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IMA News

Edgette Elected IMRA Board President

Posted on 5/6/2022
New officers and directors announced for 2022-2023.

IMRA Honors David Boodey With Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on 5/3/2022
IMRA honored David Boodey, CPIM, president, RepLink/The Data Direct Group, with the IMRA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Four Incentive Merchandise Professionals Receive 2022 IMRA Awards

Posted on 5/2/2022
Heather Chevreau, IP, Mark Oldenburg, Christine Piel and Renee Sarao recognized for industry knowledge, relationship building and outstanding customer service.

New Diversity-in-Gift-Cards Website Provides DEI Resources for Gift Card Industry

Posted on 4/21/2022
The Incentive Gift Card Council (IGCC) and the Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA), announced the launch of their new website diversity-in-giftcards.org.

IMA Summit Awards Judging Panel Announced

Posted on 4/11/2022
IMA is honored to announce the first group of judges for the 2022 IMA Summit Awards.

Two New Categories Added to IMA Summit Awards

Posted on 3/1/2022
New awards recognize companies leading the way in creating inspiring workplaces and individuals who influence the incentive industry.

David Klein Elected RPI Board President

Posted on 2/7/2022
New officers and directors announced for 2022 RPI Board of Directors.

How to Increase Sales with Self-Selected Incentive Programs

Posted on 10/29/2021
It's no secret that offering incentives to increase sales is a time-tested, effective marketing tactic. That's why so many companies offer both employees and customers incentives to boost their sales, and why so many people are interested in learning

How Does Your Incentive or Loyalty Program Measure Up?

Posted on 9/13/2021
New benchmark study from the IESP reveals expectations for program success.

Incentive Gift Cards Get Even More Popular in a Touchless World

Posted on 9/13/2021
Gift card use in corporate America is having a moment. Actually, as the return to offices has been pushed back by most companies due to another spike in COVID cases, the gift cards moment will likely be extended indefinitely.

RPI Announces 2021 Best Practice Standards® Awards Recipients

Posted on 9/9/2021
Dar Al-Riyadh, Effingham Health System, Dollar General, Vancouver Coastal Health, University Hospitals, USAA, Prudential and the University of Notre Dame, were recognized for successfully implementing recognition programs that follow RPI Best Practic

Incentive Travel Council Announces New Board for 2021-2022

Posted on 9/9/2021
The Incentive Travel Council (ITC), a Strategic Industry Group within the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA), has elected new officers for 2021-2022.

Juan Manuel Valenzuela Elected IESP Board President

Posted on 9/7/2021
The Incentive & Engagement Solution Providers has elected new officers for 2021-2022.

Incentive Gift Card Council Announces New Board for 2021-2022

Posted on 9/2/2021
The Incentive Gift Card Council (IGCC), a Strategic Industry Group within the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA), has elected new officers for 2021-2022.

RPI Honors Jeanette Stalboerger with Pamela Sabin Recognition Champion Award

Posted on 8/31/2021
Recognition Professionals International honored Jeanette Stalboerger, CRP, manager, employee experience & culture, Holland America Group, with the Pamela Sabin Recognition Champion Award.