GroundFloor Media Strengthens Digital Strategy Team

New addition to the GFM team, Ben Hock, adds expertise in the areas of interactive media and marketing, web design, animation and graphic design

DENVER, June 4, 2014 – GroundFloor Media (GFM), a Denver-based, integrated marketing communications agency focusing on strategic communications, digital and social media strategy, and crisis communication and reputation management announced today that it added Ben Hock to its digital strategy and design team. The addition strengthens GFM’s expertise for clients requiring digital and graphic design elements as part of their integrated communications campaigns.

“Ben’s experience as a digital designer, animator and graphic designer will be invaluable to our clients, and we look forward to him developing strategic, creative digital campaigns that move the needle for our clients,” said Ramonna Robinson, president of GroundFloor Media. “GFM is a great place to work – the best place to work in America according to Outside magazine – and I’m pleased to add such a valuable member to our team.”

Hock is a Denver native who earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in animation from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. He has developed website content and graphics for a number of clients, as well as created custom videos and animations to explain complex subjects visually. A closet Francophile, Hock worked as an animator on a pilot for the French cartoon show, Le Piaf (“The Sparrow”). He also is an experienced home brewer who is studying for the Certified Cicerone exam to qualify as an official beer sommelier.

GFM has grown from founder Laura Love’s basement in Boulder in 2001 to one of the largest marketing communications firms in the Rocky Mountain Region with headquarters in historic LoDo in the heart of Denver. The agency’s clients range from small nonprofit organizations to Fortune 500 companies and are based in Colorado and throughout the U.S. While agency specialties include food & beverage brands, health & wellness organizations and Colorado-based companies in GFM’s 38 & West practice, the firm also works with companies in the technology, telecommunications, banking and finance, mining, government and tourism industries.

About GroundFloor Media

Staffed entirely by seasoned industry pros, GroundFloor Media is an award-winning, integrated agency focusing on strategic communications, digital & social media strategy, and crisis communication & reputation management. Headquartered in Denver, GFM has more than 35 team members across the country. Additionally, the agency has global reach across six continents through its membership in the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN). Ambitious brands like Oskar Blues Brewery, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Children’s Hospital Colorado, BNSF Railway, LiveWell Colorado, Bellco, 34 Degrees and Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver have collaborated with GFM during the past decade to deliver results-driven campaigns. For more information about the agency and its award-winning work, visit groundfloormedia.com or get to know the agency on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.