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Celebrating 20 Years of Record-Shattering Hits
for Our Clients

This year, we’re celebrating 20 years – and the party’s just getting started. It seems like it was just yesterday when we opened our doors to start making beautiful marketing music with businesses who not only wanted to grow but also enjoyed having fun with every beat. It’s been a wild two decades of changing styles, faces, technologies and strategies, but one thing is sure: We’re no one-hit wonder! Check out some of our greatest hits below.

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Owners Angela Massaro-Fain and John Fain establish Grapevine Communications.
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The full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency opens its doors in Sarasota with a staff of five.

2002 TOP SONG
U Got it Bad – Usher  

2003

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Grapevine breaks ground on its new office in Lakewood Ranch.
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Grapevine wins 7 Addy Awards for advertising excellence.
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MySpace launches.

2003 TOP SONG
In Da Club – 50 Cent

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Grapevine earns recognition among Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Top 20 Ad Agencies for the first time.
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Facebook launches.

2004 TOP SONG
Yeah – Usher

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2005

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Gabriele Harris joins Grapevine as an intern.
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Grapevine wins 9 Addy Awards for advertising excellence, including 1 AMY and 1 gold.
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MySpace is acquired by News Organization for $580 million.
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Reddit launches.
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2005 TOP SONG
We Belong Together – Mariah Carey

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Lisa Grasso joins the Grapevine staff full time.
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Grapevine is named Young Business of the Year winner by the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.
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Grapevine’s headquarters opens in Lakewood Ranch.
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Grapevine wins 8 Addy Awards for advertising excellence, including 1 gold.
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Grapevine is named Gulf Coast Business Review’s “Top 500 Companies on the Gulf Coast of Florida” for the first time.
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2006 TOP SONG
Bad – Daniel Powter

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2007

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Gabriele Harris joins the Grapevine staff full time.
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Grapevine wins 11 Addy Awards for advertising excellence, including 2 gold.
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Grapevine is named Gulf Coast Business Review’s “Top 500 Companies on the Gulf Coast of Florida” for its second consecutive year.
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Twitter launches.

2007 TOP SONG
Irreplaceable – Beyonce

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Tammy Dumer joins Grapevine.
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Grapevine wins 7 Addy Awards for advertising excellence.
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Grapevine is named Gulf Coast Business Review’s “Top 500 Companies on the Gulf Coast of Florida” for its third consecutive year.
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2008 TOP SONG
Low – FloRida featuring TPain

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2009

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Grapevine joins Facebook and makes its first post.
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Grapevine wins 6 Addy Awards for advertising excellence, including 1 AMY and 1 gold.
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Grapevine is named Gulf Coast Business Review’s “Top 500 Companies on the Gulf Coast of Florida” for its fourth consecutive year.

2009 TOP SONG
Boom Boom Pow – Black Eyed Peas

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Grapevine is awarded the Frank G. Berlin Sr. “Small Business of the Year Award” by the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.
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Grapevine wins 10 Addy Awards for advertising excellence, including 1 AMY and 1 gold.
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Grapevine is named Gulf Coast Business Review’s “Top 500 Companies on the Gulf Coast of Florida” for its fifth consecutive year.
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Instagram launches.

2010 TOP SONG 
TiK ToK – Ke$ha

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2011

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Grapevine wins 3 Addy Awards for advertising excellence.
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Grapevine joins LinkedIn.
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Grapevine is named Gulf Coast Business Review’s “Top 500 Companies on the Gulf Coast of Florida” for its sixth consecutive year.
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Snapchat launches.

2011 TOP SONG
Rolling in the Deep – Adele

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Grapevine achieves the milestone of donating more than $1.2 million in advertising, public relations and marketing services to more than 60 area nonprofit organizations.
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In marking its 10th anniversary, Grapevine celebrates by donating an additional $10,000 in services to local non-profits!
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Grapevine wins 3 Addy Awards for advertising excellence.
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Gabriele Harris recognized as “40 Under 40” by the Business Observer.

2012 TOP SONG
Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye Featuring Kimbra

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2013

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Robert Holzler and John Butzko join Grapevine.
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Grapevine wins 7 Addy Awards for advertising excellence, including 1 AMY.
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Grapevine named “Best Marketing/PR Agency, by SRQ Magazine.
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Grapevine owner Angela Massaro-Fain wins “Businesswoman of the Year / Business Services” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

2013 TOP SONG
Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz

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Kristie O’kon joins Grapevine.
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Grapevine is named “Small Business of the Year” by the Manatee Chamber of Commerce.
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Lisa Grasso is named Employee of the Year.
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Grapevine named “Best Marketing/PR Agency” by SRQ Magazine.
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Grapevine wins 11 Addy Awards for advertising excellence, including 3 gold.
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Kristie O'kon

2014 TOP SONG
Happy – Pharrell Williams

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2015

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Joan Burnell joins Grapevine.
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Lisa Grasso is again named Employee of the Year.
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Grapevine named “Best Marketing/PR Agency” by SRQ Magazine.
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Grapevine wins Greater Good Philanthropy Award by Biz941 Magazine for its philanthropy to the community.
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Grapevine wins 6 Addy Awards for advertising excellence, including 1 AMY and 1 gold.
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Gabriele Harris named Young Professional of the Year by the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.

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2015 TOP SONG
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

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Grapevine joins Instagram and begins posting content.
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Grapevine named “Best Marketing/PR Agency” by SRQ Magazine.
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John Butzko is named Employee of the Year.
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Gabriele Harris recognized as “40 Under 40” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

2016 TOP SONG
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber

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2017

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Allison Imre becomes the new owner & president of Grapevine Communications.
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David Aitken and Ty Demeza join Grapevine.
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Gabriele Harris is named Employee of the Year.
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Grapevine named “Best Marketing/PR Agency” by SRQ Magazine.
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Grapevine wins 4 Addy Awards for advertising excellence, including 1 gold.
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2017 TOP SONG
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

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Roberta “Birdie” Berg joins Grapevine.
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Ty DeMeza is named Employee of the Year.
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Grapevine named “Best Marketing/PR Agency” by SRQ Magazine.
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Grapevine wins 3 Addy Awards for advertising excellence.

2018 TOP SONG
God’s Plan – Drake

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2019

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Meredith Dropkin and Katie Mathewson join Grapevine.
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Grapevine named “Best Marketing/PR Agency” by SRQ Magazine.
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Lisa Grasso is again named Employee of the Year.
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Grapevine wins 5 Addy Awards for advertising excellence.
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2019 TOP SONG
Old Town Road – Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

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Grapevine named “Best Marketing/PR Agency” by SRQ Magazine.
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Kristie O’kon is named Employee of the Year.
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Allison wins entrepreneur of the year.
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Grapevine wins 4 Addy Awards for advertising excellence.
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2020 TOP SONG
Blinding Lights – The Weekend

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2021

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Clarissa Carvajal, Erin Sharp, Jessica Purkey, Patrick Ferlise, Carolina Vera, Nicole Miller, Jennifer Imre Justus, JoAnn Imre, Shane Hughes and Karen Jones join Grapevine.
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Grapevine wins 7 Addy Awards for advertising excellence.
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Grapevine wins two Angel Awards, reflecting the very best in public service advertising.
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Allison Imre wins the “Bull By the Horns” Sandies Award by the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance.
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Gabriele Harris recognized as “40 Under 40” by the University of Tennessee, her alma mater.
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John Butzko is named Employee of the Year again.
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2021 TOP SONG
Driver’s License – Olivia Rodrigo

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Grapevine Goes Platinum

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