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Grapevine Communications Hires Veteran Production & Traffic Manager
Joan Burnell Brings Decades of Industry Experience

Sarasota, Florida – January 20, 2015 – Grapevine Communications, the area's leading full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency, announced that Joan Burnell has joined the team in the role of Production & Traffic Manager, bringing industry knowledge and project management abilities to the ever-growing firm. "We're pleased to welcome such an accomplished and highly experienced professional to our staff," said Angela Massaro-Fain, Founder and President of Grapevine Communications. "Joan's production coordination history helps ensure that all creative projects move through Grapevine efficiently and swiftly while maintaining their critical schedules on behalf of our clients."

With an extensive background that spans printing, advertising, public relations and marketing, Burnell has developed proven abilities to oversee all aspects of project traffic, production and dissemination. At Grapevine, she will serve as a project coordinator and a liaison between national and local vendors and the firm's staff of 17, consisting of creative, account executive and management teams. Burnell joined Grapevine Communications from Clarke Advertising, where she worked as Creative Services Manager for 12 years

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