• 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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  • 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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  • Are You A Winner?

    June 25, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    Your in-house agency spent the past year advancing the business, exceeding client expectations and producing exceptional work, right? That’s precisely why you should consider nominating your team for the 2018 In-House Agency of the Year award. This distinct award recognizes the unique contributions …

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  • Meet a Member: Matt Ferrara of Globoforce

    May 28, 2018

    • by Davielle Pierrette, IHAF

    What does it mean to work human? Well, if you’re part of the eight-person in-house agency at Globoforce, the leading provider of human applications that strengthen employee performance and build more-positive team connections, you know exactly what it means and how to tell that story.

    A finalist …

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  • A Glimpse at AT&T’s Year on Top

    February 26, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    You may recall that AT&T was named 2017 In-House Agency of the Year at the IHAF Conference & Awards Show in the fall. We had the pleasure of catching up with Roger Hyde recently, AT&T’s SVP of Creative Services, to find out how the win impacted his 150-person team and what advice he might have for …

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  • Meet a Member: Jeremy Brazeal of Coca-Cola

    January 22, 2018

    • by Davielle Pierrette, IHAF

    IHAF member, Jeremy Brazeal, knows a thing or two about leading an internal creative team. As the Group Creative Director at KO:OP, the in-house agency at The Coca-Cola Company, Jeremy was kind enough to offer his perspective on what’s happening in the creative world today and share how he keeps …

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  • Does Your In-House Agency Move Mountains?

    July 17, 2017

    • by Davielle Pierrette, IHAF

    This year marks our seventh annual In-House Agency of the Year competition—that means it’s our seventh year of recognizing teams that move mountains, overcome obstacles, and consistently go the extra mile to enable the success of the businesses they support. In other words, our In-House Agency of …

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  • Stimulating Creativity

    July 06, 2015

    I was approached to write this blog on stimulating creativity from the point of view of an external agency creative director “out in the field.” Like anyone else confronted with this sort of challenge, I immediately Googled “stimulating creativity.” That brought up a treasure-trove of writing on …

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  • Building a Creative Environment

    June 08, 2015

    When I was in third grade, my mom and I ran into my teacher (a grim, severe drill sergeant) in the cereal aisle of the grocery store. I still remember how long it took my brain to recognize Mrs. Strictman. Her face was familiar, but foreign in that environment.

    The grocery store was all joy and …

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  • Leading Teams by Leading Culture

    April 13, 2015

    Every organization has a culture built on its behaviors, habits, values and, most importantly, the collective energy of the people that comprise it. In my experience, strong culture is foundationally rooted in the ability to attract and retain the right people with the right energy, the right sense …

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