Incentives Industry News

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Industry News and Bulletins

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Killingback Elected IMA President

The Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) has elected Don Killingback, director of business development, Wyndham Destinations, its 2019-2020 board president and announced new officers and directors.

Mike Landry Receives President's Award

Mike Landry, CPIM, vice president, special markets, Tumi, was honored with the 2019 IMA President's Award at the Incentive Marketing Association's (IMA) annual Summit in Chicago.

IMA Announces 2019 Award Winners

The Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) presented its 2019 Circle of Excellence Awards at a ceremony during the association's annual Summit in Chicago.

Rymax Adds Nine New Brands

Rymax, the largest national manufacturer's representative in the incentive industry, continues to grow its premium rewards collection of more than 400 brands with the addition of nine new partnerships to round out the first half of the year.

IMA Honors Cindy Mielke

The Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) honored Cindy Mielke, CPIM, director brand relationships, Tango Card Inc., with the Karen Renk Fellowship Award, at the annual IMA Summit in Chicago.

Bond Named Loyalty Leader

Bond Brand Loyalty announced it has been recognized as a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Loyalty Service Providers Q3 2019—the highest possible ranking a company can attain. Bond was named a leader based on current offering, strategy, and market presence.

Industry Vet Joins All Star

All Star Incentive Marketing announced the addition of industry veteran, Rob Ludwig, as senior-level Executive Sales Manager.

Bond Launches SynapzeCX

Bond Brand Loyalty, a global, marketing and customer-experience company, has launched the next evolution in employee and customer experience: SynapzeCX. Using real-time performance insights and AI-powered loyalty mechanics, SynapzeCX enables and empowers the frontline to deliver an exceptional customer experience and drive business outcomes.

IRF Hosts Education Invitational

The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) hosted its 26th Annual Education Invitational, June 19 – June 23, 2019 at Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Miami. More than 500 sponsors, buyers, trustees, hosts, media and speakers attended the sold-out event.

IRF Examines Financial Services Firms

The Incentive Research Foundation announced the release of "What Top Performing Financial Services Firms Do Differently for Incentives and Rewards," the second release in the signature 2019 Top Performer Studies.

AllStar, CoreHealth Partner

All Star Incentive Marketing announced a new partnership with CoreHealth Technologies, a corporate wellness technology leader. All Star's comprehensive awards catalog of over a million different incentive products is now available to wellness program providers using the CoreHealth wellness platform.

PPAI Recognizes Women of Achievement

Promotional Products Association International, the not-for-profit association for more than 533,000 industry professionals and more than 15,500 corporate members of the $24.7 billion promotional products industry, announced Daryll Griffin, MAS, owner and CEO of Atlanta distributor Accolades Inc., and the late Irene Kogutt, MAS, former owner of Dallas-based supplier Dart Manufacturing Company, as recipients of the 2019 PPAI Woman of Achievement award.

IRF Releases 2019 Voice of Market Study

The Incentive Research Foundation released its signature study, 2019 Voice of the Market: The Use of Non-Cash Rewards & Recognition, a qualitative study of the professionals who manage reward and recognition programs.

Worldpay & Next Level Give Back

Next Level Performance and its client partner Worldpay collaborated on an impactful community service event in the Bahamas. With a shared philosophy of corporate social responsibility, both companies were proud to deliver this important event.

Travel Planners Get New Community

Incentive travel program managers at small to mid-sized companies now have an ally – PX Exchange. The new subscription-based online community and support platform allows planners to easily access resources, such as checklists, industry best practices and peer advice.

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