• The Latest in Offshore Creative Production

    February 17, 2020

    • by Shelley Harrison and Anil Noorani, Amnet

    Tapping lower-cost, overseas resources for creative production is not a new trend. And as agencies look to decrease their production costs by 40% or more, offshore partnerships are transitioning from experimental to mainstream.

    If your in-house agency has yet to engage in offshoring (or tried a …

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  • Planning with Vision for the Copper Giants™

    February 03, 2020

    Liberty Mutual Insurance built its in-house agency, Copper Giants™, for all of the expected reasons—faster speed to market, stronger access to first-party data and insights, a team that lives and breathes the brand, expense consciousness, and overall business impact. So, how do we set ourselves …

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  • What to Expect in Digital in 2020

    January 20, 2020

    Over the course of 2019, IHAF member and Storyhunter co-founder Alex Ragir traveled the world, meeting with the biggest names in video and advertising to find out what we should expect in 2020. From building in-house agencies to using data to inform creative to establishing authenticity and purpose …

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  • Meet the Mavericks at Transamerica

    January 06, 2020

    • by IHAF Staff

    “Being a financial services company doesn’t mean we have to act like one.” That’s the sentiment behind the in-house agency at Transamerica, who jumped at the chance to reshape the way people think about financial services by reshaping their century-old corporate brand.

    By listening to customers …

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  • What I’ve Learned Interviewing 20 In-House Leaders

    October 21, 2019

    In just ten years, the number of corporations that ‘fess up to having an in-house agency has nearly doubled. In fact, a study conducted by IHAF and Forrester underscores the reality that insourcing is not a passing fad, but rather, the new normal when it comes to corporate advertising and creative …

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  • Building Purpose Through Disruption

    October 07, 2019

    In an environment of constant change, people crave stability. Even when change is positive, it can be chaotic. I often say our industry is thrilling because it sometimes feels like navigating through a tornado. Most of the time, I stay grounded in the eye of the storm, but there are days when I …

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  • And the Gold Goes to...

    September 23, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    July feels a little bit like the holidays here at IHAF. That’s because it’s the time of year when package upon package arrives containing your submissions for our annual creativity awards.

    As we eagerly unwrap and admire your parcels, we know it’s just a matter of time before our panel of judges …

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  • Building the Reputation of Your Team

    July 29, 2019

    • by Roger Hyde, AT&T

    To fully appreciate what it took to build the reputation of the internal agency at AT&T, it is important to note that insourcing wasn’t prevalent in the pay-TV arena until the early 2000s. Instead, multichannel video programming distributors relied heavily on external agencies for the majority of …

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  • Future-Proofing Starts by Embracing Change

    June 24, 2019

    Earlier this month, we had the privilege to host one of IHAF’s regional roundtables at our LA office, where we learned about the bold moves leading in-house agencies like Bloomberg, Dollar Shave Club, PwC and Trunk Club made to enable their success. Each story challenged attendees to consider the …

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  • Roundtable Recap: Breaking Through by Breaking Free

    June 17, 2019

    Most in-house agencies want to do better, to be better, yet few are eager to change to the degree necessary to make it happen. The reality is, sameness is the enemy of excellence. We have to be willing to break with tradition in order to reach new pinnacles of performance.

    That was the premise of …

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