• Meet an Ambassador: Bridget O’Brien

    August 07, 2017

    • by Davielle Pierrette, IHAF

    Our Ambassador Network is comprised of a dozen or so in-house agency leaders from various companies, industries, geographies and team sizes who are actively engaged in spreading the word about IHAF. As we continue to shine a light on this group, it’s time to meet Bridget O’Brien, Vice President of …

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  • Designing a Human Space

    May 22, 2017

    “What’s the vision?” That is the question my CEO asked when our move team shared the initial floor plans for our new corporate office space. Sure, we’d visited tech giants around the globe and had seen trendy offices with hot desks, graphics, beanbag chairs, and nooks for employees to work. And our …

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  • How Design Live: Top 5 Takeaways

    May 15, 2017

    I’ve been to HOW Design Live six times and I must say it never gets old. Inspiring speakers. Interesting topics. And maybe a little bit of swag to bring home from the expo hall. Most of all, it is a good opportunity to get a read on what is going on in our creative world.

    This year, seven IHAF …

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  • Why Do We Call It Content Marketing?

    April 24, 2017

    Many companies today are experiencing a seismic disruption in the way they create products and get people to buy them. And for those of us in the in-house agency world, that seismic disruption is creating a ripple effect right down through our shops.

    Disruption also creates opportunity, however. …

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  • Who's Responsible for an Ad Gone Bad?

    April 10, 2017

    You can almost picture how it all went down. “People are divided,” says a PepsiCo exec, “we need a way for our product to bring them together—to bring the country together.” “Great idea,” says the brand manager, “what are some mechanisms for bringing people together?” A third chimes in, “Given the …

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  • Meet an Ambassador: Theresa D’Alessandro

    March 27, 2017

    • by Davielle Pierrette, IHAF

    At last year’s IHAF Annual Conference & Awards Show, I had the pleasure of meeting IHAF Ambassador, Theresa D’Alessandro, and hearing about her move from the Washington, DC area to New York City as well as her move into a new position at New York Life Insurance Company.

    As CVP and Director, …

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  • Five Reasons to Attend HDL 2017

    March 13, 2017

    Once you enter the professional world, opportunities for ongoing education can be few and far between. No matter how proud you are of your experience or degree, we all need to stay fresh. That’s why a trip to the HOW Design Live conference could be just the thing to inspire your work and boost your …

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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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  • Meet an Ambassador: Andy Dean

    January 23, 2017

    • by Davielle Pierrette, IHAF

    Pop Quiz: What IHAF Ambassador had a role in a major motion picture? That would be Andy Dean, Vice President and Creative Director of City Year, who was an extra in The Next Karate Kid.

    These days, Andy acts on behalf of City Year—an education-focused, nonprofit that partners with public schools …

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  • The Latest in Package Design

    January 17, 2017

    Each year, the packaging design experts at The Dieline round up the best consumer product package designs and forecast the latest trends in their annual report. This year, we’re thrilled to share an exclusive preview of our findings with the IHAF community, specifically two emerging trends in …

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