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Monday
Jun082015

Merchandise Monday: Great Gifts for Dads and Grads

With graduation season in full swing and Father’s Day right around the corner – June 21 – we thought we’d introduce some new items that make great gifts for both occasions! Hinda has added a number of practical, useful and fun items for your recent grad or deserving dad! And as always, this is just a small sampling of the vast assortment of great items we have for gift-giving!

Callaway® Big Bertha Alpha 815 Driver

A driver with low spin can help you hit your longest drives ever, but how about a driver that gives you low spin AND forgiveness AND maximum adjustability AND low CG AND a Gravity Core that any golfer can use? That’s exactly what Callaway®’s giving you in this beautiful beast of a club. 

Capresso On-the-Go Personal Coffeemaker

The coffeemaker that keeps up with your busy lifestyle by quickly brewing coffee directly into the stainless steel insulated thermal travel mug. The permanent filter can hold up to six tablespoons of medium-ground coffee and also works with pre-packaged soft coffee pods for added convenience.

Citizen® Eco-Drive® Axiom Stainless Steel Watch – Men’s and Women’s

An ultra-modern design and spare, streamlined dial lend stylish sophistication to this timepiece. Eco-Drive® Japanese quartz movement charges in natural or artificial light, never needing a battery. It features a stainless steel bracelet, silver-tone dial with two hands, marker at 12:00 and a date window.  

LG 60” webOS 2.0 LED HDTV, Magic Remote, 120Hz

 

Enjoy your favorite content like never before with the 60” LED HDTV, which features Full HD 1080p, webOS 2.0, TruMotion 120Hz refresh rate, 2-channel 20W Virtual Surround Plus audio, built-in Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi Direct, SIMPLINK™ (HDMI® CEC) connectivity and is Energy Star® qualified.

LG Smart Watch Urbane

Designed with a full metal body with screw-less back cover, the watch features a full-circle P-OLED display, 410 mAh battery, “OK Google” and Android™ Wear. It has a side button that transitions display out of or into ambient mode, turns watch on and accesses its plethora of settings.

Panasonic® Arc4 4-Blade Dual-Motor Wet/Dry Shaver

Stainless-steel foils follow facial contours for incredible closeness and comfort. A Multi-Flex™ pivoting head glides smoothly over face, chin and jaw. The linear motor maintains peak performance throughout battery life. Use dry or in the shower with wet/dry convenience.

Spieglau Craft Beer Glasses Tasting Kit Set of 4

Craft beer enthusiasts unite! For the ultimate craft beer enjoyment, arm yourself with the Craft Beer Tasting Kit. The four glasses in this set include the IPA glass, Stemmed Beer, Lager and Wheat Beer. These break-resistant glasses are made of lead-free crystal and are dishwasher safe.

Monday
Jun012015

Welcome Aboard, Brad Brettschneider!

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Brad Brettschneider as Business Development Director (BDD). As a former Value-Added Reseller (VAR) partner for Hinda, Brad is no stranger to the industry or the company. His deep knowledge of recognition, rewards and incentives includes extensive experience selling Service Recognition Programs (HR), Sales Programs (Sales & Marketing) and Safety Improvement Programs (HR & Operations). 

Most recently, Brad served as Account and Territory Manager for 1157designconcepts in Sidney, OH, where he was responsible for sales development in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana and managing 1,240 accounts. Prior to this, Brad was Recognition Consultant and Sales Director for Jostens Recognition Division/MTM Recognition in Minneapolis and then Founder and Sales Director for Corporate Recognition Consultants (CRC) in Birmingham, MI.

An experienced BDD, Brad has proven successful in B2B sales with notable accomplishments among Fortune 500 clients and a strong presence working with C-Level executives. He has experience selling and implementing point-based incentive programs, symbolic recognition programs and merchandise reward programs to consumers and companies with distributors/dealer networks and is accustomed to and comfortable selling large-scale programs of $1 million-plus requiring strategy, problem solving and persistence with long-term sales cycles.

Brad’s in-depth knowledge of distributors and channel markets has served to create broader sales, increased revenue and the vision to recognize opportunities and strategize to seize given opportunities for growth and increased profit. A combination of solid business acumen, dynamic interpersonal communication skills and knowing how to bring out individual strengths within a team has proven Brad as a leader in the industry.

“Brad’s experience in the industry and as a former Hinda Incentives VAR will bring insights and creative solution development skills that will help our VAR partners to be successful,” says Mike Donnelly, President of Hinda.

Brad earned his undergraduate degree at Arizona State University in Tempe, where he played baseball and was president of his fraternity. When not hard at work, he keeps busy as an umpire for the Suburban Umpire Association of Chicago and as a manager and player in his men’s baseball league.

"I'm looking forward to helping Hinda increase sales and revenue through its VAR partner network,” Brad says. “With my experience as a VAR who sold to Ford, General Motors and Beam Suntory, I'm certain I can help VARs deliver top-notch programs to their clients."

He adds, “Point-based merchandise programs are a terrific way to engage employees, raise sales and drive performance and I'm thrilled to represent a company that knows how to deliver outstanding measurable results." 

Welcome to the team, Brad!

Wednesday
May272015

Merchandise Midweek: Outdoor Fun for Kids

Happy belated Memorial Day – and happy unofficial start of summer! If the kids aren’t out of school yet, they soon will be, and they’ll be full of energy – and free time – to burn. Lucky for all you parents, grandparents, nannies and caregivers out there, Hinda is fully stocked with great outdoor kids’ toys for all ages! This is just a smattering of the fun and functional items we have to keep kids occupied and in motion. Nap time should be a breeze!

Huffy® 12” Pro Thunder Boys' Bicycle

A perfect starter bike for your little one, this single speed, 12" boys’ bicycle is for ages three and up and features steel diamond frame and unicrown fork with pressed dropouts, rear coaster brakes, a junior padded seat with graphics and training wheels.

Huffy® 12” So Sweet Girls' Bicycle

This So Sweet bike is the girl’s answer to the Pro Thunder and offers all the same features, including steel rims, an integrated seat post and crossbar pad. This is a great first bike for kids ages three and up who are just learning to ride!

Lego® DUPLO® All-in-One-Box-of-Fun

OK, so LEGO® is more of an indoor thing, but the kiddies will need something to do on those rainy summer days! This set has a whole load of DUPLO® bricks for fun building and rebuilding for creative play. It’s a perfect set for a toddler’s first introduction into Lego!

Power Wheels® Barbie™ Jammin' Jeep® Wrangler

Gear up for a music-filled driving adventure! This redesigned Wrangler looks just like the real thing – with the added fun of Barbie™ colors and graphics! Realistic details include a pretend radio with six jammin’ tunes, working doors and a rear storage area – plus plenty of built-in safety features.

Power Wheels® Dora and Friends Lil' Quad™

This sporty ATV features fun Dora and Friends graphics and colors and is designed specifically for toddlers with easy push-button operation and comfortable footrests. It’s sturdy and rides low so it’s easy for little ones to get on and off by themselves.

Power Wheels® Ford F-150

Kids can take off on a real driving adventure in the Ford F-150, which features realistic side-view mirrors, a built-in windshield and a roomy truck bed! They can even lift up the hood to find a realistic-looking “engine.” The truck’s big, rugged tires make it easy for kids to take their adventures off-road, too!

Power Wheels® Kawasaki KFX®

With its twist grip throttle and sporty styling, kids can experience the excitement of real ATV riding in their own backyard! Ruts, wet grass, gravel, mud and rough terrain are no match for this Kawasaki. It won’t get stuck where the others do — taking kids on a thrilling adventure

Sagaform® Water Bottle with Ice Piston

All this outdoor fun really works up a thirst! Make sure the kiddies stay hydrated with these colorful summery bottles from Sagaform®. This sturdy plastic water bottle has a pop top spout and screw on lid with lid strap – not to mention the self-contained ice piston that keeps your water cold!

Tuesday
May262015

Hinda Welcomes Gregg O'Neill to the Team!

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Gregg O’Neill as Business Development Director (BDD). In his most recent role as Vice President, Business Development at Brandmovers/Rewardian, Gregg was responsible for the growth of a major client’s consumer/employee platform business. Prior to that, he was in a similar role at Americas Points International, where he led business development efforts and expansion of Points loyalty currency management in the company’s major verticals, as well as opened expansion efforts into the financial sector.  

Gregg also spent 25 years at Maritz, where he held roles including Senior Account Manager, Field Sales Director and Business Development Director (Financial Sector). Some of his accomplishments during this tenure include leading the team effort that led to securing the largest loyalty contract in Maritz history, maintaining all business revenue in 2008 and 2009 during the financial market crisis and leading the project team that launched a major new airline credit card loyalty program which grew to 20,000,000 members over two years. Additionally, Gregg was the recipient of the Maritz Masters Award 18 times and won Account Executive of the Year twice.  

"Gregg is a true industry expert and professional,” says Mike Donnelly, President of Hinda Incentives. “His experience supports our Value Chain approach and his ability to create best-in-industry solutions for his clients makes him a trusted and valued partner."  

Gregg earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. He currently resides in Metuchen, NJ. Gregg has been married to Ellen for 36 years and they have four children – Drew, Mark, Cara and Ryan. When not busy with work, Gregg is an avid sports fan and enjoys basketball, baseball and golf. He also loves theater, good restaurants, cooking, wine and travel – he’s been to over 20 countries around the world! 

I have been involved with rewards for the past 30 years of my career, in both the consumer and employee space,” says Gregg. “The power of incentives is incredibly tangible and beneficial in driving real business results when delivered by the right partner. I am most impressed with Hinda's reputation and its forward vision as it continues to bring change and innovation to the market and its customers.”

Welcome to the Hinda team, Gregg!

Monday
May112015

Merchandise Monday: New in Bluetooth┬«

Technology advances so quickly, sometimes it’s hard to keep up! Here at Hinda, we’re always adding great new electronic items to our assortment. This week, we thought we’d feature a few new Bluetooth® items – some of them rather unique. With Father’s Day and graduation and wedding seasons all rapidly approaching, these items would certainly make great gifts for anyone on your list – or why not treat yourself to something new for no reason at all!

Bell’O Speaker Mantel Shelf with Bluetooth® for 42/50/60-inch TV

The large sound cavity, selectable inputs and Bluetooth® wireless technology featured in the Speaker Mantel Shelf provides the perfect dynamic for a rewarding listening experience and the beautiful espresso color compliments any interior design scheme.

Bose® SoundLink® Bluetooth® Speaker III Cover

Designed specifically to protect the curved edges of the aluminum body of the SoundLink® Bluetooth® Speaker III from scratches or abrasions, these covers are rugged yet stylish. A durable side zipper makes dressing up your speaker easy and a variety of colors shows off your style.

Bulova® Bluetooth® Astor Clock

This mid-century modern mantel clock features a wooden case, ebony oak veneer and silver accents. The incorporated Bluetooth® wireless speaker system lets you stream any type of programming from a smart phone or tablet. Works with Android™ or IOS® software.

Bulova® Bluetooth® Mantel Clock

The graceful curves, polished finish and natural wood grain of this mantel clock add elegance to any home’s décor. The Bluetooth® wireless speaker system lets you stream any type of programming from a smart phone or tablet and hear it from the clock. Quartz movement.

iDevices iGrill Mini Bluetooth® Smart Meat Thermometer

Using this Bluetooth® Smart grilling thermometer, you'll know when your food is ready from your mobile device. Choose from dozens of preset temperature alarms or create your own in the iDevices Connected app based on what you're grilling or smoking and head back inside while your meat cooks.

JBL® Portable Bluetooth® Speaker

The Portable Bluetooth® Speaker feature 7.5W per channel, dual 1.8" transducers with twin passive bass radiators and bass port, digital signal processing, social media mode so up to three people can share music, rechargeable lithium ion battery with up to 12 hours of playback and much more.

LG Electronics 5.1-Channel 1000W 3D Bluetooth® Smart Home Theater System

This Bluetooth® Smart Home Theater System features four tallboy speakers, 3D Blu-ray™ playback and private sound mode. The system is compatible with a variety of audio, video and disc formats. The package includes a remote control, batteries, FM antenna and speaker cable.

LG Electronics Tone+™ Wireless Bluetooth® Stereo Headset

Enjoy a high quality audio experience in stereo sound with the convenience of Bluetooth® technology. Up to 15 hours of talk time and 10 hours of listening time keep you connected socially and musically while at home, at the office or on the go. Wear around the neck for all-day comfort.