• Escape the Commodity Trap—Become a Trusted Advisor

    December 07, 2022

    When the marketing organization and key stakeholders view the in-house agency as task-oriented order takers, it creates the commodity trap–a cycle where uninspired assignments create uninspired results. When people are treated like a commodity, they often begin to think like one. As a result, in- …

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  • Reunited...And It Felt So Good

    December 05, 2022

    • by Olivia Brown, IHAF

    It’s been a few short weeks since the 2022 IHAF Conference & Awards, where nearly 300 in-house professionals gathered to get real about the state of the industry. In the wake of the event, conferencegoers have had a lot to say about what it meant to be together again.

    • “There was a warmth and …

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  • The Latest Trends in Teams & Talent

    November 28, 2022

    If you’re a fan of Broadway, you know about the saga surrounding the recent revival of Funny Girl. The casting controversy reads like a tale of aptitude and ambition, happiness and heartache. A similar story plays out in IHAF’s latest research—all about people and the prospects they face with three …

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  • Getting to Yes: One Team’s Success Story

    November 14, 2022

    • by Bonny Davis and Ray Samuels, Wripple

    Ah, 2020…a year to remember. Most of us endured significant changes in how we work. But what if your business became almost unrecognizable? More than almost any other, the restaurant industry faced a moment where quick thinking and innovation were the only paths to survival. 

    IHAF supplier member, …

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  • Get Ready to be Uncensored

    November 07, 2022

    • by Olivia Brown, IHAF

    With a little over a week until the annual IHAF Conference & Awards, the in-house commuity is brimming with anticipation for this year’s UNCENSORED event. To help you prepare, here’s some quick intel on next week’s happenings.

    Check In and Relax. Report to the Westin Copley, check in at our …

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  • Finding the Right Agency Partner

    October 31, 2022

    Whether you’re looking for niche expertise or simply need extra hands, most in-house agencies seek external partners to fill their staffing gaps. In a crowded market with seemingly endless options, how can you be sure you’re outsourcing to the right provider to meet your specific needs? When you’re …

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  • United and Uncensored

    September 26, 2022

    • by Olivia Brown, IHAF

    We’re eight weeks from getting down to the nitty-gritty of what’s really going on in house—embracing what unites us by sharing our common experiences at the 2022 IHAF Conference & Awards. This year’s event is all about keeping it real; that’s what makes it UNCENSORED. Here’s what you can expect …

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  • Institutional Pros Meet Outside Hires

    September 19, 2022

    In its 2021 Productivity and the Pandemic study, IHAF reported that 47% of in-house agencies increased headcount in the 14-16 months prior. To meet demand, added staff enables teams to identify new talent internally and bring in external hires.

    With growth comes change. And while some team members …

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  • Trends in Offshore Creative Production

    August 15, 2022

    The so-called Great Resignation and current talent shortages across the US and Europe have accelerated changes already underway industrywide as brands look toward new models of creative production.

    We Are Amnet’s 2022 Benchmark Report for Offshore Creative Production sheds intriguing light on the …

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  • Claim Your Spot at the Top

    August 08, 2022

    • by IHAF Staff

    Peak performers, it’s time to claim your spot at the top. IHAF’s In-House Agency of the Year award recognizes the unique contributions of internal agencies and creative services organizations. And you can win this prestigious honor by telling us how your team reached new heights.

    IHAF welcomes …

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