• 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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  • Avoiding Buyer’s Remorse When Shopping for a DAM System

    August 28, 2017

    Without a doubt, implementing a Digital Asset Management (DAM) system will change the way your team works. At two extremes, a DAM system can enable a streamlined process and provide useful data or, at the other end of the spectrum, it can be a storage system that requires additional steps and …

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  • And the Oscar Goes to… Proofreading!

    March 06, 2017

    In case you missed it, there was a mistake at this year’s Oscar ceremony—an error the unsung heroes of our in-house agencies most certainly would have recognized and quietly rectified if only the headcount had been allocated to support them.

    What I’m referring to, of course, is the mistaken …

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  • The Balancing Effect: Why Outsourcing is Still a Necessity

    September 19, 2016

    Screendragon has witnessed a lot of change in the marketing and advertising landscape over the past 10 years. New digital demands have forced brands to re-evaluate how they work and who they work with. We have seen clients take on more internal work; some have set-up hybrid agency functions while …

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  • Helping Clients Appreciate Big Ideas

    August 15, 2016

    • by IHAF Staff

    After brainstorming concepts for one of your business lines, the deadline is up and the day is here—client presentation time. You deliver an inimitable body of work that’s sure to blow them away except the client responds with a nonchalant, “Hmm…is that it?”

    If this sounds like déjà vu, the …

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  • Skills & Tools for Managing Technology

    July 01, 2016

    By now, most in-house agencies have looked for ways to leverage workflow and DAM systems to help them run more efficiently. Many are even on their second- or third-generation solutions. At the same time, others could benefit from taking a step back and thinking more-broadly about how these tools …

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  • Winning Workflow Leads to Winning Work

    September 24, 2014

    You’re dedicated to finding the best talent available and advancing your team each and every day to stay ahead of the competition. It’s important that you approach your project and workflow management practices the same way by implementing the tools and evolving the processes that will enable you …

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  • Better Than Sliced Bread

    September 17, 2014

    What did we ever do without BrandMaker? BrandMaker is the marketing resource management tool that our in-house agency uses to automate project workflow. Looking back at the jobs we used to outline on scraps of paper and the index card boxes full of projects at every stage of completion, it’s hard …

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  • Collaborating on Creative Reviews

    September 15, 2014

    There are lots of challenges that go along with project workflow, particularly during the creative review and approval process. Oftentimes creative content is reviewed by a group, not a single individual. And groups of reviewers tend to have different perspectives on how content should be revised, …

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  • A View from the Top

    September 08, 2014

    Workflow. Look it up on dictionary.com. It’s defined as “the flow or amount of work to and from an office, department or employee.” Scroll down on the page and you’ll also see it used in a sentence: “But even after years of practice and experimentation, her workflow remains breathtakingly …

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