In yet another sign that traditional incentive and recognition companies are broadening their positioning to take advantage of the engagement movement, Next Level Performance™ will be the new name of Dittman Incentive Marketing effective Aug. 1, 2016, the 40th anniversary of the founding of the company.
Dave Dittman, Managing Director, explained in a company statement, “This anniversary is the perfect time to take stock of the company’s future. Our sales and marketing incentive programs have helped clients achieve exceptional results for decades. But ‘incentive marketing’ no longer reflects the full range of products and services that we provide for our clients. Our employee engagement solutions use recognition and rewards, gamification and social media elements to motivate multi-generational organizations. Everything we do is focused on helping people reach the next level of their potential, and we felt that the brand should reflect our passion for that goal.”
According to company President Jim Dittman, “We have always been proud to deliver the highest levels of client experience, whether on a travel program that creates a lifetime of memories, or delivering a recognition platform that engages an entire organization. [The name ] Next Level Performance underscores our belief that everyone has the ability to achieve more. We challenge ourselves daily to reach the next level, and we are investing heavily in our technology, travel and other capabilities to ensure that we achieve those aspirations.”
The company says it will help celebrate its anniversary with its Next Level Cares project, starting with the annual HOPE Week event in August. Employees will help local non-profit organizations through a series of community-based activities and donations, inspired by the N.Y. Yankees “Helping Others Persevere & Excel” project.
The New Brunswick, NJ-based firm says that it “provides incentives, recognition and rewards programs to help companies realize immediate ROI in motivating salespeople, employees, channel partners, customers and consumers.” The company’s products and services include TotalPRO® (Performance Recognition Online) — an incentive, recognition and rewards online software solution (SaaS) – and deluxe group incentive travel. Next Level Performance, a Dittman Company, “helps people and organizations to reach deeper, rise higher and attain the next level by creating cultures that encourage teams to succeed, and inspiring people to excel in their roles.”
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