Top-Notch Partners for Your Top-Performing Team

Just because you’re in house, doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. In fact, many of today’s most successful internal agencies collaborate with external providers to support their initiatives. By working as an extension of your team, trusted partners and suppliers can add immense value to your in-house agency.

It’s no surprise that value-added suppliers are just as important to IHAF as they are to your in-house agency. By graciously sponsoring our programming and participating in our events, they consistently show up for our association—just like they do when partnering with your team.

From video production and creative capacity to content strategy and consulting services, IHAF supplier members do it all. And this week, we’re spotlighting some of these fine companies to help you get to know who they are and what they do. IHAF members can also look forward to an exclusive email this week filled with special offers just for you!

Agency Directory

• Agency Compile is a robust directory for marketers who are actively researching and looking to find their next external agency partner. Stay current on agency creative, cases and news by subscribing to Agency Compile’s newsletter.

Business Affairs/Contracts

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

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

• AICP's ABID platform provides marketers and their teams triple-bid transparency, compliance audits, organized project archives, and reporting of production spend including DEI statistics, overages, spend by discipline, agency comparisons and more.

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

Modern Craft is a consultancy that works with marketing teams to improve their people, processes, tools and strategies with clients that include Scholastic, Interface, Dartmouth, The Wallace Foundation, City of Hope, OneGoal, New Classrooms and Teach For America.

• Pile and Company is a leader in agency search consulting and a trusted adviser in helping clients make their 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

• Aquent Studios is a global co-creation agency built on a new model of engagement. They help IHAs create breakthrough experiences with end-to-end capabilities across creative strategy, enablement and activation.

• Brainrider is a people-first marketing and creative agency offering flexible resourcing solutions to keep your business on the right track.

• EKCS enables global creative teams and in-house agencies to perform at their very best by streamlining creative production to free-up time for in-house teams.

• HiFi Project is a music and audio boutique helping clients create, find and source music and audio post solutions for their content.

• Makers is a global team of over 60 full-time producers from every corner 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–helping global brands, C-Level executives and more to tell powerful stories through exceptional presentations.

• We Are Amnet works alongside brands and agencies to deliver unmatched creative production services through Smartshoring, a combination of in-country client services and offshore studio.

Digital Marketing Services

• NMQ Digital is an established global leader in the digital services industry, providing comprehensive digital marketing services to multi-national enterprise organizations such as Philips, Sony, Hertz, TomTom and Unilever.

Marketing Technology

Adobe's game-changing innovations are redefining digital experiences. Adobe connects content, data and new technologies that democratize creativity, shape the next generation of storytelling, and inspire entirely new categories of business.

• Extreme Reach is the global leader in creative logistics powering brands and agencies everywhere with an all-in-one platform for the activation of omnichannel campaigns.

• 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.

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 helps creative agencies and teams improve their margins and efficiency by consolidating project management and operations in one tool that gives them transformative insight into how their business is performing.

• Zee Jay Digital 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.


Communications Collaborative is a leader in marketing and creative recruiting, providing freelance and permanent in-office and remote candidates to our New England clients, and remote talent to our national partners.

• 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.

Vido Production

• Element is a video content collaborative representing award-winning directors, editors, producers, designers, writers and strategists.

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