Ocala residents will see and hear its “feel downtown” campaign
The City of Ocala is starting a new campaign to unify where people can look for information about downtown events. Graffito Advertising & Marketing Incorporated is in charge of the campaign. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with that advertising firm’s owner Tito Comas about what Ocala residents can expect to see in the next couple weeks.
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