Next-Mark Adds Social Media and Public Relations Manager

For Immediate Release

Sarasota, Fla., June 18, 2014 – Next-Mark is pleased to announce the appointment of Austen Legler to the position of social media and public relations manager. A graduate of Rollins College, he will be responsible for developing public relations and social media strategies across client categories.

“Austen brings a wealth of experience having managed social media strategies in both for-profit and not-for-profit settings,” said Next-Mark president Joseph Grano. “We continue to build our public relations and social media management capabilities with the addition of several key clients.”

Prior to joining Next-Mark, Austen worked for a non-profit in Sarasota, assisting in growing their digital media presence through aggressive social media marketing and public relations tactics. Austen began his career at The Ringling Museum of Art as its social media manager, writing and implementing social media content across multiple platforms. At Next-Mark, Austen’s emphasis is on developing and executing public relations campaigns, as well as generating dynamic and engaging content for Next-Mark clients.

About Next-Mark

Next-Mark was founded in 2005 to help client organizations reach their full potential through marketing success. Breaking away from the constraints of traditional marketing service organizations, the Next-Mark team takes an transformational marketing communications approach, integrating our experience, analytics and innovation in developing strategic marketing solutions to meet clients’ individual needs. Next-Mark focuses on internationally and nationally recognized brands along with growing companies across a broad spectrum of categories, including healthcare, technology, retail, real estate, environmental, marine products and tourism, among others. With clients from Alaska to The Netherlands, its roster includes industry leaders such as Westfield Malls, Ad-Vance Talent Solutions, DOCs of Sarasota, Nuance Communications, LexisNexis, Ascom Wireless, The Rivolta Group, Elsevier Health Science and Nuance Communications, among many others.  For more information, visit their website at


Joseph Grano


Joseph S. Grano, Jr., has a record of success providing vision and strategic direction to organizations experiencing rapid growth and change. He is one of those rare individuals who have made a successful transition from corporate leader to entrepreneur and owner of his own growing company.