• How Sound Drives Engagement

    May 21, 2018

    It’s no secret that appealing to the human senses helps engage emotions. Let’s look at a simple example: if a consumer sees a bacon commercial, they could be convinced that the bacon looks delicious but by hearing the sizzle, the consumer craves the bacon. The power of sound creates a sense of …

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  • IHAF Roundtables: Six Cities, Six Conversations

    May 07, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    This month marks the start of our regional roundtable discussion group series, hosted by IHAF member companies in six cities throughout the United States. These networking and learning events are open forums for in-house agencies nationwide to engage in facilitated conversations about the …

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  • Branded Content: 5 Keys for Effective Storytelling

    April 30, 2018

    Think of your favorite piece of video content over the past year. Odds are, you didn’t think of a commercial. You probably thought of a TV show, a movie or even a piece of branded content. When it comes to branded content, it’s important to remember that it’s not the same as advertising.

    Consumers …

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  • 7 Lessons on SEO Content Workload Management

    April 16, 2018

    There are a number of common challenges pertaining to workload management—tracking projects and documents, assembling the right team, and being on the lookout for potential efficiencies are just a few. The bottom line is that effective workload management can mean the difference between on time or …

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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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  • VR, AR, MR and 360—Are You Ready?

    March 12, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    Your in-house agency is up-and-running. You’re producing print, digital, and video (and earning praise from your peers at the IHAF Awards). What about virtual reality, augmented reality and 360 videos? Estimated to become a $140 billion business by 2020, immersive media requires creative talent and …

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  • How One Grocery Chain Is Making Marketing Work Better

    February 05, 2018

    The 120-person in-house agency at a natural foods company works hard to promote benefits of healthy eating. Now, they’re doing it more productively than ever before.

    The grocery chain recently redeployed the Workfront Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution to address process transformation …

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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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  • The Importance of “Universal Levels of Creativity” in Production

    December 18, 2017

    Creative teams receive briefs from a variety of sources every day, and each carries an assumption that it will quickly deliver the desired outcome that is intended by the requestor. While this sounds simple in principle, it is rarely possible in practice.

    The Purpose of a Brief. The writer and/or …

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