirely different! In four short weeks, our biggest event of the year moves from Beantown to Streamtown so in-house pros across the globe can …

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