Incentives Industry News

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Industry News and Bulletins

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Rymax Adds 10 New Brand Partners

Rymax Marketing Services Inc., the largest National Manufacturer’s Representative, announced the addition of 10 new brands to its portfolio

Top Brands Certified by WBENC

Top Brands Inc., a national marketing company and supplier of name-brand merchandise and awards for corporate programs since 1961, announced they have successfully met WBENC’s standards as a Women’s Business Enterprise.

The Meeting Place Redefines Remote Work

Celebrity Cruises redefines what it means to “work remotely” with the reveal of The Meeting Place – a state-of-the-art meeting venue onboard the heralded Celebrity Edge.

Paramax Adds Social Element, PEPPER

After 14 years of developing countless improvements and customizations for real world applications, Paramax has launched PEPPER, the Paramax Engagement Points Platform for Employee Recognition.

IRF Announces Location for Invitational

The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) announced that the 25th Annual Education Invitational, May 29 to June 2, 2018, will be hosted by The Grand Moon Place Cancun, in Rivera Maya, Mexico.

IRF Outlook Study Reports Optimism

The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) announced the release of the IRF 2018 Outlook Study, an analysis of how incentive, rewards, and recognition programs are being designed and budgeted for 2018. Both the incentive travel and rewards segments reported optimism for the economy and its impact on the industry.

Incentivefox Helps Dealerships

Incentivefox, which offers a offer-and-reward platform where dealerships can easily collect referrals, re-engage with their customer base and improve employee retention, has announced the full U.S. release of their Dealership Automated Referral Rewards Solution.

Study Reveals Top Company Strategies

The Incentive Research Foundation announced the release of the IRF Incentive Benchmarking Survey and its accompanying white paper Ten Things Top Performing Companies Do Differently. The study examines what truly successful companies are doing differently regarding non-cash rewards and recognition.

SITE Auction Offers Unique Experiences

Whether you’ve been longing for a relaxing escape at a luxury resort or dreamed about exploring the world, SITE Foundation Auction 2.0 features nearly 75 exclusive travel experiences to destinations around the globe.

IMA Awards Circle of Excellence Winners

Five IMA member companies and their incentive partners were honored with seven Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) Circle of Excellence Awards at the recent IMA Summit.

Selina Chavry Elected to SITE Board

Selina Chavry, global managing director of Pacific World, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Foundation.

Incentive Gift Card Market Growing

Results of a new research study show the majority of U.S. businesses are increasingly using gift cards as a reward tool for multiple groups, (channel, sales, employee and customer), and that investment in gift card rewards is both significant and growing.

Links Unlimited, Keysmart Partner

Links Unlimited, a corporate channel supplier and fulfillment organization for many of the best brands in retail, announced an exclusive partnership with Keysmart, the compact solution to your bulky key ring.

TV Show to Feature Incentive Concepts

Incentive Concepts President/CEO Joe Reinberg, Vice President of Administration Billie Reise and Vice President of Sales Kevin Hagan will soon appear on the award-winning, global TV show, Worldwide Business with kathy ireland. The segment’s topic is how Incentive Concepts helps companies reward their valued employees and customers.

Top Brands Adds Vera Bradley Experience

Top Brands Inc., a national marketing company and supplier of name-brand merchandise and awards for corporate programs since 1961, announced the launch of the Vera Bradley Experience by Top Brands.

GC Incentives Saves Overhead Costs

GC Incentives, a 20-year-old incentive and recognition company with its eyes on the future, is focused on making it even easier for clients to offer high value and appealing rewards that reinforce their brand without the costs associated with markups, shipping and fees.

Top Brands Adds Red Rock Outdoor Gear

Top Brands Inc., a national marketing company and supplier of name-brand merchandise and awards for corporate programs since 1961, announced they will be the exclusive supplier for Red Rock Outdoor Gear in the corporate gifts, incentives and promotional products market.

Brian Dunne Earns IMA Award

The Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) honored Brian Dunne, CPIM, managing director, Giftcard Consulting, with the Karen Renk Fellowship Award.

Pete Mitchell Recognized by IMA

Long-time Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) and Incentive Manufacturers Representatives Alliance (IMRA) member Pete Mitchell received the 2017 IMA President’s Award at the annual IMA Summit in Orlando, Florida.

National Gift Card Implements Sequencer

National Gift Card Corp. (NGC), a leading B2B digital and physical gift card solution and fulfillment provider with more than 2,000 U.S., Canadian and European corporate clients, has purchased two new gift card fulfillment machines from Kern International Inc., the American subsidiary of the Swiss-based manufacturer of the fastest card attaching and mail insertion equipment in the world.

Le Specs Chooses Links Unlimited

Links Unlimited, a corporate channel supplier for many of the best brands in retail, announced an exclusive distribution partnership with Le Specs to the corporate market.

IMA Inducts Inaugural Hall of Fame Class

MINNEAPOLIS – July 28, 2017 – The Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) inducted four long-time industry leaders into the new IMA Hall of Fame at its annual Summit in Orlando, Florida.

Rymax, Raden Partner

Rymax Marketing Services, Inc., the largest National Manufacturer’s Representative in the incentive industry, announced its exclusive partnership with Raden.

IRF Reports on Meeting, Incentive Risk

The Incentive Research Foundation released the white paper Mitigating Risk in Modern Meetings and Incentives, an analysis of critical findings reported in the 2016 Event Disruption Study. The white paper explores disruption mitigation strategies for meetings and incentives and provides insights on how partners prepare for and handle disruptions.

Rymax Adds Eight Brand Partners

Rymax Marketing Services, Inc., the largest National Manufacturer’s Representative, continues to grow their expansive portfolio of more than 350 premium brands by teaming up with eight new partners.

Celebrity Unveils New Venue

Celebrity Cruises revealed the next exciting feature on its newest ship, Celebrity Edge, which debuts next year. Eden is a unique venue where state of the art design is fused into every element, including cuisine served by “Edenists.”

Top Brands, Incipio Group Partner

Top Brands Inc., a national marketing company and supplier of name-brand merchandise and awards for corporate programs since 1961, announced they will be partnering with Incipio Group to bring their lineup of brands including Braven Audio, Incase, Incipio and Griffin Technology into the corporate incentive and promotional products market.

Applaudit Manages Social Recognition

Applaudit, a social employee recognition platform, is completely mobile-friendly and responsive, which makes recognizing a coworker or employee easier and more effective than ever before.



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