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College Ticket Sale Efforts Go Pro

August 17, 2010

By Don Muret, Staff writer Georgia Tech’s athletic department faces several challenges trying to fill Bobby Dodd Stadium for football games. The downtown Atlanta school fights for discretionary dollars in a crowded big-city sports market. It has an undergraduate base of 16,000 students, not big by BCS standards, and many graduates leave town for engineering…

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$1.2 Million Generated in First Year of Georgia Tech’s FRMC

July 15, 2010

ATLANTA — July 15, 2010 — Today marks a full year of ticket sales for The Aspire Group with its “Fan Relationship Management Center” at Georgia Tech. To date, the Georgia Tech FRMC has generated $1.2 Million in new ticket revenue and related donations. This is a remarkable accomplishment given that no premium seating, hospitality,…

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Over the Top

May 5, 2010

By Jon Cooper Members of the Aspire Group, never have to ask for whom the bell tolls. They not only know for whom it tolls but what it means – it means a sale. While it’s a sound they hear constantly in their Alexander Memorial Coliseum office, the ring that was heard Tuesday night…

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Georgia Tech Reaches $1 Million Dollars in Outsourced Ticket Sales

ATLANTA – May 5,2010- Ten months after Georgia Tech hired The Aspire Group to handle ticket sales and service for football and men’s basketball, the Atlanta-based firm has surpassed a million dollars of new revenue for the athletic program. Headed by well-known sports business professionals, Bernie Mullin and Bill Duffy, The Aspire Group attributes its…

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Former Spirit CEO Mullin still in the action with the Aspire Group

April 19, 2010

By David Markiewicz The Atlanta Journal-Constitution It’s been about 26 months since he left his job as president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Spirit, but Bernie Mullin, it turns out, is never really far from the Atlanta Hawks, the Atlanta Thrashers or Philips Arena. He oversaw the two teams and their general managers…

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Tech averaged 4,095 more fans than last season

February 23, 2010

by Doug Roberson We had a short in Tuesday’s paper that Georgia Tech averaged 51,584 fans last season, which was 40th in the NCAA among Division I-A schools. The entire report can be read here. The Yellow Jackets, though, were 12th in Division I-A in increased attendance year-overyear, averaging 4,095 more fans in 2009 than…

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The Aspire Group Partners With Ottawa 67’s to Service and Sell Tickets

February 9, 2010

Atlanta-based The Aspire Group announced today that they are partnering with the Ottawa 67’s of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) to service and sell tickets for the major junior hockey club that plays in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The Aspire Group will handle all inbound and outbound sales efforts at the Ottawa Fan Relationship…

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Rising Stars

October 1, 2009

Which individuals will emerge as the next generation of leaders in the sports marketplace? Partnership Activation, Inc. is excited to recognize the October recipients of the “Rising Stars Program”, an initiative that honors four (4) young professionals each month who are making an impact in the sports industry early in their career. The individuals nominated…

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Bobcats CFO resigns

July 10, 2009

Bobcats Sports & Entertainment Chief Financial Officer Michael Behrman has resigned. Industry consultant Bill Duffy from Atlanta-based Aspire Group Inc. will serve as interim CFO. Duffy has been working with the organization in an advisory role for the past five months. Behrman spent four years with the NBA team was responsible for all financial operations…

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Tech will outsource its sales of tickets

May 28, 2009

Marketing agency deal may be worth up to $2.2 million for Jackets. By Chip Towers, Doug Roberson The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Thursday, May 28, 2009 Georgia Tech has turned over its ticket sales operation to an outside agency in a deal projected to be worth as much as $2.2 million to the athletics department. The Aspire…

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