News Releases & Articles


Focus Report: Break Out the Lanyards

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

Money Doesn’t Always Change Everything

Posted on 9/13/2021
Continued remote work, a tight labor market and increased employee burnout have made companies’ non-cash recognition efforts more important than ever

RPI Announces 2021 Best Practice Standards® Awards Recipients

Posted on 9/9/2021
Dar Al-Riyadh, Effingham Health System, Dollar General, Vancouver Coastal Health, University Hospitals, USAA, Prudential and the University of Notre Dame, were recognized for successfully implementing recognition programs that follow RPI Best Practic

RPI Honors Jeanette Stalboerger with Pamela Sabin Recognition Champion Award

Posted on 8/31/2021
Recognition Professionals International honored Jeanette Stalboerger, CRP, manager, employee experience & culture, Holland America Group, with the Pamela Sabin Recognition Champion Award.

RPI Honors David Klein with Spotlight Award

Posted on 8/20/2021
Recognition Professionals International honored David Klein, Spirit Airlines, with the RPI Spotlight Award.

RPI Honors Ashlee Green with Pamela Sabin Recognition Champion Award

Posted on 8/20/2021
Recognition Professionals International honored Ashlee Green, CRP, Verizon, and RPI board director, with the Pamela Sabin Recognition Champion Award.

Bill Hicks and Bob Jolley Honored with IMA Lifetime Achievement Awards

Posted on 8/11/2021
Bill Hicks and Bob Jolley Honored with IMA Lifetime Achievement Awards

IMA Announces 2021 Excellence Award Winners

Posted on 8/11/2021
212F, Agência Digi, Motivforce, HMI Performance Incentives, Panera Bread, Bonago Incentive Marketing Group, Synchro Marketing and WorkStride were recognized for development of outstanding incentive and recognition programs that improve business perfo

Heather Abbott Receives 2021 IMA President’s Award

Posted on 8/11/2021
Congratulations to Heather Abbott for Receiving the 2021 IMA President’s Award!

IMA and Strategic Industry Groups Honor Four Outstanding Volunteers with Spirit Awards

Posted on 8/11/2021
Peter Cannon, Scott Robinson, Ted Moravec and Greg Trzaska were recognized for industry-leading work and contributions of time and talent.

IMA Honors Barb Hendrickson with Karen Renk Award

Posted on 8/11/2021
IMA Honors Barb Hendrickson with Karen Renk Award

Sales & Marketing Management to Publish Comprehensive Guide to Non-Cash Incentive Products

Posted on 7/13/2021
Sales & Marketing Management (SMM) media today announced the addition of a guide to its annual schedule of eight focus reports.

How COVID Changed Rewards

Posted on 4/5/2021
As an incentives industry leader, Blackhawk continues to invest in research to continually learn how the impacts of the pandemic are changing market behavior, program design/development, and more. This article offers a timely and objective look at th

How the Pandemic Year Changed Employee Recognition

Posted on 4/1/2021
Like everything else in the pandemic year, workplace recognition and managing teams for improved performance have been disrupted. In a virtual world, it’s harder to gauge team members’ needs, celebrate successes and make employees feel valued.

Tango Card Announces RG Integrate to Help Customers More Easily Automate Reward Delivery

Posted on 3/3/2021
Tango Card's customers now benefit from the ability to automate reward delivery without the use of in-house developers.