Meredith Dropkin

Grapevine Communications Hires Client Relations Manager and Web Master / Designer

Sarasota, Florida – February 5, 2013 – Grapevine Communications, the area's leading full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency, is pleased to announce the hiring of Natalie Thorburn as a full-time Client Relations Manager and Robert Holzler as a full-time Web Master and Designer. Natalie brings to Grapevine seven years of experience in office and project management, with an emphasis on the healthcare industry. Robert has decades of experience in web design and development as well as graphic design.

"We are delighted to add Natalie and Robert to the Grapevine team," said Angela Massaro-Fain, Founder and President of Grapevine Communications. "Their professional skills will help us continue to deliver superior customer service and the highest quality creative work to our clients as we expand our services and increase our client roster."

Natalie has experience in building marketing campaigns and managing donor relations for a regional non-profit cultural organization. In that role, she worked with advertising agencies from the client side, gaining a unique understanding of how to anticipate client needs and meet their expectations.

Robert has extensive experience in web development and design, and Internet marketing strategies. He left the U.S. Army after a distinguished career that included recognition for outstanding achievement in the area of computer software and database development during Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Grapevine Communications is continuing to grow as clients see increased business and the need to expand their marketing strategies. The agency is still in the process of hiring, with additional staff anticipated for the first quarter of 2013, making Grapevine the largest employer in the area dedicated to advertising, marketing and public relations.

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