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Designing next-gen customer loyalty

Gaining loyalty is a task harder than it once was—but customer loyalty programs can bridge the gap between manufacturers and their end customers. Interactions are the requirement of the day, replacing the simple “Do This / Get That” model of bygone years. We’ve established a comprehensive model for adoption and engagement that transcends rebates and account credit. This six-point plan …

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Next Level Performance Announces 2023 Travel Partners of the Year

[New Brunswick, NJ] (October 19, 2023) – Next Level Performance is excited to recognize our dedicated partners during the 2023 Travel Partners of the Year Awards.   Next Level awards best travel partners of 2023 in the following categories:  Pacific Destination Services: DMC Partner of the Year Fairmont Banff Springs: Hotel Partner of the Year  Pacific Destination Services   Our committed partners at …

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Next Level Performance again named one of New Jersey’s Best Places to Work 

[New Brunswick, NJ] – Next Level Performance, an industry leader in sales incentives, employee recognition, meetings and events, is pleased to be named one of NJBIZ’s Best Places to Work in New Jersey for the eighth time.  “Our people are Next Level. Their contributions makes this an incredible place to work every day,” said Dave Dittman, President. “Congratulations to all teammates for this …

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Proven Sales Incentive Structures that drive success.

Each client’s sales teams and organizational structures are a bit unique. Whether it’s inside, outside, or a combination of both, success depends on creating a sales program that motivates the masses, the middle, and the masters of their craft. To ensure your program is a success, Next Level leverages a host of design strategies. Many fit into one of the …

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Transcend Transactions. Inspire Interactions.

Many of the typical sales rep, partner, or customer reward programs go through the same motions—do this, get that. Send us your email, we’ll send you a gift card. Sell a widget, get a trinket. Your transactions pile up faster than aspen leaves in November, but you might not achieve desired loyalty or sales goals with transactions alone. While it’s …

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Incentivize Learning, Realize Sales Growth 

According to the April, 2023 Academic Research in Action report by the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF), US organizations invest more in sales training than they do for any other employee group. The report states that annual investments average over $2,000 per salesperson1, amounting to more than $100 billion each year2.   There’s good reason – training can help to align sales …

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Budgeting for Sales Incentives

We’re in the thick of budgeting for the coming year, and quite often we’re asked by clients, “how much should I allocate for incentives this year?” That’s always a difficult question to answer, because the sweet spot in spend for your situation is, well, situational. We look at it like this: if you design your incentive right, it not only …

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Incentive Research Foundation Names Susan Adams Chair Elect in 2023

[New Brunswick, NJ] (October 25, 2022) – Next Level Performance, an industry leader in group travel, meetings and events, is pleased to announce that Susan Adams has been named Chair Elect of the Incentive Research Foundation’s (IRF) Executive Committee for 2023. Susan is the current Vice President of Engagement Strategies & Corporate Services at Next Level Performance. She is an accomplished industry veteran, …

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A Case For Incentives

As You’re Budgeting for ’23, Plan for Incentives Incentives, rewards, and loyalty programs can have a remarkable impact on the success of your business. As we enter Q4 and the planning season or 2023, we’ve outlined some of the key benefits of budgeting for performance-based incentive programs. Focus on sales performance Incentive programs allow you to quickly focus the behavior …

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Resignation, Regret, And  A Shifting Baseline

A recent survey of nearly 1,300 Americans conducted by Resume Builder shows that about 23% of employees will seek new jobs in 2022. Other surveys put the numbers much higher.  A tight labor market drives people to push for higher salaries and better benefits. They see that a flexible work culture leads to a better work-life balance. So “the grass is always greener” takes hold, and leads to The Great Recession.