• Inspiring a Purpose-Driven Creative Culture

    August 26, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    Meet Darren Abbott, Senior VP of Creative at Hallmark Cards—the latest pacesetter we’re pleased to welcome to our roster of speakers for this year’s IHAF Conference & Awards, where we’ll explore the strategies and skills in-house agencies need to future proof their organizations.

    In Darren’s …

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  • Is Your In-House Agency Future Proof?

    July 15, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    While most of you are in the throes of summer, the IHAF team is in the throes of planning our biggest event of the year—the IHAF Conference & Awards. This year’s conference is about future proofing your in-house agency, with a national panel of speakers delivering a mix of keynotes and how-to …

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • It’s the Year of Connectedness

    January 07, 2019

    • by Emily Foster, IHAF

    Twenty-eighteen was quite a year at IHAF and for in-house agencies in general—from press coverage to performance excellence, our members demonstrated that they have what it takes to be truly exceptional.

    When companies come to IHAF, they often tell us they join for the content but that the …

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  • Navigating Compliance with a Freelance Workforce

    October 08, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    There’s no doubt that leveraging freelancers is a great way to add talent to your team. In fact, nearly half of millennials are choosing the independent-contractor route these days. With all of that talent wading in the freelance pool, it’s important to understand whether your variable resources …

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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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  • 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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  • And the Oscar Goes to… Proofreading!

    March 06, 2017

    In case you missed it, there was a mistake at this year’s Oscar ceremony—an error the unsung heroes of our in-house agencies most certainly would have recognized and quietly rectified if only the headcount had been allocated to support them.

    What I’m referring to, of course, is the mistaken …

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