• 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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  • Arm Your Social Teams with Video

    September 04, 2017

    Marketing experts frequently remind us that “video is the premier communication tool” and that “the power of video will set you apart.” While developing a steady stream of video to reinforce your message is significant, it also requires a reliable pipeline to deliver that content—from editors in …

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  • A Look Back at Hilton’s Year on Top

    August 15, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    It’s been nearly a year since [D³], the internal digital creative agency for Hilton Worldwide was named the 2016 In-House Agency of the Year. We caught up with the folks at [D³] to find out what first attracted them to the competition and what impact the win has had on their team.

    IHAF: What …

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  • Data-Driven Marketing: It Takes a Village

    August 29, 2016

    At a recent agency conference, my ears perked up when I heard John Osborn, President and CEO of BBDO NY say, “Data is the new sexy.” After decades of being thought of as marketing data geeks, we’ve never thought of including the word “sexy” in our agency positioning statement.

    Speaking with Judy …

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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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  • Professional Development—Let’s Talk About It

    March 23, 2015

    Not long ago, I joined other members of our agency’s leadership team to celebrate the 30th work anniversary of one of our tenured art directors. We talked over lunch about how her career had evolved—from a call center position straight out of school to the agency’s secretarial staff and ultimately …

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  • Mark Your Calendars—Events Galore!

    January 21, 2015

    • by Emily Foster, IHAF

    Being a member of IHAF means you have access to a long list of benefits including participation in our events (bonus: most are free for members to attend). What types of events do we host here at IHAF, you ask? From monthly webinars to networking breakfasts to regional discussion groups to the IHAF …

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  • Keeping It Light

    December 01, 2014

    At a time of year when pressure is mounting for our teams and our clients are pushing to get projects done by year-end, it’s important to encourage employees to maintain work/life balance and to let them know that they are valued. How many of us have said to ourselves, “we aren’t solving world …

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  • Building Your Bench

    November 24, 2014

    In the sports world, there are injuries in almost every game. When those injuries are substantial enough for a player to miss time from the game, the best teams have another player who is prepared to step in and fill the role. Every Sunday, NFL coaches talk about the next man up being ready and how …

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