The Inside Scoop

  • Time to Reshape Your Clients’ Approach

    May 07, 2014

    The days when a print piece was the driving force behind a campaign are long gone. While we know this, it may take some effort to migrate the mindset of our clients, who may not be as tuned-in to the changing dynamics of marketing communications today—especially the power of digital.

    Focus on the …

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  • Getting Started with Gamification

    May 05, 2014

    Did you know that according to Gallup, 70% of U.S. employees are not actively engaged? That amounts to $380 billion in lost productivity each year. At Inward, we’re passionate about employee engagement which is why we recommend that our clients consider gamification to drive their engagement …

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  • Hey Clients, Don’t Drink and Draw

    April 28, 2014

    At the ripe old age of 24, I was given the unique opportunity to design a complete corporate identity for a commercial real estate development that was to be erected on the South Shore of Massachusetts, a region that runs south of Boston along the shoreline of the Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays. I …

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  • Putting Our Heads Together

    April 21, 2014

    • by Sarah Cavicchi, IHAF

    Over the past four weeks, we’ve been talking within the IHAF community about all things digital. In connecting with members, I’m hearing that in-house teams are more focused than ever on content marketing. The evolution of digital is pointing to the need for increased sophistication not only in how …

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  • The Journey from Print to Digital

    April 16, 2014

    Ah, the journey from print to digital. Can we get there from here? Yes, we can. Is it a direct route? Nope.

    Evolving with business today is harder than ever. There isn’t a speed limit. The autobahn is wide-open. And in-house agencies are faced with a dilemma: How do we stay relevant, continuing to …

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  • Practicing Safe Social

    April 14, 2014

    A few weeks ago, I unearthed an old presentation I made to clients and company presidents in 2009. The goal of the presentation was to explain the importance Web 2.0 and to convince them to take the plunge. Although the information was well received, there were no takers. For years, TTI North …

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  • Why Brands Should Leverage Content

    April 09, 2014

    It’s crowded out there. As marketers, we’ve watched the digital landscape become increasingly cluttered and competitive over the past decade, making it more and more difficult for brands to introduce themselves to new target audiences and/or encourage loyalty from current customers.

    Content is the …

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  • The Benefits of Independent Digital-Media Trading

    April 07, 2014

    New developments in programmatic trading over the last few years offer in-house agencies advanced insights about audiences, allowing greater transparency into how much is being spent (to what effect) and where, as well as breakthroughs in media efficiency. Yet, most in-house agencies are missing …

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  • Are We There Yet?

    March 31, 2014

    The digital journey for most in-house agencies has been a dizzying one, to say the least. At last year’s IHAF Huddle discussion group series, the topic of digital and social media came up often throughout our five-city tour. On the one hand, the journey can be exhilarating as we embark on new ways …

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  • Habitat Builds a Brand

    March 24, 2014

    A dozen folks stand side by side and lift a framed wall upright, while others around them scramble to nail it in place. Volunteers give their time, energy and resources to build alongside a family who needs a hand up, not a handout. For many, that picture defines the work of Habitat for Humanity. …

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