Resources

Planner Guides

Seven Incentive Program Tips Not to Be Ignored

June 08,2018
All incentive program participants are also consumers. This fact directly affects what types of rewards they will find motivating — and how they want them presented. Here are seven current retail trends to pay attention to in order to create effective reward programs.

The Rise of the Convention Center Campus

May 03,2018
Cities are developing vibrant, walkable neighborhoods around their convention centers that are integrating the facilities more deeply into the culture of their communities. Learn how the redevelopment of convention center districts are changing meetings and how planners, as well as attendees, are reaping the benefits.

How to Create High-Impact Team Experiences

June 09,2017
Northstar Meetings Group presents a practical guide that will help you set up the most common forms of modern team building, and empower your team members to form the positive work relationships they need to accomplish great things.

Webcasts

Choosing the Right Incentive Reward

Thursday, May 2, 2019 2:00 p.m. ET

There are many steps to designing a successful incentive program, but if the rewards themselves are inappropriate, all the other work will have been wasted. This webcast will explore the various types of rewards — merchandise, gift cards or branded currency, travel — and describe scenarios where each works best, whether as the sole award or in combination with others.

Combining Merchandise & Travel Awards

Sep 27, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

A trip to a great destination isn’t the only thing that will motivate incentive participants — especially those who are repeat winners. Program designers are forever in search of ways to incorporate “wows” into these trips. Customized gift events are an ever-growing way to achieve the wow factor. In this webcast travel and merchandise experts will share best practices for combining merchandise and travel awards into effective programs.

Diversity Is Good Business: Rewards and Recognition Can Help Companies Embrace It

Thu, Jun 7, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

Whether you're looking at globalization or the growing size and influence of a Millennial workforce that expects and demands it, diversity is as vital to business as it is to society. In this webcast, a panel of experts in the reward and recognition industry will show you ways to help companies and their employees embrace it.

Research

Travel Incentive Programs Grow

by Leo Jakobson | October 21,2016
Latest research finds 38 percent of respondents plan to increase travel budgets.

Last Chance: Take Incentive's Annual Travel IQ Survey

Participants are eligible for a drawing to win a $250 gift certificate from Maui Jim Sunglasses.

2016 Corporate Gift IQ Survey

by Leo Jakobson | July 21,2016
Research shows many merchandise categories are still top gift options.

2016 Merchandise IQ Survey

by Leo Jakobson | June 01,2016
Research shows many merchandise categories are still top award options.

Reader Forecast: Sky's the Limit

by Andrea Doyle | December 01,2015
The new year looks to be a profitable one, according to Incentive readers.

Strategy

Top 10 Ways Points-Based Rewards Are Super Meaningful

by Roy Saunderson, MA CRP | May 15,2019
Key points to consider when choosing points-based reward programs.

5 Tips for Moving the Middle with Your Incentive Programs

by Cord Himelstein | May 09,2019
While low achievers can be tough to reach and top achievers do great work anyway, those in the middle make for an ideal focus for employee rewards and recognition.

7 Ways to Motivate Employees to Boost Productivity

by Kelly Barcelos | May 09,2019
Why employee engagement increases workforce productivity.

Award-Winning Incentive Case Study: Maritz Motivation Solutions and HSBC

by Alex Palmer | May 07,2019
This year's Grand Motivation Master leveraged the power of artificial intelligence to bolster its consumer rewards program.

How to Drive Behavior Using Nudge Theory

by Joseph Brady | May 07,2019
Smart tactics for getting employees and consumers to do what you want them to do.
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