• A Glimpse at AT&T’s Year on Top

    February 26, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    You may recall that AT&T was named 2017 In-House Agency of the Year at the IHAF Conference & Awards Show in the fall. We had the pleasure of catching up with Roger Hyde recently, AT&T’s SVP of Creative Services, to find out how the win impacted his 150-person team and what advice he might have for …

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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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  • Does Your In-House Agency Move Mountains?

    July 17, 2017

    • by Davielle Pierrette, IHAF

    This year marks our seventh annual In-House Agency of the Year competition—that means it’s our seventh year of recognizing teams that move mountains, overcome obstacles, and consistently go the extra mile to enable the success of the businesses they support. In other words, our In-House Agency of …

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  • Stimulating Creativity

    July 06, 2015

    I was approached to write this blog on stimulating creativity from the point of view of an external agency creative director “out in the field.” Like anyone else confronted with this sort of challenge, I immediately Googled “stimulating creativity.” That brought up a treasure-trove of writing on …

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  • Building a Creative Environment

    June 08, 2015

    When I was in third grade, my mom and I ran into my teacher (a grim, severe drill sergeant) in the cereal aisle of the grocery store. I still remember how long it took my brain to recognize Mrs. Strictman. Her face was familiar, but foreign in that environment.

    The grocery store was all joy and …

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  • Leading Teams by Leading Culture

    April 13, 2015

    Every organization has a culture built on its behaviors, habits, values and, most importantly, the collective energy of the people that comprise it. In my experience, strong culture is foundationally rooted in the ability to attract and retain the right people with the right energy, the right sense …

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  • Ringing in the New!

    December 29, 2014

    Happy New Year! I hope everyone has been able to enjoy some family, friends and feet-up time over the past week. We’ve had some great discussions this month at IHAF, specifically around the importance of in-house agency promotion. Some of the points we discussed really resonated with me. I hope you’ …

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  • Culture Is King at TIAA-CREF

    December 22, 2014

    • by IHAF Staff

    The power of a vibrant, thriving in-house agency culture can often be underestimated. Viewed as a “nice-to-have” and tackled only after countless client requests and production deadlines are met. However, culture must be a top priority in order for talent, creativity and collaboration—all essential …

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  • What Are You Promoting?

    December 17, 2014

    Most of us would agree that we can do a better job promoting our in-house agency, but what exactly should we be promoting? Is it the value that we bring to the organization? How about our overall effectiveness and creative solutions? Or maybe it’s our collaborative approach that bridges talent gaps …

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  • Self-Promotion Lesson Learned

    December 15, 2014

    While working for a previous employer, I wanted to promote the in-house creative team I was leading. When I approached my manager, he told me it would be a waste of time. The reason was that our internal clients wouldn’t appreciate us spending time marketing ourselves—we should be working for them. …

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