The Inside Scoop

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    Why UGC Is Becoming a Go-To Strategy

    March 28, 2022

    Say User-Generated Content or UGC to just about anybody in the advertising industry and they’ll immediately think of grainy, shaky, poor-quality videos—like the kind you’d see on America’s Funniest Home Videos or any number of YouTube channels. Authentic? Yes. Organic? Certainly. But high-quality? …

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    Standing with Ukraine: Extreme Reach

    March 21, 2022

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    In the weeks since Russian troops invaded Ukraine, many companies have responded in support of Ukraine and its people. The advertising industry moved quickly, showing its support in assorted ways. Some teams and their brands have paused business in Russia, supporting a global campaign of economic …

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    Should I Outsource When I Have a Great In-House Team?

    March 14, 2022

    • by Robert Berkeley, EKCS

    To outsource, or not to outsource? It’s a question many in-house agencies (IHAs) ask themselves. After all, there are many plus points to keeping creative production in-house. Your team lives and breathes the brand. They have unique knowledge and they are also more invested in the business. Right? …

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    Tips for Better Presentations: A Q&A with VerdanaBold

    March 07, 2022

    The trouble with searching for answers to questions about presentations is that the response is pretty much always the same: “it depends.” That’s because every presentation has unique factors: the audience, the presenter, when and where it’s delivered, who helps create it, and so on.

    So when we …

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    In-House Agency Experts, Unite!

    February 28, 2022

    • by Jens Peterson, IHAF

    In-house clout doesn’t come easy, but the proven chiefs of a few select teams are here to help. Join us for an exchange of ideas with Deloitte, Indeed, Norwegian Cruise Line and PwC at the In-House Agency Experts & Aces conference on Thursday, April 28.

    Our Experts event is a chance to talk …

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    Creative Is More Than an Adjective in a Job Title

    February 21, 2022

    Albert Einstein once said, ”Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

    Good one, Albert.

    I believe that whole-heartedly. I’m not imagining a crafts project here, one where you follow instructions or a tutorial to recreate someone else’s idea—not that there’s anything wrong with that. It’s an …

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  • Celebrity & Influencer Marketing: Why You Need a Signatory

    January 31, 2022

    Celebrity influencers have quickly become highly sought-after talent for marketing campaigns. The number of projects involving these internet stars has dramatically increased in the last few years. And while this means more opportunities for social media creators, it is a relatively new niche with …

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    What Stops the Clock on TikTok?

    January 17, 2022

    A recent review of over 100 TikTok videos has unlocked new insights for creators, influencers, brands and agencies. Here are five simple lessons on how to use engagement and arousal to get more views.

    1. HOOK VIEWERS EARLY. Gone are the days of building to the hook. In the TikTok age, you need to …

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  • In-House Trends for 2022

    January 03, 2022

    • by Emily Foster, IHAF

    Can in-house agencies break their own records in 2022? Industry reports reveal they made fresh gains in team size, popularity, skills and efficiency last year. While it’s a tough act to follow, here’s how IHAF sees the in-house model advancing in 2022.

    Insourcing more digital and media functions …

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  • Creative Content Trends for 2022 & Beyond

    December 20, 2021

    In-housing is becoming a mainstream strategy for brands as marketing models continue to evolve, according to a new report by We Are Amnet. Many brands are reshaping how they produce and deliver content to achieve the best results at the lowest cost.

    The State of the Industry: Producing Creative …

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