Incentives Industry News

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Industry News and Bulletins

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IRF Releases Disruption Study

The Incentive Research Foundation announced the release of COVID-19 and Disruption in the Incentive Travel, Meetings and Events Industry: Adaptation and Recovery.

PPAI Announces 2021 Board Officers

Promotional Products Association International, the not-for-profit association for more than 500,000 industry professionals and more than 16,000 corporate members of the $24.2 billion-dollar promotional products industry has announced the 2021 PPAI Board of Directors officers.

Brennan to Manage JURA Premium Gifts

JURA's premium gifts program, a growing sales segment for the company, is now managed by John Brennan, Director of Sales Midwest, of JURA Inc.

IRF Study Reports on Challenges

The Incentive Research Foundation announced the release of COVID-19 and Disruption in the Incentive Travel, Meetings and Events Industry: Adaptation and Recovery. The report reviews threats to running incentive programs, including COVID-19, weather, travel hazards, politics, economic downturns.

Capresso Introduces EC Select

Compact and stylish, the new Capresso EC Select Pump Espresso & Cappuccino Machine was designed with attention to detail that coffee lovers will appreciate.

PPAI Launches Health & Safety Initiative

Promotional Products Association International, the not-for-profit association for more than 500,000 industry professionals and more than 16,000 corporate members of the $24.7 billion-dollar promotional products industry, has announced the launch of PPAI’s Healthpitality, the hallmark for the industry’s first health and safety initiative, and an even higher standard for all PPAI live events.

Incentive Federation Summarizes PPPF

The Incentive Federation Inc. (IFI) has released a summary on The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPF Act) passed by Congress on June 5, 2020, which provides several key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) law passed in early April 2020.

NGC Releases Annual B2B Program Stats

Findings from its 2019 national gift card distribution results have been finalized and released by NGC, one of North America's largest card and prepaid technology companies responsible for annually activating over $600 million in gift cards and prepaid products for loyalty, rewards, and employee recognition programs.

Research: Incentives Go Digital

Global branded payments provider Blackhawk Network released new research conducted in partnership with Mastercard that found open-loop digital incentives are preferred rewards — particularly among younger generations and mobile-minded Americans — when recipients want to receive rewards quickly or use them online.

Hinda Offers Free eCard Platform

Hinda Incentives has announced that it will offer the EngagementLink Express eCard Platform at no charge through Dec. 31, 2020.

NiB Partners With POW Audio

National Incentive Brands (NiB), a division of All Star Incentive Marketing, entered into a national distribution agreement with POW Audio, the new audio brand that is redefining speaker design through its patented WaveBloom Audio Expansion Technology.

NiB, Infinity Massage Chairs Partner

National Incentive Brands (NiB), a division of All Star Incentive Marketing, entered into a national distribution agreement with Infinity Massage Chairs (Infinity) to supply innovative body massagers and the world's best massage chairs to incentive customers nationwide.

Renz Elected IMRA Board President

The Incentive Manufacturers Representatives Alliance (IMRA), a Strategic Industry Group (SIG) within the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA), has elected new officers for 2020-2021.

IRF Study Examines Metrics & Reporting

In times of economic downturn, companies are increasingly pushing for higher accountability for their incentive programs. The IRF's new study, Metrics of Success for Incentive and Reward Programs, examines how businesses are measuring, reporting and defending the benefits of incentive programs.

NiB, Gocycle Partner

National Incentive Brands (NiB), a division of All Star Incentive Marketing, entered into a national distribution agreement with Gocycle USA to service and support incentive, recognition and reward customers throughout the 48 contiguous United States.

NGC Adds Greeting Card Fulfillment

In an effort to help companies using gift cards to support and thank employees and frontline workers during the COVID-19 crisis, NGC has expanded its capabilities to include greeting cards.

IRF: 2020 Incentive Trips Postponed

The Incentive Research Foundation recently conducted an industry pulse survey about the impact of COVID-19 on incentive travel award programs. COVID-19's Impact on the Incentive Travel Industry reports that organizations value incentive travel award programs, and that budgets for these hard-earned awards are largely being protected.

Jura GIGA 6 Wins iF Design Award

The JURA GIGA 6, a top-of-the-line professional automatic coffee machine for the home, has won the internationally renowned iF Design Award 2020.



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