Incentives Industry News

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Industry News and Bulletins

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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.

Rewards Key to Fitness Tracker Success

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that offering monetary rewards to those using fitness tracker devices who set personal goals can notably increase physical activity.

ITA Group Honored for Communication

ITA Group, which creates and manages incentives, events and recognition programs, has been selected by The ESOP Association as the winner of the 2018 Annual Award for Communications Excellence (AACE) in the "Video, 250+ Employees" category. Sponsored annually by the Association, the AACE awards recognize the outstanding communications and educational programs of its members.

NGC Tool Expands Design, Speeds Delivery

National Gift Card Corp. (NGC), one of North America's largest independently-owned gift card companies serving the B2B loyalty, rewards and incentive marketplace with more than 500 physical and digital brands across the U.S., Canada, UK and Europe, has developed a proprietary Print Software Tool that streamlines the production process of custom gift card carriers, while offering more dynamic design capabilities.

Selco Promotes Gavin Little

Selco, a custom watch manufacturer and supplier company, announced the promotion of Gavin Little as National Sales Manager.

PPAI Launches Intern Education

Promotional Products Association International, the not-for-profit association for more than 500,000 industry professionals and more than 15,000 corporate members of the $23.3 billion promotional products industry, announced its new Intern Education Program for member companies seeking to cultivate the next generation of promotional professionals and showcase the exciting careers the promotional products industry has to offer.

Selco Welcomes New Sales Assistant

Selco, an Oklahoma-based, PPAI award-winning timepiece manufacturing company, announced the addition of Rachael Weber to the Selco team as Sales Assistant.

Incentivefox Announces Service Loyalty

Incentivefox, experts in reward and incentive programs that drive customer and employee referrals, retention and engagement, have announced their newest program - Service Loyalty Rewards - which will streamline, simplify and automate service loyalty programs for dealerships and their customers.

Rymax Adds Six New Brands

Rymax Marketing Services, Inc., the largest National Manufacturer's Representative in the Incentive Industry, announced the addition of six new brands to its portfolio of in-demand rewards products.

IMA Announces Summit Speakers

The Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) announced keynote speakers for its 2018 Summit Journey Beyond, set for July 23-25 in Newport Beach, Calif.

IRF Examines Non-Financial Benefits

In its newest release, Establishing the Intangible, Non-Financial Value of Awards Programs, the Incentive Research Foundation explores the important role of intangible benefits such as culture, collaboration, and teamwork and how they are a critical component of the most impactful incentive, rewards, and recognition programs.

M life Rewards Earns Two Awards

For the third consecutive year, MGM Resorts International's loyalty program, M life Rewards, received the prestigious Freddie Award for "Best Promotion" for Holiday Gift Shoppe (HGS).

Rincon 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 2018-2019.

Report Highlights Popular Gift Cards

National Gift Card Corp. (NGC), one of North America's largest, independently-owned gift card companies serving the B2B loyalty, rewards and incentive marketplace with more than 500 physical and digital brands across the U.S., Canada, UK and Europe, released its annual gift card report detailing redemption statistics for B2B programs in 2017.

Alliance Aims to Rehumanize Business

Bond Brand Loyalty, a leading customer engagement agency, and Madrid- and Munich-based Buljan & Partners, a customer-centric management, customer experience, and engagement consultancy, announce a strategic partnership.

Links Unlimited Adds Electronics Gifting

Links Unlimited, a corporate channel supplier and fulfillment organization for many of the best brands in retail, announced a new Electronics Experience as an event gifting option.

Incentivefox Partners With Podium

Incentivefox, a premier customer relationship marketing firm that builds tailored referral and reward programs for automobile dealerships has partnered with Podium, the leading customer communication platform for local businesses, to bring together two powerhouse companies that work to increase the online credibility and visibility of their shared clients and improve local search engine optimization.

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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