• 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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  • Optimizing Creative Operations Through Automation

    September 04, 2018

    Since the advent of programmatic ad buying, automation has been transforming marketing business processes, with AI tools starting to play a part too. Competition demands that creative units quickly learn the benefits that automation technology can bring. The aim is not to deskill creatives but to …

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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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  • IHAF Roundtables: Six Cities, Six Conversations

    May 07, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    This month marks the start of our regional roundtable discussion group series, hosted by IHAF member companies in six cities throughout the United States. These networking and learning events are open forums for in-house agencies nationwide to engage in facilitated conversations about the …

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  • 7 Lessons on SEO Content Workload Management

    April 16, 2018

    There are a number of common challenges pertaining to workload management—tracking projects and documents, assembling the right team, and being on the lookout for potential efficiencies are just a few. The bottom line is that effective workload management can mean the difference between on time or …

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  • Bring Back Your Creative Mojo

    April 02, 2018

    There’s a lot of valuable expertise within in-house agencies. And while expertise is generally a good thing, there can be a downside. Expertise can lead to routine, routine to sameness. And sameness is the enemy of creativity. So, if the ideas you’re coming up with are beginning to feel familiar …

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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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  • How One Grocery Chain Is Making Marketing Work Better

    February 05, 2018

    The 120-person in-house agency at a natural foods company works hard to promote benefits of healthy eating. Now, they’re doing it more productively than ever before.

    The grocery chain recently redeployed the Workfront Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution to address process transformation …

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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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