• And the Oscar Goes to… Proofreading!

    March 06, 2017

    In case you missed it, there was a mistake at this year’s Oscar ceremony—an error the unsung heroes of our in-house agencies most certainly would have recognized and quietly rectified if only the headcount had been allocated to support them.

    What I’m referring to, of course, is the mistaken …

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  • Helping Clients Appreciate Big Ideas

    August 15, 2016

    • by IHAF Staff

    After brainstorming concepts for one of your business lines, the deadline is up and the day is here—client presentation time. You deliver an inimitable body of work that’s sure to blow them away except the client responds with a nonchalant, “Hmm…is that it?”

    If this sounds like déjà vu, the …

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  • Start the Year with IHAF

    January 11, 2016

    • by Kate O'Callaghan, IHAF

    The arrival of 2016 marks the start of something new for us all. For you, this year may be about professional development or reorganizing your team or engaging further with the in-house community. At IHAF, we’re starting the year by unveiling an assortment of new offerings. As the internal agency …

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  • Happy New Year from our Board Chairman

    January 04, 2016

    It is hard to believe another year has passed. It seems like just yesterday I was sending a note to all of you introducing myself as the IHAF Board Chairman. This is the time of year for us to reflect on the past and look forward to opportunities in the year to come. At IHAF, it's no different. In …

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  • It's Time!

    October 07, 2015

    • by Kate O'Callaghan, IHAF

    Excitement is building as the2015 IHAF Annual Conference & Awards Show rapidly approaches. With fewer than 75 tickets remaining before we sell out, now is a great time to join IHAF to take advantage of $900 off the regular ticket price.

    The IHAF Annual Conference & Awards Show is our biggest event …

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  • What is “Creative”?

    September 23, 2013

    As a child, I was told I was creative—so I believed it. Aren’t all kids creative though? I did have a creative thought process and because I loved all that was art I was labeled “creative.” I loved to make things, explore, sort, compile lists, play games and rearrange the kitchen cabinets. I drew …

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  • The Work Behind Creativity

    September 11, 2013

    This month IHAF is all about creativity and while we certainly would love to talk through all the ways we love to be creative, we have found, as you may have as well, that the creative process often starts as not that creative at all.

    It is typical that the best creative emerges out of extensive …

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  • Content Creation Intermediation

    September 09, 2013

    • by IHAF Staff

    The IHAF team is almost entirely focused on designing and executing programming and content to enable the success of our members. We plan events, schedule speakers, collect data, issue reports, develop tools, facilitate discussions, enable networking—all of which is intended to advance the internal …

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  • How Do You Fly?

    September 03, 2013

    If you’ve been keeping up with The Inside Scoop, you know that every four weeks IHAF highlights a new topic of interest to the in-house agency community—and we blast that content across our digital and social platforms.

    Well, when this month’s theme was proposed in a recent IHAF Board meeting, I …

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  • It’s Awards Time

    August 19, 2013

    • by IHAF Staff

    Summertime. We’ve been talking about it a lot lately. It’s a time when workloads used to slow down and now ramp up. A time for juggling staff vacations, corralling eager interns, and finding ways to recharge your team’s batteries. Here at IHAF, summer is also a time to recognize the work that in- …

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