Current Events/Media Exposure
Incentive Federation Inc. Market Sizing Study Complete!
Incentive Federation Inc. will be sharing its latest study conducted in partnership with Aspect Market Intelligence during IMEX this week. The study shows that the non-cash market spends approximately $76.9 billion annually on incentive travel, merchandise and gift cards. Read the full study here.
Incentive Federation Inc. would like to thank its loyal members and the following sponsors for their support:
Incentive Federation Inc. at PPAI Expo
Incentive Federation Inc. will attend the 2013 PPAI Expo in Las Vegas, NV to soft launch its new Right to Recognize Initiative. Please stop by booth 8307 (upper concourse) to chat with Managing Director, Jessica Tadlock and Executive Director, George Delta about this new grassroots campaign.
Occupational Health and Safety-Hands Off 274(j)!
Incentive Federation's own, Brian Galonek, addresses the importance of Section 274(j) of The Internal Revenue Code to businesses and the Industry alike. Read more here.
Incentive Federation Affirms Incentive Use Amid GSA Scandal
As Congressional Committees conduct hearings on the recent GSA spending scandal, IF Executive Director George Delta affirms proper use of incentive programs. Read the full press release here.
Incentive Marketing Association-GSA Scandal
Recent media reports concerning questionable spending by General Services Administration on its "Hats Off" incentive program imply that the expenditures are unjustified and excessive. Read Incentive Marketing Association's recent press release here.
Incentive Magazine-Firestorm Around GSA Meeting Spreads to Incentives
Leo Jakobson of Incentive Magazine reports on the incentive angle of the recent GSA scandal. Read his article here.
Incentive Federation Inc.-Washington Updates
Congress has agreed to a compromise on Payroll Tax Reduction. Read more here.
FinCEN's Anti-Money Laundering Rule imposes new compliance duties on Issuers and Selelrs of Stored Value Cards. Are you prepared? Read more here.
Incentive Research Foundation/Incentive Federation Study Updates
The Incentive Research Foundation and Incentive Federation, Inc. conducted a a study to determine the effectiveness of non-cash awards (merchandise, travel and prepaid cards) in the industry. You can see the Executive Briefing here or review the full report here.
Non-cash incentives are being tapped as a way to both control spending and motivate employees and channel partners in an economy defined by growing austerity. The average employee cash incentive award is now $732--triple the cost of non-cash awards, according to preliminary findings of a new joint study about incentive awards conducted by the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) and the Incentive Federation. The cash award is not part of base or variable pay, but rather given as an incentive. Read the White Paper here. Read the Executive Summary here.
Incentive Legislation Campaign Advocates Wellness Incentives
Representatives of the Incentive Legislation Campaign (ILC) traveled to Capitol Hill on July 11, 2011 to meet face-to-face with staff advisors of targeted members of Congress as part of the ILC effort to institutionalize the power of wellness incentives as a way to encourage a healthy American work force. Follow us on Twitter (@incenfederation).
Read the Press Release for our last Capitol Hill Assembly (July 11, 2011) here.
Incentive Federation Inc. Testimonials
Mike Self, President of Special Markets Associates, speaks to the potential loss of Internal Revenue Code 274(j) and urges YOU to take action NOW.
About The Incentive Federation
The Incentive Federation Inc. is quite possibly the best-kept secret in the incentive marketplace. It is the umbrella organization founded to promote, protect and research the incentive field, encompassing recognition, promotional products and related promotions. Read more.