• In-House Roundtables: Coming to a City Near You

    March 19, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    In a few short weeks, our multi-city In-House Agency Roundtables begin—a series of informal-yet-intimate conversations hosted by IHAF member companies nationwide. Join us as we discuss and debate topics of interest to in-house agencies of all sizes and varieties. This year’s roundtables are taking …

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  • VR, AR, MR and 360—Are You Ready?

    March 12, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    Your in-house agency is up-and-running. You’re producing print, digital, and video (and earning praise from your peers at the IHAF Awards). What about virtual reality, augmented reality and 360 videos? Estimated to become a $140 billion business by 2020, immersive media requires creative talent and …

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  • HOW Design Live Comes to Boston

    March 05, 2018

    Boston. It’s where you need to be April 30 through May 3 so you can join us at HOW Design Live. One of our primary goals on the HOW team is to be forward thinking—to stay ahead of the industry so we can do everything possible to help designers, like you, navigate changing environments.

    An obvious …

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  • Sonic Branding for the Modern Marketer

    January 16, 2018

    I’m not sure when the word “jingle” went from being a popular way to promote your brand with music to a dirty word, but it happened.

    There was a time when having a jingle was important to a brand. When the Oscar Myer jingle, the Klondike song, and others were expected and worked wonders as they …

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  • Fix It In Prep: Understanding VR Before Your First Project

    December 04, 2017

    Virtual Reality (encompassing VR, AR, and 360) is an immersive experience providing emotional connections and memories. The barriers between brands and consumers can be removed, allowing for direct interaction via branded environments or virtual product models. These experiences have a long and …

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  • 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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