• IHAF Conference Recap: BRAND NEW

    November 27, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    Earlier this month, over 300 in-house agency professionals from across the country gathered in Boston for our flagship event, the IHAF Annual Conference & Awards Show. This year’s conference theme was BRAND NEW—focused on how strong brands connect with consumers, differentiate from competitors, and …

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  • AT&T Named In-House Agency of the Year

    November 20, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    The week before last, IHAF announced the winner of the 2017 In-House Agency of the Year Award, AT&T Creative Services. The team at AT&T stood out among the array of entries because of the pivotal role they played repositioning the company as a provider of devices, connectivity and content, and …

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  • State Farm Earns Best of Show!

    November 13, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    With over 750 submissions across 32 categories, it wasn’t easy deciding who’d take Gold, Silver and Honorable Mention at last week’s IHAF Awards. The work was exceptional, with in-house agencies rivaling any top shop out there when it comes to creativity. Of course, there can only be one Best of …

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  • Eight Cities, Eight Conversations—One Dynamic Experience!

    July 10, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    We recently wrapped our In-House Agency Roundtables, where eight different companies in eight different cities hosted coffee and conversation among their in-house peers. Each session began with a host presentation followed by a facilitated exchange on the challenges and opportunities facing in- …

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  • Three Years, Three Org Charts

    March 20, 2017

    You’ve hit the brink. The elevator pitches you’ve been doing to promote your in-house team have worked. Work is flooding in as every part of the organization wants your help keeping costs down while delivering stronger, more strategic creative. It’s time to add headcount to handle the increased …

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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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  • The Most Effective Leaders Know It’s All About The Team

    November 19, 2014

    An effective leader is often defined by his or her professional accomplishments, corporate values and management style. However, the most effective leaders I’ve worked with recognize that they are only as good as the teams they are leading. In a world of globalization, innovation, technology and …

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  • Operational Excellence: It’s How We Do It

    February 03, 2014

    Some years ago I had the privilege of attending an industry event that included CFOs from top-shelf advertising agencies. At the time, I had been in my current role for a short time. I was eagerly seeking nuggets of wisdom that I could apply to the day-to-day operation of the in-house agency for …

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