• Social Media: It’s Where the Clients Are

    November 13, 2013

    Mark McKenna, Putnam’s Head of Global Marketing, highlights trends in advisors’ use of social media and explores the idea of data collection to enhance sales capabilities, creating opportunities for industry innovation. Hear the highlights of recent research on social media.

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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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  • The Work Behind Creativity

    September 11, 2013

    This month IHAF is all about creativity and while we certainly would love to talk through all the ways we love to be creative, we have found, as you may have as well, that the creative process often starts as not that creative at all.

    It is typical that the best creative emerges out of extensive …

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  • Content Creation Intermediation

    September 09, 2013

    • by IHAF Staff

    The IHAF team is almost entirely focused on designing and executing programming and content to enable the success of our members. We plan events, schedule speakers, collect data, issue reports, develop tools, facilitate discussions, enable networking—all of which is intended to advance the internal …

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