USMotivation Triumphs at Top Incentive Industry Award Competitions; Market Leader Recognized With More Industry Awards Than Any Other Incentive Company
ATLANTA, Nov 4, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- At the incentive industry's Motivation Show in Chicago, USMotivation was victorious with both the Society of Incentive & Travel Executives' (SITE) Crystal Awards and the Incentive Marketing Association's (IMA) Circle of Excellence Awards. One of the world's leading people performance management companies, USMotivation is an offering of TMP Directional Marketing, a division of TMP Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: TMPW).
At SITE's Crystal Award ceremony, which recognizes motivational programs that successfully achieve desired business objectives, USMotivation competed against 2,000 companies from more than 80 countries. Continuing the company's 15-year winning streak, USMotivation was honored with two of the seven prestigious SITE Crystal Awards. With these two most recent awards, USMotivation now boasts 30 Crystal wins - an unprecedented achievement in the incentive industry. The following programs were recognized at the Crystal Awards ceremony:
- In the "Best Incentive Promotion & Communication Program" category - Diebold's Tierra de los Conquistadores sales incentive travel program to Puerto Rico
- In the "Most Creative Use of an Incentive Program to Solve a Marketing Problem" category - Saab Cars USA's dealer sales and service incentive, The Genuine Advantage
At the IMA Circle of Excellence Awards, which recognizes incentive marketing best practices, USMotivation also earned distinctive honors. The company received top awards in three of the six categories -- an achievement never accomplished before by any incentive company in this competition. This year's winning programs included:
- In the "Employee Recognition" category - Aventis Pharmaceuticals' interactive sales incentive program
- In the "Dealer Distributor" category - Fortis Health's sales incentive to Vienna and Salzburg
- In the "Branding" category - GE Lighting's web-based incentive and branding program to increase sales
Mike Hadlow, President of USMotivation, accepted the awards on behalf of the company. "It is an incredible honor to have our client programs recognized by the incentive industry," said Hadlow. "Our gifted and experienced team deserves credit for this continued success. They work together to design, develop and implement creative and innovative incentive programs for our clients across the U.S. and Canada."
USMotivation is one of the world's leading people performance management companies. Working with organizations across all industries to motivate employees, customers and distributors, USMotivation's programs are designed to increase bottom line results, recognize and retain talent, improve productivity and quality, advance sales channel performance, build loyalty, promote corporate goals, and more. Our business units cover each major aspect of performance improvement, incentive applications and fulfillment, including incentive and award systems, meetings and events, powerful interactive solutions, compelling communications, and promotional products and services. USMotivation is an offering of Directional Marketing, a division of TMP Worldwide. For more information, please visit www.usmotivation.com.
About TMP Worldwide
Founded in 1967, TMP Worldwide Inc., with more than 8,500 employees in 33 countries, is the online recruitment leader, the world's largest Recruitment Advertising agency network, and one of the world's largest Executive Search and Executive Selection agencies. TMP Worldwide, headquartered in New York, is also the parent company of Monster, the leading global careers website, the world's largest Yellow Pages advertising agency and a provider of direct marketing services. The Company's clients include more than 90 of the Fortune 100 and more than 490 of the Fortune 500 companies. In June 2001, TMP Worldwide was added to the S&P 500 Index. More information about TMP Worldwide is available at www.tmp.com.
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