Agency Recognized as Seventh on Best Places to Work List for Peer-Oriented Management Structure and Flexible Work Environment
DENVER, November 30, 2009 – GroundFloor Media Communications (www.groundfloormedia.com), a Denver-based public relations agency, was named by the Denver Business Journal as the No. 7 Best Place to Work in Denver in the small-size company category, scoring a 96.87 points out of a possible 100. This is the seventh year the Denver Business Journal has examined Denver ’s finest companies, as determined by the people who know them best – their employees. GroundFloor Media has been recognized on the top 10 list for the past four years – since moving from Boulder to Denver – including a number one ranking in 2007.
When Laura Love founded GroundFloor Media in 2001, she did so with the belief that the company would operate based on one key principle: experience. GroundFloor Media is a flat, peer-oriented organization, with an open-door policy that strongly encourages two-way communication. The atmosphere fostered by Love and partner Ramonna Tooley is designed to empower GroundFloor Media team members to do the very best work of their careers and inspire them to share their time and talent with social causes they care about deeply. The company ’s attrition rate hovers around seven percent annually, which translates to a more consistent client experience and a productive working environment for our team members.
“GroundFloor Media has built a talented team of senior-level public relations professionals within our unique culture,” said Tooley, vice president and managing partner of GroundFloor Media. “We choose to work here. We like each other. We work and play hard, which translates to cohesive teams and passion for providing sound strategy and results for our clients.”
“The team at GroundFloor Media is incredibly smart and fun to work with. I am constantly learning from my co-workers, and we always challenge one another to bring new ideas and programs to the dynamic clients we serve, ” said Amanda Brannum, senior public relations manager at GroundFloor Media. “You know it is a great place to work when you are excited to walk into the office every day after I ’ve been here for nearly two years. ”
Every year, the staff is encouraged to become involved in both personal and professional development activities and this year hosted complimentary Social Media 101 sessions for Denver-area nonprofit organizations in a variety of industries. GroundFloor Media staff also participated in a leadership development program through Outward Bound Professional and company-sponsored participation in leadership programs including Leadership Denver, Leadership Boulder, Downtown Denver Leadership Program and Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Arts.
GroundFloor Media team members also participate in multiple boards including serving as the Entrepreneur ’s Organization ’s Colorado board president, Tennyson Center for Children, Downtown Denver Inc., Downtown Boulder, Inc., LoDo District Inc., dZi Foundation, Platte Forum, Colorado Healthcare Communicators and Colorado Youth at Risk, as well as multiple committees for organizations including, Envision Schools, Leadership Arts, Parent Pathways, Trout Unlimited and Public Relations Society of America.
Since January 2007, GroundFloor Media ’s Get Grounded® Program, which offers all team members the opportunity to volunteer time through the donation of paid time off or to receive cash grants to the nonprofit organizations they support, has donated more than $3,000 to nonprofits, schools and other Section 501(c)(3) organizations or projects for which they volunteer.
About GroundFloor Media Communications
Staffed entirely by seasoned industry pros, GroundFloor Media Communications is a leader in developing ingenious communications programs that are on the leading edge of social media, experiential marketing, crisis communication and evolutionary public relations. Ambitious brands like Qdoba Mexican Grill, The Children ’s Hospital, Coors Light, BNSF Railway, USA Cycling and Starbucks Coffee Company have collaborated with GroundFloor Media to ignite vibrant public conversations with the people and companies they serve. For more information on one of the most award-winning and fastest-growing PR firms in the New West, call 303-865-8110 or visit www.GroundFloorMedia.com.