(West Florida) As 2018 draws to a close, Advice Solutions is proud to celebrate its 20th anniversary in the advertising industry with a client roster that has included many local, regional and national brands. Owned by Sarasota resident Linda Gross, the agency made a name for itself over the past two decades with a notable specialty in the real estate industry and has worked with most major companies throughout the southeast and nearly every major developer in the area at some point during that time, including Neal Communities, Taylor Morrison West Florida and SMR Communities.
“The past twenty years have been full of wonderful opportunities,” said Ms. Gross. “We’ve seen some extraordinary successes with a multitude of clients and we’re looking forward to even more adventures in the future. We plan to start the new year strong with refined services, an updated business plan and tools to better fulfill the business models of our current clients as well as potential new clients.”
Advice Solutions welcomed several new accounts over the past year and to name a few – Fergeson Skipper P.A. of Sarasota and Syntec Industries of Rome, Georgia. Advice continued its longstanding relationship with Morton’s Gourmet Market and directed an exceptionally successful multi-month summer direct mail campaign on their behalf. The agency has big plans for the coming year, including a major web design project, a full menu of media placement, press relations and marketing services, and a new emphasis on digital and film production. In 2018 Advice contributed its services on a pro bono basis for the Sarasota/Manatee Association for Riding Therapy and Designing Women Boutique, where Ms. Gross volunteers on the Board of Trustees and several committees.
Another major project for the year was the launch of GroundWorks, an innovative program initiated by Designing Women Boutique in partnership with local non-profits to channel consignment donations into funding for scholarship and mentoring opportunities. Advice created a multi-level creative and media campaign to introduce this new inactivate. Already the program has attracted seven major partners and generated thousands of dollars in consignment merchandise. Plans for 2019 include promotions for an extravagant Upscale Sidewalk Sale fundraiser in February.
Advice was once again named to the Gulf Coast Top 500 companies as published in the Gulf Coast Business Observer, Top 75 Women-Owned Businesses and the Top Ranked Women Owned Businesses as published in the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
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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, digital and flm production, complete creative campaigns 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.