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Brand Media Guide

Partners for Incentives

Founded: 1951

Primary Products and Services

Partners for Incentives is a full-service incentive, recognition, and loyalty company that sells through and supports promotional distributors, incentive, recognition, and loyalty companies. It offers points-based incentive, recognition, and loyalty program technology as well as a points-based redemption platform with over 8,000 awards. The company has 100,000 square feet of warehouse space in Cleveland and another 100,000 square feet on another floor that it uses for merchandise warehouse run-throughs.

The company’s award offerings also include experiential award packages; event tickets, a points-based online hotel and airline booking platform, and international fulfillment.

The company’s program management software supports all aspects of incentive, recognition, and loyalty programs, including surveys, standing reports, content, peer-to-peer recognition, and reward catalogs with brands and products curated based on the client’s audience and program. The platform supports programs for sales and dealer incentives; employee recognition, length-of-service, safety, wellness, and years of service.

Clients benefit from the following services: sales support, program design, online and print catalogs and start-of-the-art fulfillment; program management technology; program implementation, project management, creative services, and customer service.

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Company Story

Originally founded during the trading stamp era as a retail redemption company serving Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland, Partners for Incentives’ founder Walter Schaeffer pivoted when the trading stamp business died out and built a thriving fulfillment and support service for incentive, recognition, loyalty companies, and promotional products distributors. Having served as the company’s chief financial officer, Mary Anne Comotto was a natural fit when Schaefer decided to sell. When Comotto purchased the company in 2000, she decided to maintain the company’s focus on providing a complete suite of incentive, recognition, loyalty and support services to support the incentive, recognition, loyalty market and promotional distributors.

Brand Personality

The company prides itself on an open-door, collaborative and caring culture that contributes to the organization’s success because of the ability to retain people with the experience necessary to deliver the best results. Having people with extensive experience designing, running, and evaluating incentive programs to support promotional distributors and other solution providers is considered a key competitive edge.

Buyer Persona

Partners for Incentives clients appreciate the company’s loyalty to solution provider partners and commitment to providing total support. Distributor partners and other solution providers come to the company for its array of inhouse resources, including: sales support, program design, online and print catalogs and start-of-the-art fulfillment; program management technology; program implementation, project management, creative services, and customer service.


As a stocking distributor of nearly every major brand in merchandise, gift cards, travel, events, and even online hotel and airline ticketing, Partners for Incentives has award selections for all market segments, audiences, and budgets.

Customization and Personalization

The company’s program management and catalog redemption platforms can be customized with the logo and colors of the end-user client and include specific content, surveys, standing reports, peer-to-peer recognition, and more. Catalogs can be curated with desired brands and products, and companies can customize packing slips or have letters inserted into packages.

Reseller Policies

Partners for Incentives belongs to the leading promotional products associations and is committed to the industry’s code of conduct.


Mary Anne Comotto
Tel. 216-881-1969

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