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TCMPi2014’s “Hot” Incentive Destinations are…

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Despite the seemingly end-less winter with weekly snowstorms across the nation and some of the largest-scale travel delays in the US since the late 1980’s, the busy 2014 Incentive Travel season is well underway. To help brighten the day and break us all out of the snow-coma, the team at Choice Gifts™ wanted to share some of this year’s “hot” incentive destinations based on customer feedback survey: Continued…

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TCMPiLatest Gifting trends for Incentive Travel Programs

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FitbitAs many of us prepare for another hectic holiday season, many corporate meeting planners are entering the final stages of organizing Q1/Q2 Incentive Trips, National Sales Meetings, Corporate Retreats, etc. In honor of Black Friday & Cyber Monday, we wanted to share some hot gift ideas and trendy items that the Choice Gifts team has seen for the upcoming incentive travel season. If you typically include gifting as part of your program, now is the time to begin brainstorming and sourcing gifts to avoid last minute delivery delays while inventories are still plentiful. Continued…

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TCMPiWhy gifts instead of cash?

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On the floor of 2013 the HR Tech Conference In Las Vegas Daren Jennings takes a moment to address a common question when it comes to recognition – why gifts instead of cash?

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TCMPiA simple plan for providing great holiday corporate gifts

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How to avoid the annual panic around B2B gifting

It’s that time of year of again – time for corporate holiday gift planning. Yes, planning – that’s the optimal word. Typically the word is panicking, because most people don’t actually plan their corporate gifts. If you do, congratulations, you can probably skip the rest of this article. Continued…

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TCMPiTake a fresh approach to your Years-of-Service program

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In this week’s video blog, Daren Jennings discusses how to better engage your entire workforce with a fresh approach to your Years-of-Service program.

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TCMPiRethink Your Employee Holiday Gift Budget

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‘Tis the season! Well, almost. Before you start agonizing over this year’s holiday gift for your employees, check out Daren Jennings’ video blog. Daren shares his ideas on how one small change to your gift giving strategy can have a big impact on your company’s employee engagement levels, without spending extra money.

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TCMPiFour basic tips for measuring your recognition efforts.

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SuccessIt is always a good idea to incentivize and recognize your workforce. After all, you know there is nothing more valuable than your own employees. And, of course you do your job: events are organized, plaques are engraved, gifts are given, bonuses are paid… Once everything is settled you get some smiles and thank you’s… Everyone is finally happy! Right? But, are they really?

I am the Marketing Research Analyst at TCMPi and yes, I am mostly driven by graphs, numbers and reports – but there is a good reason for that: Results are always important! They hold the key to success! That is why measuring the effectiveness of your programs should be a priority on your list. You would like for your employees to be pleased with their jobs and to be proud of being part of your company however, have you ever wondered if the incentives/rewards/bonuses/gifts you give them are actually working? If not, don’t panic! It is never too late to start getting valuable information. Here are a few tips to start: Continued…

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TCMPi5 Tips to Avoid Customs Catastrophes

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CustomsWe’ve all been there, the client blinded by the breath-taking beauty of Santorini, or the turquoise waters of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic that hastily selects their event site without researching or considering some of the arduous location logistics such as Customs.

If you find yourself needing to provide and/or ship supplies, promotional products, event gifts, etc. here are a few helpful tips to prepare yourself and (hopefully) avoid any customs holds or clearance issues: Continued…

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