• 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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  • Building the Reputation of Your Team

    July 29, 2019

    • by Roger Hyde, AT&T

    To fully appreciate what it took to build the reputation of the internal agency at AT&T, it is important to note that insourcing wasn’t prevalent in the pay-TV arena until the early 2000s. Instead, multichannel video programming distributors relied heavily on external agencies for the majority of …

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  • Roundtable Recap: Breaking Through by Breaking Free

    June 17, 2019

    Most in-house agencies want to do better, to be better, yet few are eager to change to the degree necessary to make it happen. The reality is, sameness is the enemy of excellence. We have to be willing to break with tradition in order to reach new pinnacles of performance.

    That was the premise of …

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  • Boosting Performance Through Behavioral Analysis

    May 15, 2019

    Humans have sustained by following something that is instinctual to all of us—tribal loyalty. We are drawn to likeminded, like-valued people which has made it safer, easier and more effective for us to survive for many thousands of years.

    Analyzing human behavior, whether driven by digital data …

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  • They Did What?

    May 06, 2019

    In 2017, the Ford Motor Company hired Jim Hackett as CEO. Hackett does not fit the mold of previous Ford leaders. He isn’t a technologist. He isn’t a salesman. He isn’t even a “car guy.” He is, first and foremost, a designer.

    Prior to Ford, Hackett ran Steelcase, the furniture company that gave …

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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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  • Meet You at McDonald’s

    March 25, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    By now, you’ve likely heard about our next big event—the IHAF Leadership Summit on April 11. Hosted by McDonald’s Corporation, at their brand-new global headquarters, this executive-level conference features an impressive array of corporate creative leaders sharing their strategies for …

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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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  • McDonald’s to Host Leadership Summit

    January 28, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    In just a few months, one of the best-known restaurant chains in the world will open its doors to the in-house agency community as host of this year’s IHAF Leadership Summit. That’s right, we’re making our way to the windy city as McDonald’s Corporation welcomes all of you to their brand-new …

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