• Covid or Not, It's Time for Virtual Creativity

    March 29, 2021

    It’s time to challenge a basic assumption in the creative community—that brainstorming sessions are more productive in person. That, and the idea that some things like the energy in the room, being able to look into each other’s eyes, and feeding off each other’s energy all make for a better …

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  • Staying Creative Amid the Challenges of 2020

    December 07, 2020

    The original plans we had for 2020 didn’t exactly pan out as we anticipated. Everyone has been affected. And, for creative folks working in the retail and consumer packaged goods industries, there have been some very specific challenges: studios have effectively shut down, production schedules have …

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  • Letting Go of the Leash

    November 30, 2020

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    “Either you believe you are creative, or you don’t. And either way, you’re right.”

    That insight from in-house agency leader Don Lane captures the spirit of the 2020 IHAF Conference & Awards: CREATIVITY UNLEASHED. In other words, anyone, regardless of title or job function, can think creatively and …

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  • Meet the Sponsors

    October 26, 2020

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    Behind every in-house agency is a mix of partners and providers in key support roles. Several of them deserve our thanks for their generosity in helping to bring the fast-approaching IHAF Conference & Awards to life. Find new solutions to keep your team effective and agile—meet the sponsors behind …

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  • There Can Only Be One Top Shop—Is It Yours?

    August 03, 2020

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    Internal creative teams are so much more than a way to save money! The contest for In-House Agency of the Year lauds the impact these MVPs make on an organization’s business and brand objectives.

    The competition heats up as we approach the August 31 call-for-nominations deadline. All in-house …

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  • Meet the Helpers and Heroes

    July 27, 2020

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    In-house agencies carry their clients and brands to victory, but who’s supporting them? Sometimes getting over the finish line calls for the help of hired guns, intuitive tech, and media savvy from external partners like IHAF’s network of supplier members.

    Some vendors have been sharing free …

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  • Creative Problem Solving for In-House Agencies

    June 22, 2020

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    In-house agencies are chock full of creativity, but how do they apply it to solve business problems? Creative leaders from KPMG, DraftKings, realtor.com and ELEMENT gathered recently for our In-House Agency Roundtables to show more than 200 community members how it's done. Read on for key takeaways …

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  • Keeping it Fresh at Deloitte

    April 27, 2020

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    The best in-house agencies strike an artful blend of consistency and innovation to drive growth. Deloitte’s Green Dot Agency (GDA) does just that while investing in key areas like talent, strategy and global partnerships. See how it’s done in this video from GDA, a recent finalist for IHAF's In- …

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  • You Are Part of a Connected Community

    March 23, 2020

    • by Emily Foster, IHAF

    When the In-House Agency Forum was founded in 2005, our mission was simple: Provide tools, insight and networking opportunities to enable in-house agencies to increase their effectiveness and contribution within their respective organizations.

    Fifteen years later, we’re as committed to that goal …

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  • It’s Your Year—Your Decade!

    December 16, 2019

    Every time I write one of these year-end posts, I want to boldly declare it the year of the in-house agency. As we step from 2019 into 2020, I’m glad I never used that descriptor because it’s actually been the decade of the in-house agency.

    Our research shows that the penetration of in-house …

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