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    Standing with Ukraine: Extreme Reach

    March 21, 2022

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    In the weeks since Russian troops invaded Ukraine, many companies have responded in support of Ukraine and its people. The advertising industry moved quickly, showing its support in assorted ways. Some teams and their brands have paused business in Russia, supporting a global campaign of economic …

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  • These In-House Agencies Came Out on Top

    December 08, 2021

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    The results are in and it was our closest In-House Agency of the Year competition to date. This year favored the teams that overcame the challenges of the pandemic—from keeping the creative spark alive at home and through screens, to shooting and editing industry-leading videos with DIY production …

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  • 2021 IHAF Conference & Awards Resilience to Reinvention

    It's Conference Time, Everybody!

    November 08, 2021

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    No matter how you’ll be attending this week’s IHAF Conference & Awards, you’ll be immersed in a celebration of resilience, reinvention, creativity and grit as we recount the challenges and celebrate the wins in-house agencies experienced over the past year. We kick things off tomorrow—you’ll find …

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  • 2021 IHAF Conference & Awards Resilience to Reinvention

    Resilience to Reinvention: The IHAF Conference & Awards

    June 23, 2021

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    They moved mountains in the pandemic—and as the world reopens, in-house agencies are poised to keep climbing. The next IHAF Conference & Awards covers Resilience to Reinvention: how in-house teams bested an era fraught with challenges, and how to apply what they’ve learned to reach new heights in …

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  • Individual Growth Leads to Collective Success

    April 26, 2021

    Where does having your digital marketing needs met by in-house talent start? It starts with having the right talent in the right roles.

    When I was at Oracle, our in-house team started small and identified gaps in our studio’s capabilities. Rather than hiring urgently, we relied on external …

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  • The IHAF Awards: It's a Whole New Year

    April 19, 2021

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    We have a confession to make. When IHAF boldly declared that the IHAF Awards show must go on last year, we didn’t immediately know what the experience would be like as a virtual event. But we put our faith in the camaraderie of our connected community and received a flood of entries (mid-pandemic, …

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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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  • Now Virtual, Still Awesome

    October 12, 2020

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    Forget the “now-more-than-evers,” the mute button fails and all that you think you know about virtual events. The 2020 IHAF Conference & Awards is something entirely different! In four short weeks, our biggest event of the year moves from Beantown to Streamtown so in-house pros across the globe can …

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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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  • What Awards Season Looks Like in 2020

    July 06, 2020

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    The IHAF Conference & Awards is going virtual this year, and that includes our ever-popular awards show. While your in-house agency balances big social change with business as usual, here’s how awards season is adapting to the new normal.

    Perhaps the biggest change is the call-for-entries process …

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