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It’s March Madness! Here’s How Sports Teams Turn To SpeedPro

FEBRUARY 27, 2019| SpeedPro North Charlotte

The brackets are filled. The games are getting close. The madness is in full swing. It’s that time of the year when everyone is optimistic they have the bracket that will give them bragging rights – and maybe something a little extra – in the office, dorm or online. March is a big month for sporting events. And when you think Big!, you should always think of SpeedProthe nation’s leading large-format graphics franchise.

SpeedPro is here to take the madness out of your large-format graphic printing needs. Our game plans aren’t formulated before our initial meeting. Our experienced studio owners work with you to create custom plans that are built around your specific marketing needs.

Whether you represent youth sports organizations, high schools, college programs, or a pro sports franchise, we’re your one-stop-shop for bold branding. Let’s analyze some keys to a successful graphics package:

Marketing: A key goal in marketing is to match your organization/sports team to your target audience. Bold and vivid banners, window graphics and door wraps that reflect the focal point of your team will stand out and leave a lasting impression.

Advertising: Your team had a fantastic run last season and season ticket sales are going strong. The effective use of digital signage, providing stunning graphics with the versatility to deliver a variety of important messages, will push those sales over the top. Re-emphasize those season ticket sales deals with strategically placed flags and banners.

Mobility: Your budding sports team is on the verge of something special, you just need a few additional key players to make you into contenders. Don’t just rely on word of mouth to spread the message. Spread your message with vehicle wraps. Vehicle wraps take your message to the people, no matter where they are. When it comes to cost and ROI, vehicle wraps have the lowest cost per impression.

Rest assured, we not only talk a good game, we have the insight, knowledge and know-how to back it up. At SpeedPro, the nation’s leading large-format graphics franchise, our studio owners are not simply entrepreneurs, they’re some of the biggest sports fans out there. They take pride in their work. That’s why some of the biggest names in sports rely on SpeedPro to get the job done.

Jon Graber – SpeedPro Mount Vernon (NYC): Jon has been a sports fan his whole life. That love of sports has been passed down to his kids. “I love almost all sports but these days soccer has taken the lead,” Jon says. “We are big NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA and MLB fans as well.”

Jon is the official printer as well as sponsor of the NBA G League’s Westchester Knicks. He has also partnered with the athletic department at St. John’s University and the Boston Marathon. His work with the Westchester Knicks has him handling all the team’s printing needs, from roster cards, to promotional items, to banners.

“It’s a great way to get exposure and it gives you credibility to other customers,” says Jon about his work being seen by so many fans.

Littie Brown – SpeedPro Marietta (GA): Littie has loved sports since she was a little girl. A resident of the Atlanta area now, Littie is a season ticket holder for the Braves, Dream, Hawks and Falcons. “I also love golf,” Littie says. “I’d rather play than watch, but I love both. I love track and field, too!”

Littie has worked with all four of Atlanta’s major professional sports teams. That includes printing wall graphics, to vehicle wraps and trade show display products. A few years ago, her studio wrapped the individual lockers for the Atlanta Dream.

“It has been a big part of our success and everyone knows them,” Littie says about her work being seen by so many fans. “When we tell potential clients we have worked for any of the four (professional franchises) we gain immediate credibility. Plus, the images are in high-traffic areas and people can associate the SpeedPro name whenever they enter the arena.”

Jeff Kolenich and Lori Kolenich – SpeedPro Cleveland West – The pair are both avid sports fans. Jeff played sports until his late 20’s. “Our favorite sport to watch is basketball and football,” Jeff says. “We attend several basketball games each year.”

The Kolenich husband and wife team played a major role in LeBron James’ homecoming when the perennial all-star returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014. Their SpeedPro studio was responsible for wrapping the entire owner’s suite, the elevator doors inside and out, as well as the vital, main traffic areas of the Cavs downtown Cleveland arena.

“It was a great sense of local and team pride,” Jeff says of his work with the Cavs. “It was great to be associated with the project and we feel like we contributed to support our local team.”

SpeedPro has a strong roster of studio owners who are ready to team up with your organization to dazzle your fans with hall of fame worthy graphics. Let’s huddle and draw up a winning game plan together. Reach out to us right now by visiting

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