The Inside Scoop

  • Collaborating on Creative Reviews

    September 15, 2014

    There are lots of challenges that go along with project workflow, particularly during the creative review and approval process. Oftentimes creative content is reviewed by a group, not a single individual. And groups of reviewers tend to have different perspectives on how content should be revised, …

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  • A View from the Top

    September 08, 2014

    Workflow. Look it up on dictionary.com. It’s defined as “the flow or amount of work to and from an office, department or employee.” Scroll down on the page and you’ll also see it used in a sentence: “But even after years of practice and experimentation, her workflow remains breathtakingly …

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  • Licensed to Drive

    September 02, 2014

    There’s this terrific quote from the book Slammed by Colleen Hoover that goes: “As I make a final right-hand turn onto our street, my GPS informs me that I've reached my destination. ‘My destination,’ I laugh aloud to myself. My GPS doesn't know squat!”

    This month at IHAF, agency workflow and …

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  • Location, Location, Location

    August 27, 2014

    • by IHAF Staff

    As we countdown to the 2014 IHAF Awards Show & Annual Conference on November 13 and 14, we thought it might be nice to feature an aspect of the event that we don’t usually highlight—the venue. This year’s show and conference is being held at one of Boston’s most fashionable and distinctive …

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  • Tools for Marketing Tools

    August 18, 2014

    One of my favorite print ad headlines for a new, more powerful Macintosh computer read, “So you’re a hack. Now you’ll be a much faster hack.”

    While a Mac won’t make you more creative, it is a wonderful tool. You could argue that it allows you to get things done quicker allowing more time for …

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  • What Will Your In-House Agency Look Like in 2025?

    August 11, 2014

    The year 2025 is a little more than 10 years away, right? Ten years doesn’t sound like that long. But think about it—in technological years, 10 is several generations. Ten years ago was 2004, and if you’re like me, your cellphone was just that, a cellular telephone. You may, or may not, have owned …

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  • Controlling Content

    August 06, 2014

    It’s estimated that companies will spend up to $135 billion on content marketing by the end of this year. So what is content marketing? And why are brands shelling out so much money for it?

    Content marketing is the creation and sharing of relevant subject matter with targeted audiences—typically …

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  • Finding Nirvana

    August 04, 2014

    Finding the right workflow tool is a popular pursuit with in-house agencies. It’s the one tool we hope will bring nirvana to our everyday work. (Ah, if only…) While workflow tools can help tremendously, they also pose real challenges—especially when you’re trying to switch from one to another …

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  • Tools Are Not Strategies

    July 28, 2014

       Each and every day there are new platforms, new tools, and emerging technologies designed to capture the all-elusive consumer in more engaging, entertaining, and less-invasive ways. Certainly we have witnessed game-changing, paradigm-shifting developments over the past few years that are so …

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  • Where Do You Go to Get Into the Zone?

    July 14, 2014

    I work from home. I used to work from a corporate office, but now I work from home most of the time and I have to tell you, I love it. I’m a hundred times more productive working from my home office than a traditional corporate setting. So as IHAF wraps its discussion on work environments this week, …

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