• Covid or Not, It's Time for Virtual Creativity

    March 29, 2021

    It’s time to challenge a basic assumption in the creative community—that brainstorming sessions are more productive in person. That, and the idea that some things like the energy in the room, being able to look into each other’s eyes, and feeding off each other’s energy all make for a better …

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  • Women Take the Lead

    March 15, 2021

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    Many exceptional women in marketing have rightfully claimed seats at the table. A select few, we’re proud to announce, will share their stories and expertise at the IHAF Women’s Leadership Summit on April 29.

    Held virtually this year, our bi-annual spring leadership conference is an inclusive, …

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  • Digital Marketing Matures In House

    February 15, 2021

    • by IHAF Staff

    IHAF recently released its annual benchmarking report, Debunking the In-House Myth. Fielded in partnership with Forrester Research, the study focuses on the degree to which in-house agencies are involved with digital marketing—assessing the digital marketing maturity of in-house teams today.

    The …

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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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  • Meet the Sponsors

    October 26, 2020

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    Behind every in-house agency is a mix of partners and providers in key support roles. Several of them deserve our thanks for their generosity in helping to bring the fast-approaching IHAF Conference & Awards to life. Find new solutions to keep your team effective and agile—meet the sponsors behind …

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  • Are You Listening? If Not, You’re Missing Great Stories

    September 28, 2020

    Ever since we were kids, we learned the power of a great story. Pocahontas. Pinocchio. Old Yeller. And, the good ones stick with us for a lifetime. Is your in-house team looking for a way to tell better stories? Look no further than your own customers. Done right, customer stories can lead to …

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  • Never Tried Temp-to-Hire? Now Is the Time.

    August 17, 2020

    Budget cuts and hiring freezes are the current reality for many marketing and creative groups. And, as we all know, the work continues even when resources are low. So, many of our clients are looking for solutions that allow them to continue to move at the pace their business requires, without …

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  • There Can Only Be One Top Shop—Is It Yours?

    August 03, 2020

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    Internal creative teams are so much more than a way to save money! The contest for In-House Agency of the Year lauds the impact these MVPs make on an organization’s business and brand objectives.

    The competition heats up as we approach the August 31 call-for-nominations deadline. All in-house …

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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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  • The New Normals for Branded Content

    July 20, 2020

    In-house agencies are adapting to unique social concerns this year that could forever change how the marketing world engages consumers and crafts content. Among these “new normals” is the need for safer, more-flexible ways to produce work that is both locally sourced and globally conscious. Here’s …

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