• Operational Excellence: It’s How We Do It

    February 03, 2014

    Some years ago I had the privilege of attending an industry event that included CFOs from top-shelf advertising agencies. At the time, I had been in my current role for a short time. I was eagerly seeking nuggets of wisdom that I could apply to the day-to-day operation of the in-house agency for …

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  • Out of the Mouths of Members

    January 29, 2014

    • by IHAF Staff

    In previous posts this month, we’ve talked about the unique suite of benefits that IHAF provides. So we thought we’d do something different today—tapping our members for what they have to say about being part of our burgeoning community.

    “It's so important for people working internally to reach …

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  • Welcome to the Neighborhood

    January 06, 2014

    Is it me, or did last year go by in a blur? If you put any stock in the adage, “Time flies when you’re having fun,” then 2013 was a party. Indeed IHAF had a banner year filled with new members, new opportunities, and increased awareness around the growth of the in-house model.

    One of the best …

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  • Onboarding: Essential to Hiring Success

    November 06, 2013

    Companies are spending more time than ever interviewing potential new hires. In fact, it’s fairly common for a candidate to interview with 8-10 people, prepare formal presentations, and then wait months for a decision. While a thorough interviewing process is prudent, the effort to assess …

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  • Why Ad-ID Is Good for Marketers, Agencies, Media and Talent

    November 04, 2013

    In March, SAG-AFTRA, the union representing all commercial talent, and the ANA-4A's Joint Policy Committee, representing the advertising industry, agreed on a three-year contract. Among its many provisions, this extraordinarily complex deal provides the foundation for making commercial-talent …

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  • Learning Vital Lessons from In House

    October 21, 2013

    • by Steve Whiteside, Warc

    Having been fortunate enough to attend the IHAF’s In-House Agency Masters conference in Boston on 17 October, I wanted to share a handful of the main takeaways, focusing in particular on what ad agencies could learn from their (often less-heralded) counterparts in this space.

    Mick O’Brien from …

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  • Meet the Sponsors

    October 16, 2013

    • by IHAF Staff

    Our largest event of the year is on deck—the IHAF Awards Show & Annual Conference. For months we’ve been planning this two-day gala, from defining the theme and outlining the agenda to directing the details and prepping the presenters. As today drew near, our pace grew more frenetic—though in just …

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