Benefits of Membership


Read our IMA Membership Brochure which provides a cohesive picture of what the IMA, SIGs and Chapters do, how they relate to each other, and how members can help businesses.

When you join IMA, you help the incentive market grow and also deliver a great ROI to your company.

Benefits of IMA membership include:

  • Expanded networking opportunities with all segments of the incentive field bringing you new business partnerships
  • Partnerships with trade media and related organizations
  • Access to IMA's LinkedIn Group (and SIGs)
  • Over 500 members representing every segment of the incentive industry
  • Certification Programs
        Incentive Professional (IP)
        Certified Professional of Incentive Management (CPIM)
  • Educational resources and seminars; Database of resource
        IMA's Code of Business Conduct 
        Incentive marketing "best practices" case studies 
        White papers
        Other global research all on new industry trends and ideas
  • Educational events
       Discounted rates with various industry partnerships


Other Benefits: You also receive monthly newsletters from IMA, special updates from the president, ability to join the IMA Board and committees, option to join one or more IMA "Strategic Industry Groups" that specialize in specific incentive areas, and more.

"I can directly attribute millions of dollars of additional sales over the years to the leads, contacts, or advice I’ve received from fellow IMA members and IMA educational programs. I belong to a number of associations, but I’ve found IMA to be especially beneficial in growing my business and in helping me to perfect my craft. IMA is devoted to improving and expanding the industry and members are extremely generous in sharing their expertise. I owe a great deal personally and professionally to the association and it’s many members who have become close personal friends as well as respected and trusted colleagues. If you’re in the incentive or recognition industry you need to be a member of IMA.”

-Michelle M. Smith, CPIM, CRP
Vice President, Business Development, O.C. Tanner

"The Incentive Marketing Association was created to be THE SOURCE of information for everyone connected to incentive marketing and people recognition. Being a member of IMA indicates a company’s commitment to this industry. My membership in IMA has helped my professional growth as well as my company and the networking opportunities are invaluable."

-Norma Jean Knollenberg, CPIM