• 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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  • What is “Creative”?

    September 23, 2013

    As a child, I was told I was creative—so I believed it. Aren’t all kids creative though? I did have a creative thought process and because I loved all that was art I was labeled “creative.” I loved to make things, explore, sort, compile lists, play games and rearrange the kitchen cabinets. I drew …

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  • I Saw It All

    September 18, 2013

    The IHAF Awards Show judging event took place last week. For a full day, six judges gathered to evaluate and assess, calculate and debate—selecting category winners and one Best of Show. Here’s what Will Burns had say about the day.

    “I saw sharks. I saw bugs. I saw boxing gloves, and almost used …

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  • Want to be Creative? Make Some Room.

    September 16, 2013

    My friends and I went out to dinner recently at a fun restaurant in Providence, RI. It was one of those places that offers a “chef’s choice prix fixe”—usually that day’s find at the farmer’s market combined with the chef’s inspiration. When a talented chef at a top restaurant can apply her …

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  • How Do You Fly?

    September 03, 2013

    If you’ve been keeping up with The Inside Scoop, you know that every four weeks IHAF highlights a new topic of interest to the in-house agency community—and we blast that content across our digital and social platforms.

    Well, when this month’s theme was proposed in a recent IHAF Board meeting, I …

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  • It’s Awards Time

    August 19, 2013

    • by IHAF Staff

    Summertime. We’ve been talking about it a lot lately. It’s a time when workloads used to slow down and now ramp up. A time for juggling staff vacations, corralling eager interns, and finding ways to recharge your team’s batteries. Here at IHAF, summer is also a time to recognize the work that in- …

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  • Power Up!

    August 14, 2013

    As a Creative Director for one of the nation’s leading retailers, I’m always looking for ways to keep our team inspired. What I’ve found is that summer is a great time to recharge creative batteries and build camaraderie among the group. Here are five ways to energize your team this summer: …

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