• Internal Agencies Are On the Rise

    September 10, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    IHAF recently revealed top trends and business challenges among in-house agencies in its 2018 benchmarking study, fielded in partnership with Forrester Research and featured in the Wall Street Journal. The report details the functional competencies, service offerings, project composition and …

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  • How Brand’s Got Your Back

    February 12, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    One of the leading challenges internal and external agencies face is effectively influencing clients. No matter how big your client’s line of business or product set might be, getting them to adhere to corporate brand standards is essential—though not all clients understand why.

    In this week’s …

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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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  • Resource Management: The Ultimate Balancing Act

    October 16, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    The IHAF team recently partnered with Workfront to conduct a resource management survey for the in-house community. Over 100 unique companies responded, providing insight into their scheduling and planning habits as well as how they forecast, resource, and track their work. 

    The study includes …

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  • Arm Your Social Teams with Video

    September 04, 2017

    Marketing experts frequently remind us that “video is the premier communication tool” and that “the power of video will set you apart.” While developing a steady stream of video to reinforce your message is significant, it also requires a reliable pipeline to deliver that content—from editors in …

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  • How to Find Stock Images More Quickly

    May 30, 2017

    • by Anne Renehan, Adobe

    Searching for the perfect stock image can be maddening, especially when a search results in 10,000+ matches. How do you find the image you need without wasting hours sorting through options? One way to speed things up is with Adobe Stock's visual search. Visual search enables you to conduct …

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  • Strengthening Marketing/Creative Alignment to Drive Revenue

    February 20, 2017

    Creative content is more valuable than ever—in fact, 71% of consumers say they’ll choose a product or service over its competitors because of good design. So it’s no wonder savvy business leaders are increasing investments in their in-house creative teams. But there’s a challenge. In today’s …

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  • Efficiency through Mob Design (a.k.a. How Four People Worked Faster by Sharing One Computer)

    November 28, 2016

    Today most people have two or three computers. So why would anyone make four people work together on one computer? And, who would be insane enough to force two designers, one marketer, and one product manager to take turns using the same design software on that one computer?

    The answer: a design …

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  • Skills & Tools for Managing Technology

    July 01, 2016

    By now, most in-house agencies have looked for ways to leverage workflow and DAM systems to help them run more efficiently. Many are even on their second- or third-generation solutions. At the same time, others could benefit from taking a step back and thinking more-broadly about how these tools …

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  • Lessons from the Leaders

    April 25, 2016

    To say that attending last week’s IHAF Leadership Summit was exactly what I needed is an understatement. You see, over the last three years, my in-house agency has reached our max ability to do projects quickly in large quantities. Projects that have the potential to be great, but rarely are. And …

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