• Lessons Learned from the Inside

    June 04, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    Not only does Boston University deliver an exceptional education to its students, their in-house agency delivers exceptional creative solutions to 17 different schools and colleges, hundreds of departments and academic centers, and an assortment of events—all intended for internal and external …

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  • How Brand’s Got Your Back

    February 12, 2018

    • by IHAF Staff

    One of the leading challenges internal and external agencies face is effectively influencing clients. No matter how big your client’s line of business or product set might be, getting them to adhere to corporate brand standards is essential—though not all clients understand why.

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  • Programmatic Options Have In-House Appeal

    January 29, 2018

    Since 2010, the programmatic advertising category has steadily increased in prominence. Indeed, eMarketer data shows that programmatic activity has been responsible for more than 70% of the U.S. digital display market since 2016. And, the dollars involved are significant. U.S. companies will spend …

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  • 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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  • We Came. We Saw. We Judged.

    September 12, 2017

    It came down to nine, then four, then two—exceptional pieces that attracted our attention, exacted our respect, and divided us as a group for nearly an hour as we debated “Best of Show” for this year’s IHAF Awards. I can’t tell you who’ll walk away with the coveted crystal, but I can say it wasn’t …

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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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  • Who's Responsible for an Ad Gone Bad?

    April 10, 2017

    You can almost picture how it all went down. “People are divided,” says a PepsiCo exec, “we need a way for our product to bring them together—to bring the country together.” “Great idea,” says the brand manager, “what are some mechanisms for bringing people together?” A third chimes in, “Given the …

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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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  • Five Reasons to Attend HDL 2017

    March 13, 2017

    Once you enter the professional world, opportunities for ongoing education can be few and far between. No matter how proud you are of your experience or degree, we all need to stay fresh. That’s why a trip to the HOW Design Live conference could be just the thing to inspire your work and boost your …

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  • Building Brand with Design Thinking

    February 06, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    Nothing says “change” like consumer behavior. Just when you think you know their preferences, something changes and you’re back at square one. To acquire and retain a loyal base of customers, brands need to do a better job demonstrating an understanding of what’s important to consumers and evolving …

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