• Are You Ready to SHIFT?

    October 15, 2018

    • by Emily Foster, IHAF

    We’re just four weeks away from the 2018 IHAF Conference, entitled SHIFT—focused on the unexpected changes and unrelenting surges that are redefining the industry. This year’s theme isn’t the only place you’ll experience change, however. We’ve revamped a number of aspects of the event to deliver …

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  • Navigating Compliance with a Freelance Workforce

    October 08, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    There’s no doubt that leveraging freelancers is a great way to add talent to your team. In fact, nearly half of millennials are choosing the independent-contractor route these days. With all of that talent wading in the freelance pool, it’s important to understand whether your variable resources …

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  • Outsourcing While In-Housing—Keep Control While Gaining Scale & Speed

    October 01, 2018

    According to the 2018 IHAF State-of-The-Industry Report, 67% of respondents across various industries said they don’t think their in-house agency is adequately staffed.

    Similarly, in a March 2018 blog post, Forrester’s Jay Pattisall noted that while “in-house agencies are possible replacements for …

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  • Meet a Member: Michelle Clark, E.J. Gallo Winery

    September 24, 2018

    • by Davielle Pierrette

    Meet IHAF member, Michelle Clark—Director of Creative Services at E.J. Gallo Winery, the leading provider of California wines in select markets around the world. Having led their 20-person account management group for a little over a year, Michelle talks servicing over one hundred brands of wine, …

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  • IHAF Awards: The Results Are In!

    September 17, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    For months, the IHAF team has been busy gathering, organizing and admiring nearly 700 entries submitted by 77 in-house agencies in anticipation of the judging event for the 2018 IHAF Awards. And, the results are in!

    Last week, a panel of 13 experts pored over every part and piece of your …

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  • Make Plans to Attend Adobe MAX This Year: $400 Discount for IHAF Members

    September 12, 2018

    • by Elissa Dunn Scott, Adobe

    Adobe MAX is the largest conference of its kind, the epicenter of creativity, and where top minds get together to cover all aspects of the creative experience.

    Come to MAX if you’re looking to: perfect your skills, be inspired, network with peers, and explore what’s next on the creative landscape. …

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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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  • Optimizing Creative Operations Through Automation

    September 04, 2018

    Since the advent of programmatic ad buying, automation has been transforming marketing business processes, with AI tools starting to play a part too. Competition demands that creative units quickly learn the benefits that automation technology can bring. The aim is not to deskill creatives but to …

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  • The Definitive Guide to Brand Integration

    August 27, 2018

    Over the past ten years, I’ve had the good fortune to travel around the world talking with chief marketing officers and their marketing teams about brand integration.

    It’s been an incredible journey—from the early days of skepticism about the power of social media influencers and a decades-old …

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  • Building a Purpose-Driven Culture

    August 20, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    During last year’s IHAF Conference & Award’s Show, CEO of We First Branding, Simon Mainwaring, shared how to successfully build your brand’s philosophy, community and cultural leadership. In fact, his session was so well received that we invited him back as a webinar presenter this fall.

    On …

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