Drawing on her extensive background in journalism and public relations, Laura Love founded GroundFloor Media from her unfinished basement in Boulder, Colo. in 2001. During the downturn in the dot-com era, she recognized the opportunity to hire seasoned talent, exclusively, to serve clients as a peer-driven model. With experienced team members owning all strategic and tactical execution for clients, our story unfolds.
Yin Meets Yang
After several years of growth, Laura moved the agency to Denver and joined forces with Ramonna Robinson, PR and crisis communication veteran, to expand the agency’s footprint in 2005. Serving as managing partner and president, Ramonna has spent more than a decade establishing a culture of innovation and collaboration at the local, national and global levels.
A spirit of giving back to the community and being of service to others is a core belief of our team. Laura and Ramonna expanded on a company history of charitable giving and formed the Get Grounded Foundation in 2015. To date, our 501(c)(3) has given more than $100,000 in cash grants to qualified nonprofits that offer innovative or entrepreneurial programs that directly support the healthy development of at-risk youth in the Denver Metro Area. Team members also regularly participate in volunteer opportunities and community events as part of our Get Grounded Volunteer Program.
Culture & Awards
Like any successful startup, the agency’s enterprising peer-to-peer model grew out of a residential basement and stretched into our home in downtown Denver, where we continue to grow in our lovingly renovated space. The office is adorned with dozens of awards for our client work, as well as for our culture.
Our team members average of 21 years of experience, with an attrition rate hovering around 3% annually. Our culture is part of our strategic DNA. It’s our honor to have been recognized six times by OUTSIDE magazine as one of the top 10 “Best Places to Work” in America (including twice at No. 1). We’re now the longest-running company nationwide to be listed in the top 10. We were named the Best Boutique Agency to Work For in the nation by The Holmes Report, an influential industry newsletter, and we’re recognized consistently by the Denver Business Journal as one of the top small companies on its Best Places to Work list. In addition, we recently received the 2018 Colorado Family-Friendly Workplace Award from Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC).
In 2016, Laura, Ramonna and four other entrepreneurial team members founded GFM’s digital sister agency, CenterTable, to provide unrivaled service and expertise in social media, digital advertising, website development, SEO, video production, creative campaigns and content development. The two agencies collaborate on a daily basis with a variety of clients, working in lockstep to execute results-driven, integrated creative campaigns.
Partnerships & Certifications
We’re honored to be nationally certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the WBE-West. We hold certifications from the City and County of Denver’s Division of Small Business Opportunity as a Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and a Small Business Enterprise (SBE). In addition, GFM achieved B Corporation® Certification in 2016, which is awarded by the global nonprofit B Lab® and recognizes companies meeting the highest global standards for corporate transparency, accountability and social and environmental performance. We have also been recognized as a Family Friendly Business (FF+) by the Colorado School of Public Health. GFM is a member of PROI Worldwide, the industry’s largest partnership of integrated independent communications agencies. Membership in PROI places GFM among a select group of 75 leading independent integrated communications agencies around the globe. Founded in Europe in 1970, PROI has offices in 50 countries.
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