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Incentives & Recognition

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Content focused on building programs that motivate, retain and grow your client's workforce.

6 Results

  • Future of Incentives & Recognition Programs

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ​Prepare now for the unique challenges and opportunities you are likely to encounter in the coming year. Learn how to increase your sales by taking advantage of the changes and the trends in the marketplace.Topics that will be covered include: where to find information regarding trends and the latest incentive research, how to apply the information to improve your business performance, and how to find the products and services you need. This session is intended for distributors that are interested in adding corporate gifts and incentive programs into their business. This session is sponsored by Tango Card!

    Prepare now for the unique challenges and opportunities you are likely to encounter in the coming year. Learn how to increase your sales by taking advantage of the changes and the trends in the marketplace.Topics that will be covered include: where to find information regarding trends and the latest incentive research, how to apply the information to improve your business performance, and how to find the products and services you need. This session is intended for distributors that are interested in adding corporate gifts and incentive programs into their business.

    This session is sponsored by Tango Card!

    Cindy Mielke, CPIM

    Director of Channel Marketing

    Cindy Mielke, CPIM, is Tango Card’s Director of Channel Marketing - Incentives and has spent more than 20 years working with clients and partners on their incentive and recognition program rewards. A strong advocate for the incentive industry, Mielke is president emeritus of the Incentive Marketing Association and past president of the Incentive Gift Card Council. She currently serves on the board of the Incentive and Engagement Solutions Providers council, where she has also served as president.  

    Stephanie Harris

    President

    Stephanie Harris is President of the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF). In her role she directs the efforts of the IRF, an organization that funds and promotes research to increase the understanding, effective use, and benefits of non-cash incentives to businesses globally. Harris is responsible for all strategic and operational aspects of the IRF, working closely with the IRF Board of Trustees.  Prior to joining the IRF, Harris was part of the American Express Meetings & Events leadership team, leading their global event strategy, thought leadership, and marketing efforts. During her tenure, Harris created the Global Meetings Industry Forecast which has become an industry bellwether. She received the American Express Chairman’s Award for Excellence and was a 2015 Pacesetter at American Express GBT.  Harris also spent eight years at Maritz, as Division Vice President, Brand Strategy & Marketing, working across the Motivation, Rewards, and Travel business units where she developed an understanding of, and passion for, the incentives business. She received the Maritz Innovation Award for her work on Travel Insight, a conjoint research-based approach to incentive travel program design.  Harris has served on the Meeting Professionals International Foundation Board and the Travel + Leisure Business Travel Advisory Board. Currently, she represents the IRF on the Events Industry Council and serves on the Incentive Federation Board of Directors. Harris resides in St. Louis with her husband, four children, Labrador and two miniature donkeys.  

    Brian Galonek, CPIM

    President

    Brian Galonek, is a Certified Professional of Incentive Management (CPIM) and the President of All Star Incentive Marketing, a 45 year old company that helps its customers focus on improving the safety, health, and wellness of workers by first improving employee engagement. He is a member of the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) and other strategic industry groups and a board member of the Incentive Foundation. He has produced countless articles and white papers, and presented dozens of seminars and webinars on these, and related topics, to HR, safety, and operations leaders around the world. 

    David Gould, CPIM

    CEO

    David Gould, CPIM, is CEO of CR Worldwide, headquartered in the UK. He spent 23 years in the IT channel in various senior leadership roles before changing industries and joining CR Worldwide in 2014. As CEO, he is responsible for developing and growing the business to support new and existing clients. Since David moved to the incentive marketing industry, he has been an active member of the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA). In February 2018, he was appointed to the Board of Incentive and Engagement Solutions providers (IESP), an IMA Strategic Industry Group (SIG). In July 2018, he was appointed Vice President, IESP, and separately, studied and qualified for the Incentive Professional (IP) designition. In July 2019, he gained the Certified Professional of Incentive Management designation and was appointed President, IESP, and was also appointed to the Board of Directors of the IMA. David has a passion for outdoor life, especially skiing, travel, technology, and quality family time. 

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  • Expo 2020: Increase Your Corporate Gift Business

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/13/2020

    Corporate customers are increasingly requesting retail brands. In this session you’ll learn how corporate gifts can grow your business with current customers, how to sell retail brands and overcome pricing issues, where to find corporate gift suppliers, types of corporate gift programs and how to find the right contacts within your current accounts.

    Corporate customers are increasingly requesting retail brands. In this session you’ll learn how corporate gifts can grow your business with current customers, how to sell retail brands and overcome pricing issues, where to find corporate gift suppliers, types of corporate gift programs and how to find the right contacts within your current accounts.

    Cindy Mielke, CPIM

    Director of Channel Marketing

    Cindy Mielke, CPIM, is Tango Card’s Director of Channel Marketing - Incentives and has spent more than 20 years working with clients and partners on their incentive and recognition program rewards. A strong advocate for the incentive industry, Mielke is president emeritus of the Incentive Marketing Association and past president of the Incentive Gift Card Council. She currently serves on the board of the Incentive and Engagement Solutions Providers council, where she has also served as president.  

    Lore Rincon

    Sales Manager, Continental Premium Corporation

    Lore Rincon serves as Sales Manager at Continental Premium Corporation, a manufacturers sales representative firm who specializes in brand name merchandise. As an 18 year veteran of the incentive industry she takes pride in working with customers to place brand name merchandise in corporate gift, employee reward and customer loyalty programs. As a passionate ambassador of brand name merchandise, Lore has participated in several industry panel discussions and moderated education sessions. She currently serves on the Incentive Manufacturers & Representative Alliance (IMRA) board as Past President.

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  • Expo 2020: Change The Game: Incentives And Recognition

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/12/2020

    Are you a distributor who helps create inspiring incentives and recognition gifts? If not, why haven’t you started? During this seminar, Brad Brettschneider explains why entering incentives and recognition is a good strategy, as well as how to sell these products and services, the benefits of selling incentives, where to find prospects and customers and when to approach customers and prospects. Promotional product salespersons will walk away with knowledge and confidence to propel forward and expand their market via incentives and recognition. Real-life examples and case studies will be used to add context to presented ideas, as well as studies/information from the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF).

    Are you a distributor who helps create inspiring incentives and recognition gifts? If not, why haven’t you started? During this seminar, Brad Brettschneider explains why entering incentives and recognition is a good strategy, as well as how to sell these products and services, the benefits of selling incentives, where to find prospects and customers and when to approach customers and prospects. Promotional product salespersons will walk away with knowledge and confidence to propel forward and expand their market via incentives and recognition. Real-life examples and case studies will be used to add context to presented ideas, as well as studies/information from the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF).

    Brad Brettschneider

    Business Development Director, Hinda Incentives

    Brad Brettschneider is the business development director for Hinda Incentives, with over 30 years of experience in the incentive and recognition industry. He has worked for Procter & Gamble, Jostens Recognition and American Express Incentive Services. Brett Schneider founded and ran Corporate Recognition Consultants, Inc. for 20 years, selling and servicing incentive and recognition programs for Ford, Chrysler, Volkswagen of American, Hiram Walker and Long Beach Acceptance Corp. He holds the Incentive Marketing Association’s designation of Incentive Professional (IP), and he currently helps promo product distributors broaden their revenue base by selling incentives and recognition.

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  • Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) Package

    Contains 27 Product(s)

    Get all your sessions registered in one-stop shopping style and complete at your own pace!

    Register for all your CAS required courses in one step.  You will have 1 year from the point of registration to complete the certification package.

    Please complete all dedicated courses and their quizzes: You will have 3 attempts to pass each quiz. You must answer 4 out of 5 questions correctly. If you have not passed a quiz after 3 attempts, please contact certification@ppai.org

    Please note in order to start working on your CAS please make sure you have completed the TAS Certificate program first.

  • Expo 2019: Solution Selling For Your Clients

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/13/2019

    Are you new to the industry and want to increase sales by offering incentives campaigns to your customers? Join Ryan Sauers and he will give you greater insight into designing awards, safety/wellness and recognition incentive program. This session will explain which of your accounts would be good candidates for these programs, which department you should talk to about these programs and more!

    Are you new to the industry and want to increase sales by offering incentives campaigns to your customers? Join Ryan Sauers and he will give you greater insight into designing awards, safety/wellness and recognition incentive program. This session will explain which of your accounts would be good candidates for these programs, which department you should talk to about these programs and more!

    Ryan Sauers

    President

    Ryan T. Sauers is president/CMO of Sauers Consulting Strategies. Sauers’s key consulting focus areas include sales growth, brand positioning, organizational strategy and customized marketing plans. Sauers is a national speaker and blogs for Printing Impressions and Print and Promo. He has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top 80 CMOs in the world. Sauers is an adjunct university professor teaching leadership and marketing to business leaders. Sauers is a Certified Marketing Executive and is the author of two best-selling books, Everyone is in Sales and Would You Buy from You?  

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  • CAS: Incentives, Premiums, and Recognition Programs 101

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/23/2018

    One of the first steps in becoming a program seller is to learn about the types of programs you can sell to your clients and target audience. Join Paul Kiewiet, MAS+ for this introductory course and he will cover the basics of premiums, incentives and recognition programs for the promotional products distributor.

    One of the first steps in becoming a program seller is to learn about the types of programs you can sell to your clients and target audience. Join Paul Kiewiet, MAS+ for this introductory course and he will cover the basics of premiums, incentives and recognition programs for the promotional products distributor.


    Paul Kiewiet, MAS+

    Founder, Promotion Concepts, Inc.

    Paul A Kiewiet MAS+ founded a sales promotion agency and sold consumer sales promotions, dealer incentives, years of service and other premium, incentive and recognition programs to companies such as Kellogg’s, Whirlpool, Borden and Coca-Cola. He was chairman of PPAI, inducted into the PPAI Hall of Fame and currently serves as the executive director of MiPPA.

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