ANA’s Liodice: In-House Agencies Are A Function of Growth

ORLANDO—Although the practice of marketers taking certain functions in-house as opposed to paying external agencies has been gaining traction in recent years, it’s a trend that has flown under the radar. Including at the Association of National Advertisers, which just concluded its first-ever event devoted exclusively to in-house agencies. “The in-house agency phenomenon is something […]

 

‘Fortune Favors The Bold’ Is Trunk Club’s Approach To Advertising: Senior Director Boyle

ORLANDO—Being bold and edgy in your approach to advertising is the Trunk Club way. Those traits are a reflectiong of the male-oriented retailer’s in-house agency, which is “the driver of creative for our band. We do not work with any external agencies right now. So we’re it,” says Maureen Boyle, Senior Director, Creative Services & […]

 

New Balance’s Ruhl Describes The Hybrid Approach To Advertising Resources

ORLANDO—The term “hybrid” doesn’t just apply to certain types of athletic shoes sold by New Balance. It’s also the international marketer’s approach to balancing an in-house agency and its global strategic agency of record, VMLY&R. “I see the hybrid model as being a great way forward for New Balance. We’re a business with a load […]

 

Being ‘Virtual’ In-House Means Recruiting For Talent, Not Location: PwC’s Teuber

ORLANDO—Working remotely isn’t for everyone, but it’s working out pretty well for 150-year-old PwC’s in-house agency. “My agency is a virtual agency, meaning we all don’t report into one headquarters operation and work together,” says Managing Director and Creative Leader Jack Teuber. “Rather, people are working sort of where they are,” Teuber adds. “We recruit […]

 

Agencies Can Go Deeper With In-Housing Brands: Publicis’ Lin

ORLANDO  –  In the age when brand marketers can use cloud-based tools to carry out many of the functions of their media agencies, the prospect of disintermediation seems to pose a risk to the historic agency model. But that is a challenge agencies are now trying to respond to. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Helen […]

 

Smart Agencies Embrace In-Housing: VMLY&R’s Cook

ORLANDO – The growing number of brands choosing to undertake the traditional functions of their ad agencies under their own roof may seem to pose a threat. After all, the number of US brands which have launched in-house agencies has reached 78% – up from 58% in 2013, according to the ANA’s In-House Agency Report. But […]

 

Technology To Deliver Creative Assets Should Be Invisible To Viewers: Extreme Reach’s McLaughlin

ORLANDO—Few companies want their services to be invisible to users, but when the mission is to ensure video ads play perfectly on every screen or device, viewers of those ads shouldn’t pause to wonder what’s happening behind the scenes. That’s the goal at Extreme Reach, whose AdBridge platform is used to manage and deploy creative […]

 

How GSK Is In-Housing More Media: Grenz

It is only a few months since one of the world’s largest pharmaceuticals awarded its latest international media agency contract. But now GSK is the latest big brand to pull some of the traditional functions of an ad agency in-house. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Scott Grenz, GSK VP and global head of media, […]

 

Some But Not All Media Activity Will Follow Creative In-House: ANA’s Duggan

ORLANDO—It started with “low-hanging fruit” like collateral and point-of-sale materials and package design then progressed to social media. Now more marketers are expected to bring some of their media activity in-house—one reason being to protect their first-party data, according to Bill Duggan of the Association of National Advertisers. “Currently, there’s much more creative done in […]

 

Marketers Should Seek ‘The Right Model’ When Deciding What To Do In-House: 4A’s Kaplowitz

ORLANDO—Before digital media and all of its complexity came along, advertising agencies were basically ensured of an end-to-end relationship with their clients. Now there’s so much more work to be done, it’s not surprising that more marketers are taking certain functions in-house, according to 4A’s President & CEO Marla Kaplowitz. “It’s been around for a […]

 

Dynamic Creative Optimization Is Back In Media’s Orbit: MightyHive’s Pete Kim

The idea of assembling a different ad, from multiple constituent pieces of content, for each individual audience member, depending on their targetable characteristics, goes back some way. Somehow, though, “dynamic creative optimization” (DCO) never quite seemed to hit prime-time – until now. After years on the sidelines, suddenly ad industry executives are back talking about […]

 

Electronic Arts’ Smith Charts The In-House Media Agency Journey

ORLANDO—Video game giant Electronic Arts didn’t decide overnight to buy media in-house across more than 40 countries. Building an in-house capability can start with baby steps, dipping your toe into the waters and, along the way, nurturing your talent so as to avoid “tissue rejection,” says EA Global Head of Media Belinda Smith. After buying […]

 

In-House Agencies No Longer A Destination For Out-To-Pasture Creatives: Verizon’s Chase

ORLANDO—Not that long ago, in-house agencies were where “old creatives went to die because they were done with the advertising industry. That has definitely shifted,” says the VP and COO of 140, Verizon’s in-house agency. Now, because in-house talent at companies like Verizon are in close in proximity to corporate leadership, among other factors, “that […]