Why Non-Cash Awards are Better for Incentive Programs

by Jillian Fehrenbach on June 11, 2019 in Articles

When it comes to motivating employees, the myth is that everyone prefers cash. In reality, the opposite is true. In fact, the use of non-cash rewards by U.S. companies has recently exploded. A recent Incentive Research Foundation study estimates that the number of firms using non-cash rewards has risen sharply from approximately 25% in the … Continue reading “Why Non-Cash Awards are Better for Incentive Programs”

New Government Travel Ban Rules Out Incentive Trips to Cuba

by Jillian Fehrenbach on June 7, 2019 in Announcements, Group Travel, Incentive Travel, Individual Travel

As you may be aware by now, the Trump Administration has reinstated travel restrictions to Cuba for U.S. travelers. A recently reenacted government ban, as described in the U.S. Department of Treasury’s official statement, effectively eliminates group travel to the island indefinitely. Although it includes a “grandfather provision” for pre-paid people-to-people tours, exact details about how … Continue reading “New Government Travel Ban Rules Out Incentive Trips to Cuba”

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Engage Your Audience with Video

by Stephanie Roppolo on April 22, 2019 in Articles, Employee Engagement, Team Engagement

What’s Your Plan to Pump Up Engagement in 2019? We invite you to consider video.  Companies’ sales and marketing departments are using video more and more to activate their message and engage employees, distributors and customers. Don’t leave video out of your marketing mix because, according to Forbes Magazine, video now accounts for up to … Continue reading “Engage Your Audience with Video”

IRF 2019 Trends

by Jillian Fehrenbach on January 30, 2019 in Articles, Group Travel, Incentive Travel

A sunny forecast is on the horizon for Incentive Travel, according to the Incentive Research Foundation. Their 2019 Trends Study revealed numerous positive findings, summarized here: Growth is supported by expanding budgets, increased participant eligibility, and improved internal and public perceptions of incentive travel programs, according to the 2018 Incentive Travel Industry Index. The average … Continue reading “IRF 2019 Trends”

Incentive Budget Design

by Stephanie Roppolo on December 12, 2018 in Incentive Travel

Gaining budget approval for your incentive program can be a challenge. In our latest article, we detail the steps to take to achieve upper management buy-in. 

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Mark Mazzone Joins VIKTOR’s Sales Team

by Jillian Fehrenbach on November 16, 2018 in Announcements

VIKTOR extends a warm welcome to Mark Mazzone, who has joined the Sales & Marketing team as Sr. Director of Business Development. He is responsible for developing new business opportunities and creating customized meetings, incentive and rewards programs for VIKTOR’s new and existing clients. Mazzone brings 14 years of experience to VIKTOR, with an extensive … Continue reading “Mark Mazzone Joins VIKTOR’s Sales Team”

Networking in the Midwest at GLES

by Jillian Fehrenbach on November 9, 2018 in Meetings

Recently, our travels took us to Madison, Wisconsin for a few days to attend the Great Lakes Educational Summit (GLES). This event was organized by the Michigan Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) – a global association that uses innovative learning, collaboration and advocacy to connect the meeting and event community face-to-face. The summit covered a wide … Continue reading “Networking in the Midwest at GLES”

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Do you decant your wine?

by Jillian Fehrenbach on October 26, 2018 in Wellness

Perhaps you were gifted a hip wine decanter, or even drawn to one at an estate sale, but do you regularly use it? Decanting wineis an age-old ritual that has recently regained popularity. An act no longer reserved just for vintage ports and aged Bordeaux, slowly pouring wine from bottle to decanter exposes it to oxygen, which … Continue reading “Do you decant your wine?”

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A Checklist for Choosing Rewards

by Jillian Fehrenbach on October 18, 2018 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty, Team Engagement

There are many things to consider when selecting rewards that will engage your employees. Since a lengthy analysis means time and money, we’ve designed this handy checklist to help you choose the rewards that will truly motivate them to work hard and help your business grow.

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Increase Engagement with Aspirational Brands

by Stephanie Roppolo on October 8, 2018 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty, Team Engagement

Can you make your employees feel more valuable with aspirational brands? We think so! Learn how these brands can entice participants to work harder and grow revenue, with our latest article about increasing employee engagement.