• 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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  • 2021 IHAF Conference & Awards Resilience to Reinvention

    It's Conference Time, Everybody!

    November 08, 2021

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    No matter how you’ll be attending this week’s IHAF Conference & Awards, you’ll be immersed in a celebration of resilience, reinvention, creativity and grit as we recount the challenges and celebrate the wins in-house agencies experienced over the past year. We kick things off tomorrow—you’ll find …

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    Presentations: Separating Good from Great

    October 25, 2021

    Everyone has probably seen at least one presentation that truly stood out. One that's sharply written, confidently designed, and easy to follow. Or if nothing else, one that got you thinking about your own presentations.

    But what truly separates “good” from “great” when it comes to presentations? …

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  • Bridging the Creative and Media Divide

    October 18, 2021

    In the digital advertising business, media’s relationship with technology has been an evolving, decades-long affair. Always rocky, never settled, but very productive for all the offspring (e.g., ad tech vendors) it has produced. With the rise of digital advertising, media buying utilizing …

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    Modular Content: A Leading Opportunity for Your In-House Agency

    October 13, 2021

    • by Kevin Groome, Pica9

    In a May 2021 report, Forrester Analyst Ryan Skinner explained the importance of taking a modular approach to content in order to create meaningful customer experiences at scale. Breaking content into small, reusable chunks helps improve relevance, decrease production costs and times, and ensure …

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  • Join Us with Confidence

    October 11, 2021

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    It isn’t just about praising the grit they’ve shown throughout the pandemic. This year’s IHAF Conference & Awards is also about what comes next for in-house agencies. And while we can’t predict the future, we can build on the lessons we’ve learned to keep advancing our teams.

    For corporate …

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    Not Everyone Is Your Best Friend

    September 20, 2021

    • by Lisa Bradner, GM of Analytics, Yieldmo

    Differentiate your strategy for loyal customers and everyone else.

    Over the last several years marketers have come to depend on audience-led strategies as a means for identifying their consumers, targeting their advertising, managing frequency and measuring marketing success. Most every marketer …

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  • Make Your Next Creative Campaign Sing

    September 13, 2021

    Popular music has a way of catching the attention of consumers and, over the past year, advertisers haven’t been shy about licensing it for TV and digital campaigns. Social platforms like TikTok have also opened the floodgates for new artists, hits and jingles to explode at a moment’s notice.

    Once …

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    Fostering Inspiration & Connection at Capital One

    August 30, 2021

    Perhaps more than other disciplines, creative teams feed off the connections they have and inspiration they get from others. The practice of learning from and being inspired by each other is key to keeping teams motivated, pushing work forward and building world-class creative. This can be a …

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