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Grapevine Communications Continues Growth,
Hires Senior Art Director & Web Master

By Lori Uzzo
Grapevine Communications Advertising Agency

Ringling College of Art and Design Alumnus Brings Decades of Design Experience

Sarasota, Florida – September 20, 2012 – Grapevine Communications, the area’s leading full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency, has added two design professionals to its full-time staff. Michael Cronin, the firm’s new Senior Art Director, is an alumnus of Ringling College of Art and Design. His decades-long career as a graphic designer, art director and visual communicator has taken him all over the United States, working for small to large advertising and design firms.

“Michael brings us a wealth of experience,” said Grapevine Founder and President Angela Massaro-Fain. “His past work ranges from package design for General Foods Corporation to ad campaigns for major brands such as Burger King to brand development and marketing collateral for corporate clients. We look forward to injecting his talents into the creative juices of our current staff.”

Matt Sheils, Grapevine’s new Web Master, has an extensive background in web and graphic design, photography and videography. His expertise will expand the agency’s ability to create a compelling online presence, from websites to social media, for a wide range of Grapevine clients.

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