• What I’ve Learned Interviewing 20 In-House Leaders

    October 21, 2019

    In just ten years, the number of corporations that ‘fess up to having an in-house agency has nearly doubled. In fact, a study conducted by IHAF and Forrester underscores the reality that insourcing is not a passing fad, but rather, the new normal when it comes to corporate advertising and creative …

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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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  • 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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  • Building a Purpose-Driven Culture

    August 20, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    During last year’s IHAF Conference & Award’s Show, CEO of We First Branding, Simon Mainwaring, shared how to successfully build your brand’s philosophy, community and cultural leadership. In fact, his session was so well received that we invited him back as a webinar presenter this fall.

    On …

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  • Lessons Learned from the Inside

    June 04, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    Not only does Boston University deliver an exceptional education to its students, their in-house agency delivers exceptional creative solutions to 17 different schools and colleges, hundreds of departments and academic centers, and an assortment of events—all intended for internal and external …

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  • 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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