Meredith Dropkin

Grapevine Communications Expands Staff with New Hires and Position Promotion

Hires Public Relations & Media Manager and Account Coordinator,
and Promotes New Production & Traffic Manager

Sarasota, Florida – January 21, 2014 – Grapevine Communications, the area’s leading full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency, is pleased to announce the hiring of Miranda Spinner as Public Relations & Media Manager and Mary Everist as Account Coordinator. In addition, Sara Englund has been promoted to Production & Traffic Manager.

“We are excited to announce these changes to our staff in response to the continued growth we are seeing with existing and new clients,” said Angela Massaro-Fain, Founder and President of Grapevine Communications. “In addition, the marketing channels are becoming more diverse and demand new levels of expertise to maintain effectiveness. The expansion of our team better positions us to anticipate the needs of the businesses we serve and deliver the best marketing, advertising and public relations results possible.”

Miranda earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Mississippi State University with emphases in broadcasting and public relations. She has extensive professional background in broadcast news reporting, event coordination, marketing, public relations and client services. As Public Relations & Media Manager with Grapevine, Miranda serves as the agency’s point of contact for all media channels, with responsibilities including event planning and coordination, media planning and relations, as well as social media creation, posting and reporting.

Mary joined Grapevine with a wealth of experience in marketing, business development, finance, project management and operations. Her strengths in organization, technology and client support are a perfect fit for her role with the Grapevine team. As Account Coordinator, Mary provides additional client support as well as in-house project coordination and production processing.

Sara joined Grapevine in mid-2013 with a broad base of experience in client relations and marketing coordination. Her production experience and attention to detail ensures that clients receive the best rates and exposure through our vendors, and that all projects move through Grapevine efficiently and maintain their critical schedules. Sara’s seamless transition to her new role was a natural move, as she began assisting in production management duties several months before taking on the position full time.

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