• 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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  • 7 Tips for Building Your Personal Brand

    May 08, 2017

    In today’s hyper-connected world, brand building is no longer limited to monitoring and actively nurturing the reputation of a product or organization. It’s become much more personal—in some instances, very personal.

    Every tweet, status update, shared video, or tagged image helps paint an …

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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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  • The Ultimate Guide to Membership

    January 09, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    With the planning and prep that typically happen at the start of a new year, this week’s webinar on how to optimize your membership with IHAF is well timed. The one-hour session is not only intended to orient our newest members, but to inform those who have been tire kicking as well!

    The …

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  • Are You Taking Advantage of IHAF?

    July 25, 2016

    • by IHAF Staff

    Last week, IHAF’s Associate Director, Emily Foster, and Business Development Manager, Kate O’Callaghan, facilitated a webinar on “Optimizing Your Membership.” This 40-minute session gave members and non-members a closer look at all of the programming and benefits IHAF has to offer.

    IHAF members …

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  • Why Is My Job Req Still Open?

    May 16, 2016

    Two expressions often come to mind in my day as a creative recruiter: “Time kills all deals,” and “Numbers don’t lie.”

    Right now, with a strong economy, unemployment around 5% and great candidates getting snapped up faster than you can say “You’re hired,” some organizations find their job reqs  …

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  • A New Member’s Perspective on Professional Development

    May 02, 2016

    I met IHAF Board Chair Mark Gibson late last year at the 2015 HOW Design Live Conference in Chicago. Mark was attending the conference in support of IHAF and two members of his in-house agency at State Farm Insurance creative team who were presenting a session on how to increase influence in house. …

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  • Idea-Generating Techniques for the Desperate

    June 22, 2015

    Here’s a general rule of thumb regarding idea-generation techniques: they’re clunky, dorky and time-consuming. Oh, and they don’t work. You reluctantly resort to one when you're under the gun for an idea, then end up wasting valuable time that leaves you even more frustrated and desperate and …

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  • We’re Focused on YOU

    January 26, 2015

    Last Friday, the IHAF Board of Directorsgathered to formally kick-off our 2015 program and to begin laying the groundwork for 2016. Now, I know what you must be thinking, “You’re focusing on 2016 already?” Well no, actually, we’re focusing on YOU. You see, at the close of each year, we survey our …

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  • Mark Your Calendars—Events Galore!

    January 21, 2015

    • by Emily Foster, IHAF

    Being a member of IHAF means you have access to a long list of benefits including participation in our events (bonus: most are free for members to attend). What types of events do we host here at IHAF, you ask? From monthly webinars to networking breakfasts to regional discussion groups to the IHAF …

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