Incentives Industry News

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IRF Examines AI

With 86 percent of HR organizations reporting in a recent PwC survey that they plan to advance their people analytics capabilities in coming years, the use of artificial intelligence in people management continues to become more pervasive. This trend offers incentives, rewards and recognition professionals the opportunity to harness artificial intelligence to create more efficient, personalized and impactful programs.

Next Level Welcomes New VP

Next Level Performance has named Paul Ruddy as new Vice President of Information Technology.

IMA Inducts 10 Into Hall of Fame

The Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) recognized 10 long-time industry leaders who created associations, helped bring incentive products to market, educated numerous incentive professionals and contributed in many other significant ways, by inducting them into the IMA Hall of Fame.

Michelle Smith Earns Karen Renk Award

The Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) honored Michelle M. Smith, CPIM, CRP, incentive industry author, speaker and strategist, with the Karen Renk Fellowship Award.

PMC Adds New Category

PMC has expanded its product offering in the Hanover furniture space to include Office and Gaming chairs.

LaSalle Capital Acquires NGC

Chicago-based private equity firm, LaSalle Capital, purchased National Gift Card Corp (NGC), one of the world's largest, most-automated B2B gift card and prepaid card companies.

Niedbalski Earns IMA President's Award

Tom Niedbalski, vice president of global partnerships and sales, First Data Corporation, was honored with the 2018 IMA President's Award at the Incentive Marketing Association's (IMA) annual IMA Summit.

Circle of Excellence Winners Announced

The Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) presented its 2018 Circle of Excellence Awards at a ceremony during the associationís annual Summit in Newport Beach, Calif.

Links Unlimited Adds Bang & Olufsen

Links Unlimited, a corporate channel supplier and fulfillment organization for many of the best brands in retail, announced a new partnership with premium brand Bang & Olufsen.

Moravec Elected IMA Board President

The Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) has elected Ted Moravec, CPIM, executive vice president, Elite Creations, as its 2018-2019 board president and announced new officers and directors.

Motivation Experience to Debut in 2019

The Motivation Experience Conference & Expo, launched by industry veteran Nick Gazivoda, supported by the Hinda Incentives National Conference, will launch in the Spring of 2019.

IGCC Elects Ashley Harris as President

The Incentive Gift Card Council (IGCC), a strategic industry group within the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA), has elected Ashley Harris, senior director of strategic partnerships, National Gift Card (NGC), as president, and announced new officers and directors.

Incentive Managers Discuss Careers

A recent study by the Incentive Research Foundation revealed that with the absence of industry-related college curriculum, widely-accepted standards, and specific internet search terms, program managers are typically left to seek out a patchwork of internal networks and external partnerships to learn how to develop successful programs.

IRF Academic Review Released

The Incentive Research Foundation released the Summer 2018 issue of The IRF Quarterly Academic Review, the world's first journal focused on academic research into incentives, rewards, recognition, and motivation in the workplace.

Rymax Features Rewards From 400 Brands

Rymax Marketing Services, Inc. announced the addition of five new brands to its portfolio of in-demand rewards, bringing its brand offering to 400.

Selco Launches New Site

Selco announced it has launched a new website, providing a valuable resource for users.

Rymax Social Media Campaign Gives Thanks

Rymax Marketing Services, Inc., the number one supplier of incentive marketing solutions, announced its upcoming social media campaign, #GiveThanks, which launches Cyber Monday.



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