The Aspire Group Nominated for 2012 Sports Business Award

March 19, 2012

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Today, publisher, Richard Weiss, and executive editor, Abraham Madkour, of the Sports Business Journal (SBJ) announced The Aspire Group as a nominee for a 2012 Sports Business Award. The award nomination is for the ‘Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services.’

During the nomination period, the fastest growing division of The Aspire Group, the Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC), grew from three partnerships to sixteen. The purpose of the FRMC is to maximize ticket sales and attendance frequency by providing a superb customer experience on outbound and inbound ticket sales and service calls. As of August 2011, at least 24 Division I athletic programs have adopted these practices either in house or through outsourced partnerships. In addition to operating FRMC’s, The Aspire Group has provided consulting services to clients in collegiate athletics, domestic professional sport, and international professional sport.

The other nominees for the ‘Property Consulting, Client and Sales Service’ award include IMG, AEG Global Partnerships, Premier Partnerships, and Wasserman Media Group. The nominees will be evaluated by a panel of sport industry experts who will act as category judges to determine the winner by a private vote. The winner will then be announced at the award ceremony May 23, 2012 at The New York Marriot Marquis at Times Square in New York City.

“I am humbled but thrilled to hear that we were nominated because our staff deserves the recognition for their outstanding work in 2011,” said Bernie Mullin PhD, the Chairman & CEO, The Aspire Group. “To be in a category with some of the most recognizable brands in sport marketing in just four short years is truly amazing and a testament to the work each of our staff does on behalf of our partners day in and out. I look forward to seeing what 2012 has in store for us.”

About The Sport Business Awards 2012
In its fifth year, the Sport Business Awards is a ceremony held by the Sports Business Daily and Sports Business Journal to honor excellence in the business of sport. The list includes 77 nominees in 15 different categories.
For information about The 2012 SportsBusiness Awards visit

About The Aspire Group
The Aspire Group is a global sports and entertainment firm founded by Dr. Bernie Mullin that partners with its clients to maximize revenue, people and organizational performance. Aspire provides ongoing strategic and implementation support in executing and maintaining highly innovative sales, marketing, management, and operational systems and programs. This is best embodied in the Fan Relationship Management Center, the fastest growing arm of the company, operating in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.


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