After besting nine other companies who vied for the City’s request for a vendor to provide professional marketing services, Grapevine Communications quickly sprung into action by conducting a thorough assessment of the City of North Port’s economic development marketing efforts. I feel very confident that we are in safe hands, and that Angela and her team will be instrumental in upping our game as we elevate North Port amidst the noise of competing communities. There have been a lot of successes in North Port in the past couple of years; we needed the professionals to help us share the good news.
Ruth A. Buchanan, MBA, CEcD
Economic Development Program Manager
City Manager’s Office
City of North Port
Grapevine provides a level of marketing, advertising and public relations services that rivals any major, big city ad agency. By working with Grapevine’s creative team and through the help of their expansive network of media connections, we were able to host what was unequivocally the best Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final ever held in the United States.
Barry Matchett, Chairman of the Board of Directors
*Modern Pentathlon logo created by Ringling School of Art & Design
In my eleven-year tenure at Center For Sight, Grapevine Communications was a critical element in the formula that allowed us to create the nation’s leading multi-physician, multi-location vision and cosmetic center and experience unbelievable year-on-year new revenue growth and market share gains. Grapevine’s creative work along with their detailed project plan follow through, timely execution and attention to financial specifications proved to be invaluable to our organization’s growth and development.
Former Chief Administrative Officer
Center For Sight
During the close of our business year 2015, our upper management began a search for a marketing company that could produce results for the upcoming 2016 business year. Results that would provide Badger Bob's Services Inc. with media exposure throughout the Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties. Moreover, media campaigns that would help our consumers understand who Badger Bob's Services and what types of services we provide alongside the geographic areas that we service.
After several days of evaluating marketing companies we narrowed our search down to three. Of those three Grapevine Communications and Gabriele Vest provided one very important value that the other two firms did not. THEY LISTENED. We asked for a diversified exposure plan within a budget. Not only did they provide a diversified marketing plan, they provided options. Our review of their proposal was short as we felt Gabriele and her team really put together a plan that would provide us with exposure to all of our required service areas, utilizing several different media outlets.
As a result we have increased our social media fan engagement exponentially over our previous marketing company, and service and sales through Google has increased 88%. The immeasurable benefit of working with Grapevine Communications is that consumers are starting to really know who we are. Lastly, Grapevine is "taking ownership" of their product to a new level. I discovered that the owner Angela puts her stamp of approval on every marketing piece that is produced; nothing gets released unless she reviews it. A process that we absolutely appreciate.
We are grateful for Gabriele, Angela and the team at Grapevine Communications and we look forward to continued positive results.
General Manager, Badger Bob’s Services
Grapevine Communications came highly recommended by several business leaders in the community. Working with Angela and John Fain and their team was an incredible experience. The roll out of our rebrand and major announcement of our move to Lakewood Ranch was flawless. The Players Centre for Performing Arts will continue to use Grapevine Communications well into the future.
Michelle Bianchi Pingel
The exposure we have gained through Grapevine’s social media, public relations and website work has been instrumental in building positive momentum for our company. Their team continues to surprise us with media introductions, interviews, connections and opportunities that go well beyond our expectations. We highly recommend Grapevine to any firm looking for a creative and proactive partner that consistently gets tangible results – they have been a valuable asset to our business.
Autumn loves the creative strategy, “A Wonderful Way…” . We appreciate the big efforts you’re making to get us more vivid and the emotionally on-point writing. Thanks for all the hard work.
Jim Soper & Rob Ross
Autumn Senior Living, LLC & Autumn of Sarasota
Thank you very much for your excellent FaceBook coverage of the event at Landside last night. Humor and pics (and video) were all there. It is very appreciated!!
Anna Maria Oyster Bar
We have partnered with Grapevine Communications on multiple events over the last few years, and truly enjoy the creativity and results they bring to everything they do. From negotiating advertising opportunities with local media to providing excellent exposure through social media and public relations efforts, the Grapevine team is effective, efficient and easy to work with for projects of any size and scope.
Owner and President
We’ve been told we have the best website in the adventure course industry, that our marketing tools are beautiful, and that our outreach is superb. The response from media outlets has been phenomenal. Grapevine has exceeded our expectations.
Aaron & Kathy Corr, Owners
TreeUmph! Adventure Course
Our company has outsourced its marketing and public relations functions to Grapevine for several years now. They have been tremendously helpful in spreading the word about Octex and increasing our visibility in both the local community, and to our customer base on a national level.
President, Octex LLC
Grapevine planned a wildly successful media event with a very short lead time. We were happily overwhelmed by the number of people as well as the caliber of the business leaders, politicians and media representatives who attended. Following the event, we were pleased with the public relations exposure we received in numerous local media outlets.”
CEO, Autumn of Sarasota
Working with Grapevine Communications has been a fantastic experience. They are truly gifted at what they do. I was so pleased that all the projects were completed expediently. Thank you for all
your hard work, I could not be happier!
President, Monarch Asset Management
The City of North Port utlilized Grapevine Communications to develop and execute a campaign to market the City's impact fee moratorium which included a 30-second video spot. We are extremely pleased with the quality, creativity and effectiveness of their work. Grapevine listened to our needs and exceeded our expectations.
Economic Development Manager
City of North Port, FL
I just want you to know that you all have done a fantastic job with this Pentathlon and the marketing and promotion around it. I have seen it everywhere! Thank you for all you have been doing.
Director of Sports
Sarasota County Sports Commission
a division of VISIT SARASOTA COUNTY
*Modern Pentathlon logo created by Ringling School of Art & Design
The creative team at Grapevine delivered some of the best branding and creative work I’ve seen in a long time, and the coverage they generated from our Mission Cataract program and the Center For Sight Foundation’s 1Night 4Sight fundraiser far exceeded our expectations. We were delighted with the number and quality of feature stories we received in regional publications, and were thrilled to be included in several broadcast segments on our local news channels.
Dr. David W. Shoemaker
Founder & CEO,
Director of Cataract & Lens Replacement Surgery
Center For Sight
Through grapevine’s creative energies, a communication / marketing brochure was developed-one in which we are very proud to distribute and display in the communities we serve. A pleasure working with such a talented, energetic team.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast
Time and time again, the entire team has surpassed our expectations. For penetrating, no-nonsense, practical and adaptable creativity that works, check out the experienced folks at Grapevine.
Small Business Development & Innovation
Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
Grapevine has an outstanding reputation, creative campaigns that demonstrate results, and most importantly to my organization; an unwavering commitment to the local community.
Gustafson + Associates, Inc.
When facing difficult market conditions and fierce competition, it is important to differentiate your product through creative branding and innovative marketing techniques. Grapevine Communications has been a crucial component of our success and a terrific team player.
James C. Holmes III
Ram Real Estate
I have worked with Grapevine for over eight years on a myriad of projects from re-imaging to strategic business planning to marketing and public relations. In each and every instance, me expectations have been met and exceeded. The depth of their experience and connections within the public and private media sectors have made them invaluable to our firm. I highly recommend them.
T. Craig Campbell
Thanks to the entire Grapevine team for all the support, dedication and hard work you have all given to our company. The designs and concepts you have produced for our company have clearly generated positive results and has directly impacted our sales.
The level of service and partnership you have shown us, makes it easy to see why 1st Choice selected Grapevine Communications. We look forward to a long successful relationship between our teams.
Gary A. Simone
1st Choice Industries
Team Grapevine created a distinctive, sophisticated new identity for A New Approach Financial Planning. They listened to my needs, came up with a number of inspirational concepts and helped me through the process of focusing on those that matched my targets, refining the concepts and producing the final logo. The business and note card design tied together the theme and the product quality was very high. People noticed and I received compliments the first time out. I recommend Grapevine if you want a professional design that sets you apart from the crowd.
A New Approach Financial Planning
If you haven't ever worked with Grapevine Communications, odds are you have at least one of its press releases somewhere in that inbox. Grapevine's advertising, marketing and PR have promoted local business and events such as the Broadway Promenade complex and the Walk to Defeat ALS. With simple language, and plenty of facts on hand, its releases are also among the most pleasant to read locally.
The SRQ Journal
Angela Masario-Fain, CEO of Grapevine is a great friend to InStride! For the past 2 years she and all her dedicated staff, especially Nick and Sarah, have poured their many talents into marketing our Mane Event and communicating InStride's mission throughout our communities. Through Grapevine's expertise InStride is better known and supported today than at any time during our 20 years of service to special individuals!
Angela's personal support has also meant the world to us! Beyond the call of duty doesn't begin to describe Grapevine's commitment to InStride and every rider we serve! It's a real honor to recommend Grapevine as the BEST AGENCY in Sarasota!
Grapevine Communications assisted our newly formed organization with the creation of an extraordinary media campaign - more than $300,000 of free negotiated media with 190 instances of print - for an international Olympic sport that had not had significant local or national exposure.
Their professional, responsive and talented staff delivered exceptional work on time that far surpassed our expectations. The event was highly successful and internationally regarded as "perfect." Grapevine's communication strategy greatly extended the outreach and understanding of our events throughout southwest Florida. Grapevine Communications possesses the depth and experience for groundbreaking creative solutions that can spotlight landmark opportunities for our region.
Katherine Harris, Executive Chair
2014 Sarasota Bradenton Modern Pentathlon
*Modern Pentathlon logo created by Ringling School of Art & Design
RAVE, RAVE, RAVE! ONLY RAVES! I am happy to recommend you and your firm.
Joselle D. Culp
Angela and her team continue to be an integral part in the success of my new business. Their creativity, professionalism, follow-through, and marketing and public relations expertise have played a tremendous role in establishing our brand and maintaining our reputation.
Karen Vale, CEO/President
Practice Works MD, LLC
With their renowned creative talents and proven record of cross-industry success, Grapevine was an easy choice as the agency to revamp our logo and website. We are thrilled with the results.
Keith Martin, President
Grapevine has turned out to be the partner we have been looking for and needed for quite some time. You guys have great creativity and are always there to help us out even when we gave you a very short delivery time. Your responsiveness has exceeded our expectations. Thanks again!
Chuck Schofield, Sr. Vice President
Radiant Power Corp.
On behalf of the entire JA of Sarasota & Manatee Counties Board of Directors and staff, I want to thank you for your dedication to the Junior Achievement mission. Your contributions toward helping us empower young people have been abundant and productive. You have made a difference though your dedication and continued support. Thank you for your considerable leadership efforts, pro-bono marketing contributions, your time, and talent.
David Hess, Chair JA of Sarasota/Manatee Board of Directors
Kristin Schreiner, Regional Director, JA of Tampa Bay. Inc.
You have made Mr. Cochran very happy this morning after he read the Sarasota Herald Tribune FRONT PAGE!!! As always, you guys have done an excellent job. Thank you for all you do for us!
Davida Hurst, CAM
Angela Massaro-Fain and her team at Grapevine Communications generously helped Designing Daughters of Sarasota by designing our logo and all the materials for our fundraiser – Dining for a Difference – which positions us to surpass our grants giving over last year. We have been able to count on them for any needs in their multiple areas of expertise by simply asking. They have been a joy to work with and totally exceeded our expectations.
Shelley R. Lister
Founder, Designing Daughters of Sarasota
I had the privilege and honor of working with Grapevine firsthand for the last couple of years. Everyone on their team (the "grapes") is memorable in their own way, but the owners, Angela and John, are phenomenal. And, I don't just mean that they have an excellent creative sense and impeccable work ethic, but they also remember their community through so many different charitable events. [more...]
Founder & CEO
Digital Experience Partners
Fantastic, great job. I was looking through the paper on my computer this am and it jumped right out at me. Great coverage as always. Grapevine is the best!
David E. Gurley
Attorney at Law
Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction law
I am very pleased with how quickly the work was completed and how professional you have all been.
National Sales Manager
Angela you and your team are just the BEST! We cannot thank you enough! So professional, easy to work with and talented! So thrilled to have your help again next year. Thank you, thank you!!!!
Thank you so much for getting this done so urgently with the crazy tight deadline! We always appreciate you going the extra mile!
Designing Daughters cannot thank Grapevine Communication enough for all of the assistance they provide us with design, PR and advertising for our events. While we have worked on many projects together, they were a HUGE part of one of our most successful events, Dining for a Difference. They listened to our concept, collaborated with our team and created a advertising and PR campaign that helped us raise $15,000 for our organization!! I don’t know what we would do without the help of Grapevine, Angela and her AMAZING team.
2016 President of Designing Daughters
I have reviewed the PR packets you and your team prepared for the Humanitarian of the Year Awards, Disco Ball, and Godiva Into Chocolate event. Please share with everyone how grateful we are for your time and the results achieved from your efforts. Your investment has no doubt made a big impact in the attention LWRF receives from the community which will only mean more growth now and in the future.
Manatee Community Foundation
You succeeded in wowing my class for a second semester!
Thank you for sharing your expertise with us.
Kelly Cowart, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor | Marketing
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee