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

Custom Webcast: How Gen Z and Millennials Are Reshaping Incentives

how these generations are reshaping the concept of incentives, their expectations related to rewards and the most relevant ways to incent the largest and most influential segment of the population.

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.

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

10 Ways to Practice Greater Gratitude at Work

by Roy Saunderson, MA, CRP | November 25,2019
Effective strategies for designing motivational rewards.

The Future of Incentive Travel Rewards

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | November 21,2019

The Future of Incentive Travel Rewards https://www.northstarmeetingsgroup.com/Incentives/Incentive-Program-Management/Future-Incentive-Travel-Rewards-IRF-SITE-FICP Research on what's in store for participants, planners and suppliers in the new year and beyond. Lisa A. Grimaldi Budgets ar

2020 Incentive Industry Predictions

by Lisa A. Grimaldi and Alex Palmer | November 21,2019
Experts eye key trends that will shape motivation in the new decade.

Zero-Waste Hotels Setting the Bar for Sustainability

by Elise Shoening | November 21,2019
These properties are as green as they get.

How to Build Buzz for Your Program

by Alex Palmer | November 16,2019
The messaging around an incentive program can have a major impact on its effectiveness.
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