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

Viewpoint: IRR Industry Has the Opportunity of a Generation

Published: Jun 21, 2021

So much is happening in favor of this large but little-known business. Government and businesses together provide the best advertisement for the field of rewards and recognition in a generation through a plethora of incentives, contests, and recognition strategies to promote vaccinations. The House of Representatives passes the Workforce Investment Disclosure Act and the Securities & Exchange Commission begins drafting new 10-K human capital disclosure rules that likely will include "workforce engagement" disclosures of practices and metrics related to engagement, safety and wellness.... [ read more ]

BMC Youtube Show: Experts Explain Growing Need for Master Fulfillment Firms

Published: Jun 21, 2021

This Brand Media Coalition Youtube on "Fulfillment Essentials" covers what every businessperson should know but most don't know about using master fulfillment companies and experts in business gifting, events, incentives, recognitions, promotions and amenities, and how promotional professionals can help. The big question-why is it that so few business management at any level know anything about the corporate market for brands? ... [ read more ]

SITE Foundation Study: Travel Coming Back: Hybrid Meetings the New Norm

Published: Jun 16, 2021

A detailed study of 100 corporate incentive and meeting buyers across a cross-section of industries finds that US incentive travel and meetings are coming back sooner than expected this year and may return to normal volume by as early as 2023 if the pandemic is controlled. While virtual formats will not replace live events, many companies envisage more use of hybrid events in the coming years.... [ read more ]

Lorandus CEO: Face to Face Goes 24/7, 365

Published: Jun 14, 2021

No one could be happier with the return of travel than Lorandus Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer Stephen Cook, who, with over 30 years in the business, thought he had saw it all. While his company's clients in his home country of Canada remain more cautious to travel, the US market is actively opening, and he expects a return to growth in his traditional motivational events business. Nonetheless, Cook believes the pandemic created unique opportunities for multi-media engagement that go beyond the live event to help clients engage their key audiences year-round. ... [ read more ]

CarltonOne Launches Kart Employee Benefit Platform

Published: May 25, 2021

CarltonOne, a leading provider of Enterprise Engagement technologies, has launched Kart, an employee benefit connected to its engagement platforms offering participants the ability to receive "exclusive savings on 100,000-plus products from the world’s most popular brands and experiences."... [ read more ]

Paul Kiewiet, Promotional Industry Vet, Sees Big Potential for Distributors Who Seize the Opportunity

Published: May 24, 2021

The former owner of a promotional and incentive agency in Michigan who eventually became Chairman of the Promotional Products Association, and who is now the Executive Director of the Michigan Promotional Professionals Association, Paul Kiewiet probably knows as much about the industry as anyone. Despite major challenges, he sees a bright future for those distributors who can move away from selling products to solving problems.... [ read more ]

Links Unlimited Adds 7 Retail Wellness Brands

Published: May 18, 2021

Links Unlimited, a corporate channel supplier and master fulfillment organization for many of the leading premium brands in retail, has added the following wellness brands to its portfolio.... [ read more ]

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