• Meet a Member: Jeremy Brazeal of Coca-Cola

    January 22, 2018

    • by Davielle Pierrette, IHAF

    IHAF member, Jeremy Brazeal, knows a thing or two about leading an internal creative team. As the Group Creative Director at KO:OP, the in-house agency at The Coca-Cola Company, Jeremy was kind enough to offer his perspective on what’s happening in the creative world today and share how he keeps …

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  • Mutual Resolutions

    January 01, 2018

    • by Emily Foster, IHAF

    I've never been a fan of New Year's resolutions. There's something about the holidays coming to an end, however, and eating too many sugar cookies, that's prompting me to think about the new year in new ways. For IHAF, that means a fresh calendar of content and events to address the needs of our …

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  • Meet an Ambassador: Kathi Hersh

    October 02, 2017

    • by Davielle Pierrette, IHAF

    As we continue to shine a light on our Ambassador Network, we couldn’t let this month pass without introducing you to Kathi Hersh. Kathi is Senior Manager for Creative and Print Services at Fannie Mae, a leading source of financing for mortgage lenders. Since Kathi recently wrapped judging this …

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Efficiency through Mob Design (a.k.a. How Four People Worked Faster by Sharing One Computer)

    November 28, 2016

    Today most people have two or three computers. So why would anyone make four people work together on one computer? And, who would be insane enough to force two designers, one marketer, and one product manager to take turns using the same design software on that one computer?

    The answer: a design …

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  • Making Our Way Through Change

    November 21, 2016

    Immediately following the recent presidential election, I found myself delivering a keynote presentation on Change at the IHAF conference—appropriately entitled, Ready or Not. My topic wound its way through the psychology of change reactions, Theory U and The Dark Night of the Soul (or what happens …

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  • Meet an Ambassador: Andrew Dawson

    October 31, 2016

    • 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 our monthly feature on those in the group, we couldn’t let October go by without …

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  • Why Is My Job Req Still Open?

    May 16, 2016

    Two expressions often come to mind in my day as a creative recruiter: “Time kills all deals,” and “Numbers don’t lie.”

    Right now, with a strong economy, unemployment around 5% and great candidates getting snapped up faster than you can say “You’re hired,” some organizations find their job reqs  …

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