• 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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  • Getting It Right: Process & Positioning

    June 03, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    Navigating the operational challenges inherent in running an internal agency can feel like an endless series of twists and turns. While there are ways to overlook certain obstacles for the sake of getting the job done, there are also ways to enhance your team’s problem-solving capabilities to …

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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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  • Color Correction—Everyday Artistry

    April 17, 2019

    Color correction has always been a very specialized and specific task in the post-production process. It’s one of the final steps in completing the long journey that is commercial advertising. Ten to fifteen years ago, color correction was a secretive art. Fast forward to today—nearly everyone has …

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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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  • 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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  • A Must-Have for Producing Great Content

    February 18, 2019

    After attending the 2018 IHAF Conference & Awards Show, we noticed that all of the keynote speakers had one thing in common—good work. Each presented their own game-changing video content and we loved it. Great content is what we all aspire to create, so, why is it so rare?

    Sure, you’ve got a good …

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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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