• 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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  • In-House Roundtables Are Coming Your Way

    April 15, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    It’s that time of year again—time to embark on a six-city tour for our annual In-House Agency Roundtables. IHAF’s roundtable sessions are informal-yet-intimate discussion groups of 15 to 50 people, hosted by member companies throughout the US.

    This year, we’ll be talking about what it means (and …

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  • Meet You at McDonald’s

    March 25, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    By now, you’ve likely heard about our next big event—the IHAF Leadership Summit on April 11. Hosted by McDonald’s Corporation, at their brand-new global headquarters, this executive-level conference features an impressive array of corporate creative leaders sharing their strategies for …

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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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  • Is a Virtual Model Right for Your Team?

    February 11, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    With work-from-home policies becoming more and more common, in-house agency leaders want to know what it takes to make a virtual workforce work. According to PwC’s corporate creative agency, making use of readily available technology, building a culture of flexibility and instilling a strong sense …

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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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  • McDonald’s to Host Leadership Summit

    January 28, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    In just a few months, one of the best-known restaurant chains in the world will open its doors to the in-house agency community as host of this year’s IHAF Leadership Summit. That’s right, we’re making our way to the windy city as McDonald’s Corporation welcomes all of you to their brand-new …

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  • Hiring for Talent, Not Location

    October 29, 2018

    • by Jack Teuber, PwC

    When asked why he robbed banks, legend has it that Willie Sutton replied, “Because that’s where the money is.” Get any group of internal agency leaders together and the talk quickly turns to talent. Where to find it. How to keep it. And, what motivates morale.

    If your in-house agency is located in …

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  • Internal Agencies Are On the Rise

    September 10, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    IHAF recently revealed top trends and business challenges among in-house agencies in its 2018 benchmarking study, fielded in partnership with Forrester Research and featured in the Wall Street Journal. The report details the functional competencies, service offerings, project composition and …

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  • Quiet Drives, Creative Conversation & Kronos

    August 13, 2018

    When I was growing up, my father sometimes took me for evening drives through the small Vermont towns near our house. I loved those twilight hours, when the lights blinked on but curtains hadn’t yet been closed in the farmhouses we passed—I’d catch a glimpse inside and imagine the lives being lived …

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