Keune’s Fall Incentive Trip to Europe is a Success
By Keune | October 18th, 2017
“This trip was so rewarding to me that all my hard work was actually noticed by the treatment from Keune. I have an even deeper passion for Keune after visiting their home base and touring the facilities. It is a true family at Keune, and that I could feel. And then not to mention being able to share this with my daughter was priceless.” – Debbie Milam, Life of Riley Salon Supply
Keune strives to always show our partners how much their hard work and loyalty mean to us. One way that we do this is through an annual incentive trip for our distributor sales consultants (DSCs). This October, Keune hosted a group of 21 DSCs, as well as their plus ones, during a seven-day adventure in Europe—a great reward for all of their hard work. The DSCs in attendance were the winners of two incentive contests, the BLEND Incentive Program and the New Product Incentive Program—the latter of which factored in the combined sales of BLEND, Tinta Color Care and Bond Fusion.
The following are a few highlights from Keune’s fall incentive trip to Europe:
The first half of the trip was spent in dynamic Amsterdam and the second was in beautiful Barcelona. While Keune hosted several planned and optional activities, the trip attendees also were encouraged to enjoy plenty of free time to savor their vacations at leisure.
After settling into their accommodations upon arrival, guests took advantage of an optional walking tour of the city with a private local guide to get to know their surroundings. That evening, they enjoyed a welcome cocktail reception and Keune-hosted dinner.
Ready to hit the ground running the next day, the group of DSCs and team from Keune North America‘s corporate headquarters, including Andy Biazis, Donna DiNapoli, Rachael Hoffman, Rachel Litsky, Mark Webber and Jessica Mills, set out for a day at the company’s global headquarters. There, Eelco Keune led a welcome presentation followed by a factory tour featuring an exclusive sneak peek of the 2018 Limited Color Collection and 1922 by J.M. Keune. George Keune, Sr. also made an appearance! Our guests gained valuable insight about Keune’s global perspective and a better understanding of the business as a whole, as well as the history of the company and plans for the future of Keune.
Fun fact: Company sales are up 26% globally!
On the last day, the DSCs received vouchers to visit the Heineken Experience, do a canal cruise tour and experience the A’DAM Lookout tower, an observational deck with panoramic views of Amsterdam. Brave DSCs chose to experience its Over The Edge swing, the highest swing in Europe. Following the thrills, everyone enjoyed the last dinner of the fall incentive trip in Amsterdam at the Sir Adam Hotel.
Basking in Barcelona
It was tempting to stay inside at Barcelona’s luxurious W Hotel, but there was much to see and do in this vibrant city. One highlight of our time there: Keune hosted a private wine and cava tour and tasting at the Alta Alella winery in the Alella region. After the excursion, the group discovered a local happy hour spot where they were introduced to Spanish vermouth, which is very different from what Americans might put into a martini, and traditional Spanish snacks. The food-and-drink-centric day was topped off with a three-course lunch at a fine restaurant that creates its daily menu from local, seasonal produce.
That evening and over the next two days, DSCs chose from a variety of sightseeing activities. Some embarked on hop-on, hop-off tours while others visited the Picasso Museum and other local treasures.
“Keune gives me the opportunity to experience once-in-a-lifetime travel and experiences with these incentive trips! The opportunity for me to not only work hard and earn this amazing trip, but also have the option to earn or purchase a spot for my spouse or family member, is beyond anything I could ask for! I value the time, energy, resources and money that Keune puts forth to create this experience for not only me as a DSC, but also for my salons, with the KLC incentive trips. Keune is the truest, most beautiful brand I’ve represented. By attending these trips, it allows the DSCs and salons to experience that at every level. The people, the products and the brand are all devoted, honest and family-driven, and it’s something that is beautifully and slowly presented throughout the trip, yet never done intentionally. You depart knowing the brand better than any other and so proud that you have the opportunity to represent and be a part of it!” – SuzAnne Stadler, Salon Service Group
Thank you to all the DSCs who worked hard to gain this fall incentive trip! Keune looks forward to hosting you again in the future. Check out a photo gallery from the trip HERE on our Facebook page (and don’t forget to “like” it!).
But DSCs aren’t the only ones to reap the trip rewards! Are you a salon professional? Make sure you sign up for the Keune Loyalty Club (KLC) HERE to be eligible for future KLC trips and many more perks.
Learn more about Keune’s history of innovation HERE.