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Massachusetts Athletics Selects The Aspire Group As Official Ticket Marketing, Sales and Service Provider Through 2019

Posted on: February 23rd, 2016

Massachusetts Athletics has reached an agreement with The Aspire Group, the global leader in sport & entertainment revenue enhancement, to build an on-campus Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC). The FRMC will provide Ticket Marketing, Sales and Service support for football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s hockey, men’s lacrosse and softball. The UMass FRMC will include a Manager, Database Coordinator, Group Sales Consultant, and two Sales and Service Consultants.

The goal is to provide the Minutemen fans with excellent customer service, grow individual sports attendances, and generate incremental athletic revenues.  In addition to administering Massachusetts Athletics’ ticket sales operation, Aspire’s Strategic Consulting & Research team will also provide support in fan research and ticket pricing workshops to jump-start the partnership.

“This marks a gigantic leap forward in our ability to reciprocate the passion and commitment our fans show us on a daily basis,” stated Alan Pandiani, Massachusetts Athletics Associate Director of Sales and Fan Experience. “It is truly exciting to know that you are partnering with a firm that will continually deliver the most cutting-edge strategies and tactics for building fan engagement and growing attendance. Aspire is a pivotal component of our long-term strategy for UMass Athletics.”

In July 2015, Aspire executed a 20 week remote outbound ticket sales campaign for football, men’s basketball and men’s hockey that produced over $126K in revenue, over $32,000 of the total revenue was generated through remote email marketing efforts.

“After ten years as a professor at UMass earlier in my career, I am excited for this opportunity to return to campus with Aspire in supporting the Minutemen nation,” stated Bernie Mullin, Chairman & CEO of The Aspire Group. “It is a great privilege to work with Ryan Bamford and the UMass athletic staff in striving for world-class customer service and delivering peak performance in ticket marketing, sales, and service.”

The Aspire Group has named Doug Bean as Manager of the UMass FRMC. Previously, Doug was the Manager at Aspire’s Rutgers FRMC, which in 2015 broke records for average football season attendance, the highest crowd for a football game, highest wrestling season attendance, and the highest attendance for a wrestling match.

CJ Wiatr, Regional VP of Fan Relationship Management for The Aspire Group, will serve as the liaison between Aspire and Massachusetts Athletics. Wiatr has worked for numerous NFL teams such as the Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns, and currently oversees twelve of The Aspire Group’s FRMC properties including the University of Minnesota, University of Kansas, and the University of Maryland.

For inquiries or further questions, please contact A.J. Smith at aj.smith@theaspiregroupinc.com (Director, Client Partner Development).

 

About University of Massachusetts Athletics 

As the flagship campus of America’s education state, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the leader of the public higher education system of the Commonwealth, making a profound, transformative impact to the common good. Founded in 1863, it is the largest public research university in New England, distinguished by the excellence and breadth of our academic, research and community outreach programs. University of Massachusetts ranks 29th among the nation’s top public universities, moving up 11 spots in the past two years in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual college guide.

Massachusetts Athletics boasts 21 NCAA-sponsored sports for more than 600 student-athletes. Led by Director of Athletics Ryan Bamford, the Minutemen and Minutewomen compete in the Atlantic 10, Hockey East, Colonial Athletic Association (men’s lacrosse), Eastern College Athletic Conference and as an FBS Independent in football.

 

About The Aspire Group

The Aspire Group is a global sports and entertainment marketing firm that specializes in enhancing all revenue streams while building lifelong fans for our clients through superb fan engagement and service. The Aspire Group currently works with client partners in North America, Europe and Australia providing ongoing strategic business consulting and research; outsourced services; and implementation support in all facets of sports business and investment optimization. Aspire has become the global leader in outsourced revenue enhancement with more than 40 collegiate properties in the USA and over 100 more sports and entertainment properties who have trusted Aspire to drive revenue, attendance and enterprise value. In 2015, The Aspire Group was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Top 10 Best Places To Work For In Sports” and nominated by Sports Business Journal for a “Best In Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services” award for the second time. For more information, please visit www.theaspiregroupinc.com.

Penn Athletics passes the ticket sales baton to The Aspire Group for Penn Relays and Basketball in 2016

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016

Penn Athletics has announced a renewal with The Aspire Group, the global leader in athletic revenue enhancement, as its exclusive third-party ticket sales resource for the Penn Relays after The Aspire Group’s tremendous success last year. The agreement builds upon last year’s contract to also include remote ticket sales support for Penn Men’s Basketball. On January 11, two dedicated sales representatives out of The Aspire Group’s National Sales Center (NSC) started proactively reaching out to both existing and potential supporters of Penn Athletics to bring them out for the remainder of the men’s basketball season as well as the upcoming Penn Relays in April.

“We are delighted to expand our working relationship with the Aspire Group,” said Roger Reina, Penn’s Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs. “In addition to the excitement surrounding Penn Relays in an Olympic year leading to the Games in Rio, adding Aspire to build on the enthusiasm surrounding the return of Head Coach Steve Donahue to Penn men’s basketball makes them the right fit at the right time.”

“We are excited to continue our partnership with Penn Athletics in providing a world-class fan experience for the Penn Relays.  Building off our success with last year’s event as well as it being an Olympic year, we are thrilled to be taking this event at historic Franklin Field to the next level in 2016,” stated Darren Arnold, Senior Director of Aspire’s National Sales Center. “Beyond the Penn Relays, we’re very eager for the opportunity to partner with Penn Athletics to sell men’s basketball ticket packages.  With the great tradition of Quakers basketball, and the passionate sports fans of Philadelphia, we know the partnership is sure to be a slam-dunk.”

The Aspire Group brings its industry-leading “Next Practices” in ticket marketing, sales and service to begin campaigning for this season’s Men’s Basketball and spearhead Penn’s flagship Penn Relays with the focus in renewing 2015 ticket accounts and creating even stronger relationships with fans for 2016.

 

About Penn Athletics

A member of the Ivy League since its inception in the 1950s, the University of Pennsylvania sponsors 33 varsity intercollegiate programs—17 men’s sports, 16 women’s sports—and boasts nearly 1,000 intercollegiate athletes among its student body. Penn is home to two of the most iconic sporting venues in the country, Franklin Field (football) and The Palestra (basketball).

For more information, visit www.pennathletics.com

 

About Penn Relays

First run in 1895, The Penn Relays is the oldest and largest track and field event in the United States. Contested every year during the last weekend of April, the Relays bring in over 20,000 competitors from around the globe to compete in front of over 110,000 fans during the three days of the carnival. Over 250 individuals who have competed in The Penn Relays have gone on to win Olympic Gold medals during their careers.

For more information, visit www.thepennrelays.com

 

About The Aspire Group

The Aspire Group is a global sports and entertainment marketing firm that specializes in enhancing all revenue streams while building lifelong fans for our clients through superb fan engagement and service. The Aspire Group currently works with client partners in North America, Europe and Australia providing ongoing strategic business consulting and research; outsourced services; and implementation support in all facets of sport business and investment optimization. Aspire has become the global leader in outsourced revenue enhancement with more than 40 collegiate properties in the USA and more than 100 additional sports and entertainment properties who have trusted Aspire to drive revenue, attendance and enterprise value. In 2015, The Aspire Group was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Top 10 Best Places To Work For In Sports” and nominated by Sports Business Journal for a “Best In Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services” award for the second time.

For more information, please visit www.theaspiregroupinc.com.

Why Is The Pope Holding A Multifaith Sports Conference?

Posted on: January 29th, 2016

Think Progress 

By: Lindsay Gibbs

Sports has long been viewed as a vehicle for social change, and now Pope Francis is taking that theory to the next level.

In October, the Vatican will hold a three-day multifaith sports conference, “Sports at the Service of Humanity.” As reported by John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal, the conference will “examine the role sports can play in society, from establishing relationships to helping promote health and wellness.” There will be speeches, panels, and group workshops, and representatives from all faiths are expected to be present.

Pope Francis first became interested in the healing power of sports when he attended a conference called “Believers in the World of Sports” in 2013, according to Monsignor Melchor Sánchez de Toca Alameda, the Vatican’s Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture. There, the Pope realized that sports could be used to unite people of disparate faiths, nationalities, and races.

“We believe sports can be a powerful tool to make people grow,” Monsignor Sánchez de Toca told SBJ.

Two North American sports marketing companies, Lang Marketing and the Aspire Group, will help the Vatican run the event. The details of the conference have not yet been set, but United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach are expected to be heavily involved.

“The official mission is to validate and endorse sport in the service of humanity,” said Bernie Mullin, chairman and CEO of The Aspire Group. “We’re looking to develop a declaration of principles and a set of guiding values that articulate how sport and faith can serve the greater good, and we want to develop partnerships to put these principles into action.”

Ultimately, the conference will aim to bring peace to the world through sports by better serving people of every ethnicity and economic bracket.

“That means more youth sports programs and opportunities for kids, particularly underprivileged, inner-city, at-risk kids around the world; kids that perhaps their parents can’t afford those sports programs,” Mullin said. “Programs that work on the guiding principles that guide humanity — play by the rules, sacrifice, teamwork, be part of a team and be part of a larger good.”’

Pope Francis has become well-known and beloved, by both Catholics and non-Catholics across the world, for addressing social issues in an out-of-the box way. He has famously embraced technology and social media, and has even taken a stand against internet trolls. During his papacy he has adopted a gentler tone on issues like LGBT equality and abortion, and has taken time to personally meet with disadvantaged populations like rape victims and homeless people.

He also just happens to be a big sports fan himself: His favorite team is San Lorenzo, a soccer club in his native Argentina.

To read full article, click here.

Pope Francis Is Starting a Sports Conference at the Vatican

Posted on: January 28th, 2016

Fortune

By: Benjamin Snyder

It’s being run by two North American marketing firms.

The Vatican is reportedly getting a sports conference this year—and the world has Pope Francis to thank.

Dubbed “Sports at the Service of Humanity,” the three-day conference is slated to run in the fall and is being conceived with the help of two North American marketing firms, as first reported by the Sports Business Journal.

The conference will be invitation-only and is expected to focus on the relationship between sports and society, according to the publication. The event is Pope Francis’ third global initiative focusing on education. About 150 of the world’s top figures in sports, government and religion are expected to attend.

The Vatican has tapped Lang Marketing, which is based in Canada, to develop and run conference from Oct. 5 – 7. The firm subcontracted The Aspire Group based in Atlanta to help organize and sell the event, according to the Sports Business Journal.

“There has never been such a meeting at the highest level of the Vatican on sports and faith,” said Monsignor Melchor Sánchez de Toca Alameda, the Vatican’s Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture, in an interview with the publication. “It is not a one-off event. The idea is to create a movement that brings in all religions and all countries.”

“We believe sports can be a powerful tool to make people grow,” he added.

“The official mission is to validate and endorse sport in the service of humanity,” Bernie Mullin, CEO of The Aspire Group, said to the Journal. “We’re looking to develop a declaration of principles and a set of guiding values that articulate how sport and faith can serve the greater good, and we want to develop partnerships to put these principles into action.”

“It is the Pope’s wish that the legacy movement developed from this Conference, will be to offer more children and their families, particularly those on the margins of society, the opportunity to play sport simply for the fun of it,” added Mullin in a statement to Fortune.

To read the full article, click here.

Pope Francis Plans Sports Conference at the Vatican

Posted on: January 27th, 2016

New York Post

By: Claire Atkinson

Pope Francis is hoping to change the world through sports.

The pontiff is planning a three-day conference at the Vatican in the fall titled, “Sports at the Service of Humanity,” according to a report.

Two North American sports marketing companies — Canada-based Lang Marketing and the Aspire Group of Atlanta — will help sell the invitation-only event, scheduled for Oct. 5-7.

The confab, the third global initiative on education for Pope Francis, will examine the role sports can play in society — from establishing relationships to helping promote health and wellness, according to Sports Business Journal, which first reported on the event.

Bernie Mullen, CEO of Aspire Group, is close to signing the first sponsor, he told SBJ.

The Pope’s first two global initiatives focused on income disparity and climate change.

To read the full article, click here.

Pope Francis Sees Sports as a World Changer

Posted on: January 27th, 2016

Vatican to launch conference with help from marketing firms

Sports Business Journal

By John Ourand

The leader of the Catholic Church is putting his faith in the power of sports to bring about social change.

Pope Francis will make sports a focus of his papacy’s third global initiative on education, following his efforts to highlight income disparity and climate change.

With the help of two North American sports sponsorship and marketing companies, the Vatican is launching a multifaith sports conference in October called “Sports at the Service of Humanity.” The three-day event will examine the role sports can play in society, from establishing relationships to helping promote health and wellness.

The Vatican will focus on three educational areas to help people grow: school, sports and jobs. The inclusion of sports represents the first time such a high-profile global institution has focused on the topic as a driver of social change. It also marks the first time that the Vatican has marshalled its wide reach on such a topic.

The Vatican retained Canadian-based Lang Marketing to develop and operate the October event. In turn, Lang Marketing subcontracted to Atlanta-based The Aspire Group, which will organize and sell it.

The event will be an invitation-only conference for around 150 of the world’s sports, government and religious leaders. The event will be held in the Vatican from Oct. 5-7. Formal invitations will be sent out by this summer.

“There has never been such a meeting at the highest level of the Vatican on sports and faith,” said Monsignor Melchor Sánchez de Toca Alameda, the Vatican’s Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture. “It is not a one-off event. The idea is to create a movement that brings in all religions and all countries.”

Pope Francis authorized the event because he believes the Vatican can tap into the worldwide popularity of sports to bring people of all faiths, races and nationalities together in peace.

He had the idea of using sports to fuel social change soon after he was elected in 2013, according to Monsignor Sánchez de Toca. He attended a conference called “Believers in the World of Sports” in October of that year and saw the potential of using sports to unite disparate groups.

“We believe sports can be a powerful tool to make people grow,” Monsignor Sánchez de Toca said.

The conference’s organizers said they have yet to develop a specific list of the people they plan to invite, citing only the top sports, political and faith leaders across the globe. Monsignor Sánchez de Toca said he expects United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and IOC President Thomas Bach to be involved, and spoke of his desire to have people from all faiths represented. The event will consist of speeches, panels and working groups to articulate those principles and values.

“The official mission is to validate and endorse sport in the service of humanity,” said Bernie Mullin, chairman and CEO of The Aspire Group. “We’re looking to develop a declaration of principles and a set of guiding values that articulate how sport and faith can serve the greater good, and we want to develop partnerships to put these principles into action.”

The Aspire Group is in the process of selling three sponsorships at about $1.8 million (1 million euros) each to cover the event’s costs. One presenting sponsorship is close to being finalized with a global brand that is active in sports, and another supporting sponsorship is close to committing. Mullin also has started talk with a third potential sponsor on an apparel sponsorship. An Aspire Group executive would not say which companies are considering the sponsorships.

The plan is to limit the commercial support of the event to the three brands.

While the sponsorships will help underwrite the event, delegates will pay their own way to attend it.

The Aspire Group has set up an advisory group of about 30 people that hosts a weekly call, including Big East Conference Commissioner Val Ackerman, former Coke executive Scott McCune, DLA Piper’s Peter White and Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver. Those calls have focused on everything from the topics that should be covered and the people who should be invited.

“This is Pope Francis and what he stands for as he outlines his vision around helping those on the edges and those disadvantaged and those dislocated people. It’s very inspiring,” McCune said. “To think about using sports as a vehicle to do that? To me, that’s the ultimate sports marketing project.”

Sports will be a big part of a global initiative on education undertaken by Pope Francis, a soccer fan who frequently has spoken of his affinity for the San Lorenzo team from his home country of Argentina. Mullin described the conference’s mission as an endorsement of sports as a way to unite people of different faiths and different cultures, with an eye on bringing “the world together in peace by using sport.”

“It’s ping-pong diplomacy on the most massive global scale,” he said, calling it a global effort “to serve humanity better through sports.”

“That means more youth sports programs and opportunities for kids, particularly underprivileged, inner-city, at-risk kids around the world; kids that perhaps their parents can’t afford those sports programs,” Mullin added. “Programs that work on the guiding principles that guide humanity — play by the rules, sacrifice, teamwork, be part of a team and be part of a larger good.”

To read full article, click here.

The Aspire Group to launch “Next-Practices” Newsletter, “Breakfast with Bernie”

Posted on: January 26th, 2016

Aspire is launching a monthly “Next-Practices” newsletter “Breakfast with Bernie” January 31st, 2016. The goal of “Breakfast with Bernie” is to provide insights and solutions to today’s top challenges within the sport industry. The newsletter will share success stories, case studies and tips from our partners and friends across the globe.

Throughout the year, you’ll hear from top executives from across professional, collegiate and entertainment properties on innovative ways they’re maximizing revenues, increasing attendances, improving the fan experience, and much more.

The subscription is completely free, but invaluable for keeping you up to date with the next-level strategies and tactics being developed by your peers in the sport and entertainment industry. You can use this link to sign up or update your profile to include “Breakfast with Bernie”.

Colorado Sky Sox Take Ticket Sales to New Heights With The Aspire Group

Posted on: January 12th, 2016

The Colorado Sky Sox will join forces with The Aspire Group, the global leader in athletic revenue enhancement, to boost season, mini plan and group ticket sales for the 2016 baseball season. Starting January 2016, two sales consultants operating out of The Aspire Group’s National Sales Center (NSC) in Atlanta, GA will begin reaching out to the local Colorado community to help ignite the fan base and represent the can’t-miss entertainment offered by Sky Sox baseball.

“This is an exciting time for the Sky Sox organization and our fans,” said President and General Manager Tony Ensor. “In partnering with The Aspire Group, it allows us to reach our fans in a new and innovative way while simultaneously enhancing our customer operations. Our goal has always been to provide the best and most affordable family entertainment in Colorado Springs and we think Aspire will be a great partner and help us reach these goals.”

“We couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to partner with an organization as great as the Colorado Springs Sky Sox,” said Trevor Allison, Manager of the NSC. “With the beautiful scenery surrounding Security Service Field and the dynamic business market of Colorado Springs, combined with our industry leading sales strategies, we’re confident this partnership is sure to be a home run.”

Allison will serve as the liaison between Colorado Sky Sox and The Aspire Group and will oversee the Sky Sox’s Sales Consultant duo based out of the NSC. Previously, Allison was the Manager of Group Sales at The Aspire Group’s Georgia Tech FRMC and FRMC Manager at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

 

About the Colorado Springs Sky Sox

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox are the top affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball club. A staple in the Colorado Springs community since their inception in 1988, the Sky Sox continue to provide the most fun and affordable family entertainment in Southern Colorado while providing community service through another of initiatives. In 2015, the club drew over 300,000 fans for the eighth consecutive season. The 2016 home schedule begins Friday, April 15 against the Memphis Redbirds with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 PM MDT.

About The Aspire Group

The Aspire Group is a global sports and entertainment marketing firm that specializes in enhancing all revenue streams while building lifelong fans for our clients through superb fan engagement and service. The Aspire Group currently works with client partners in North America, Europe and Australia providing ongoing strategic business consulting and research; outsourced services; and implementation support in all facets of sport business and investment optimization. Aspire has become the global leader in outsourced revenue enhancement with more than 40 collegiate properties in the USA and more than 100 additional sports and entertainment properties who have trusted Aspire to drive revenue, attendance and enterprise value. In 2015, The Aspire Group was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Top 10 Best Places To Work For In Sports” and nominated by Sports Business Journal for a “Best In Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services” award for the second time. For more information, please visit www.theaspiregroupinc.com.

Seton Hall Athletics Extends and Expands Partnership with The Aspire Group

Posted on: December 15th, 2015

Seton Hall Athletics has elected to continue working with the global leaders in ticket marketing, sales and service through 2018. The partnership extension between Seton Hall Athletics and The Aspire Group includes growing Aspire’s responsibilities to oversee all athletic ticket sales and service as well as continuing to provide database marketing and analytics support.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with The Aspire Group as we build on our recent successes with ticket sales,” stated Bryan Felt, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Development & External Affairs. “Aspire delivers enhanced customer service to our loyal Pirate fans, which will lead to long-term sustainability through deeper customer relationships as well as immediate revenue and attendance results.”

“Seton Hall is a unique property in a diverse sports landscape. The school sits in a traditional college community however is located just a couple of miles from NYC, the mecca of basketball. Our fans demand success, and our Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC) strives to deliver that demand each and every day,” stated Chris Hernandez, Manager of the Seton Hall Fan Relationship Management Center.

Since 2012, the Seton Hall FRMC has had many accomplishments, including increased new ticket sales revenues by 275%, this past fiscal year produced over a quarter million in new revenue and through database marketing generated close to $44,000 in renewal revenue.

For inquiries or further questions on this partnership, please contact A.J. Smith at aj.smith@theaspriegroupinc.com

 

About The Aspire Group

The Aspire Group is a global sports and entertainment marketing firm that specializes in enhancing all revenue streams while building lifelong fans for our clients through superb fan engagement and service. The Aspire Group currently works with client partners in North America, Europe and Australia providing ongoing strategic business consulting and research; outsourced services; and implementation support in all facets of sport business and investment optimization. Aspire has become the global leader in outsourced revenue enhancement with more than 40 collegiate properties in the USA and more than 100 additional sports and entertainment properties who have trusted Aspire to drive revenue, attendance and enterprise value. In 2015, The Aspire Group was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Top 10 Best Places To Work For In Sports” and nominated by Sports Business Journal for a “Best In Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services” award for the second time. For more information, please visit www.theaspiregroupinc.com.

UC Irvine Athletics Announces Partnership with The Aspire Group

Posted on: November 3rd, 2015

Agreement Will Provide Ticket Marketing, Sales and Service Support

UC Irvine Athletics has signed an agreement through 2018 with The Aspire Group, the global leader in athletic revenue enhancement, to administer the department’s outbound ticket sales and service operation through an on-campus Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC).

The UC Irvine FRMC will be staffed with a selling manager and a sales & service consultant, and will provide year-round support in service & retention, outbound sales, fan contact data capture and revenue strategy for men’s & women’s soccer, men’s & women’s basketball, baseball and men’s & women’s volleyball.

“We are excited for the opportunity to bring in a partner that will enhance our ticketing efforts and support UC Irvine Athletics as we continue to make our athletic department as progressive as possible,” said UCI Athletics Director Michael Izzi.

The Aspire Group has hired Evan Peters as manager of the UC Irvine FRMC. Previously, Peters spent three years working for the Los Angeles Dodgers in their ticket sales department.

“It is an exciting time to be joining Aspire and the UCI Anteater team,” Evans said. “As a former D-I athlete, I understand that athletics are a vibrant part of the college experience for students, their families, for alumni and for the surrounding community. Aspire will bring its expertise in reaching out to these groups to boost attendance at athletic events and create a deeper connection to the University.”

Aspire’s Regional Vice-President of Fan Relationship Management, Tony Garrett, will oversee the partnership. Prior to this role, Garrett ran Aspire’s Tulane property, which oversaw three sell-outs at the Green Waves’ new Yulman Football Stadium.

This will be the second property for The Aspire Group in the Big West Conference along with UC Riverside.

For inquiries or further questions, please contact A.J. Smith at aj.smith@theaspiregroupinc.com (Director, Client Partner Development)

About UC Irvine Athletics

UC Irvine has been ranked in the nation’s top five in the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (DI-AAA ADA) All-Sports standings eight times in the past nine years. UCI finished fourth in the 2014-15 standings and was the top-ranked Big West Conference school for the fifth time in the last seven years, including the past two. In the past nine years, 44 Anteater teams have finished in the nation’s Top-25 final rankings.  During that span, 79 UCI teams have had representation in the NCAA postseason. In addition, 1,308 student-athletes have been honored as UCI Scholar-Athletes and 102 have earned All-America honors.

About The Aspire Group

The Aspire Group is a global sports and entertainment marketing firm that specializes in enhancing all revenue streams while building lifelong fans for our clients through superb fan engagement and service. The Aspire Group currently works with client partners in North America, Europe and Australia providing ongoing strategic business consulting and research; outsourced services; and implementation support in all facets of sport business and investment optimization. Aspire has become the global leader in outsourced revenue enhancement with over 40 collegiate properties in the USA and over 100 additional sports and entertainment properties who have trusted Aspire to drive revenue, attendance and enterprise value. In 2015, The Aspire Group was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Top Ten Best Places To Work For In Sports” and nominated by Sports Business Journal for a “Best In Property Consulting, Sales And Client Services” award for the second time. For more information, please visit www.theaspiregroupinc.com.

 

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