Allison Imre, President, Grapevine Communications Advertising Agency
Allison Imre

Grapevine Communications

Tell us about your business and what you do.
We’re a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency celebrating our 15th year in the Sarasota/Manatee area. Our smart-thinking, hard-working, ground-breaking team of experts and problem-solvers specialize in bringing bold and strategic visions to life designed to build brands, grab attention, create awareness, and boost bottom lines.

Why have you been successful?
Our success is largely attributed to the creativity and commitment of our veteran staff. We deliver cohesive and innovative solutions to complex needs for a diverse array of clients.

Whether you've researched a vacation, shopped for engine parts, or sought to relax with some delicious artisan pizza and craft beer, it's likely you've experienced the creative touch of the team at Grapevine Communications. We get to know our clients, recognize their goals, understand their customers and achieve results.

What makes your business stand out?
The fact that our clients stand out! We shine bright simply because we’re surrounded by stars. When our partners receive positive exposure and it helps their business grow, we are beaming in the background.

What advice would you give for someone planning to do business in Manatee County?
Be involved! Doing business in Manatee County is more than networking, it’s about rolling up your sleeves and pitching in: volunteering, shopping local, giving praise… You get out what you put in – and I don’t do it on my own. If you’re looking to be successful in Manatee County, you need to contribute, but also encourage and empower those around you to do the same.

Why did you choose to be involved in ‘Together Manatee’?
Together Manatee is a great channel for anyone who wants to play a part in bettering our region. It is an inspiring group of influential people who share a common goal: enhance the lifestyles, business atmosphere and sense of community in our home, Manatee County.