Next-Mark Selected as Branding and Design Partner for the Sarasota Film Festival

Media Contact: Joseph Grano


For immediate release

Sarasota, Fl, February 25, 2013 – Southwest Florida marketing, communications and business strategy firm, Next-Mark, LLC, will be a premiere sponsor of the 2013 Sarasota Film Festival. As it did in 2012, the firm will provide expertise in the design and visual brand identity of advertising, communications materials, merchandising, signage and other collateral. Next-Mark Director of Creative Services Steve Wroczynski will head the design team.

“We are thrilled to once again have a hands-on role in one of Sarasota’s most spectacular events,” said Next-Mark founder and President Joseph Grano. “It is our honor to be part of the Festival, which every year continues to inspire and entertain at the highest levels.”

“We are pleased to have Next-Mark’s participation in the Sarasota Film Festival for the second consecutive year,” said Kathy Jordan, Managing Director for the Sarasota Film Festival, “their expertise will again play a critical role in our communications efforts.”

The 15th Annual Sarasota Film Festival will take place April 5-14, 2013.  Events will be held throughout the Festival at some of the most beautiful and exclusive venues in the Sarasota area, allowing celebrities, filmmakers, film enthusiasts, media and even student filmmakers to experience what happens when Hollywood hits the beach.

About Next-Mark, LLC

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 intuitive marketing 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 LexisNexis, The Rivolta Group, Elsevier Health Sciences and Nuance Communications, among many others.

About the Sarasota Film Festival

Held annually in Sarasota, the Festival emphasizes the best in cinema alongside exciting programs and events, with more than 180 films screened each year, including features, documentaries, shorts and kid-friendly picks. In its 15th year, the Festival’s organizers continue their mission to celebrate the art of filmmaking and the contribution of filmmakers by hosting the international film festival and developing year-long programs for the economic, educational and cultural benefit of our community.


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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.