These Companies Can Help You Succeed

Look inside at any successful in-house agency. What do you see? You see a team of dedicated, high-performing individuals who are committed to the businesses and brands they support. Look a mite further and you're also likely to find an equally dedicated, high-performing pool of partners and suppliers that operate as an extension of the in-house team.

Value-added supplier companies have always been part of the IHAF community. Not only do they support our association with their generous participation and sponsorship of our programming, they support in-house agencies like yours with the goods and services they provide.

With appreciation for those who work arm-in-arm with corporate marketers and creative teams, we’re spotlighting an assortment of those companies this week—sharing who they are, what they do, and the special offers they are extending to their fellow IHAF members.

We encourage you to reach out to those you find interesting. (IHAF members: be on the lookout for those special offers. They’re coming to you via email this week.)

Business Affairs/Contracts

Catch+Release helps brands discover, curate and license unique, safe-to-use, attention-getting found content from online sources such as TikTok, Instagram, Vimeo and more to support your marketing and advertising.

CMS Productions is the industry leader for back-office production support (administration and accounting) as well as union signatory services (SAG-AFTRA, IATSE).

The TEAM Companies are leaders in employer-of-record payroll for talent and crew, and experts in performer-union agreements and talent-and-usage rights management.

Consulting Services

AgencyAgile makes agencies better, faster and happier. With over 180 successful agency transformations, including in-house, traditional and digital, they’ll teach your organization the best practices to make an agency awesome.

Modern Craft focuses on helping marketing and CX leaders navigate complexity to create positive change—founded by veteran agency leaders offering unbiased, expert advice on strategy, operations and technology.

Pile and Company is a leader in agency search consulting and a trusted adviser in helping clients make their marketing resources and relationships better.

Stiglin Consulting partners with corporate marketing and in-house agencies to identify and break through the barriers that inhibit organizational success—from workflow audits to resource redesigns, management coaching to custom training.

Creative & Production

Brainrider is a full-service agency built on the belief that with trust and partnership it is possible to scale your marketing with kind, creative people that are as flexible as you are.

EKCS enables in-house agencies to do more for less while performing at their best. They’re your creative production partner that understands your brand, your campaigns and your ideas.

Makers is a global team of over 60 full-time producers from every field of production, built to help brands and in-house agencies get any idea made.

Traction is a marketing accelerator for in-house teams—a new breed of consultancy that provides flexible access to world-class talent. 

VerdanaBold is a presentation design, storytelling, and training agency. We help global brands, C-Level executives and more to tell powerful stories through exceptional presentations.

We Are Amnet is an independent global creative-production studio and a leader in smartshoring—a hybrid model of offshore hubs and regional client service teams, delivering production certainty for in-house teams.

Marketing Technology

AICP's ABID Platform provides a transparent, real-time ecosystem for advertisers to run, evaluate, track and historically review their production and post spend whether working in-house or with third parties.

Extreme Reach is the global leader in creative logistics, empowering brands and agencies with an all-in-one platform for the activation of omnichannel marketing campaigns—answering the challenges of today’s complex marketing landscape.

Pica9 is the creator of CampaignDrive, the SaaS local-marketing solution that helps distributed brands empower their franchisees, dealers, and local marketers to produce brand-compliant marketing materials across all channels.

Screendragon has been leading the way in creative operations for over 15 years. Their internal agency management software empowers smart workflows, better briefs and fewer rounds of revisions while tracking time and budget.

Stensul’s Email Creation Platform™ dramatically reduces email creation time (by up to 90%) so teams can focus on creating high-performing emails that drive stronger results.

Workamajig is the only all-in-one marketing project management software built specifically for creatives with features like accounting, CRM, and resource and task management combined in one integrated tool.

Zee Jay is the premier Adobe Workfront partner for in-house agencies—offering the full range of implementation and integration services needed to get the most out of your Workfront investment.

Media Services

Alliance for Audited Media is the recognized leader in publisher auditing, offering an avenue for buyers and sellers to transact with trust by providing credible, verified data.

Recruitment & Staffing

Communications Collaborative is a leader in marketing and creative recruiting, serving best-in-class marketers, in-house agencies and ad agencies throughout New England.

Profiles is an award-winning creative and marketing workforce solutions provider, providing Fortune 500 brands nationwide with contract, contract-to-hire, direct hire, and managed services since 1998.

Upwork is the world's work marketplace where everyday businesses of all sizes and independent talent from around the globe connect to accomplish incredible things.

Video/Video Production

Cinebody is a video production platform that allows creative teams to create video content simply, affordably and securely on the cloud with anyone, from anywhere.

ELEMENT is a video content collaborative representing award-winning directors, editors, producers, designers, writers and strategists who create content for distribution across all media platforms.

Genero is a creative and production ecosystem, combining a global creative network, end-to-end production platform, and a team of digital and production experts to deliver the level of support you need.

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