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

CardNow Launches "Create Your Own" Gift Card Carrousel for BtoB

Published: Nov 24, 2020

Gift card processing veterans Matthew Frye and David Jones bring to market the ability for any marketing, sales, employee, loyalty, or other promotion program to feature leading gift cards for gifting, incentives, recognition, and other promotional activity that can be activated on demand with a simple smart phone application.... [ 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 ]

EEA Launches Enterprise Engagement Education 2.0 to Power the S of ESG

Published: Oct 20, 2020

The 12-year-old Enterprise Engagement Alliance education and certification program focusing on connecting employee engagement and the interests of all stakeholders to organizational success now includes the latest information on Securities and Exchange Commission, World Economic Forum human capital disclosure; other sustainability standards, and return-on-investment of engagement practices. ... [ read more ]

SEC Human Capital Disclosures Draw Mixed Reaction From IRR Leaders

Published: Oct 19, 2020

The incentive, recognition and reward business has greeted the new SEC human capital disclosure requirements and subsequent World Economic Forum Stakeholder Capitalism metrics with mixed enthusiasm, with some calling it tectonic and others skeptical it will have any impact. This article is part of an ongoing series in RRN and its partner platform ESM at EnterpriseEngagement.org following the repercussions, if any, of this new SEC requirement for human capital disclosures by public companies and new standards published by the World Economic Forum that require detailed disclosures of human capital practice and environmental practices, as well as governance. ... [ read more ]

New IMA President Len Sadek: WFH Will Promote Industry Growth

Published: Oct 12, 2020

Len Sadek, CPIM, Director, Gift Card Sales & Marketing, Landry's Inc., and the new president of the Incentive Marketing Association, believes the work from home movement will promote the need for motivation and expanded use of digital platforms. ... [ read more ]

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