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

IRR Town Hall Industry Meeting: Is it Time for a 'Got People' Campaign?

Published: May 16, 2022

There are very few CEOs who have not experienced the wonders of a well-designed retreat in a compelling destination with their significant others and/or unique opportunities to savor the culture along with special memorable gifts for their accomplishments. Yet surprisingly few recognize the same impact these experiences can have on all their stakeholders when part of properly designed, transparent programs aligned with organizational purpose and goals. ... [ read more ]

Adm Group Acquires Lapine, Long-Time IRR Industry Leader

Published: May 16, 2022

Continuing the trend of mergers and acquisitions in the Incentive, Rewards, and Recognition field, Adm Group, a global sustainable marketing execution partner based in London, has purchased Lapine, described as a fast-growing consumer engagement agency, and Effectus, a business process and strategy consulting company. Lapine and Effectus are projected to have combined revenues of over $130 million in 2022. Terms were not disclosed.... [ read more ]

Event Gifting on Fast Track to Recovery

Published: May 9, 2022

Based on calls with principles at multiple event gifting companies, the return to group travel and events has revived the event gifting business, which was hard hit by the pandemic in most sectors. ... [ read more ]

IRR News From Boost, Kazoo, and Kudos

Published: May 9, 2022

Boost Engagement launches Boost Coinz for the SMB market...Rob Catalano helps Kazoo integrate employee voice and rewards...Kudos adds two new board members.... [ read more ]

IRR Veteran Has High Hope for the Marketplace

Published: May 4, 2022

With over 40 years of continuous experience in the IRR (Incentive, Rewards, and Recognition) field, Barbara Hendrickson says she is retiring in September 2022 with a lot of good friends and hope for the future of the marketplace.... [ read more ]

Power Sales Holds Steady at the Helm Through the Pandemic

Published: May 3, 2022

Many companies talked about pivoting or making other major changes because of the pandemic. Not so Kansas City-based Power Sales, one of the largest master fulfillment companies in terms of warehouse square footage, inventory, and orders. According to CEO and Founder Dave Roberts, from the start of the pandemic, the company simply doubled down on its cautious approach to business and its focus on its people only to be pleasantly surprised by the degree of growth over the last two years. ... [ read more ]

Website Offers DEI Resources for Gift Card Industry

Published: May 3, 2022

The Incentive Gift Card Council (IGCC) and the Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA) has launched a new website Diversity-in-giftcards.org. The website is one of several initiatives from a collaboration between the two organizations that started in 2020 when RGCA and IGCC leaders agreed the industry needed to take action to help promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.... [ read more ]

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