• Inclusion—It's Right for Consumers and Your Brand

    July 22, 2019

    Inclusion. The term has stormed its way into the collective consciousness, attaining buzzword status. However, it’s a mistake to write inclusion off as a trending topic with advantageous optics and little real-world impact.

    Inclusive media represents a valuable opportunity for in-house agencies to …

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  • Developing Your Brand Story

    June 19, 2019

    There’s a word that continues to arise in discussions regarding advertising and marketing—storytelling.

    We live in an age where traditional advertising is losing its power and the focus on sharing and consuming personal stories grows. Brands and companies have taken note. Brand stories, narratives, …

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  • In-House Roundtables Are Coming Your Way

    April 15, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    It’s that time of year again—time to embark on a six-city tour for our annual In-House Agency Roundtables. IHAF’s roundtable sessions are informal-yet-intimate discussion groups of 15 to 50 people, hosted by member companies throughout the US.

    This year, we’ll be talking about what it means (and …

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  • Evolving Workflow Systems and Operating Practices

    March 18, 2019

    Workflow management systems are primarily designed to facilitate and enhance the way we work. Yet a common misconception is that a new system will eliminate the need for the personal interactions and follow-up that are a vital part of teamwork. While it’s true that a well-constructed system may …

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  • Got Rights? Securing Proper Permissions & Releases

    March 11, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    With your deadline looming, you feverishly search the Internet for the perfect image to put that finishing touch on your project. Before locking in, however, did you pause to confirm that you have the rights to use that asset, figure or photo?

    If you’ve made a habit of grabbing content off the …

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  • Delivering Personalized Content at Scale

    February 04, 2019

    As customer attention turns more and more to digital channels, it’s increasingly important for organizations to meet them there. Digital advertising constitutes more than half of US agency revenue. Driving traffic to brand sites and engaging on social media is imperative. Unfortunately, some in- …

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  • 5 Things Music Can Do for Your Brand

    January 22, 2019

    We believe in great music. And not an idealistic, head-in-the-clouds belief. We believe great music makes a tangible difference in our clients’ creative and ultimately creates a connection between a brand and its audience.

    Here are five things music can do for your brand:

    1) Establish leadership. …

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  • Sound Practices: How Audio Mixing Can Elevate Work

    December 12, 2018

    The role of audio in post-production has changed dramatically over the years. And thanks to shrinking budgets, the task of audio mixing often falls to teams without expertise in the latest audio resources and capabilities. This is why it often makes sense to tap specialists to help elevate your …

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  • VFX in the Real World: Screen Replacement

    October 24, 2018

    The world of film and video has been rapidly shifting and democratizing over the last decade. It is now possible to have one editor on a workstation accomplishing the work of an entire post-production house. Well, sort of….

    In-house agencies are realizing that while they can bring in editors ( …

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  • Out-of-Home and the Smart City

    August 06, 2018

    • by Ian Bowman-Henderson, DOmedia

    The shift toward smart cities is here. From better transportation hubs to self-driving vehicles, cities are harnessing the power of big data and technology to improve processes, increase efficiency and make city living more livable. And, with a projected increase of 2.5 billion people residing in …

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