Advice Solutions had planned to celebrate its Sweet Sixteen anniversary in style – with a little party of some kind, perhaps a benefit event – but business has been expanding so rapidly at the Lakewood Ranch-based advertising agency that time simply ran out.
“Some think we’re sweet already even if we don’t have a spare moment to celebrate it,” said owner Linda Gross, who opened the doors of her agency on St. Armands Circle in 1998. “We’re thrilled to have welcomed a number of new clients over the past year and expanded our staff. We are busier than ever but definitely having fun along the way.”
Advice Solutions is known for its niche in the real estate industry and, over the years, has worked with nearly every major developer in the area. They are the agency of record for Taylor Morrison West Florida and Icard Merrill and count among their clients Rosedale Golf & Country Club, Grand Ovation, project assignments for Lakewood Ranch Communities, LLC and the National Association of Fire Investigators. New additions to the roster this year include Morton’s Gourmet Market, Peridia Golf & Country Club, ONE Source, Miracle League, Theresa Homes, Maribella and the proposed Lake Flores project in West Bradenton.
Jan Felton joined the Advice Solutions staff in October as account manager. Most recently serving as the marketing director for a local homebuilder, Ms. Felton is a Sarasota native who attended Florida State University and owned an advertising agency of her own for 19 years. Advice has also enlisted the services of two additional freelance art directors as well as support from other outside contributors.
About Advice Solutions
Based in Lakewood Ranch, Advice Solutions is a full-service advertising agency that provides marketing and advertising strategies, press relations, business solutions, event planning, community promotions and public relations. The award-winning agency was founded in 1998 by owner Linda Gross, whose résumé includes two decades of marketing experience and multiple national ad campaigns. Advice prides itself on the creativity of its team members, its timely response to client needs, and its ability to form successful and long-term collaborative relationship with clients large and small. In addition to its work with builders and developers, Advice provides service for clients of all categories, including legal, retail and non-profit.