• 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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  • 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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  • New Year, New Opportunities

    January 14, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    It almost seems passé to be talking about the new year, but in reality, we’re only two weeks in. So, there’s still time to resolve for the next 50 weeks to be as formative as they are fulfilling.

    One of the commitments we encourage you to make is to get more involved with IHAF in 2019. Our member …

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  • A Year in Review

    December 17, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    Time flies when we’re networking, learning and sharing with one another. That’s why we’re especially grateful to have such an incredible community of in-house professionals, across a host of industries, who take advantage of all that IHAF has to offer. As we embark on a new year, let’s reflect and …

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