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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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Britain "may have smashed its Olympic legacy economic impact," but more than 150 small businesses "continue to be denied the right to publicise their involvement" in the 2012 London Olympics, according to Jason Hesse of REAL BUSINESS. For suppliers to openly promote their involvement with the 2012 L ...

Tags: Olympics, United Kingdom

Glasgow 2014 Legacy 'Already Underway'

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Tags: Events and Attractions, United Kingdom

HLC: London Stadium Not Maximized

A group of Lords who questioned the legacy of London 2012 said that the Olympic Stadium "is not being used as well as it should be," according to the BBC. The House of Lords Committee on Games Legacy said the £429M ($691M) stadium was a "national asset that should be used to the ful ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

Championship Burnley Announces Losses

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Firms Want To Use Games For Promos

Ministers are facing demands that British firms supplying goods and services to next year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow should be allowed to boast of their involvement -- "after it emerged that 151 suppliers to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are still being gagged by officials," accord ...

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QPR To Face Record Fines

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Tags: United Kingdom, Franchises

'Super Agents' Rebuilding Middlesbrough

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London 2012 Brings Britain Extra $17.7B

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BOA Chair: Athletes' Reputations At Risk

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ManU, Nike Kit Extension Still Unsigned

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