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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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Pro League Unveils Non-Exclusive Deal

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MSM Sublicenses World Cup Rights

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Irish Sport Of Hurling Going Global

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World Cup Draws High Rightings On ZDF

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Univision Holds Sale Talks With CBS, TW

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Seven Signs Deal To Show NFL

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Viewers Criticize British Broadcasters

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