Research Partners

Industry Associations

Incentive Marketing Association
The Incentive Marketing Association leads incentive professionals and the corporate community as the premier educator and information source in the incentive marketplace. By promoting the utilization of performance management and measurement tools, results-oriented solutions, the exchange of information and ideas, and high standards of professionalism, IMA advances the effective use of incentives and recognition in employee and customer programs.

The Incentive Research Foundation
The Incentive Research Foundation funds and promotes research to advance the science, enhance the awareness and appropriate application of motivation and incentives in business and industry 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.

Promotional Products Association International
PPAI’s Vision is to be the preeminent membership organization leading the evolving promotional products industry in growth, innovation and success.
PPAI’s Mission is to lead the industry by expanding the market, providing indispensable products and services, and enhancing our members’ professionalism and success.
PPAI’s Purpose is to facilitate the increased use and perceived value of promotional products and services to achieve buyers’ objectives.

 Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE)
Serving individual members and their organizations in nearly 90 countries, 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 personnel connections that will catapult and sustain professional growth, and help build the value of extraordinary motivational experiences worldwide.  The mission of the Site International Foundation is simple — to enhance the awareness and effectiveness of motivational experiences and incentive travel, thereby increasing use globally. The Site International Foundation readily makes research available to all industry professionals through  As a membership organization, Site has special memberships for students, faculty and buyers of incentive travel programs.