SOURCE: Vine Communications

Vine Communications

January 29, 2015 15:28 ET

Vine Communications Announces Merger With Candis Communications

Vine Grows Expertise and Client Roster With Addition of Prestigious New York-Based Hospitality Firm

CORAL GABLES, FL--(Marketwired - Jan 29, 2015) - Today, Vine Communications announced its merger with Candis Communications, a leading New York City hospitality and travel firm. Will Candis, the firm's founder, will join Vine's team as the Director of Media Relations and oversee media strategy for Vine offices in Miami and New York City.

"We work with the best -- the best team, the best clients, the best brands and our merger with Candis Communications will make Vine even more exciting and dynamic. Will has an impressive level of experience, and his creativity, talent and character complement the Vine vision. We look forward to leveraging this communications and hospitality expertise to grow our markets and provide even more value for our clients," said Vine Communications Partner Nikki Konefsky Deas. 

Candis Communications was founded in 2002 and has grown into one of the most respected boutique PR firms in New York City offering a hybrid of consulting, public relations and social media that helps brands craft compelling stories. The firm has worked with a roster of top global clients and brands including: Lexus Automobiles, The City of Hollywood Florida, The Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel, Little Italy New York City, Recreo Resort, Costa Rica, Acanto Hotel, Playa Del Carmen, Vidal Sassoon, and Surface Magazine. 

"This merger creates the opportunity to build a more powerful and creative communications firm. Together, our powerhouse teams will provide a full range of services to clients internationally," said Will Candis. "And, we're excited to have a presence in the two best cities in the world: New York City and Miami."

Candis, a native of South Florida, began his career as New York City reporter for U.K.-based Arena Magazine. He has also served as a Senior Vice President with KB Network News in New York. There, Candis was instrumental in launching high-profile venues nationally including The New York Palace Hotel, The Venetian Resort Hotel (Las Vegas), Lotus Supper Club (NYC) and the Rumi Supper Club (Miami).

Vine Communications was founded in Miami in 2006 and expanded to New York City in 2012. The firm's clients include: Miami International Boat Show, Classic Harbor Line, Mandarin Oriental, Miami, Monarch Lounge, Beach Park (Brazil), Pousada Vila Kalango, Pousada Rancho do Peixe, and Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce among others.

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