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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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TCMPiIdea Session: Holiday Gift Idea for 2013

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Hosted by Marilyn Cavanaugh, Senior Vice President, TCMPi Merchandising.

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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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TCMPiIdea Session: Health and Beauty with Crabtree & Evelyn

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Hosted by Marilyn Cavanaugh, Senior Vice President, TCMPi Merchandising. Special guest Natasha Mozden from Crabtree & Evelyn.

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TCMPi5 tips to make your sales incentives more effective

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Sales Incentives

Most sales leaders agree that it’s important to offer sales incentives that go beyond normal compensation and bonuses. If done right, those rewards can become the most powerful ingredient in driving the kinds of behavior you want to see in your sales force. Here are 5 easy tips to make sure your incentive efforts are doing what they need to do:

1. Be Consistent

If you run a quarterly sales contest, make sure to run one every quarter. The goal is to motivate your team to do their best, day in and day out. Think about your runners up – if they barely missed the win in Q2, they’re going to want another chance to redeem themselves in Q3. If you don’t give them that opportunity, your incentive plan will surely fall flat. Instead, give them every chance to prove themselves by offering a consistent program.

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TCMPiIdea Session: Gift Ideas for a Variety of Programs

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Hosted by Marilyn Cavanaugh, Senior VP, Merchandising this Idea Session contains over 80 gift ideas for a large variety of programs.

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TCMPiWay to go! Why public recognition makes rewards and incentives worth more.

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public_recognitionAccording to research from the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP), both leaders and representatives in the sales arena cite “rewards and recognition: motivating teams and reps” as one of the top five challenges of sales organizations. Sales managers are tasked with motivating their teams to achieve specific goals. Recognition and incentive programs are used to excite their teams and encourage them to perform.  What is the best method of recognition to use? Continued…

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