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Welcome to The Incentive Research Foundation Press Room.

Below are links to the latest news releases on Foundation research and activities. To obtain additional information about the Foundation or to obtain full copies of research studies, contact Melissa Van Dyke at 1-314-473-5601; or email:  For media queries, please contact Jon Lieb  at  (917) 690-2948 or

Study Finds That Technology Infrastructure at a Venue Can Determine the Success or Failure of an Event View
IRF Fall 2012 Pulse Survey Provides Current Snapshot of a Typical Incentive Program View
New IRF Pulse Survey Shows Recovery, Stability of Incentive Industry View
IMA Video: Incentives Work; GSA Scandal Is Not Typical of Incentive Industry View
The IRF Mobile App View
Research Shows Recipients Prefer the Control and Personalization Gift Cards Provide Vs. Cash View
It's Official:  Firms That Use Reward & Recognition Programs Post Markedly Higher Revenues Than Those That Don't View
2012 IRF Incentive Invitational Announces Star-Studded Education Program View

Participation & Personalization: Mobile Apps, Wellness Incentives, Gift Cards, Head the List of 2012 Incentive Trends

IRF Fall Pulse Survey 2011:  Economy Impacting Incentive Trends View
Incentive Survey Maps Reward and Recognition Program Patterns View
Measuring ROI for Incentive Programs Now Easier with IRF Free ROI Tool View
Cash Incentives Not Always the Best Employee Motivator View
IRF on Incentive Travel in USA Today View
Incentive/Recognition Industry Starts to Stabilize - IRF Spring 2011 Pulse Study View
Wellness Award Shrink Healthcare Costs View
Survey Shows Merchandise and Card Stabilizing View
IRF Announces Programming at 2011 Motivation Show View

Incentive Research Foundation/Incentive Federation Study Points to New Trends in Awards

IRF Study Shows Employee Recognition Travel Not Just for Sales View
Press Kit:  The 18th Annual Incentive Invitational View
Timely Topics, a surprise or two, Await Attendees at the Annual Incentive Invitational View
IRF Offers Resources, Ideas to News Media Outlets View
Research Shows Employee Recognition Travel Not Just for Sales View
IRF President to Speak at Conference Board View
IRF Releases Top 11 Trends in Motivating Today's Workforce View
Motivating Today's Workforce: The Future of Incentive and Recognition Program Design View
2011 IRF/CMI Survey Uncovers New Trends View
IRF Announces Most Ambitious Research Docket to Date View
IRF Announces Education Committee and Events View
Your Chance to Get Ahead of the Curve…Don’t Miss IRF’s Education Slate at the MoShow! View
IRF Team Presents ‘Anatomy’ Results at SITE Event View
‘Award Type’ Study Call for Participants View
Incentive Research Foundation Honors Gubbins with Fellowship Award View
IRF Produces First Educational Day Symposium View
IRF Announces Location and Dates for 2011 Invitational View
New Research Tool Debuts on IRF Website View
Invitational Roundtable Recap View
IRF Announces Full Slate of Programming at Motivation Show View
Incentive Industry's Optimism Continues to Grow in 2010 View
CSR Event at Invitational Puts the Focus on People View
New Pulse Survey Tracks Incentive Industry Trends in 2010 View
IRF Invitational Wraps Up Successful Run at the Broadmoor View
Anatomy of a Successful Incentive Travel Program View
Van Dyke Named President of Incentive Research Foundation View
Invitational Research Roundtables Announced -- An End-to-End Case for Incentives, the New Normal and the Tools Needed Now View
Recognition a Cost-Effective—Yet Often Misunderstood—Employee Motivational Tool, Comprehensive New Study Finds (2009) View
Incentive Research Foundation's 17th Annual Incentive Invitational To be Held May 19-23, 2010, in Colorado Springs, Colorado (2009) View
Incentive Providers: Clients Need your Expertise to Tell Them What's Working (2009) View
The Incentive Research Foundation Announces New Members to Board of Trustees; Rodger D. Stotz Named Chief Research Officer (2009) View
Pulse Survey: The Incentive Industry Trends Outlook for 2009 (2008) View
The Last Word (2008) View
Economic Concerns, Rising Travel Costs Having Impact on Corporate Incentive Travel Programs; But Spending On the Rise for Non-Sales Employee Incentive Rewards (2008) View
Modifying Incentive Programs in a Down Economy (2008) View
Incentive Research Foundation's 16th Annual Incentive Invitational to be Held May 13-17, 2009, in Palm Springs, California. (2008) View
Two Valuable Educational Sessions to be Held at 15th Annual Incentive Invitational (2008) View
Come for the Knowledge ... Stay for the Experience (2008) View
U.S. Economy Gets Huge Boost From Motivation Initiatives (2007) View
Don't Let Incentive Program ROI Myopia Blindside You (2007) View
13th Annual SITE Foundation Invitational Huge Success (2006) View
Shedding Light on Mystery of Motivation (2006) View
Employee Motivation Matters Reveals SITE Foundation 2002 Motivation for Excellence Survey (2003) View


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