• Hallmark Says: “Go For It!”

    April 22, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    Team Hallmark is still reveling in their big win—earning Best of Show at the IHAF Conference & Awards last fall. With the call for entries for this year’s In-House Creativity Awards underway, we decided to touch back with Hallmark’s creative director, Sarah Kemnitzer, to find out what the award …

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  • Color Correction: Everyday Artistry

    April 17, 2019

    Color correction has always been a very specialized and specific task in the post-production process. It’s one of the final steps in completing the long journey that is commercial advertising. Ten to fifteen years ago, color correction was a secretive art. Fast forward to today—nearly everyone has …

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  • In-House Roundtables: Coming Your Way

    April 15, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    It’s that time of year again—time to embark on a six-city tour for our annual In-House Agency Roundtables. IHAF’s roundtable sessions are informal-yet-intimate discussion groups of 15 to 50 people, hosted by member companies throughout the US.

    This year, we’ll be talking about what it means (and …

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  • Buy-In on Briefs & Briefings

    April 08, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    Crafting a new creative brief goes hand in hand with crafting a new creative campaign. Doing a good job on one increases your chance of doing a great job on the other. Yet, some in-house agency teams are resistant to leveraging creative briefs to full effect. Why?

    This month’s IHAF webinar is all …

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  • Evolving Workflow Systems and Operating Practices

    March 18, 2019

    Workflow management systems are primarily designed to facilitate and enhance the way we work. Yet a common misconception is that a new system will eliminate the need for the personal interactions and follow-up that are a vital part of teamwork. While it’s true that a well-constructed system may …

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  • Inside Bloomberg’s Year on Top

    March 04, 2019

    Gearing up for their live presentation at the IHAF Leadership Summit in April, Bloomberg Studio’s operations and project management lead, Erin Kennedy, reflects on how being named In-House Agency of the Year impacted her 100-person team, with advice for those considering a run for the title in 2019. …

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  • A Must-Have for Producing Great Content

    February 18, 2019

    After attending the 2018 IHAF Conference & Awards Show, we noticed that all of the keynote speakers had one thing in common—good work. Each presented their own game-changing video content and we loved it. Great content is what we all aspire to create, so, why is it so rare?

    Sure, you’ve got a good …

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  • Is a Virtual Model Right for Your Team?

    February 11, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    With work-from-home policies becoming more and more common, in-house agency leaders want to know what it takes to make a virtual workforce work. According to PwC’s corporate creative agency, making use of readily available technology, building a culture of flexibility and instilling a strong sense …

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  • 5 Things Music Can Do for Your Brand

    January 22, 2019

    We believe in great music. And not an idealistic, head-in-the-clouds belief. We believe great music makes a tangible difference in our clients’ creative and ultimately creates a connection between a brand and its audience.

    Here are five things music can do for your brand:

    1) Establish leadership. …

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  • Sound Practices: How Audio Mixing Can Elevate Work

    December 12, 2018

    The role of audio in post-production has changed dramatically over the years. And thanks to shrinking budgets, the task of audio mixing often falls to teams without expertise in the latest audio resources and capabilities. This is why it often makes sense to tap specialists to help elevate your …

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