• Building Purpose Through Disruption

    October 07, 2019

    In an environment of constant change, people crave stability. Even when change is positive, it can be chaotic. I often say our industry is thrilling because it sometimes feels like navigating through a tornado. Most of the time, I stay grounded in the eye of the storm, but there are days when I …

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  • And the Gold Goes to...

    September 23, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    July feels a little bit like the holidays here at IHAF. That’s because it’s the time of year when package upon package arrives containing your submissions for our annual creativity awards.

    As we eagerly unwrap and admire your parcels, we know it’s just a matter of time before our panel of judges …

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  • Inspiring a Purpose-Driven Creative Culture

    August 26, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    Meet Darren Abbott, Senior VP of Creative at Hallmark Cards—the latest pacesetter we’re pleased to welcome to our roster of speakers for this year’s IHAF Conference & Awards, where we’ll explore the strategies and skills in-house agencies need to future proof their organizations.

    In Darren’s …

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  • Inclusion—It's Right for Consumers and Your Brand

    July 22, 2019

    Inclusion. The term has stormed its way into the collective consciousness, attaining buzzword status. However, it’s a mistake to write inclusion off as a trending topic with advantageous optics and little real-world impact.

    Inclusive media represents a valuable opportunity for in-house agencies to …

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  • Is Your In-House Agency Future Proof?

    July 15, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    While most of you are in the throes of summer, the IHAF team is in the throes of planning our biggest event of the year—the IHAF Conference & Awards. This year’s conference is about future proofing your in-house agency, with a national panel of speakers delivering a mix of keynotes and how-to …

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  • New Year, New Opportunities

    January 14, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    It almost seems passé to be talking about the new year, but in reality, we’re only two weeks in. So, there’s still time to resolve for the next 50 weeks to be as formative as they are fulfilling.

    One of the commitments we encourage you to make is to get more involved with IHAF in 2019. Our member …

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  • Are You Ready to SHIFT?

    October 15, 2018

    • by Emily Foster, IHAF

    We’re just four weeks away from the 2018 IHAF Conference, entitled SHIFT—focused on the unexpected changes and unrelenting surges that are redefining the industry. This year’s theme isn’t the only place you’ll experience change, however. We’ve revamped a number of aspects of the event to deliver …

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  • Navigating Compliance with a Freelance Workforce

    October 08, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    There’s no doubt that leveraging freelancers is a great way to add talent to your team. In fact, nearly half of millennials are choosing the independent-contractor route these days. With all of that talent wading in the freelance pool, it’s important to understand whether your variable resources …

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  • Out-of-Home and the Smart City

    August 06, 2018

    • by Ian Bowman-Henderson, DOmedia

    The shift toward smart cities is here. From better transportation hubs to self-driving vehicles, cities are harnessing the power of big data and technology to improve processes, increase efficiency and make city living more livable. And, with a projected increase of 2.5 billion people residing in …

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  • In-House Creatives and Marketers Connect in Boston

    April 23, 2018

    We’re heading to Boston next week for HOW Design Live, April 30 to May 3. If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time—time to take advantage of a dynamic line-up of speakers with deep experience with in-house creative, marketing, branding and more. 

    Here’s a preview of some of the sessions …

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