Aspire Group

The Aspire Group, established in 2008 by Bernie Mullin, is a global Sport and Entertainment Marketing firm that created the outsourced Ticket Marketing, Sales and Service niche thereby revolutionizing the world of sport and in particular US Intercollegiate Athletics.

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Marketing: Market Research
Senior Manager, Strategic Consulting and Research - The Aspire Group (Atlanta, GA)

Reports To: Director of Strategic Consulting and Research

Persons Supervised: Strategic Consulting and Research Data Analyst, Coordinator, and Associate(s) (interns)

Visit www.theaspiregroupinc.com for more information.

Who We Are & What We Are About: Recently recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work in Sports, The Aspire Group is a global sport and entertainment marketing firm that created the outsourced Ticket Marketing, Sales and Service niche, revolutionizing the world of sport and in particular United States Intercollegiate Athletics. As industry leaders, we strive to create the best practices of tomorrow that we call “Next-Practices” within our strategic consulting and research; ticketing, marketing and revenue enhancement; and sports investment optimization capabilities. The implementation of “Next Practices” and the Raise Your Game Executive Development Program raises industry standards through outstanding training, development, and coaching. We produce industry leaders, excellent employees, and winning teams that are dedicated to developing long-term relationships, providing strategic expertise and resources that will take our client partners to the next level. 

Position Overview: We are seeking a positive and passionate individual that is committed to solving complex business problems within the Sport and Entertainment industry utilizing research methodologies. The Manager will oversee a team dedicated to delivering insightful data to Aspire’s domestic and international partners incorporating a variety of research methodologies mostly involving survey methodology. A successful candidate will possess a unique talent to understand data and translate results into actionable insights.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Act as a project lead for assigned Strategic Consulting and Research projects including, but not limited to:
    • Fan Research
    • Strategic Planning
    • Yield Management
  • Meet and liaise with current and prospective partners to facilitate assessment of needs, design research processes, and conduct project updates
  • Oversee members of the Strategic Consulting and Research staff including coordinators and the Associate Program (recruitment, training, and weekly oversight of interns)
  • Design research process for projects including developing project objectives, designing surveys, cleaning and analyzing data, and reporting results
  • Develop and conduct presentations for SC&R partners
  • Conduct external primary market research studies when necessary and constantly review secondary research and published data
  • Develop cutting-edge industry studies that position Aspire as the market leader. Present at industry conferences and publish such research in relevant industry publications and journals
  • Other related duties as assigned

 ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Market Research, Statistics, Psychology, Economics or related field
  • 1-3 years of experience of proven working experience as a market researcher or related position
  • Knowledge of market research processes with an ability to design research methodologies to solve complex business problems
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with statistical analysis including both quantitative and qualitative data
  • Experience with online survey design applications and statistical programs
  • Expertise regarding data models, data mining, and segmentation techniques
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with a meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Ability to learn quickly and work both independently and in teams
  • Ability to travel within the U.S up to 25% of time
  • A high-level of flexibility, curiosity, and enthusiasm with projects
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) proficiency is critical

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Track record of building effective working relationships with external partners and industry stakeholders

The Aspire Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, citizenship status or age.  

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have 1-3 years of experience in market research?


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Marketing: Database Marketing/Analytics
Database Marketing Coordinator - University of Denver (Denver, CO)

Reports To: Director, Ticket Sales and Service

Visit www.theaspiregroupinc.com for more information.

Who We Are & What We Are About: Recently recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work in Sports, The Aspire Group is a global sport and entertainment marketing firm that created the outsourced Ticket Marketing, Sales and Service niche, revolutionizing the world of sport and in particular, United States Intercollegiate Athletics. As industry leaders, we strive to create the best practices of tomorrow that we call “Next-Practices” within our strategic consulting and research, ticketing, marketing and revenue enhancement, and sports investment optimization capabilities. The implementation of “Next Practices” and the Raise Your Game Executive Development Program raises industry standards through outstanding training, development, and coaching. We produce industry leaders, excellent employees, and winning teams that are dedicated to developing long-term relationships, providing strategic expertise and resources that will take our client partners to the next level. 

Denver Athletics and The Aspire Group have formed a relationship to develop a world-class ticket sales team in Denver, Colorado.  Denver Athletics has employed the services of The Aspire Group because it combines progressive strategies and distinguished execution. Led by expert professionals that stand at the top of the ticket sales and customer service industry, Denver Athletics and its fans will benefit from the commitment to integrity and the superior customer service that The Aspire Group brings to every client.    Denver Athletics and The Aspire Group encourage and value a diverse work force and both are equal opportunity employers.

Position Overview:  The Aspire Group seeks a teachable, positive and passionate individual that is committed to becoming a sports industry leader. This role will support the University of Denver Ticket Sales and Service team through analytics and communications.

Database Marketing Coordinator will assist with:

1.      E-mail Marketing Best Practices
This includes; contact strategies, data capture and campaign analysis, deliverability, and CAN-SPAM compliance.

2.      Business Reporting 

This includes the use of Business Intelligence technologies like DOMO, Tableau etc. You will need to custom design dashboard using such BI tools to support the Ticket Sales and Service Team.

3.      Data Mining & Data Analytics

This includes the ability to sift through data within a table environment. Prior understanding of relational database architecture as well as multi-dimensional database design is a plus.

The ideal candidate is a smart, creative, analytical thinker, who excels in applying marketing and organizational skills to a rapidly changing environment.

We expect the Coordinator, Database Marketing to remain current on e-mail marketing best practices. This includes; contact strategies, data capture and campaign analysis, deliverability, and CAN-SPAM compliance. The ideal candidate is a smart, creative, analytical thinker, who excels in applying marketing and organizational skills to a rapidly changing environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Timely execution of promotional email campaigns – including creating templates, coding and editing HTML, tracking, writing queries, testing and proofing.
  • Create engaging marketing emails and web content.
  • Build customer and prospect lists for phone, email and direct mail campaigns based on segmentation criteria
  • Provide quality assurance and apply best practices on all promotional emails.
  • Maintain email calendar.
  • Provide Sales and Marketing Operations support to Athletic Department
  • Update and analyze email and web performance reports
  • Create, test and maintain event pages and online survey forms using WYSIWYG software.
  • Develop reports to assist sales in evaluating sales performance
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • 1-2 years of experience in e-mail marketing, direct marketing or database marketing
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop or photo editing programs
  • Previous experience with Pacmail
  • Previous experience with Google Analytics
  • Exceptional project management skills and attention to detail
  • Meets or exceeds timelines in a fast-paced environment

Compensation: Competitive Base Salary and potential bonus for operation exceeding its revenue goals.  Competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, other voluntary health benefits and 401k with matching program. 

The Aspire Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, citizenship status or age.  


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