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Sarasota, FL, United States, 2012/01/11 - Grapevine Communications, the area’s leading full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency, is continuing to grow with the addition of 24 new clients and two new staff members in 2011.
Grapevine Communications is continuing to grow with the addition of 24 new clients and two new staff members in 2011, and is looking forward to celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2012. The agency also was recognized recently as one of the “Top 25 Ad Agencies in Southwest Florida” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal for the eighth consecutive year.
“As we celebrate 10 years of doing business in Sarasota-Manatee, we are continuing to grow and diversify, both in the types of clients we serve and the services we offer,” said Grapevine Founder and President Angela Massaro-Fain. “With the economy beginning to rebound, we have recently grown our staff by hiring another Account Executive and a PR and Design Associate, and increasing the ways in which we can help position our clients for success, from social media to more traditional channels such as print, radio, TV and web. We’re proud to be the only Sarasota-Manatee agency to be named one of the Top 25 Ad Agencies in Southwest Florida by the Tampa Bay Business Journal eight years in a row.”
Grapevine’s expanding client list represents a wide range of industries. The addition of Advantage Puck Technologies of Pennsylvania, Simplimatic Automation of Virginia and MultiFlex Inc. of Bradenton expands on one of the agency’s specialty niches in the packaging industry. Other new clients include local service-based businesses, from Home-Tech, a leading air conditioning and major appliance sales and service provider based in Fort Myers and with a local office in East Manatee County, to Mauldin & Jenkins, CPA, based in Atlanta with a local office in Bradenton.
Grapevine also continues to serve the community with pro-bono services for non-profit organizations, from established non-profits such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast to newly formed foundations such as the Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund. Last October, Grapevine played a pivotal role in planning and promoting the first fundraising gala for The Payton Wright Foundation, which raised a net of $84,000 for the non-profit’s mission of aiding families with children suffering from pediatric brain cancer and furthering pediatric brain cancer research.
“We’re pleased to add to our already diverse roster of clients,” said John Fain, Grapevine’s Executive Vice President. “Our long-term growth strategy depends on serving a wide range of businesses across many sectors. We’re seeing that strategy pay off as we continue to sign on new clients who require our services for a variety of advertising, marketing and public relations needs.”
The full list of clients signed on by Grapevine in 2011 is as follows:
1. Advantage Puck (Packaging Industry Manufacturer)
2. Bay Point Wealth Management
3. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast
4. Bright Futures Electric
5. City of North Port
6. Gulf Coast Builders Exchange
7. Gulfstream Property & Casualty Insurance
8. Gustafson & Associates (Healthcare Industry Revenue Cycle Consultants)
9. Harrison, Kirkland, Pratt & McGuire, Attorneys at Law
10. Home-Tech, Inc. (Air Conditioning and Major Appliance Sales and Service)
11. IASIS Healthcare
12. Living on the Suncoast Magazine
13. Manatee County Medical Society
14. Mauldin & Jenkins, CPA
15. MultiFlex Inc. (Conveyor & Pallet Transfer Systems)
16. Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, Attorneys at Law
17. Octex LLC (Plastic Injection Molding)
18. Payton Wright Foundation
19. Robert L. Taylor Community Complex – City of Sarasota
20. Simplimatic Automation (Conveyor & Material Handling Systems)
21. Snowbird Concierge
22. Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund
23. The Ranch Family Grill & Bar
24. Zivic Solutions, Ltd. (Attorneys)
Grapevine Communications (grapeinc.com) is a full-service, award-winning advertising, marketing and public relations firm based in Sarasota, Florida, and serving clients nationwide. The firm was awarded the 2010 Frank G. Berlin, Sr., Small Business Award by the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and donated over $148,000 in pro-bono services to area non-profits in 2011.