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

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.

The Power of Brand Name Merchandise

Thursday April 5, 2018 2:00 PM EDT


The products incentive recipients receive may change somewhat from one year to the next, depending on the state of the economy, the evolving taste of the public, or even fads. But making sure those awards are from popular brand name manufacturers never changes. In this webcast, you will learn how brand drives trophy value, and trophy value drives motivation, and motivation drives behavior.

Speakers:

Paul Gordon, Senior Vice President of Sales, Rymax Marketing Services, Inc.

Mike Donnelly, President, Hinda Incentives

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

Incentive's 17th Annual Industry Roundtable: Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts' Lynn Pavony

by Leo Jakobson | September 18,2018
Lynn Pavony discusses the challenges that come with incentive programs getting larger, the ways a well-run incentive program can help retain top talent and what makes an award motivating.

The Power of Multigenerational Engagement

by Andrea J. Fonte Weaver | September 17,2018
A range of ages can be an asset when it comes to motivating and training workers.

Top 10 Ways of Overcoming Problems with Incentives

by Roy Saunderson, MA, CRP | September 12,2018
There's no need to give up on an incentive program when it can be made to work better.

Incentive's 17th Annual Industry Roundtable: German Convention Bureau's Linda Nuss

by Leo Jakobson | September 11,2018
The regional manager for North America of the German Convention Bureau discusses the growing demand for very exclusive destinations and the importance of recognition to millennials.

Incentive Podcast: How to Inspire a Diverse Workforce

Mary Luckey of Maritz Motivation Solutions describes specific ways to cultivate a diverse workplace.
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