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A monthly member communication of the Incentive Marketing Association.

July 2014

In this Issue


Industry Resources

Distributor Resources

Global Incentive Programs

Incentive/Recognition Case Studies

Incentive/Recognition Program Basics

Industry Suppliers/Products Search

Legal Considerations

Marketing Intelligence

Media Training

People Performance & Recognition

Research/Studies

Return on Performance Magazine


Strategic Industry Groups of IMA

Global Incentive Council (GIC)

IMA Canada Council

IMA Europe Council


Incentive Manufacturers and Representatives Alliance (IMRA)

Incentive Gift Card Council (IGCC)

Incentive Travel Council (ITC)

Performance Improvement Council (PIC)

Recognition Council


Thank you to our 2014 Education Fund Sponsors

Research Sponsor




Platinum Sponsors








Recognition Sponsor




Diamond Sponsor



Emerald Sponsors
O.C. Tanner
Seiko

Sapphire Sponsors
Above Target
Pioneer Balloon Company
Top Brands
TUMI

Education Sponsor
Rymax, Inc.


IMA Welcomes New Members

Join IMA in welcoming your newest association colleagues.

1TO1 CARD
Mark Tepper
http://www.1to1card.com

AD INC PTY LTD
(New Member Company)
Angela Dillon
http://www.ad-inc.com.au

ALLGO!
(New Member Company)
Gary Purcell
http://www.allgo.ie

AV CORPORATION LTD
(New Member Company)
Rupert Poulson
http://www.avcorporation.co.uk

BATH & BODY WORKS
Sharon (Jeri) Newman
http://www.bathandbodyworks.com

BISSELL HOMECARE INCORPORATED
(New Member Company)
Craig Frechette
http://www.bissell.com

BUFFALO WILD WINGS
Cathy Perinovic
http://www.buffalowildwings.com

DESTINATION REWARDS, A DIVISION OF DELUXE FINANCIAL SERVICES
(New Member Company)
Christina Stewart
http://www.destinationrewards.com

DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES
Rebecca Rosenbloom
http://www.discover.com

GAMESTOP
Lesa Hernandez
http://www.gamestop.com/

HAMILTON BEACH BRANDS, INC.
Steve Izykowski
http://www.hamiltonbeach.com

HAWKEYE CHANNEL
(New Member Company)
Claudio Ayub
http://www.hawkeyechannel.com

IN MARKETING GROUP, INC.
(New Member Company)
Alan Traiger
http://www.inmarketinggroup.com

INCENTIVE SOLUTIONS LLC
Martin Kaufman
http://www.directincentives.com

INCOMM PREPAID, INC.
Karen Budahazy
http://www.incomm.com

MERSCIENT
(New Member Company)
David Kennedy
http://www.merscient.com

NATIONAL GIFT CARD CORP.
Ashley Zielinsky
http://www.ngc-group.com

P.F. CHANG'S
Jim Umberger
http://www.pfchangs.com

P92 IT SOLUTIONS, LTD.
(New Member Company)
Laszio Bodo
http://www.p92.com

PELUCIDA GLASS, INC.
(New Member Company)
Jeffrey Brenner
http://www.pelucidaglass.com

ROYAL PERFORMANCE GROUP (RPG GIFT CARDS)
Dave Keys
http://rpggiftcards.com

STORED VALUE SOLUTIONS (SVS)
Alicia Walters
http://www.storedvalue.com


Thank you to our
2014 Summit Sponsors

 






















Premium Incentive Products

 










LAnderson

Letter From the President, Louise Anderson, CPIM

Summit 2014 is just around the corner. July 27-29 in Philadelphia. If you need new ideas, stimulation for your business, ideas to gain new customers, ideas to further engage existing customers or just a chance to collaborate on whatever comes to mind, come join us in Philadelphia to be re-energized.

You will have many opportunities to learn, collaborate and hear what your board representatives have been up to in expanding the benefits you currently receive from your membership. IMA is changing and we will be highlighting the journey and the benefits for all along the way at our Summit in Philadelphia.


IMA Welcomes New Staff


 
With the recent departure of Devin Lindsey, we are very pleased to have Catherine Sullivan, CMP, CEM and CMM join our team. Catherine is a very experienced meeting professional with more than 20 years in the field and significant experience managing large association events. Her CMM (Certified Meeting Manager) certification is the highest available in the meeting industry and we are excited, and fortunate to have been able to add her to our team. Catherine’s email is catherines@ewald.com and her direct line is (847) 447-1701.

 
In addition, we are pleased to announce that Gigi Jehan has also joined the team as administrative support. Gigi has over 9 years of experience as an Executive Assistant working closely with senior executives, building client relationships and taking on various projects. Gigi grew up in Chicago, however lived abroad in Israel and attended high school and college there. She graduated from Jerusalem University in Jerusalem Israel, with a bachelors degree in Advanced Secondary Education. While living there she became fluent in both Arabic and Hebrew. In her spare time she enjoys doing make-up artistry and playing softball with Chicago intramural leagues. Gigi’ email is gigij@ewald.com and her direct line is (847) 447-1707.

2014 IMA Executive Summit

Sheraton Philadelphia
Society Hill Hotel

1 Dock St. (2nd & Walnut Sts.)
Philadelphia, PA 19106 · United States

Summit Home Schedule at a Glance Session Descriptions
Attendee List Silent Auction Catalog Hotel & Travel Information

Thank You to Our Summit Sponsors

The IMA Summit would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.Our sponsors' logos are proudly displayed within the left panel of this newsletter.

Summit Journal Books  
Donated by Castelli
Sponosored by
Fairmont-Raffles-Swissôtels & Resorts
Attendee Badges             
GC Incentives
Attendee Gift Bags
Donated by PromoPros/IncentPros
Sponsored by Darden
Silent Auction   
Hamilton Beach
Keynote Address              
Seiko
Photo Station
Canon
Attendee Texts
Corporate Sport Incentives
Ogloba
Sunday Reception
Hyatt Hotels
Wyndham
Monday and Tuesday Reception
Hinda Incentives
Omaha Steaks
Monday Breakfast
Top Brands
Vera Bradley
Monday Networking Lunch
Bulova
Bass Pro Shop
Monday Refreshment Break
Transaction Wireless
Media Sponsors
Sales & Marketing Management Magazine
Premium Incentive Products
Incentive Magazine
Engagement Strategies Magazine
 

IMA Annual Membership Meeting

The IMA Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 29th before the presentation of the Circle of Excellence Awards.

Membership Meeting Agenda

  1. Welcome  and State of the Association - Louise Anderson
  2. Change to the Bylaws - Louise Anderson
  3. Treasurer’s Report - Spencer Toomey
  4. President’s Award - Louise Anderson
  5. Circle of Excellence Awards -  Joe Zanone
  6. CPIM Awards - Louise Anderson
  7. 2014-2015 Board of Directors - Louise Anderson
  8. Looking Ahead to 2015 - Rick Low

Register for the IMRA Marketing Conference

Register Today


Join IMRA and help
celebrate 50 years
at the
2014 Annual IMRA Marketing Conference
September 14-16, 2014
Minneapolis, MN

Congratulations IP and CPIM Designees

The Incentive Professional designation identifies incentive marketing specialists who can bring well-researched, enticing, and cost-effective incentive programs to businesses as they look for ways to motivate their employees and retain and attract new customers. Congratulations to the following individuals who recently earned their Incentive Professional (IP) designation:

  • Kara Hoover
  • Bruna Marques de Lima
  • Mike May
  • Tim Richter
  • David Roark
  • Leslie Roark
  • Ricardo Rodriquez
  • Kimberley Russelle
  • Rhonda Sunnarburg

IMA’s Certified Professional of Incentive Management (CPIM) acknowledges incentive professionals who demonstrate the knowledge and leadership essential to succeed in the incentive industry. Congratulations to the following individuals who recently earned their Certified Professional Incentive Management (CPIM) designation:

  • Susan Adams
  • Jody Running
  • Spencer Toomey
  • Robert Ward

Join us in the IMEX Booth

IMEX America
October 14 – 16, 2014
Sands Expo
Las Vegas, NV

There are limited slots available, so if you are interested, please contact Catherine Sullivan at catherines@ewald.com as soon as possible. Shared booth slots will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis and we are expecting a wait list.

For more information about IMEX America, please visit http://www.imexamerica.com/


Trade Shows Calendar

  • NEW 2014 Incentive Buyers Conference (IBC)
    The Incentive Buyers Conference (IBC) will take place August 17-19, 2014 at the Vdara Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas. The hosted buyer show will focus on educating incentive industry buyers as well as providing them with opportunities to meet with suppliers from the merchandise and gift card industries. Showcase your products and book real business at the Incentive Buyers Conference. Meet one-on-one with pre-qualified buyers and show them what you have to offer. Participation includes:

Members on the Move

President of IMA Europe, enters UKGCVA Hall of Fame

President of IMA Europe, Brian Dunne, has become the second member to enter the Hall Of Fame selected from a formidable list of finalists.   The UKGCVA ‘Hall of Fame’ Award is awarded to ‘A historic member who has made a positive contribution within the last 10 years.’

This is a great achievement for Brian Dunne and is in recognition of his outstanding commitment to the prepaid and incentive marketing industries.

Brian Dunne, says “I am truly honored and delighted to receive this award. The Hall of Fame reflects not only me but organizations I have been privileged to be involved and connected with.  I am incredibly proud of we have achieved and am passionate about educating and promoting our industry and I look forward to continuing to work with such wonderful and like-minded individuals.”

Jura North American Division Wins Global Jura Award

Jura Inc., which markets the Jura and Capresso brands in North America and the Caribbean, won the LEO Award for Best Overall Performance at the Jura Global Sales Conference in Switzerland in June 2014.

The innovation leader in super premium coffee equipment, Jura sells in over 50 countries. The LEO Award for Best Overall Performance was given to the U.S. division to recognize its exceptional sales growth.

Richard Boynton, President of Jura Inc., accepted the award at a gala attended by hundreds of JURA participants from around the world.  He credited the North American success story to a strong sales and marketing team, great retail partners, and new product innovation.

The company offers a full range of Jura automatic coffee centers for a “freshly ground, not capsuled” bean-to-cup experience, plus Capresso coffee makers, espresso machines, coffee grinders, electric water kettles, iced tea makers, automatic milk frothers and care products.

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