• Bring Back Your Creative Mojo

    April 02, 2018

    There’s a lot of valuable expertise within in-house agencies. And while expertise is generally a good thing, there can be a downside. Expertise can lead to routine, routine to sameness. And sameness is the enemy of creativity. So, if the ideas you’re coming up with are beginning to feel familiar …

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  • VR, AR, MR and 360—Are You Ready?

    March 12, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    Your in-house agency is up-and-running. You’re producing print, digital, and video (and earning praise from your peers at the IHAF Awards). What about virtual reality, augmented reality and 360 videos? Estimated to become a $140 billion business by 2020, immersive media requires creative talent and …

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  • How Design Live: Top 5 Takeaways

    May 15, 2017

    I’ve been to HOW Design Live six times and I must say it never gets old. Inspiring speakers. Interesting topics. And maybe a little bit of swag to bring home from the expo hall. Most of all, it is a good opportunity to get a read on what is going on in our creative world.

    This year, seven IHAF …

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  • 7 Tips for Building Your Personal Brand

    May 08, 2017

    In today’s hyper-connected world, brand building is no longer limited to monitoring and actively nurturing the reputation of a product or organization. It’s become much more personal—in some instances, very personal.

    Every tweet, status update, shared video, or tagged image helps paint an …

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  • Building Brand with Design Thinking

    February 06, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    Nothing says “change” like consumer behavior. Just when you think you know their preferences, something changes and you’re back at square one. To acquire and retain a loyal base of customers, brands need to do a better job demonstrating an understanding of what’s important to consumers and evolving …

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Membership

    January 09, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    With the planning and prep that typically happen at the start of a new year, this week’s webinar on how to optimize your membership with IHAF is well timed. The one-hour session is not only intended to orient our newest members, but to inform those who have been tire kicking as well!

    The …

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  • A New Member’s Perspective on Professional Development

    May 02, 2016

    I met IHAF Board Chair Mark Gibson late last year at the 2015 HOW Design Live Conference in Chicago. Mark was attending the conference in support of IHAF and two members of his in-house agency at State Farm Insurance creative team who were presenting a session on how to increase influence in house. …

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  • Didn't Summit? Wanna Huddle?

    May 02, 2016

    • by Kate O'Callaghan, IHAF

    We just wrapped our Leadership Summit in Atlanta to rave reviews:

    “The IHAF Leadership summit pulled back the curtain on the in-house agency model. Our challenges as creative teams inside our organizations are universal. IHAF continues to inspire and provide valuable insider knowledge to lead our …

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  • Start the Year with IHAF

    January 11, 2016

    • by Kate O'Callaghan, IHAF

    The arrival of 2016 marks the start of something new for us all. For you, this year may be about professional development or reorganizing your team or engaging further with the in-house community. At IHAF, we’re starting the year by unveiling an assortment of new offerings. As the internal agency …

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