26 episodes

Inside Jobs is a podcast dedicated to internal agencies, supported by the In-House Agency Forum (IHAF)—the leading professional association for corporate advertising and creative organizations.

The podcast features leaders from top brands around the globe sharing their experiences building and running internal agencies. The series covers everything from organizational strategies to creative production, with insights on how to evolve and enhance in-house teams.

Inside Jobs is hosted by Robert Berkeley, President of Express KCS, a global provider of design and production services. With over 25 years in the business, Robert is not only skilled at brand strategy, creative production and workflow management, he is an avid musician and occasional humorist—making for a podcast that is as entertaining as it is informative.

Listener questions and comments are welcome; simply contact Robert at rberkeley@expresskcs.com.

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    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings

Inside Jobs is a podcast dedicated to internal agencies, supported by the In-House Agency Forum (IHAF)—the leading professional association for corporate advertising and creative organizations.

The podcast features leaders from top brands around the globe sharing their experiences building and running internal agencies. The series covers everything from organizational strategies to creative production, with insights on how to evolve and enhance in-house teams.

Inside Jobs is hosted by Robert Berkeley, President of Express KCS, a global provider of design and production services. With over 25 years in the business, Robert is not only skilled at brand strategy, creative production and workflow management, he is an avid musician and occasional humorist—making for a podcast that is as entertaining as it is informative.

Listener questions and comments are welcome; simply contact Robert at rberkeley@expresskcs.com.

    Ep. 26 - Navigating The New Workplace - Gary Lancina, Mercury Marine

    Ep. 26 - Navigating The New Workplace - Gary Lancina, Mercury Marine

    In this episode of Inside Jobs, we meet Gary Lancina (https://www.linkedin.com/in/glancina/) of engine manufacturer and extemporized lifestyle brand, Mercury Marine. Though Gary is multilingual, he believes that success in marketing requires one to be fluent in the language and practice of assorted functions while being skilled in establishing and nurturing relationships. Gary waxes on about working remotely, managing proficiently and fostering team touchpoints through COVID-19. He also reveals how his membership with IHAF has informed his organizational strategy and approach at Mercury Marine. (Thanks for the shout-out, Gary!)

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    This podcast is supported by the In-House Agency Forum (www.ihaforum.org) and hosted by Robert Berkeley (www.linkedin.com/in/rberkeley/) from Express KCS (www.expresskcs.com).

    • 34 min
    Ep. 25 - A Change of Seasons - John Barnhart, University of Idaho

    Ep. 25 - A Change of Seasons - John Barnhart, University of Idaho

    In this episode of Inside Jobs, we learn about John Barnhart (https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-barnhart-9a0a312/), who leads Creative Services at the University of Idaho. When John was 10 years old, he aspired to become a sports photographer, a dream he eventually realized as he journeyed from external agency founder to in-house agency enthusiast—ultimately landing the most-rewarding job of all. John talks about what it’s like to shift from working on the outside to working on the inside, why he left southern California in favor of northern Idaho, and how his team is managing through this season of COVID-19.

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    This podcast is supported by the In-House Agency Forum (www.ihaforum.org) and hosted by Robert Berkeley (www.linkedin.com/in/rberkeley/) from Express KCS (www.expresskcs.com).

    • 38 min
    Ep. 24 - Embracing Cycles of Big Change - Arancha Muelas, Vistaprint

    Ep. 24 - Embracing Cycles of Big Change - Arancha Muelas, Vistaprint

    In this episode of Inside Jobs, Arancha Muelas (https://www.linkedin.com/in/arancha-muelas-7134584/) of Vistaprint takes us from her early dream of becoming an archeologist to her decision to pursue a career in creative communications. Arancha talks to us about everything from building more-meaningful connections with customers to building more-motivating connections with employees—tapping into the intrinsic drive individuals have to feel fulfilled. A native of Spain, Arancha’s education, philosophies and professional pursuits transcend borders, bringing her full circle to her current role leading a global creative agency in Barcelona.

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    This podcast is supported by the In-House Agency Forum (www.ihaforum.org) and hosted by Robert Berkeley (www.linkedin.com/in/rberkeley/) from Express KCS (www.expresskcs.com).

    • 35 min
    Ep. 23 - Where The Dust Is Leads To Gold - Roger Hyde, AT&T

    Ep. 23 - Where The Dust Is Leads To Gold - Roger Hyde, AT&T

    In this episode of Inside Jobs, Roger Hyde (https://www.linkedin.com/in/roger-hyde-616574/) of AT&T shares how a dream of working in television took him from Johannesburg to Munich to Los Angeles to New York, ultimately landing at the former DirecTV. Roger has withstood numerous corporate mergers and buyouts throughout his tenure, all while advancing an award-winning internal agency. When he is not leading AT&T’s creative powerhouse, you’ll find Roger blogging (https://rogersdigest.com/)about his other true love (and favorite four-letter word)—food!

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    This podcast is supported by the In-House Agency Forum (www.ihaforum.org) and hosted by Robert Berkeley (www.linkedin.com/in/rberkeley/) from Express KCS (www.expresskcs.com).

    • 31 min
    Ep. 22 - Combining Purpose With Passion - Maria Verastegui, Acorda

    Ep. 22 - Combining Purpose With Passion - Maria Verastegui, Acorda

    In this episode of Inside Jobs, Maria Verastegui (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariaverastegui/) of Acorda Therapeutics, talks about her decision to shift from a career in medicine to a career in house. Inspired by her father’s health challenges, Maria started down a pre-med path, changing direction when her truer passion was revealed. In this best-of-both-worlds episode, we’ll hear how Maria found a way to fulfill her desire to make life better for others while fulfilling her own creative calling—in turn, forming a team that’s dedicated to the same.

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    This podcast is supported by the In-House Agency Forum (www.ihaforum.org) and hosted by Robert Berkeley (www.linkedin.com/in/rberkeley/) from Express KCS (www.expresskcs.com).

    • 31 min
    Ep. 21 - Painting The Bigger Picture - Kimberly McNeil-Downs, Deloitte

    Ep. 21 - Painting The Bigger Picture - Kimberly McNeil-Downs, Deloitte

    In this episode of Inside Jobs, Kim McNeil-Downs (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kim-mcneil-downs-52b8798/), leader of Deloitte’s Green Dot Agency, takes us from artistry to the art of the in-house agency. While painting is her passion, Kim realized early on that organization is her strength as long as she could organize around creative. Today, she is a forward-thinking leader who is keen on driving alignment while driving her team to deliver unique value to the firm. When not immersed in the marketing marketplace, you’ll find Kim painting or paddle boarding—though never at the same time!

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    This podcast is supported by the In-House Agency Forum (www.ihaforum.org) and hosted by Robert Berkeley (www.linkedin.com/in/rberkeley/) from Express KCS (www.expresskcs.com).

    • 44 min

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Great series

It’s interesting to hear from peers in the industry, to get a look inside their operations and get a sense of how they built their teams. Thanks for bringing this content to bear.

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It's About Time!

Interesting and informative podcast. It's about time in-house agencies' stories emerged from the shadows. So many of these teams are doing really great work. Happy to be part of this burgeoning community!

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