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

Manufacturing

Window, Door Manufacturer Announces New Brand Name

North Venice's PGT, Inc. on Wednesday announced a new brand name, PGT Innovations, that brings together three window and door manufacturers: CGI, PGT Custom Windows & Doors and WinDoor.

12/15/2016 By Staff

Public Relations

PR Group to Host 'Thought Leadership' Luncheon

The president and founder of Next-Mark, LLC will deliver a presentation titled "Building and Sustaining a Thought Leadership Platform" at a luncheon put on by the Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association.

12/13/2016 By Staff

Retail

University Town Center Mall Hires New General Manager

The Michigan-based shopping center company Taubman recently selected five-year Taubman executive Jeramy Burkinshaw to be the new general manager of The Mall at University Town Center.

12/09/2016 By Staff

New hires

Advertising, Marketing Firm Promotes Two, Hires One

Grapevine Communications, a Sarasota advertising, marketing and public relations agency, recently promoted two staff members and added a marketing professional to its account management team.

12/01/2016 By Staff

Tech

Facebook Announces Changes to Its 'Ethnic Affinity' Marketing System

Responding to criticism that its "ethnic affinity" marketing options for advertisers could lead to discrimination, Facebook last week announced that it is changing its advertising system.

11/15/2016 By Staff

Tech

New Downtown Coworking Space Opens

The communications firm MagnifyGood recently worked with UTC Venture Group to open CoworkSRQ, a shared workspace.

11/14/2016 By Staff

Marketing

PR Association to Hear Presentation on How to Handle Viral Videos

Ben Tobias, creator of a viral Gainesville Police Department video that featured an officer playing basketball with kids, will deliver a presentation titled "You Went Viral! Now What Do You Do?" on Nov. 16.

11/07/2016 Research by Staff

Honors

Sarasota Marketing, Advertising Firm Earns Honors

Sarasota's Grapevine Communications, a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations firm, recently received a number of industry and community recognitions.

09/19/2016 Research by Staff

Honors

Local PR Company Recognized for Viral Nonprofit Campaign

Sharon Kunkel, president of Wordslinger Marketing & PR, recently received an Honorable Mention in PR Daily's Nonprofit PR Awards in the "Advocacy or Awareness" category.

09/16/2016 Research by Staff

New hires

Marketing Company Hires Account Exec

Knight Marketing recently added Deena Suliman Ried to its Sarasota team as an account executive.

09/16/2016 Research by Staff

New hires

Sarasota Communications Firm Hires Two

Sarasota's C•Suite Communications recently hired two new team members: Juliette Reynolds and Kaylin Dalton.

09/13/2016 Research by Staff

Media

New Board Member Named Media Relations Director for PR Group

Su Byron recently joined the Board of Directors and has been appointed director of media relations for the Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association.

08/31/2016 Research by Staff

Health care

Bradenton Dental Company Featured on TV Show

Carolyn Primus, the president of Bradenton's Avalon Biomed Inc., will be featured on the television show Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland.

08/30/2016 Research by Staff

Marketing

Public Relations Association Chapter Announces New Board, President

The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association recently welcomed its 2016-2017 board of directors and celebrated Chapter Awards winners.

08/24/2016 Research by Staff