• 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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  • 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 Brand’s Got Your Back

    February 12, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    One of the leading challenges internal and external agencies face is effectively influencing clients. No matter how big your client’s line of business or product set might be, getting them to adhere to corporate brand standards is essential—though not all clients understand why.

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  • Programmatic Options Have In-House Appeal

    January 29, 2018

    Since 2010, the programmatic advertising category has steadily increased in prominence. Indeed, eMarketer data shows that programmatic activity has been responsible for more than 70% of the U.S. digital display market since 2016. And, the dollars involved are significant. U.S. companies will spend …

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  • Sonic Branding for the Modern Marketer

    January 16, 2018

    I’m not sure when the word “jingle” went from being a popular way to promote your brand with music to a dirty word, but it happened.

    There was a time when having a jingle was important to a brand. When the Oscar Myer jingle, the Klondike song, and others were expected and worked wonders as they …

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  • Preflight Checklist: What to Do Before Hitting Send

    December 11, 2017

    Email marketing can be more cost-effective than other forms of outreach, but only if your email gets opened. There are so many details to keep in mind before you press send. Here’s what you need to consider to ensure your message gets delivered the way you intended.

    The Fundamentals

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  • Business Case: Constant Contact & Ideasicle

    October 09, 2017

    One of the key advantages of an in-house agency is that their creative teams live and breathe the brand. And while this can lead to rhythms and efficiencies that save time and drive great work, there’s also a risk that it can lead to insular thinking that limits the brand’s potential.

    Tim Weldon, …

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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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  • The Road to Employee Engagement

    August 21, 2017

    There is a lot of buzz these days about employee engagement, though it is often confused with employee satisfaction. True engagement centers on an employee’s level of psychological investment in the organization—how connected they feel to the company and its mission. For many in-house agencies, …

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