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Here is news from throughout the world of rewards recognition, including research, company news, mergers and acquistitions, etc.

Research From the IRF Highlights the Psychology of Points Programs

Published: Nov 15, 2021

The Incentive Research Foundation conducted employee surveys, literature reviews, and interviews with managers at companies that use points programs and found that respondents that work for organizations that use a points reward program (versus no points program) value the program even more than the awards. ... [ read more ]

Does Awardco Funding Signal Round 3 of Investor Interest in the IRR Business?

Published: Nov 8, 2021

To those with extensive experience in the incentive, recognition, and rewards market, the $65 million infusion into Awardco sounds like the third round of attempts that began in the 1990s and then again in the 2000s to significantly scale the rewards and recognition market. The challenge is that no one has ever accomplished that goal. Will the employee engagement crisis tip the scales this time around?... [ read more ]

IRF Announces New Executive Committee and Board for 2022

Published: Nov 5, 2021

Representing all segments of the IRR (incentive, rewards, and recognition) industry, the Incentive Research Foundation Board of Trustees helps the foundation meet its mission of conducting research and providing education highlighting the power of incentive and motivational programs. ... [ read more ]

EME Events Launches Brand Engagement Event to Help Top Distributors Thrive

Published: Nov 5, 2021

The leader in one-on-one meetings in the promotional distributors field has joined forces with the Brand Media Coalition, a division of the Enterprise Engagement Alliance, to help the nation's top distributors profit from the rapid growth of business gifting, rewards and recognition, engagement technologies, promotions, and corporate amenities. The first 2022 one-on-one event is set for March 20-23 at the Tapatio Hilton Resort, Phoenix AZ. ... [ read more ]

Castle Offers Ember Temperature Controlled Mugs to the Corporate Market

Published: Oct 25, 2021

Ember, which claims to offer the world's first temperature-controlled mug, is a design-led temperature control brand and technology platform, whose mission is to revolutionize the way people eat, drink and live. Castle Merchandising is the first to bring this line to the corporate market. ... [ read more ]

How Meetings Need to Change: Lorandus CEO Stephen Cook

Published: Oct 18, 2021

The CEO of this Canadian-based company with many clients in the US believes the pandemic will leave a lasting impact on the business that he believes creates opportunities for boutique motivational event and engagement companies such as Lorandus. He outlines six ways Covid will affect the motivational events business. ... [ read more ]

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