News Releases & Articles


Fintan Connolly Elected IMA Board President

Posted on 8/5/2022
New officers and directors announced for 2022-2023 IMA board.

US Businesses Spend $176 Billion on Incentives, Recognition, Rewards, Incentive Travel & Gifting

Posted on 8/4/2022
A new Incentive Marketplace Estimate Research Study reveals that 84% of US businesses spend $176 billion annually on award points, gift cards, trips and travel, merchandise, and experiential rewards to reward sales staff, employees, channel partners

RPI Announces 2022 Best Practice Standards® Awards Recipients

Posted on 7/18/2022
Achievement Awards Group, TD Bank Group, Cone Health and Vancouver Coastal Health were recognized for successfully implementing recognition programs that follow RPI Best Practice Standards.

IMA Announces 2022 Excellence Award Winners

Posted on 7/13/2022
Create Direct, Motivforce, All Star Incentive Marketing, Blackhawk Network, WorkStride, Agência Digi, C.A. Short Company, Tango Card and Uwin Iwin Performance Incentives were recognized for the development of outstanding incentive and recognition pro

Hollis Thornton Named Inaugural Incentive Industry Influencer

Posted on 7/13/2022
Gift card leader honored for modeling high standards, leadership and positive impact on the incentive industry.

Tom Leahy Receives IMA Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on 7/13/2022
Retired corporate gifting and incentive industry leader recognized for decades of volunteer leadership and lasting contributions to the industry.

HMI Performance Incentives Named as Inspirational Place to Work in 2021

Posted on 7/13/2022
IMA awarded HMI Performance Incentives as the Inspirational Place to Work in 2021 during the IMA Summit Awards at The Cliff Lodge in Snowbird, Utah.

RPI Honors Roy Saunderson with Harkins Education Award

Posted on 7/13/2022
RPI honored Roy Saunderson, CRP, chief learning officer, Engage2Excel, with the RPI Harkins Education Award.

Ric Neeley Receives 2022 IMA President’s Award

Posted on 7/13/2022
Ric Neeley, CPIM, Hinda Incentives, was honored with the 2022 IMA President’s Award at the IMA Summit Awards.

IMA Honors Jon Hanson with Karen Renk Award

Posted on 7/13/2022
Software provider honored for nearly 40 years of industry support and mentorship.

IMA & Strategic Industry Groups Honor Five Outstanding Volunteers with Spirit Awards

Posted on 7/13/2022
Cindy Mielke, Gabriel Resendez, Lore Rincon, Lorraine Tillie and Tonda Ferguson were recognized for industry-leading work and contributions of time and talent.

RPI Honors JoAnn Grantham and Karen Gray with Spotlight Awards

Posted on 7/13/2022
RPI honored JoAnn Grantham, BA, SPHR, University of Michigan Medicine, and Karen Gray, CRP, PMP, O.C. Tanner, with the RPI Spotlight Award.

Recognition Professionals International Joins the Incentive Marketing Association

Posted on 6/23/2022
IMA and RPI announced today that RPI has joined the IMA as a Strategic Industry Group (SIG). The two organizations have been collaborating closely since signing an affiliation agreement in March of 2021.

David Klein Elected RPI Board President

Posted on 2/7/2022
New officers and directors announced for 2022 RPI Board of Directors.

Focus Report: Break Out the Lanyards

Posted on 10/1/2021
Trade shows and marketing events are poised for a rebound.