• A UX Culture of Diversity

    May 23, 2022

    I am not an HR expert, so I won’t write about a specific dimension of DEI across race, ethnicity, gender, age, belief systems, and neuro- and physical-diversity. Instead, as a creative leader in the UX space, I’ll share some thoughts on building a culture of diversity both in theory and practice— …

    Read Moreright arrow

  • In-House Agency Experts and Aces - An IHAF Conference - April 28, 2022 - a Hybrid Event

    Meet In-House Experts & Aces This Month

    April 04, 2022

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    Our In-House Agency Experts & Aces event brings brand-side mastery to NYC on April 28. Here’s what’s on deck from the insiders at Deloitte, Indeed, Norwegian Cruise Line and PwC, plus title sponsor Extreme Reach.

    The Next Generation of Marketing Excellence. True marketing expertise includes …

    Read Moreright arrow

  • computer at a desk

    Should I Outsource When I Have a Great In-House Team?

    March 14, 2022

    • by Robert Berkeley, EKCS

    To outsource, or not to outsource? It’s a question many in-house agencies (IHAs) ask themselves. After all, there are many plus points to keeping creative production in-house. Your team lives and breathes the brand. They have unique knowledge and they are also more invested in the business. Right? …

    Read Moreright arrow

  • In-House Agency Experts and Aces - An IHAF Conference - April 28, 2022 - a Hybrid Event

    In-House Agency Experts, Unite!

    February 28, 2022

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    In-house clout doesn’t come easy, but the proven chiefs of a few select teams are here to help. Join us for an exchange of ideas with Deloitte, Indeed, Norwegian Cruise Line and PwC at the In-House Agency Experts & Aces conference on Thursday, April 28.

    Our Experts event is a chance to talk …

    Read Moreright arrow

  • Celebrity & Influencer Marketing: Why You Need a Signatory

    January 31, 2022

    Celebrity influencers have quickly become highly sought-after talent for marketing campaigns. The number of projects involving these internet stars has dramatically increased in the last few years. And while this means more opportunities for social media creators, it is a relatively new niche with …

    Read Moreright arrow

  • In-House Trends for 2022

    January 03, 2022

    • by Emily Foster, IHAF

    Can in-house agencies break their own records in 2022? Industry reports reveal they made fresh gains in team size, popularity, skills and efficiency last year. While it’s a tough act to follow, here’s how IHAF sees the in-house model advancing in 2022.

    Insourcing more digital and media functions …

    Read Moreright arrow

  • Brands Take the Field with Student Athletes

    December 13, 2021

    The landscape of college sports and the sports industry at large changed forever this year. For the first time in history, student athletes across all major divisions can now monetize their Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) following the elimination of decades-long rules that prevented them from …

    Read Moreright arrow

  • 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 …

    Read Moreright arrow

  • black and white image of a backlit puzzle with one piece floating above its space

    3 Hidden Truths About In-Housing (and how to solve them)

    August 02, 2021

    Before the pandemic, there was a steady rise in the number of companies reining in aspects of marketing that an outside agency would normally handle. Some, like Coca-Cola, Red Bull, and Kind built content studios to drive the creative process. Others, like Liberty Mutual and Clorox, built in-house …

    Read Moreright arrow

  • The Need for Speed—How to Get Great Ideas to Market Faster

    July 12, 2021

    A year ago, we would have told you that speed is the key for success in today’s marketing world. Given the realities that we have had to manage over the past year, being able to react in real time is now too slow.

    Covid has accelerated the need for brands and in-house agencies, in particular, to …

    Read Moreright arrow