Hires Media Manager and Adds USF Student Intern
SARASOTA, Fla. – October 23, 2014 – Grapevine Communications, the area’s leading full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency, has once again expanded its team with the hiring of Traci Kalies as Media Manager and the addition of USF student Rachel Pulsifer as Public Relations intern. With the steady growth of Grapevine’s account portfolio the additions to staff are made to maintain the company’s high level of dedication to their clients. “We are thrilled to bring Traci on board to continue to enhance the media value and exposure capabilities for our clients,” says Angela Massaro-Fain, Founder and President of Grapevine Communications. “Grapevine also welcomes every opportunity to provide a real-world working experience for local students, which we feel strengthens the future of our industry and our community.”
Kalies graduated cum laude from the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising and a minor in psychology. Shortly after graduation, Kalies worked as an intern with an advertising agency in Indiana, where she quickly progressed to a full-time position as media coordinator. Kalies brings a wealth of experience in researching, coordinating and executing effective media strategies to her role as Media Manager with Grapevine.
Pulsifer is currently a senior at the University of South Florida, where she is studying mass communications with a concentration in public relations. Her main role at Grapevine is that of public relations and social media support, but she will garner educational experience in all aspects of an advertising agency.
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. Recent accolades include the 2014 Small Business of the Year by the Manatee Chamber of Commerce; the 2014 Best Marketing/PR Agency by SRQ Magazine readers; and the 2010 Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business of the Year by the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. For more information on Grapevine Communications, contact Miranda Spinner at MSpinner@grapeinc.com or 941-351-0024, or visit the website at www.grapeinc.com