• 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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  • 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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  • We Are MGM—Hear Us Roar!

    April 29, 2019

    Jessica Cipolla-Tario is SVP of Advertising & Content at MGM Resorts International, a global hospitality and entertainment company operating destination resorts including best-in-class hotels, casinos and more. In this week’s Inside Scoop, Jessica talks about her team’s recent rebrand, the …

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  • Meet a Member: Lori Baluta of Discovery, Inc.

    February 25, 2019

    • by Davielle Pierrette, IHAF

    This month, we’re getting to know Lori Baluta, Senior Photo Operations Specialist at Discovery, Inc. As most IHAF members know, the internal agency at Discovery was recently disbanded—with Lori opening up about everything from how she got her start to what it’s like for those who remain with the …

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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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  • Quiet Drives, Creative Conversation & Kronos

    August 13, 2018

    When I was growing up, my father sometimes took me for evening drives through the small Vermont towns near our house. I loved those twilight hours, when the lights blinked on but curtains hadn’t yet been closed in the farmhouses we passed—I’d catch a glimpse inside and imagine the lives being lived …

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  • Fix It In Prep: Understanding VR Before Your First Project

    December 04, 2017

    Virtual Reality (encompassing VR, AR, and 360) is an immersive experience providing emotional connections and memories. The barriers between brands and consumers can be removed, allowing for direct interaction via branded environments or virtual product models. These experiences have a long and …

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  • Meet an Ambassador: Bridget O’Brien

    August 07, 2017

    • by Davielle Pierrette, IHAF

    Our Ambassador Network is comprised of a dozen or so in-house agency leaders from various companies, industries, geographies and team sizes who are actively engaged in spreading the word about IHAF. As we continue to shine a light on this group, it’s time to meet Bridget O’Brien, Vice President of …

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  • Eight Cities, Eight Conversations—One Dynamic Experience!

    July 10, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    We recently wrapped our In-House Agency Roundtables, where eight different companies in eight different cities hosted coffee and conversation among their in-house peers. Each session began with a host presentation followed by a facilitated exchange on the challenges and opportunities facing in- …

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  • Who's Responsible for an Ad Gone Bad?

    April 10, 2017

    You can almost picture how it all went down. “People are divided,” says a PepsiCo exec, “we need a way for our product to bring them together—to bring the country together.” “Great idea,” says the brand manager, “what are some mechanisms for bringing people together?” A third chimes in, “Given the …

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