Industry News From Member Companies And Important Releases


The Industry News section is a collection of news postings which feature press releases from member companies and other important news releases in the incentive industry. 

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Outlook and Budgets for 2022 Incentive Programs on the Rise

Posted on 12/14/2021
A new Incentive Research Foundation study reveals gift, gift-card and event-gifting trends for North American and European programs.

Focus Report: Break Out the Lanyards

Posted on 10/1/2021
Trade shows and marketing events are poised for a rebound.

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.

Experiences Will Always Motivate People to Excel

Posted on 9/13/2021
Polls show people want to travel again, but on their terms and timeline

Money Doesn’t Always Change Everything

Posted on 9/13/2021
Continued remote work, a tight labor market and increased employee burnout have made companies’ non-cash recognition efforts more important than ever

Sales & Marketing Management to Publish Comprehensive Guide to Non-Cash Incentive Products

Posted on 7/13/2021
Sales & Marketing Management (SMM) media today announced the addition of a guide to its annual schedule of eight focus reports.

Incentive Travel Programs Are Firmly on the Road to Recovery, Says Incentive Q2 PULSE Survey

Posted on 5/20/2021
Organizers continue to source and book incentive trips, and the U.S., Caribbean and Mexico remain their top destinations.

The Genevieve Group, LLC Announcement: 2021 Has Arrived in Style!

Posted on 4/26/2021
New year! New brand partners! A new website and most importantly, a new teammate at the Genevieve Group!

How COVID Changed Rewards

Posted on 4/5/2021
As an incentives industry leader, Blackhawk continues to invest in research to continually learn how the impacts of the pandemic are changing market behavior, program design/development, and more. This article offers a timely and objective look at th

How the Pandemic Year Changed Employee Recognition

Posted on 4/1/2021
Like everything else in the pandemic year, workplace recognition and managing teams for improved performance have been disrupted. In a virtual world, it’s harder to gauge team members’ needs, celebrate successes and make employees feel valued.

Tango Card Announces RG Integrate to Help Customers More Easily Automate Reward Delivery

Posted on 3/3/2021
Tango Card's customers now benefit from the ability to automate reward delivery without the use of in-house developers.

One10 Launches Sales Agent Network to Assist the Events and Hospitality Industry during COVID-19

Posted on 2/17/2021
. One10 has invited members of hospitality companies, Destination and Event Management Companies and Convention and Visitors Bureaus to join its One10 Sales Agent Network.

Reward Preferences: Making a Lasting Impact on Incentive Program Participants

Posted on 1/29/2021
Simple ‘one size fits all’ approaches to reward and recognition may not achieve their full potential in motivating and engaging employees.

Gift Cards A Taxing Problem? Not Necessarily Says Tango Card CCO

Posted on 1/20/2021
There’s an old saying that goes, “no good deed goes unpunished.” And when it comes to rewarding employees with a holiday or other work anniversary reward, the last thing businesses need is to have their generosity become a tax headache.

Reward Preferences: Making a Lasting Impact on Incentive Program Participants

Posted on 11/12/2020
IRF Report: Simple ‘one size fits all’ approaches to reward and recognition may not achieve their full potential in motivating and engaging employees.