Incentive Marketing Association (IMA)
Karen Wesloh, CAE, CMP
Business improves when employees and customers are recognized, rewarded, and engaged through effectively structured programs with defined goals and proven returns. The Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) is comprised of the companies who are leaders in the incentive industry. IMA provides education, resources and research to promote the use of incentive programs to the business community and is the umbrella organization for the Incentive Engagement and Solutions Providers (IESP), the Incentive Gift Card Council (IGCC), the Incentive Manufacturers & Representatives Alliance (IMRA), the Incentive Travel Council, and IMA-Europe Council. Learn more here.
Incentive Research Foundation (IRF)*
The Incentive Research Foundation funds and promotes research to advance the science, enhance the awareness and improve the appropriate application of motivation and incentives in business globally. The goal is to increase the understanding, effective use and resultant benefits of incentives to businesses that currently use incentives and others interested in improved performance Learn more here.
Promotional Products Association International (PPAI)
Paul Bellantone, CAE
Founded in 1903, PPAI is the world’s largest and oldest not-for-profit association serving more than 16,000 corporate members of the $20-plus billion promotional products industry which is comprised of more than 33,000 businesses and a workforce of more than a half million professionals. The multi-billion-dollar industry includes wearables, writing instruments, calendars, drinkware and many other items, usually imprinted with a company’s name, logo or message.
While a majority of the Association’s member firms are located in the United States, membership includes firms in Canada and throughout the world. Visit PPAI.org and follow them on [email protected]_HQ, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Recognition Professionals International (RPI)
Kevin Cronin, CRP
Recognition Professionals International (RPI) is the only professional association at the forefront of workforce recognition through its sole focus on recognition innovations and education as a systematic method for improvements in the workplace. RPI is endorsed by top authorities in the industry, has an impressive membership of Fortune 500 organizations and is the only association offering Certified Recognition Professional (CRP) courses.
It is the mission of Recognition Professionals International to bring awareness, credibility and accountability to employee recognition through a powerful and passionate network of Recognition Professionals. As advocates for positive employee experiences that foster engagement, we share best practices, and provide tools, strategies, thought leadership, education and professional certification.
Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE)*
Didier Scaillet, CIS, CITP
SITE is a global network of meetings and event professionals dedicated to delivering business results. The highest levels of workplace performance are reached by individuals and teams that are highly motivated. Motivational experiences are a powerful business tool to reward and unlock human potential to achieve corporate objectives.
SITE is the only global authority connecting motivational experiences with business results. The network of SITE professionals brings best-in-class solutions, insights and global connections to maximize the business impact of motivational experiences regardless of industry, region or culture. SITE serves as the source of expertise, knowledge and personal connections that will catapult and sustain professional growth, and help build the value of extraordinary motivational experiences worldwide. Learn more here.
*No portion of donations were used for lobbying efforts.
ASI is the promotional products industry’s largest membership organization. We strive to serve our members with the best service and products available – designed to help our members succeed. Our mission is to be the trusted partner of the promotional products industry and a trusted partner of the corporate gifts and incentives industry by fostering success every step of the way. To encourage growth and innovation, ASI provides technology, education, events, research, news content and business connections.
The reward and recognition solutions of Maritz Incentives help companies achieve their business goals by maximizing the potential of their employees and channel partners. Assessment, design, communications, administration, analysis, project management and world-class award cards, merchandise and travel card fulfillment enable us to tailor-make effective solutions for our clients.
Fujifilm North America
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; graphic systems; highly functional materials, such as flat panel display materials; optical devices, such as broadcast and cinema lenses; digital imaging; and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, software and production technologies. In the year ended March 31, 2016, the company had global revenues of $24 billion. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship.
Michael Donnelly, CPIM
Hinda Incentives is focused on managing successful reward and recognition programs for our clients. For more than 40 years, we have been helping clients achieve their goals with well developed and managed programs. We are a technology leader with well developed web platforms for program management and flexible solutions. We offer the ultimate and most current award assortment available in the industry, with millions of choices including brand-name merchandise, digital awards, books and entertainment. Our client support teams provide assistance with program design through individual customer service issues. Award fulfillment has been our business since 1970.
Sean Roark, CPIM
Founded in 1946, IncentPros/PromoPros, Inc. offers a diverse set of custom-designed appreciation, recognition and incentive programs, which encourage the proactive involvement of employees, customers and business partners to optimize a successful workplace environment. A recognized leader in the challenging Safety Incentive industry, IncentPros provides all manner of turn-key fully-managed incentive programs. These programs focus on creating the shifts required to achieve performance goals and encourage Best Practices, with measurable results and a substantial Return On Investment.
Inspirus believes employees make up the foundation of culture, which is shaped and evolved through everyday experiences that are essential to the development of strong, high-performing organizations. We seek to influence the employee experience through our six Quality of Life dimensions: recognition, health and well-being, personal growth, physical environment, social interaction, and ease and efficiency.
Only Inspirus combines an integrated rewards engine, learning courses, communication tools and analytics into a single platform spanning recognition, well-being, safety, milestone awards and community involvement. Through Sodexo’s broader mission of improving the Quality of Life of all we serve, Inspirus aims to bring joy to work, one experience at a time.
Samsonite is the world s largest luggage company. Encompassing iconic brands such as American Tourister, Hartmann, and High Sierra, Samsonite has over 100 years of innovation and value built into every product we sell. A perfect reward or incentive, Samsonite products are truly Ready for Anywhere.
Product quality and selection are key attributes that have made TUMI the leading international business, accessory and travel lifestyle brand. Simply put, there is no other product made like TUMI. This is what we call the TUMI Difference. It is how we approach every aspect and detail of product design. We regard each component—from the smallest, case-hardened solid steel machine screw to our exclusive, virtually abrasion-proof FXT™ Ballistic Nylon® fabric— of each item as if it were the most important.
All Star Incentive Marketing
Brian Galonek, CPIM
Heidi Chatfield, CPIM
All Star Incentive Marketing is committed to helping businesses grow and thrive by engaging, motivating and rewarding the people behind their success. A leading full service performance improvement company, All Star delivers proven and cost-effective incentive, recognition and rewards programs designed to improve safety, drive sales, increase performance, build customer loyalty, and engage employees. As a strategic partner, All Star provides clients with the proper tools to increase their business performance from the latest in industry research and proprietary incentive solutions, to desirable brand-name merchandise and travel awards to custom promotional products. For over 40 years All Star’s solutions together with outstanding customer service, superior program management and unparalleled product sourcing and fulfillment capabilities enable clients to realize a positive return on incentive investment (ROI2).
Founded in 1875, Bulova remains one of the world s most recognized brands, reaching a wide range of consumers with its Bulova, Bulova Accutron, Caravelle by Bulova, Harley-Davidson? Timepieces by Bulova and Bulova Clocks. Bulova is committed to upholding an extraordinary legacy of excellence in design, style and technology.
Great Lakes Incentives
Great Lakes Incentive Group has been providing businesses with people performance improvement ideas, service awards, corporate gifts, incentives, and consumer promotions since 1996. We specialize in bringing you brand names that are both aspirational and motivational to recognize your top performers, or loyal customers. The company covers a territory encompassing IL, WI, MI, IN OH, and PA.
Rick Blabolil, CPIM
Marketing Innovators International, Inc. (MI) delivers value to our clients by improving the performance of the people who affect your business success – your employees, channel partners and customers. For over 30 years, MI had become a trusted advisor and business partner offering powerful solutions that drive superior business results by effectively translating business challenges into people strategies and solutions. We collaborate with our clients to develop incentive, marketing, recognition and loyalty programs that are customized to reach targeted objectives and audiences. The outcomes of such programs are engaged employees, increased customer satisfaction, inspired managers, optimal sales performance and improved financial results. Learn more here.
Partners for Incentives
Mary Anne Comotto
Partners for Incentives (PFI) is the nation’s leading third party Incentive and Recognition resource, offering thousands of merchandise awards, event tickets and individual travel options, as well as a full range of administrative and creative marketing services. From Employee Recognition and Performance to Sales and Marketing initiatives such as Sales Incentives and Customer Loyalty, PFI can develop a winning program to meet both your budgetary needs and program goals. With over sixty years of experience servicing the Incentive and Recognition Industry, PFI owns and operates a 200,000 square foot warehouse and office complex located in Cleveland, Ohio and is a privately held, WBENC certified company.
Zane’s Cycles is a national marketer and fulfillment company, specializing in customer service and delivery of custom sized pre-assembled bikes. The exclusive Trek Bicycle supplier, Johnson Outdoors, Britax, T-Fal, and so many more.
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Bookyourdata.com is an online tool that allows you to build extremely targeted b2b email lists from over 170 countries just in seconds with 95% accuracy guarantee to fill sales pipelines.
Citizen Watch Company of America, Inc.
Richard Low, CPIM
Citizen is the leading mid-priced watch company in the U.S. A leader in technology, Eco-Drive watches are fueled by light and never need a battery. Citizen offers a full array of men’s and women’s watches across a full spectrum of price points.
Indigo Watch Company
Wholesale supplier of luxury brands to special markets. Specializing in Tumi, Dooney & Bourke, Movado, Samsonite, Hartmann, Waterford, Maui Jim, Brinkmann, Seiko, Bulova, Citizen, Timex, Fujifilm, Bushnell, Casio and many others.
Logos Communications, Inc.
The Logos Communications team is a group of seasoned professionals who provide strategic public relations, marketing and communications counsel that’s crafted to maximize effectiveness. Our team provides analysis of each client’s communications needs along with individualized solutions and recommendations. There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach. Communicating with a variety of audiences – employees, customers, potential customers, the media and, through them, the public – is a constant challenge. We’ll work with you to help meet your communications objectives as successfully and cost-effectively as possible.