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Hangin' With ... The Aspire Group Director Of Australian Operations Ben Pincus

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 30 / 15

The Aspire Group Director of Australian Operations BEN PINCUS is managing a collaborative initiative with the National Rugby League that recently opened the first centralized Fan Relationship Management Center devoted exclusively to outbound sales calls in the history of the NRL. Pincus's team of ...

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Borussia Dortmund, Evonik Extend Deal

Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund's main sponsor Evonik Industries is extending its sponsorship agreement with the club to June 30, 2025. Evonik will be taking a direct stake in Borussia Dortmund through the planned capital increase, and will be acquiring 9.06% of its capital stock, which will lead ...

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Srinivasan Takes Over As ICC Chairman

Suspended Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan was confirmed as Int'l Cricket Council chairman in Melbourne on Thursday, giving the 69-year-old industrialist "the most powerful role in the governing body's restructured organisation," according to Amlan Chakraborty of REUTERS ...

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FIFA Cracks Down On Ambush Marketing

FIFA is cracking down on ambush marketers to protect its official sponsors and partners. Prior to the start of this year’s World Cup in Brazil, FIFA forced the host country to pass legislation that allows it to be more aggressive in combating ambush marketing. The reason for such drastic measu ...

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Italian NPC Signs Athlete Career Program

Adecco Italy and the Italian Paralympic Committee have signed a new cooperation agreement, valid until '20, related to the Athlete Career Program. The partnership, which follows the agreement signed between Adecco and the Int'l Paralympic Committee, aims to bring elite athletes together with compani ...

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World Cup Games Attract Top Ratings

German public broadcaster ARD "obtained market shares of more than 40% for its broadcasts of Wednesday's World Cup games," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. The game between Ecuador and France attracted 9.26 million viewers starting at 10pm. The number translated into a market share of 41%. I ...

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Real Madrid Tops Champions Payout

Champions League winners Real Madrid secured the highest payment from the event at €57.4M, according to figures released by UEFA on Wednesday. In total, the 32 teams competing in the event shared €904M in payments from UEFA in '13-14, matching the record set last season. Paris St. Germain, ...

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Bulgarian Clubs Agree On TV Distribution

The Bulgarian football league "has distributed its TV rights income for the 2013-14 season showing the disparity in domestic TV deals between the big leagues of Western Europe," according to Alexander Krassimirov of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Ludogorets Razgrad "was the biggest beneficiary after the clu ...

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ITV Draws 5.8 Million For England Finale

ITV attracted an average of 5.8 million viewers for England's final World Cup match against Costa Rica on Tuesday night, "a quarter of its peak audience for England's defeat to Uruguay last week," according to Ian Griggs of MEDIA WEEK. The audience share for ITV's coverage of England's 0-0 draw agai ...

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ARD Takes Option To Show DTM In '15

The German Touring Car Championship (DTM) "will remain on German public broadcaster ARD during the '15 season," according to Andreas Reiners of SPEEDWEEK. ARD "took an option for the next season." The option "was part of ARD's current deal with the series, which is set to expire at the end of the se ...

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Continental To Sign On Stadium Partner

Germany-based automotive supplier Continental "will reportedly sign on as the naming-rights partner of the new stadium of 3rd League football club SSV Jahn Regensburg," according to BR. Nothing has been made official yet, but "everything points at Continental" as the new naming-rights partner. The c ...

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