The Inside Scoop

  • Tools for Marketing Tools

    August 18, 2014

    One of my favorite print ad headlines for a new, more powerful Macintosh computer read, “So you’re a hack. Now you’ll be a much faster hack.”

    While a Mac won’t make you more creative, it is a wonderful tool. You could argue that it allows you to get things done quicker allowing more time for …

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  • What Will Your In-House Agency Look Like in 2025?

    August 11, 2014

    The year 2025 is a little more than 10 years away, right? Ten years doesn’t sound like that long. But think about it—in technological years, 10 is several generations. Ten years ago was 2004, and if you’re like me, your cellphone was just that, a cellular telephone. You may, or may not, have owned …

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  • Controlling Content

    August 06, 2014

    It’s estimated that companies will spend up to $135 billion on content marketing by the end of this year. So what is content marketing? And why are brands shelling out so much money for it?

    Content marketing is the creation and sharing of relevant subject matter with targeted audiences—typically …

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  • Finding Nirvana

    August 04, 2014

    Finding the right workflow tool is a popular pursuit with in-house agencies. It’s the one tool we hope will bring nirvana to our everyday work. (Ah, if only…) While workflow tools can help tremendously, they also pose real challenges—especially when you’re trying to switch from one to another …

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  • Tools Are Not Strategies

    July 28, 2014

       Each and every day there are new platforms, new tools, and emerging technologies designed to capture the all-elusive consumer in more engaging, entertaining, and less-invasive ways. Certainly we have witnessed game-changing, paradigm-shifting developments over the past few years that are so …

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  • Where Do You Go to Get Into the Zone?

    July 14, 2014

    I work from home. I used to work from a corporate office, but now I work from home most of the time and I have to tell you, I love it. I’m a hundred times more productive working from my home office than a traditional corporate setting. So as IHAF wraps its discussion on work environments this week, …

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  • Why You Need a War Room

    July 09, 2014

    War rooms, breakout rooms, pods, cafés—what do they all have in common? They are must-haves spaces for creative professionals to come up with new ideas. Without these areas, collaboration and brainstorming would be a bust. Here’s why your in-house agency needs designated space for idea generation. …

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  • Culture: The Ultimate Interior

    July 02, 2014

    • by IHAF Staff

    When we think of the stereotypical agency environment, images of Ping-Pong tables, lava lamps and overstuffed fluorescent chairs come to mind. Sure, outside agencies may have more freedom when it comes to furniture choices and paint colors, but that shouldn’t condemn in-house interiors to be …

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  • Creating Creative Spaces—One Wall at a Time

    June 30, 2014

       One of the smartest things an in-house agency can do is align itself with its facilities or building management group. Now I can’t say creative connections are what every facilities team is after, but it’s been my experience that we have a lot in common. In-house agencies and facilities groups …

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  • Space Matters

    June 23, 2014

    Corporate space design has evolved significantly over the past 15 years. Coveted corner offices are a thing of the past—replaced by open floor plans and low cubes. Where your employees sit and their personal space is a hot topic. When planning for space changes, you need to consider the different …

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