• Why Software (Not Your Staff) Should Be Managing Content Distribution

    December 03, 2018

    It’s a common misconception that communication is easy for in-house creative teams. In truth, even when decision-makers and team members are under the same roof, launching campaigns in house and coordinating across multiple departments can be complex and costly without the right tools in place.

    So, …

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  • Outsourcing While In-Housing—Keep Control While Gaining Scale & Speed

    October 01, 2018

    According to the 2018 IHAF State-of-The-Industry Report, 67% of respondents across various industries said they don’t think their in-house agency is adequately staffed.

    Similarly, in a March 2018 blog post, Forrester’s Jay Pattisall noted that while “in-house agencies are possible replacements for …

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  • Optimizing Creative Operations Through Automation

    September 04, 2018

    Since the advent of programmatic ad buying, automation has been transforming marketing business processes, with AI tools starting to play a part too. Competition demands that creative units quickly learn the benefits that automation technology can bring. The aim is not to deskill creatives but to …

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  • The Definitive Guide to Brand Integration

    August 27, 2018

    Over the past ten years, I’ve had the good fortune to travel around the world talking with chief marketing officers and their marketing teams about brand integration.

    It’s been an incredible journey—from the early days of skepticism about the power of social media influencers and a decades-old …

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  • Cheap Impressions Are Dead. What’s Next?

    July 02, 2018

    For the past decade, advertisers have been in a race to the bottom, attempting to buy and serve ad impressions at the lowest possible cost. In doing so, we seem to have lost sight of what's important—driving authentic connections between the brands we promote and the people who buy from us. …

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  • Simplifying Cross-Screen Video Workflow

    April 09, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    In the race to innovate forms of media, the requirements to activate video campaigns can sometimes be an afterthought. For instance, are talent-and-rights contracts integrated into your project workflow, or are you surprised by additional fees because you unwittingly fell out of compliance?

    In …

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  • Meet a Member: Jeremy Brazeal of Coca-Cola

    January 22, 2018

    • by Davielle Pierrette, IHAF

    IHAF member, Jeremy Brazeal, knows a thing or two about leading an internal creative team. As the Group Creative Director at KO:OP, the in-house agency at The Coca-Cola Company, Jeremy was kind enough to offer his perspective on what’s happening in the creative world today and share how he keeps …

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  • Preflight Checklist: What to Do Before Hitting Send

    December 11, 2017

    Email marketing can be more cost-effective than other forms of outreach, but only if your email gets opened. There are so many details to keep in mind before you press send. Here’s what you need to consider to ensure your message gets delivered the way you intended.

    The Fundamentals

    ● From Name: …

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  • Fix It In Prep: Understanding VR Before Your First Project

    December 04, 2017

    Virtual Reality (encompassing VR, AR, and 360) is an immersive experience providing emotional connections and memories. The barriers between brands and consumers can be removed, allowing for direct interaction via branded environments or virtual product models. These experiences have a long and …

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  • Business Case: Constant Contact & Ideasicle

    October 09, 2017

    One of the key advantages of an in-house agency is that their creative teams live and breathe the brand. And while this can lead to rhythms and efficiencies that save time and drive great work, there’s also a risk that it can lead to insular thinking that limits the brand’s potential.

    Tim Weldon, …

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