The Inside Scoop

  • We Came. We Saw. We Judged.

    September 12, 2017

    It came down to nine, then four, then two—exceptional pieces that attracted our attention, exacted our respect, and divided us as a group for nearly an hour as we debated “Best of Show” for this year’s IHAF Awards. I can’t tell you who’ll walk away with the coveted crystal, but I can say it wasn’t …

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  • Arm Your Social Teams with Video

    September 04, 2017

    Marketing experts frequently remind us that “video is the premier communication tool” and that “the power of video will set you apart.” While developing a steady stream of video to reinforce your message is significant, it also requires a reliable pipeline to deliver that content—from editors in …

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  • Avoiding Buyer’s Remorse When Shopping for a DAM System

    August 28, 2017

    Without a doubt, implementing a Digital Asset Management (DAM) system will change the way your team works. At two extremes, a DAM system can enable a streamlined process and provide useful data or, at the other end of the spectrum, it can be a storage system that requires additional steps and …

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  • The Road to Employee Engagement

    August 21, 2017

    There is a lot of buzz these days about employee engagement, though it is often confused with employee satisfaction. True engagement centers on an employee’s level of psychological investment in the organization—how connected they feel to the company and its mission. For many in-house agencies, …

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  • A Look Back at Hilton’s Year on Top

    August 15, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    It’s been nearly a year since [D³], the internal digital creative agency for Hilton Worldwide was named the 2016 In-House Agency of the Year. We caught up with the folks at [D³] to find out what first attracted them to the competition and what impact the win has had on their team.

    IHAF: What …

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  • Meet an Ambassador: Bridget O’Brien

    August 07, 2017

    • by Davielle Pierrette, IHAF

    Our Ambassador Network is comprised of a dozen or so in-house agency leaders from various companies, industries, geographies and team sizes who are actively engaged in spreading the word about IHAF. As we continue to shine a light on this group, it’s time to meet Bridget O’Brien, Vice President of …

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  • Register by 7/31—And Save!

    July 24, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    Excitement is building as the 2017 IHAF Annual Conference & Awards Show rapidly approaches. With a newly remodeled venue, a content-packed two-day agenda, and ample opportunities for networking, this is an event you don’t want to miss. Registration is open with early-bird savings available to IHAF …

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  • Does Your In-House Agency Move Mountains?

    July 17, 2017

    • by Davielle Pierrette, IHAF

    This year marks our seventh annual In-House Agency of the Year competition—that means it’s our seventh year of recognizing teams that move mountains, overcome obstacles, and consistently go the extra mile to enable the success of the businesses they support. In other words, our In-House Agency of …

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  • Eight Cities, Eight Conversations—One Dynamic Experience!

    July 10, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    We recently wrapped our In-House Agency Roundtables, where eight different companies in eight different cities hosted coffee and conversation among their in-house peers. Each session began with a host presentation followed by a facilitated exchange on the challenges and opportunities facing in- …

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  • Could Outsourcing Solve the Skills Gap?

    June 26, 2017

    A core challenge that successful agencies often face is how to balance growth with increasing payroll costs. The nature of creative businesses means a paradox has developed: recruitment is dependent on new client wins, yet to grow and retain clients, companies need spare workforce capacity. …

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