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Roving Report - Picture Perfect Porto

Roving Report - Picture Perfect Porto

Not all our roving reporters get to be intrepid. Sometimes these “never-off-duty” investigators need to turn themselves into distinctly discerning detectives as was the case with a recent study trip to Oporto.

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Roving Report - Buzzing Budapest: 'The Paris of the East'

Roving Report - Buzzing Budapest: 'The Paris of the East'

The "Queen of the Danube" offers cool cafes, hipster hotels, grand architecture and exciting design! And all for a surprising light budget!

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Roving Report - LA Style meets Las Vegas Exhibitionism

Roving Report - LA Style meets Las Vegas Exhibitionism

Welcome to our series of Roving Reports! Our intrepid investigators are regularly out and about checking new destinations, re-visiting well-known ones and building up the knowledge and network needed to ensure every event is a success for our clients.

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A&I Cracking Christmas Incentives

A&I Cracking Christmas Incentives

From the 12 days of Christmas and advent calendar themes to post-Christmas getaways, our team are ready to turn the season of goodwill into results, giving your winners the VIP experience.

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Ensure They Rise

Ensure They Rise

According to a Gallup poll, getting employee communication right can increase staff retention, increase productivity and increase profitability. Conversely, ineffective communications can deliver completely the opposite: higher staff turnover, reduced customer satisfaction and falling productivity.

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The Weird & The Wonderful

The Weird & The Wonderful

Within the incentive sector, we’re always looking for new ideas and new places that people won’t already have visited. So here’s just a small selection of some of the more weird and wonderful hotels in Northern Europe – could be just the thing for an incentive with a difference!

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The Do's and Don'ts: Dilbert Says

The Do's and Don'ts: Dilbert Says

A magazine recently ran a "Dilbert Quotes" contest. They were looking for people to submit quotes from their real life Dilbert-type Managers. It might be an idea to think about these in your next communication. That’s to check our logic or as a bit of comedy, not as a core message.

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How SMART are You at Goal Setting?

How SMART are You at Goal Setting?

Obvious as it may sound, setting goals and objectives is absolutely key to your programme being successful. Everyone is aware of the acronym SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound). However, what’s important here is the A = Achievable.

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Getting it Right the First Time

Getting it Right the First Time

Generating sales and ensuring a healthy pipeline for the future is one of the biggest ongoing business challenges. Whilst marketing plays its part, sometimes a tactical sales incentive is what’s needed to really focus on a specific product or react to changes in the marketplace.

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A&I Top 5 Incentive Destinations

A&I Top 5 Incentive Destinations

Travel Incentives are one of the most 'looked to' reward schemes for employees. Reaching high sales figures and creating friendly competition within the business to encourage employees to go that extra mile to earn a trip of a lifetime. But what's exciting?

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Events: A Model For Measuring

Events: A Model For Measuring

Live events are an excellent way to bring your business community together, whether they’re aimed at staff, customers, recruiting new channel partners or staff, launching a new product … the list is endless.

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Looking up at the Long term!

Looking up at the Long term!

Not long ago, customer satisfaction was seen as the holy grail of business objectives. Using CRM software companies gathered data from every touchpoint to better understand their customers. What’s the use of endless data if you don’t use it correctly – or worse, it tells you that you’re not doing it right?

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Incentives: Electrifying Top Tips!

Incentives: Electrifying Top Tips!

Sales incentives within the distribution chain have become the norm, and when they are executed well they can bring huge benefits and encourage focus on your products.

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Employee Engagement: Peddling Success?

Employee Engagement: Peddling Success?

It would seem that the “holy grail” in the business world has become the achievement of high employee engagement. But is this just a passing phase or have we stumbled upon a means of improving business performance which benefits all parties?

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Maximise Your Channel Partners

Maximise Your Channel Partners

Sell, Support & Engage A channel partner incentive program is a great way to promote your brand, achieve growth and reach new markets which otherwise may have been ignored.

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Loyalty - Getting It Right and Oh So Wrong

Loyalty - Getting It Right and Oh So Wrong

You may open your wallet to see club cards and points cards from all over the high street. But it’s interesting to understand why some are so successful and why some fail to provide any benefit to their customers.

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