In the busyness of everyday life, we often forget to pause, breathe, and reflect. We get so caught up in checking off the next "thing" on our list that we don't even know what task we just completed. We begin to take things for granted and not appreciate the world around us. As a way to step back and reflect, each week I will post a brief story about a relationship with a client. This is an opportunity to share our collective experience and thank each of them for their commitment to and support of Drake University and Drake Athletics. This is what I call "Bulldog Appreciation".
Week 3 - Chip Albright
As a sales professional in the sports industry, groups are a key component to building attendance and enhancing the overall team brand. Whether it is working with corporations, alumni associations, scout troops or other groups, creating a memorable event for a large number of attendees is something I strive to achieve on a daily basis.
Over the last two seasons, I have had the honor of collaborating with Chip on numerous group outings for his daughters' sports teams. It's always a treat to welcome the kids and their teammates to the game. Plus, seeing the excitement on their faces as they head to the locker room to form a high-five tunnel or visit with Spike the Bulldog reminds me why I get up and go to work everyday. I like to say that I don't sell tickets, I sell memories. Chip and his daughters have helped me solidify that message.
As we head into the 2016-17 season, I am excited to further the relationship Chip and I share and create more memorable experiences.