Appointments

Public Relations Executive to Help Judge National Awards

The Public Relations Society of America, which has more than 21,000 members, recently named Sarasota's Scott Carpenter, president of cPR, to its national judges’ panel for its Silver Anvil Award.

03/22/2017 By Staff

Energy

Air Conditioning Company Posts Videos Highlighting Common Scams

Sean McCutcheon, the owner of Sean McCutcheon’s Air Conditioning and Heating, recently created a website and a series of YouTube videos intended to shine a light on deceptive practices in the air conditioning repair business.

03/07/2017 By Staff

Public Relations

'Upping Your Presentation Game' the Topic at March Luncheon

The local Florida Public Relations Association chapter is hosting a presentation by a communications manager for the broadband and entertainment company Cox Communications on Wednesday, March 15.

03/06/2017 By Staff

New hires

Mall Names New Marketing, Sponsorship Director

Lauren Clark was recently named the marketing and sponsorship director for The Mall at University Town Center.

03/02/2017 By Staff

Honors

Sarasota Nonprofit Recognized for Marketing Campaign

Children First, Sarasota County’s provider of Head Start and Early Head Start programs, last week won WEDU's Be More Informed Nielsen Marketing Campaign Award.

03/01/2017 By Staff

Honors

Marketing Company Founder Named to Forbes Council

Joseph Grano, the president and founder of the Sarasota marketing, creative strategy and communications company Next-Mark, was recently selected to join the Forbes Agency Council.

02/28/2017 By Staff

Health care

Hospice Nonprofits Form New Partnership

Pinellas County's Suncoast Hospice and Tidewell Hospice last week announced a new strategic alliance.

02/06/2017 By Staff

Education

University Appoints New Board Member

Kelley Lavin, the publisher of Sarasota Magazine, 941CEO and Venice Magazine, was recently appointed to the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee's campus board.

02/01/2017 By Staff

Technology

Sarasota Magazine Launches New Restaurant App

Our sister publication Sarasota Magazine on Monday announced the release of Gastronaut, a new mobile app created to guide users through the region’s ever-expanding restaurant scene.

01/30/2017 By Staff

Marketing

Advertising and Marketing Firm Celebrates Anniversary

Grapevine Communications, a local advertising, marketing and public relations firm, is celebrating its 15th year of business in Sarasota and recently won an award for its philanthropy.

01/27/2017 By Staff

Construction

New Company Aims to Assist Developers From Start to Finish

Jane Bennett, Karin Silver and Pearl DeBrular recently teamed to launch Beyond the Bluprint, a new company that provides strategies for new development.

01/20/2017 By Staff

Marketing

Communications Director Earns Employee of the Year Honors

Grapevine Communications—a Sarasota advertising, marketing and public relations agency—recently named director of communications John Butzko as the company's 2016 employee of the year.

01/19/2017 By Staff

Marketing

Tourism Agency Unveils New Branding

Elements include a new logo and images and videos intended to convey the feeling that Sarasota County is a place where visitors can feel “at ease.”

01/18/2017 By Staff

Events

PR Mixer Scheduled for Jan. 27

The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association is hosting a mixer for public relations professionals interested in earning accreditation.

01/16/2017 By Staff

Education

Business Peer Group Program Expands

The Exceptional Discipline Generates Excellence (EDGE) Peer Group program, founded by Sarasota's David Kauffman, is expanding this year into other cities around Florida.

01/10/2017 By Staff

Technology

Advertising Groups Challenge New Data Privacy Rules

A coalition of advertising trade associations on Tuesday filed a petition asking that the Federal Communications Commission reconsider new rules created to protect consumer privacy.

01/04/2017 By Staff

Deals

Jacksonville Ad Agency Acquires Sarasota Firm

Jacksonville's On Ideas, an advertising and branding agency established in 2005, acquired Sarasota's C•Suite Communications, effective Jan. 1.

01/04/2017 By Staff

Marketing

Meetup Concentrates on Targeted Marketing

Raul Vielma of Propel Marketing and Ron Belyea from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune will share tips on focused marketing messages and more at a free Manasota SCORE Success Strategies for Business Owners meetup.

01/04/2017 By Staff

Public Relations

Next-Mark Founder to Speak at Leadership Luncheon

The Jan. 18 Public Relations Association event is focused on “Building and Sustaining a Thought Leadership Platform."

01/03/2017 By Staff

Marketing

Advertising Awards Submissions Due Jan. 13

The Suncoast chapter of the American Advertising Federation is now accepting entries in its American Advertising Awards contest.

12/29/2016 By Staff