• A UX Culture of Diversity

    May 23, 2022

    I am not an HR expert, so I won’t write about a specific dimension of DEI across race, ethnicity, gender, age, belief systems, and neuro- and physical-diversity. Instead, as a creative leader in the UX space, I’ll share some thoughts on building a culture of diversity both in theory and practice— …

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  • You Might Be Wasting Your Media Budget

    May 16, 2022

    The latest research estimates more than $68 billion will be lost globally to digital advertising fraud in 2022. If your CFO asks whether your current efforts protect your company against ad fraud, how confident are you in your answer?

    Whether you buy media internally or with an outside agency, it’ …

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  • 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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  • Our Roundtables Have Turned

    May 02, 2022

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    There’s something different about our In-House Agency Roundtables this year. In fact, each of these virtual discussion-group sessions will focus on a different topic. We’re gathering every Thursday from May 12 to June 2 for a lively exchange of ideas among peers, all guided by experts from leading …

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    Outsourcing Back-Office Production Support

    April 11, 2022

    When it comes to managing your content production, creative execution is only half the battle. There is an entire suite of back-end support services that need to be handled. And let’s face it, for most marketing leaders, that’s hardly the exciting part.

    From processing invoices to getting the …

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    Meet In-House Experts & Aces This Month

    April 04, 2022

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    Our In-House Agency Experts & Aces event brings brand-side mastery to NYC on April 28. Here’s what’s on deck from the insiders at Deloitte, Indeed, Norwegian Cruise Line and PwC, plus title sponsor Extreme Reach.

    The Next Generation of Marketing Excellence. True marketing expertise includes …

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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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    Standing with Ukraine: Extreme Reach

    March 21, 2022

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    In the weeks since Russian troops invaded Ukraine, many companies have responded in support of Ukraine and its people. The advertising industry moved quickly, showing its support in assorted ways. Some teams and their brands have paused business in Russia, supporting a global campaign of economic …

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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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