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

2021 Total Rewards Outlook: Pandemic Accelerates Focus on People and the Power of Brands

Published: Jan 4, 2021

The need to engage employees, business customers, and supply chain partners working from home is leading to a more strategic approach to Total Rewards, engagement, and loyalty strategies, and a big increase in surprise and delight gifting, employee engagement technology investments, and the selective use of brands as rewards and gifts. A growing number of traditional promotional distributors, marketing agencies, and human capital advisory firms are eying the brand gifting and engagement space as well. ... [ read more ]

Gift Cards, Technology Look Like Winners in 2021: IRF Study

Published: Dec 22, 2020

The 2021 annual Incentive Research Foundation outlook survey of end-users, suppliers, and incentive and recognition firms conducted by the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) finds that while more than half of companies expect the economy and their businesses to improve, many are cautious about expectations for growth pending the impact of the vaccines and other factors on the pandemic. ... [ read more ]

Psychology of Gifting Applies to Business as Well

Published: Dec 21, 2020

Forget about price; function counts; delayed gratification is okay; don't be afraid to give people what they ask for, and favor experiences summarize the best advice for gifting, asserts a University of Virginia psychologist. ... [ read more ]

CarltonOne Storefront Goes Live on Brand Media Coalition

Published: Dec 7, 2020

One of the world's leading providers of gifting and engagement technology services offers a comprehensive solution for HR (human resources) and marketing solution providers seeking to bring gifting and engagement solutions to clients.... [ read more ]

EEA and BMC Join Forces to Tap the $40 Billion SMB Gifting and Engagement Market

Published: Nov 24, 2020

The corporate gifting, recognition, incentive and engagement, and promotion marketplace is booming. The Enterprise Engagement Alliance at TheEEA.org and the Brand Media Coalition at BrandMediaCoalition.com have joined forces to help educate, develop, and equip solution providers in all areas of marketing, sales, and HR management with the information, marketing support, and technology options they need to help small- to medium-size businesses (SMBs) digitalize ROI-based gifting, rewards and recognition, employee, customer, and enterprise engagement. ... [ read more ]

Rodger Stotz, IRR Veteran, Thought Leader: Stakeholder Capitalism Offers Opportunities

Published: Nov 19, 2020

As a long-time executive involved with program design at Maritz Inc. and research and best practices through his activities at the International Society for Performance Improvement and the Incentive Research Foundation, Rodger Stotz provides a unique insight into what opportunities if any the concept of Stakeholder Capitalism and the new Securities & Exchange Commission human capital management disclosures will have on the incentive, rewards, and recognition (IRR) business. ... [ read more ]

Blackhawk Network Acquires NGC

Published: Nov 10, 2020

Through this acquisition, Blackhawk Network takes commanding lead in the worldwide distribution of gift cards in every market segment.... [ read more ]

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