The Inside Scoop

  • Selling TV on a Shoestring

    May 13, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    Developing work on a shoestring budget can be a challenge for creative teams, particularly coming up with grand ideas on a modest overall spend. Traditionally, networks have reached out to big agencies with big budgets to launch and promote their upcoming television shows. These days, in-house …

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  • They Did What?

    May 06, 2019

    In 2017, the Ford Motor Company hired Jim Hackett as CEO. Hackett does not fit the mold of previous Ford leaders. He isn’t a technologist. He isn’t a salesman. He isn’t even a “car guy.” He is, first and foremost, a designer.

    Prior to Ford, Hackett ran Steelcase, the furniture company that gave …

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  • We Are MGM—Hear Us Roar!

    April 29, 2019

    Jessica Cipolla-Tario is SVP of Advertising & Content at MGM Resorts International, a global hospitality and entertainment company operating destination resorts including best-in-class hotels, casinos and more. In this week’s Inside Scoop, Jessica talks about her team’s recent rebrand, the …

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  • Hallmark Says: “Go For It!”

    April 22, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    Team Hallmark is still reveling in their big win—earning Best of Show at the IHAF Conference & Awards last fall. With the call for entries for this year’s In-House Creativity Awards underway, we decided to touch back with Hallmark’s creative director, Sarah Kemnitzer, to find out what the award …

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  • Color Correction—Everyday Artistry

    April 17, 2019

    Color correction has always been a very specialized and specific task in the post-production process. It’s one of the final steps in completing the long journey that is commercial advertising. Ten to fifteen years ago, color correction was a secretive art. Fast forward to today—nearly everyone has …

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  • In-House Roundtables Are Coming Your Way

    April 15, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    It’s that time of year again—time to embark on a six-city tour for our annual In-House Agency Roundtables. IHAF’s roundtable sessions are informal-yet-intimate discussion groups of 15 to 50 people, hosted by member companies throughout the US.

    This year, we’ll be talking about what it means (and …

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  • Buy-In on Briefs & Briefings

    April 08, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    Crafting a new creative brief goes hand in hand with crafting a new creative campaign. Doing a good job on one increases your chance of doing a great job on the other. Yet, some in-house agency teams are resistant to leveraging creative briefs to full effect. Why?

    This month’s IHAF webinar is all …

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  • Hello, I’m New Here.

    April 01, 2019

    Walking into my first IHAF Conference & Awards, although I knew the size of the event, I didn’t expect it to be as intimate as it was. I’m used to attending large conferences or industry shows where no one would notice if I walked around in a hot-pink bathrobe all day. At this event, I found my …

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  • Meet You at McDonald’s

    March 25, 2019

    • by IHAF Staff

    By now, you’ve likely heard about our next big event—the IHAF Leadership Summit on April 11. Hosted by McDonald’s Corporation, at their brand-new global headquarters, this executive-level conference features an impressive array of corporate creative leaders sharing their strategies for …

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  • Evolving Workflow Systems and Operating Practices

    March 18, 2019

    Workflow management systems are primarily designed to facilitate and enhance the way we work. Yet a common misconception is that a new system will eliminate the need for the personal interactions and follow-up that are a vital part of teamwork. While it’s true that a well-constructed system may …

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