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November 2017

Industry Pros Discuss Current, Future Challenges to Corporate Gift & Recognition Market

A small group of industry thought leaders, under the banker of Special Markets Dialogues, met recently in Las Vegas at the Green Valley Ranch Resort for two days to network and discuss the corporate gift, recognition, rewards, incentive and motivation marketplace. The 34 invited attendees were comprised of brand merchandise manufacturers, solutions providers, association professionals, gift card providers, promotional products distributors and suppliers, and manufacturers' representatives.

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Going Mobile: Making a Case for Mobile Motivation

Virtually everyone is connected these days, so it should be no surprise that mobile applications are becoming more popular for motivation and engagement. Here, we look at where things stand now, and what the future might look like.

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SITE Foundation Alters Approach

Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Foundation has altered its approach to meet the demands of its members and the industry in an ever-changing global marketplace. While research continues to be an important component to build the business case for incentive travel, research is now just one of many types of content the Foundation produces, aligned with its updated mission: to create compelling content to inform business professionals of the results incentive travel produces, and to provide industry insights to further careers of current incentive professionals.

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All Star Announces New Sales Channel

All Star Incentive Marketing announced a new sales channel under the leadership of Heidi Chatfield. A company veteran and incentive industry leader for almost two decades, Chatfield has built and is managing the All Star Value Added Reseller sales channel, appropriately named VAR Alliance.

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Harry & David Updates Website

Harry & David, America's premier choice for gourmet food gifting, unveiled a fresh brand look, feel and tone across its website, mobile site, catalogs, e-mails and social media channels. As part of this brand refresh, new features and functionality have been introduced to elevate the gift-giving experience, including corporate gifting.

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Capitol Features Toys to Motivate Sales

Capitol, a leading distribution source of premium incentive resellers, consumer electronics dealers and residential systems and light commercial contractors, is featuring Mattel and Fisher-Price brand toys as a means to building sales through in-demand premium products.

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Rymax Partners With Tocca

Rymax Marketing Services Inc. announced its exclusive partnership with Tocca, a line of hand-crafted beauty products.

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