• Collaboration Inside & Out

    May 26, 2015

    If orange is the new black, collaboration is the new integration.

    Remember when agency integration was all the rage? Just a few years back, clients and agencies focused heavily on the importance of strategically communicating across multiple channels. While still important, integration has been …

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  • (25 Ways to) Love the One You’re With

    May 18, 2015

    • by IHAF Staff

    When 1970’s folk rocker Stephen Stills released his break-away hit single Love the One You’re With, we’re pretty sure he wasn’t talking about internal/external agency collaboration. Regardless, Stills’ lyrics are prolific calling us to live in harmony with one another, “If you can't be with the one …

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  • Lights, Camera, Collaboration!

    May 11, 2015

    Advertising is transitioning, evolving with its viewers, moving from the perspective of “I” the brand to “we” the consumers. As part of this evolution, many companies are seeking both innovation and engagement with their target audiences. Consumers want to be motivated and inspired—seeking …

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  • Let Them Lead

    April 21, 2015

    One of the keys to leading a successful organization is recruiting and nurturing new leaders within your agency. Finding and cultivating people who could give us “more legs on the stool” became one of the most gratifying achievements for my core group of senior leaders and for me personally.

    In …

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  • Leading Teams by Leading Culture

    April 13, 2015

    Every organization has a culture built on its behaviors, habits, values and, most importantly, the collective energy of the people that comprise it. In my experience, strong culture is foundationally rooted in the ability to attract and retain the right people with the right energy, the right sense …

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  • Three Keys to Leading Strong Teams

    April 06, 2015

    On paper, leading a strong in-house team is easy. All you have to do is: 1) hire the right people, 2) establish processes that enable them to work efficiently and productively, and 3) keep everyone (your team and your clients) happy. Unfortunately, doing all three is difficult.

    What’s more, even …

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  • Mark Your Calendars—Events Galore!

    January 21, 2015

    • by Emily Foster, IHAF

    Being a member of IHAF means you have access to a long list of benefits including participation in our events (bonus: most are free for members to attend). What types of events do we host here at IHAF, you ask? From monthly webinars to networking breakfasts to regional discussion groups to the IHAF …

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  • How To Build A Duck, And More!

    November 17, 2014

    • by IHAF Staff

    Did you know that these six LEGO bricks can be configured into 950,000 different combinations? Neither did we—until last week’s IHAF Conference, that is. In fact, we learned a lot over the course of the two-day event from leadership challenges to organizational strategies to techniques for rapid- …

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  • Where Do You Go to Get Into the Zone?

    July 14, 2014

    I work from home. I used to work from a corporate office, but now I work from home most of the time and I have to tell you, I love it. I’m a hundred times more productive working from my home office than a traditional corporate setting. So as IHAF wraps its discussion on work environments this week, …

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  • Why You Need a War Room

    July 09, 2014

    War rooms, breakout rooms, pods, cafés—what do they all have in common? They are must-haves spaces for creative professionals to come up with new ideas. Without these areas, collaboration and brainstorming would be a bust. Here’s why your in-house agency needs designated space for idea generation. …

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