• 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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  • 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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  • A New Member’s Perspective on Professional Development

    May 02, 2016

    I met IHAF Board Chair Mark Gibson late last year at the 2015 HOW Design Live Conference in Chicago. Mark was attending the conference in support of IHAF and two members of his in-house agency at State Farm Insurance creative team who were presenting a session on how to increase influence in house. …

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  • Didn't Summit? Wanna Huddle?

    May 02, 2016

    • by Kate O'Callaghan, IHAF

    We just wrapped our Leadership Summit in Atlanta to rave reviews:

    “The IHAF Leadership summit pulled back the curtain on the in-house agency model. Our challenges as creative teams inside our organizations are universal. IHAF continues to inspire and provide valuable insider knowledge to lead our …

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  • Adobe Training in Small Doses

    February 01, 2016

    • by Dave Weinberg, Adobe

    A year ago, I was thrilled to learn that Adobe had become a member of this amazing organization called IHAF and I could not wait to get involved. From IHAF Huddle events to the IHAF Annual Conference & Awards Show, it has been great to connect with the creatives and marketers that are so crucial to …

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  • Idea-Generating Techniques for the Desperate

    June 22, 2015

    Here’s a general rule of thumb regarding idea-generation techniques: they’re clunky, dorky and time-consuming. Oh, and they don’t work. You reluctantly resort to one when you're under the gun for an idea, then end up wasting valuable time that leaves you even more frustrated and desperate and …

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  • Three Cheers (and Chances) for Professional Development

    March 02, 2015

    • by Emily Foster, IHAF

    Professional development is an important part of increasing the contribution of your in-house team. That’s why IHAF’s online seminar series is focused on programming that can boost your effectiveness by teaching new skills. Over the next few months, IHAF is offering three professional development …

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