• New Year, New Opportunities

    January 14, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    It almost seems passé to be talking about the new year, but in reality, we’re only two weeks in. So, there’s still time to resolve for the next 50 weeks to be as formative as they are fulfilling.

    One of the commitments we encourage you to make is to get more involved with IHAF in 2019. Our member …

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  • It’s the Year of Connectedness

    January 07, 2019

    • by Emily Foster, IHAF

    Twenty-eighteen was quite a year at IHAF and for in-house agencies in general—from press coverage to performance excellence, our members demonstrated that they have what it takes to be truly exceptional.

    When companies come to IHAF, they often tell us they join for the content but that the …

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  • A Year in Review

    December 17, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    Time flies when we’re networking, learning and sharing with one another. That’s why we’re especially grateful to have such an incredible community of in-house professionals, across a host of industries, who take advantage of all that IHAF has to offer. As we embark on a new year, let’s reflect and …

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  • Hiring for Talent, Not Location

    October 29, 2018

    • by Jack Teuber, PwC

    When asked why he robbed banks, legend has it that Willie Sutton replied, “Because that’s where the money is.” Get any group of internal agency leaders together and the talk quickly turns to talent. Where to find it. How to keep it. And, what motivates morale.

    If your in-house agency is located in …

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  • Navigating Compliance with a Freelance Workforce

    October 08, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    There’s no doubt that leveraging freelancers is a great way to add talent to your team. In fact, nearly half of millennials are choosing the independent-contractor route these days. With all of that talent wading in the freelance pool, it’s important to understand whether your variable resources …

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  • Meet a Member: Michelle Clark, E.J. Gallo Winery

    September 24, 2018

    • by Davielle Pierrette

    Meet IHAF member, Michelle Clark—Director of Creative Services at E.J. Gallo Winery, the leading provider of California wines in select markets around the world. Having led their 20-person account management group for a little over a year, Michelle talks servicing over one hundred brands of wine, …

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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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  • Are You Agile-Inclined?

    July 16, 2018

    In-house agency leaders are advancing from a Waterfall mindset to incorporate Agile in the way they work. Why? Because Agile can help them provide timely, personalized experiences that attract customers at scale.

    Over 37% of marketing organizations are moving to Agile, making them 3x more likely …

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  • Roundtable Recap: What Bloomed?

    July 09, 2018

    • by Emily Foster, IHAF

    Spring. Every year, it brings new growth in the form of buds and blossoms outside and connectivity and conversation inside. You see, spring is the time of year when IHAF offers its Regional Roundtables—discussion groups held in various cities throughout the country where members discuss and debate …

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  • Cheap Impressions Are Dead. What’s Next?

    July 02, 2018

    For the past decade, advertisers have been in a race to the bottom, attempting to buy and serve ad impressions at the lowest possible cost. In doing so, we seem to have lost sight of what's important—driving authentic connections between the brands we promote and the people who buy from us. …

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