Incentives Industry News

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Industry News and Bulletins

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Incentive Concepts Announces Acquisition

Joe Reinberg, president and CEO of Incentive Concepts, and Dave Olson, president of Elite Creations, announced that an agreement has been reached for the acquisition of Elite Creations by Incentive Concepts.

Next Level Wins MarCom Awards

Next Level Performance won a Platinum MarCom Award for its promotional video created to generate anticipation for a group incentive travel program for a multi-billion dollar building materials company.

IRF Releases Academic Review

The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) released the Fall 2018 issue of The IRF Quarterly Academic Review.

NGC Invests in Advancement

National Gift Card (NGC), North America's most automated gift card provider and fulfillment company serving the B2B loyalty, rewards, and incentive marketplace with more than 2,000 U.S., Canadian and European corporate clients, invested more than $2 million to expand its existing facility to 92,000 square feet and make room for the addition of three new state-of-the-art gift card fulfillment machines.

Bond Launches XO Lab

Bond Brand Loyalty, a leading customer engagement agency, announced that it has launched the XO Lab, a new division designed to drive dependable digital innovation and deliver breakthrough personalized experiences for Bond's clients and their customers.

Coalition to Expand Brand Use

A coalition of leading brands, master fulfillment companies, and travel and gift card companies has formed to promote greater use of brand-name products, gift cards, and experiences in promotional products and business gifts as well as rewards and recognition.

HB Hospitality Adds Incentive Concepts

HB Hospitality and Incentive Concepts have reached an agreement making Event Gifting by Incentive Concepts the exclusive gift provider for more than 60 HB Hospitality showcase events and summits in 2019.

Stance Partners With Links Unlimited

Links Unlimited, a corporate channel supplier and fulfillment organization for many of the best brands in retail, announced that it is the preferred partner for Stance, a leader in socks and underwear.

CarltonOne Grows in Latin America

CarltonOne Engagement, a rapidly growing global technology company specializing in the development of SaaS-based solutions for global loyalty, channel sales, employee engagement and reward management, announced the formation of a strategic partnership aimed at building the company's business in the Latin American region.

Hinda Studies Reward Delivery

Hinda Incentives released the final report on a study designed to learn how the reward delivery experience impacts the perceptions of employees, customers and channel partners.

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.

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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