FRANKLIN GROUP EXECUTIVE LOUNGE TO OPEN FOR 87ERS’ 2017-18 SEASON
GAME DAY BUSINESS ENTERTAINMENT SPACE TO HOUSE CELEBRITY SPEAKER SERIES, NETWORKING EVENTS
WILMINGTON, DE – NOVEMBER 3, 2017 – The Delaware 87ers today announced Franklin Group as the team’s Official Marketing Solutions Provider and the exclusive sponsor of the team’s in-arena lounge.
The Franklin Group Executive Lounge – designed for business entertainment and networking – will be home to a halftime celebrity guest speaker series throughout the upcoming season. Notable guests currently scheduled to appear include Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment CEO Scott O’Neil, 76ers President Chris Heck, 87ers General Manager Elton Brand, Philadelphia Eagles legend Vince Papale, 76ers broadcaster Marc Zumoff and others.
Additional networking opportunities are scheduled for the lounge this season, in addition to a complimentary dinner buffet for Sevens courtside members and partners at each home game.
“We look forward to collaborating with Franklin Group in creative and unique ways to further enhance our fan-facing platforms,” said Sevens Chief Revenue Officer Doug Hine. “In addition, Franklin Group’s presence in our executive lounge is a tremendous step forward for our business entertainment initiatives and we’re excited to provide increased value for our partners and clients in this venture.”
The Franklin Group is a sought-after marketing, printing, and promotional solutions company with a commitment to direct integration with their clients’ marketing team to maximize image, production and fiscal integrity.
“We are proud to be a Preferred Partner of the 87ers and to bring our expertise in the professional sports arena to Delaware. Our goal is to help our clients raise the bar in key areas: revolutionizing fan experience, educating clients, and boosting customer and employee satisfaction,” said Steven Zuller, Chief Executive Officer of Franklin Group.
The Brooklyn, New York-based company, with sales offices across the United States, provides integrated marketing and printing and promotional solutions for a diverse group of industries, organizations and commercial entities. The Franklin Group provides the 87ers with fan-facing items including apparel; banners for press conferences and events; plaques and other fixtures; promotional giveaways and more.
ABOUT THE FRANKLIN GROUP:
For over 25 years, the Franklin Group has served a diverse group of industries, organizations, and commercial entities to provide clients with creative, strategic solutions to meet their needs. As trusted partners to teams in the NBA, NHL, MLS, NFL, MILB, AFL and NEC, NCAA, it is our mission to turn fan passion into brand response. Utilizing state-of-the-art digital technology, as well as innovative creative solutions we partner with teams and companies to develop distinct marketing strategies and premium collateral for all of their hospitality, printing, and promotional needs. For more information please visit us at www.franklingroupusa.com or contact us at 866 PRINT 88.
ABOUT THE DELAWARE 87ERS:
The Delaware 87ers of the NBA G League were relocated to America’s first state in 2013 and named to commemorate the year in which Delaware ratified the U.S. Constitution, 1787. The Sevens are the NBA G League affiliate of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and are owned by the Sixers. The 87ers play at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE.
ABOUT THE NBA G LEAGUE:
The NBA’s official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 26 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2017-18 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time-high 44 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2016-17 season boasted NBA G League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Cares programs. NBA G League games are available on ESPN’s family of networks and NBA TV.