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Sep 1, 2011
Pillow Gifts 101
Follow these tips to make sure that room amenities make it into your attendees' hands: At the pre-con, make sure the hotel has scheduled enough staff...
Jul 1, 2011
Give 'em What They Want
What do my players really want? Golf event planners often find themselves asking that question when choosing player gifts and prizes. In essence, what...
Jun 30, 2011
2011 Incentive Merchandise Trends Survey
Joint survey between Corporate Meetings & Incentives and the Incentive Research Foundation finds that merchandise incentives are on the rise again—and 2011 is the transitional year....
May 1, 2011
Gift Cards: What Works for You?
Gift cards come in many flavors, but the most common for an incentive program is the reloadable card, which can be used over and over. A company can continue...
Dec 9, 2010
Holiday Gifts and the Tax Man
What you need to know before you go shopping...
Mar 11, 2010
Charity Choice Gift Cards
A new gift-card concept allows incentive winners to direct funds to the charity of their choice....
May 1, 2008
Wellness Incentives Take Center Stage
As more organizations get serious about incentivizing employee behaviors, it was only a matter of time before employee wellness became a target. Because...
Mar 1, 2008
What's Hot in Merchandise?
To find out, we asked Howard Trilling, vice president of marketing for American Identity, which provides corporate identity and incentive merchandise....
Nov 1, 2007
The Incentive Federation’s U.S. Incentive Merchandise and Travel Study
More than one in three U.S. companies used incentive travel or merchandise to recognize or motivate employees last year, according to recent research...
Aug 1, 2007
New gift rules for financial companies
Meeting Professionals at the more than 5,000 financial and insurance companies that fall under the regulatory authority of NASD (formerly the National...
Feb 1, 2007
Incentive Gifts and the IRS
Beware of giving lavish promotional gifts that have no direct connection to your business. That's the message from a recent clampdown by the Internal...
Mar 1, 2005
News from the Merchandise Side
THE MERCHANDISE INDUSTRY is undergoing a shift as more companies realize what an effective motivator the right gift can be. Not only are more companies...
Sep 1, 2004
Online Catalogs Take It to the Next Level
ONLINE CATALOGS ARE BECOMING more sophisticated. These Web-based programs offer winners the freedom to select awards without being confined to a printed...
Sep 1, 2004
THE MERCHANDISE EVOLUTION
IN THE EVER-CHANGING WORLD OF INCENTIVES, one thing is constant: Companies will always use incentives to change the way people behave, says Jim Bufton,...
May 1, 2004
In the Cards
When Brokerage Financial Inc. executives heard that their top producers were increasingly unhappy with the company's traditional travel incentive program,...
Feb 26, 2004
New Certification Program for Merchandise Execs
While there has been a certification program for incentive travel professionals for some time, the merchandise side of the business never had one. Until...
Aug 7, 2003
Electronics Top the List of Merchandise Incentives
When it comes to incentive merchandise for the balance of the year, think electronics....
Jul 1, 2002
When debit cards debuted in the 1990s, they were just another form of cash. Winners could their award anywhere that accepted credit cards. Before long,...
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