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Talk to All Athletic Donors: It Pays Off

October 1, 2020

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic put many tens of millions of dollars in the red, college athletics programs were facing a unique set of financial challenges exacerbated by fan behavior and technological innovation. D1 expenses are up over 80% since 2009, led by coaches’ salaries and buyouts, facility upgrades, and the expansion of student-athlete services….

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Aspire and CareValidate Providing Solutions For Safe Return To Work and Play

September 11, 2020

ATLANTA, GA – CareValidate and The Aspire Group announced a partnership to deliver safe return to work and play solutions across multiple industries. CareValidate offers a comprehensive reopening solution to employees, students, sports teams, movie studios, and consumers that operationalizes the 4 major requirements from the CDC for reopening: Daily Health Screening, Contact Tracing, case…

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Fan Concerns, Expectations, and Intentions Around COVID Seasons

August 24, 2020

In the midst of ‘Return to Play’ planning and speculation from administrators, health officials, and pundits, stakeholders need to consider the voice of the fan. Fan perspectives change frequently in these uncertain times. Seeking to give fans a ‘virtual seat at the table’, Aspire has surveyed more than 4,000 unique college athletic ticket buyers and…

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Kevin Hill Generates $1M in New Business Revenue

August 4, 2020

Kevin Hill, Manager of Service and Retention, at Aspire’s University of Maryland FRMC recently passed $1,000,000 in lifetime new business revenue. Hill has been promoted three times since he began working at The Aspire Group in January of 2016 and his peers have consistently recognized him for annual “Hustle and Leadership” awards. “I am grateful…

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Special Olympics Southern California Partners with Aspire to Drive Donations

July 30, 2020

ATLANTA, GA – The Aspire Sport Marketing Group and Special Olympics Southern California are pleased to announce a donation and customer service-based partnership. The Aspire Group will be responsible for driving gifts and building relationships with new and current donors through Aspire’s National Sales Center (NSC) in Atlanta, Georgia. “We are excited to begin this…

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United Soccer League Selects Aspire as Preferred Ticket Sales & Service Supplier

July 23, 2020

Atlanta, GA. – The United Soccer League (USL) announced today it has entered into a multi-year agreement with The Aspire Group, which becomes the Preferred Ticket Sales & Service Supplier of the USL. Through the partnership, Aspire will be the preferred outsourced supplier for any ticket marketing, sales, or service needs of the more than…

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The University of Texas at El Paso Partners with The Aspire Group

July 17, 2020

ATLANTA, GA – The University of Texas at El Paso Athletics (UTEP) has announced a multi-year partnership with The Aspire Sport Marketing Group, outsourcing ticket service and operations effective July 1, 2020. Aspire’s Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC) staff will be responsible for selling a full ticket menu across UTEP’s football, men’s and women’s basketball, softball,…

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New Orleans Privateers Bring in The Aspire Group

July 2, 2020

ATLANTA, GA – The University of New Orleans Athletic Department (UNO) has announced a multi-year ticket marketing, sales, and service partnership with The Aspire Sport Marketing Group. The on-campus New Orleans Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC) will be responsible for new ticket sales, renewals, ticket-related donations, and the generation of stand-alone Privateer Scholarship Foundation gifts. “Partnering with…

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Hound TALINT and The Aspire Group Team Up to Disrupt Sport Talent Acquisition

June 4, 2020

ATLANTA, GA – Hound TALINT, a talent intelligence pioneer in decision science, and The Aspire Group have inked a consulting and partnership agreement. Aspire will be deeply involved with Hound TALINT, Baker Street Scientific’s sport talent acquisition and analytics platform, to help the new brand introduce their next-gen IP into the fast-paced world of professional…

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San José State University Extends Aspire Partnership with an Expanded Scope of Work

May 26, 2020

ATLANTA, GA – San José State University (SJSU) and The Aspire Group have announced a multi-year contract extension, adding stand-alone donations to Aspire’s scope of work with the school. Marie Tuite, SJSU director of athletics, said, “We are excited to announce a continuation of our partnership with The Aspire Group. In a short time period,…

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