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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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