Industry News


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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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.

2021 Global Culture Report

Posted on 11/12/2020
O.C. Tanner's report looks at the impact that crises, technology, recognition, inclusion, leadership, and a new generation of workers will have on cultures.

Ready for the Green Light: Channel Partner Incentives Set to Adapt in the New Normal

Posted on 8/28/2020
People in the channel partner incentive program industry say they will be ready when their clients and prospective clients give them the green light.

Don’t Let Your Events Fall Victim To 'Zoom Doom'

Posted on 8/21/2020
Creative ways to transform a Zoom or Teams gathering into something that feels a little more, well, eventful.

Survey: The Future of Incentive Travel

Posted on 8/17/2020
While most programs have been postponed, planners are actively looking forward to 2021

Study: Personalization driving loyalty

Posted on 8/17/2020
Personalization continues to push brand loyalty, with 81% of shoppers saying they will share basic data if in return their digital experience is personalized.

How Gift Cards Can Engage Remote Workers

Posted on 8/14/2020
Follow these five research-based ideas to reward home-based teams.

Upcoming Xoxoday Webinars

Posted on 8/5/2020
IGCC company member Xoxoday has three upcoming webinars.

3 Must-Do Loyalty Strategies for Retailers to Re-Emerge From COVID-19

Posted on 7/28/2020
Predicting when the COVID-19 outbreak will subside, and then navigating consumer shopping behavior when it does, is a challenge for all retailers.

Ten Tips for Organizing Virtual Celebrations

Posted on 7/21/2020
Keeping these events alive during the pandemic can inspire employees and invigorate organizations.

Re-Imagining Premium Representation: Atlantic Incentives

Posted on 7/20/2020
Rick Low, a 25 year veteran of the rewards and recognition channel, announces the formation of Atlantic Incentives, LLC.

What does the future hold for incentive travel?

Posted on 7/2/2020
C&IT speaks to Black Tomato's David Heron to find out why he's feeling cautiously optimistic.

Why You Should Offer Rewards—Not Discounts—To Recover from the Crisis

Posted on 6/29/2020
As businesses plan for a new normal and evaluate how to recover in the wake of COVID-19, the marketplace will quickly become oversaturated with consumer promotions.

IRF Pulse Survey: COVID-19's Impact on Rewards & Recognition

Posted on 6/23/2020
The impact of COVID-19 on the workforce globally has been significant.

Incentive Federation Inc. Releases Summary of Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

Posted on 6/18/2020
The Incentive Federation Inc. (IFI) has released a summary on The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPF Act) passed by Congress on June 5, 2020, which provides several key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) law passed in ear