• Getting It Right: Process & Positioning

    June 03, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    Navigating the operational challenges inherent in running an internal agency can feel like an endless series of twists and turns. While there are ways to overlook certain obstacles for the sake of getting the job done, there are also ways to enhance your team’s problem-solving capabilities to …

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  • Evolving Workflow Systems and Operating Practices

    March 18, 2019

    Workflow management systems are primarily designed to facilitate and enhance the way we work. Yet a common misconception is that a new system will eliminate the need for the personal interactions and follow-up that are a vital part of teamwork. While it’s true that a well-constructed system may …

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  • Why Software (Not Staffers) Should Be Managing Content Distribution

    December 03, 2018

    It’s a common misconception that communication is easy for in-house creative teams. In truth, even when decision-makers and team members are under the same roof, launching campaigns in house and coordinating across multiple departments can be complex and costly without the right tools in place.

    So, …

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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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  • Account Management Revival

    May 14, 2018

    To excel in Account Management, you need to be an expert in the business of your company, your clients and your in-house agency—to think strategically, plan creatively and manage superbly. Unfortunately, the Account Management function within most in-house agencies is often the least defined and …

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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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  • Simplifying Cross-Screen Video Workflow

    April 09, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    In the race to innovate forms of media, the requirements to activate video campaigns can sometimes be an afterthought. For instance, are talent-and-rights contracts integrated into your project workflow, or are you surprised by additional fees because you unwittingly fell out of compliance?

    In …

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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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  • 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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