• What We Learned from the Experts & Aces

    May 09, 2022

    So happy to have attended a really great spring event in NYC the week before last with the In-House Agency Forum (IHAF). What a crew and a day of sharing more than the usual tips and tricks by adding a layer of genuine truth and humanity to the conversation.

    Many of the brands that presented had …

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    Why UGC Is Becoming a Go-To Strategy

    March 28, 2022

    Say User-Generated Content or UGC to just about anybody in the advertising industry and they’ll immediately think of grainy, shaky, poor-quality videos—like the kind you’d see on America’s Funniest Home Videos or any number of YouTube channels. Authentic? Yes. Organic? Certainly. But high-quality? …

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    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? …

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    Tips for Better Presentations: A Q&A with VerdanaBold

    March 07, 2022

    The trouble with searching for answers to questions about presentations is that the response is pretty much always the same: “it depends.” That’s because every presentation has unique factors: the audience, the presenter, when and where it’s delivered, who helps create it, and so on.

    So when we …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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  • 32 T-Shirts: The Importance of Image Metadata

    December 06, 2021

    Let’s face it—adding metadata to your images can be a pain. No one really wants to do it. So, it’s not uncommon for people to assume someone else in the digital asset workflow will handle it. In such cases, metadata tagging falls between the operational cracks, which means it may not get done at …

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  • Risks and Safeguards Every In-House Media Buyer Should Know

    November 29, 2021

    One benefit to moving media buying in house is greater control over your media spend. But the digital-media supply chain can be complex, confusing and opaque. Consequently, marketers risk wasting a portion of their spend on ads that get served to bots instead of humans.

    It’s important to …

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  • Finding Common Ground with Procurement

    November 22, 2021

    For more than a decade, marketing has been driven by its ability to engage consumers via digital and social platforms, encourage consideration, elicit responses and measure success. This heightened focus on metrics combined with the explosion of channels and content needs has dramatically changed …

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