Grapevine Communications, Sarasota’s leading full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency, announces the addition of seven key new clients in October and November of 2010. These new clients represent a wide range of industries, indicating that local companies are ramping up their advertising and marketing efforts for an improving business climate in 2011.
“We’re seeing a number of new clients who recognize the impact of smart, effective marketing in attracting new customers and growing their businesses,” said Angela Massaro-Fain, founder and president of Grapevine Communications. “As the economy begins to improve, it’s important to have a growth plan in place. We’re pleased to have the opportunity to help our clients position themselves for success.”
One such client is Sudaco Physician Solutions, a billing, collections and electronic medical records service for physician practices. Seeing the potential for growth due to recent government requirements for electronic medical records, Sudaco is expanding its services and actively marketing to local physicians, particularly in the fields of Cardiology; Dermatology; OB/GYN; Ear, Nose and Throat; and Orthopedics.
Also expanding is Suncoast Communities Blood Bank, a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, which is growing beyond the Sarasota border and into Manatee County with two new locations, one in Lakewood Ranch and the other in West Bradenton. Suncoast Communities Blood Bank is working with Grapevine Communications on a radio, print and television advertising campaign to educate the public about the blood bank’s vital role as the sole provider of blood for Manatee Memorial Hospital and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.
The Jim Soda Group of Prudential Lakewood Ranch Realty has hired Grapevine for its expertise in the use of new Microsoft TAG technology. Jim Soda, a consistent top producing Realtor who is in the Top 1% of agents nationwide, is implementing TAG on his signage, print ads and business cards, giving potential homebuyers instant access to MLS listings and virtual home tours.
For the Women’s Resource Center, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that offers life skills training, career planning and educational scholarships for women, Grapevine has created a new logo and completely revamped the organization’s website. Another important community resource and new Grapevine client is the Suncoast Workforce Board, which connects job seekers with area employers and job training. Grapevine is helping the organization develop and implement a detailed outreach campaign to build community awareness related to employment and training services in Manatee and Sarasota Counties.
Additional new clients for Grapevine include:
• Venice Golf & Country Club, which offers championship golf, superb tennis and contemporary fitness facilities, all located within a gated community of 587 single-family homes.
• Gurley & Associates, a construction and surety law firm that offers solution-oriented counsel to public and private owners, general contractors and subcontractors, architects and engineers.
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 recently awarded the 2010 Frank G. Berlin, Sr., Small Business Award by the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.