The Inside Scoop

  • Conference Countdown: What You Should Know

    November 06, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    Two days from the IHAF Annual Conference & Awards Show and we’re putting the final touches on what promises to be an event filled with networking, knowledge sharing and celebration.

    Although we’ve spent months plotting and planning, we know that the success of this event lies in the laps of our …

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  • There’s Marketing, Then There’s Marketing

    October 30, 2017

    • by Amnet Systems

    Dutch brew master, Heineken, had a successful ad campaign based on setting the standard for excellence. The tagline ran: “Heineken don’t do… but if it did, they would be the best in the world.” It was a stroke of marketing genius that, as these things often do, made its way into pop culture—a …

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  • Meet the Sponsors

    October 23, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    If you’ve ever attended the IHAF Annual Conference & Awards Show, you know it’s chock full of inspiring keynotes, informative breakouts, and opportunities to network with in-house pros. What you may not realize is that a keystone of our event is the support we receive from stalwart sponsors— …

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  • Resource Management: The Ultimate Balancing Act

    October 16, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    The IHAF team recently partnered with Workfront to conduct a resource management survey for the in-house community. Over 100 unique companies responded, providing insight into their scheduling and planning habits as well as how they forecast, resource, and track their work. 

    The study includes …

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  • Business Case: Constant Contact & Ideasicle

    October 09, 2017

    One of the key advantages of an in-house agency is that their creative teams live and breathe the brand. And while this can lead to rhythms and efficiencies that save time and drive great work, there’s also a risk that it can lead to insular thinking that limits the brand’s potential.

    Tim Weldon, …

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  • Meet an Ambassador: Kathi Hersh

    October 02, 2017

    • by Davielle Pierrette, IHAF

    As we continue to shine a light on our Ambassador Network, we couldn’t let this month pass without introducing you to Kathi Hersh. Kathi is Senior Manager for Creative and Print Services at Fannie Mae, a leading source of financing for mortgage lenders. Since Kathi recently wrapped judging this …

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  • Proving the Value of Your In-House Agency

    September 18, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    One of the challenges internal agencies face is proving their value, particularly when it comes to dated stereotypes in relation to external agencies. Not only are in-house agencies contributing creative ideas, they’re contributing to the bottom line—resulting in a value equation that outside …

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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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  • Avoiding Buyer’s Remorse When Shopping for a DAM System

    August 28, 2017

    Without a doubt, implementing a Digital Asset Management (DAM) system will change the way your team works. At two extremes, a DAM system can enable a streamlined process and provide useful data or, at the other end of the spectrum, it can be a storage system that requires additional steps and …

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