Meredith Dropkin

Grapevine Communications Earns Multiple Recognitions for Company Growth and Community Involvement

a Owners Angela Massaro Fain and John FainSarasota, FL - Sarasota 15, 2017 - Grapevine Communications – the area’s leading full-service advertising, marketing and public relations firm – is proud to have earned recognition for multiple prestigious honors from both the community and the business industry. The agency was named among the “Top 25 Public Relations Firms in Southwest Florida” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal; listed on the Business Observer’s “Gulf Coast Top 500” annual ranking of the region’s 500 largest companies; and owners Angela Massaro-Fain and John Fain were recognized as the Humanitarians of the Year by the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund.

“Grapevine Communications was founded on the concept of delivering exceptional results for our clients while contributing to our community whenever possible,” said Angela Massaro-Fain. “To be simultaneously recognized for both giving back and our continued growth is a true reflection of our team, our passion and a commitment to our longstanding mission – especially as we prepare to celebrate our 15th year of business in the Sarasota-Manatee area.”

As owners of Grapevine Communications, Angela Massaro-Fain and husband/partner John Fain have donated more than $1.7 million to area nonprofits since 2002. As a result, they were named 2017 recipients of the C. John A. Clarke Humanitarian Award. The award is named after the former president and CEO of Lakewood Ranch developer Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, who helped pioneer the fund. The couple will be formally recognized March 8, 2017, at a Dixieland Jazz-themed fund gala.

Each year, the Tampa Bay Business Journal ranks the Top 25 Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations agencies based on a comprehensive series of surveys, revenue and number of local employees. Grapevine ranked as the fourth largest in a seven-county region (Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties). This year marks the 13th consecutive year in which Grapevine has been included on the list. The firm moved up two spaces from its ranking of sixth in 2015.

The Gulf Coast 500 ranks the largest 500 companies from nine counties – from Polk to Collier – by revenue, and includes a valuable listing of those companies' contact information. This year marks the ninth year in a row in which Grapevine Communications was listed.

Grapevine Communications provides full-service advertising, marketing and public relations services to clients nationwide. The firm is the most award-winning advertising agency in Sarasota, Florida, and the surrounding areas. For more information on Grapevine Communications, contact Shaunna Norris ( at 941-351-0024 or visit the website at