We know sports… it’s in our blood. We also understand the influence that sports have on culture and we’ve embraced that crossover wholeheartedly, adding two of the most relevant creatives to our talent roster. We are incredibly excited to be working with famous jeweler, Ben Baller, and streetwear designer, Don C, to manage their careers and specifically elevate their presence alongside the high-profile athletes we represent.

As we continue to see off-the-field culture mesh with sports now more than ever before, adding this powerhouse duo to the Excel family will not only bolster our client roster, but it will open new doors for athletes and creatives alike.

We have already seen some pretty epic, out of the box activations that have delivered big results for partners like American Express, Beats, Stock X, New Era, Mountain Dew, Converse, Topps, Levi’s, State Farm, Nike, Foot Locker and more.

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Don C @ NBA All Star

Don C quite literally customized the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend experience in his hometown of Chicago. He partnered with global brands, launching custom products that were worn by fans and All-Stars throughout the weekend.

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Topps X Ben Baller

Topps called on Ben Baller to design exclusive cards for the Topps Project 2020. The project driven by the sports trading card manufacturer tapped 20 artists, with each of them putting their own spin on the same 20 cards. Ben Baller’s Mike Trout iced out rookie card design climbed the Topps Top-Selling 2020 Project Card list, as there were nearly 35,000 copies of the card sold. A Derek Jeter collection designed by Ben Baller lifted the brand tremendously as sales for the collection surpassed $1M in sales.

This is just the start for Ben Baller and Don C. Stay tuned for more! #exceling