• guerilla marketing + promotion

    street team, printing, design

  • who we are

    meet the glm team.

    Nigel Ridgeway

    operations / co-founder

    Using his experience with Engineering and Interior Design as a foundation, Nigel's operational approach straddles the line between form & function, and makes them best friends.

    Roy Gardiner

    strategies / co-founder

    The brains. An accomplished globe-trotting photographer as well as a computer programmer, Roy is able to construct a big picture down to the finest details.

    Rich Jones

    market relations

    With industry experience on both sides of the curtain, Mr. Jones has combined an unwavering passion for his craft with a desire to develop & curate creative culture.

    Eric Gupana

    graphic designer

    Well-constructed designs & cohesive visual branding are two of the most important factors in a campaign, and this guy here, he's our 'eyes' and 'mouse finger.' Meet Eric.

  • clients

    a few projects we've worked on...

    Red Bull 30 Days Chicago

    @ Chicago, IL

    What began as a successful energy drink, Red Bull has since turned into a marketing & events force of nature. Among their many music brands lies Red Bull 30 Days, a month-long series of concerts held at some of Chicago's renowned venues. Ground Lift Media’s street team promotion campaigns provided a capacity crowd, and one of Chicago’s largest to date.

    Complex / Fiat 500X: #MyDesignCity

    @ Moonlight Studios. Chicago, IL

    An automobile manufacturer with a forward-thinking design aesthetic, Fiat 500X teamed up with Complex Media for a day / night showcase over Pitchfork Festival weekend. The resulting event, #MyDesignCity, featured a lineup focused on local Chicago artists, designers, & craftspeople. Ground Lift Media led an email RSVP campaign which helped contribute to the event’s success at Moonlight Studios in West Town.

    Remy Martin Tasting

    @ River North Arts Center. Chicago, IL

    Known for it’s traditional distillation methods and extended aging processes, Remy Martin is internationally recognized as one of the oldest Champagne Cognac manufacturers. In conjunction with CFS Direct, Ground Lift Media led an email marketing & social media promotion campaign for Remy Martin which resulted in a 4-day sold out series of tastings at Chicago’s River North Arts Center.

    Shinola In-Store Programming

    @ Wicker Park. Chicago, IL

    Shinola is a luxury lifestyle brand that relies heavily on independent American manufacturers. Detroit-based, the company has revived a storied U.S. brand and in the process helped revitalize a city. For various holiday and retail promotional campaigns, Ground Lift Media provided music programming at their flagship Chicago retail outlet.

    Rick Edwards: Nike Retrospective

    @ Silver Room. Chicago, IL

    As part of the “Style Wars” event series, which paired athletic brands with up-and-coming artists, musicians & DJs, Rick Edwards’ retrospective exhibit was an interactive timeline displaying how Hip-Hop & Nike both influenced his work. The exhibit showcased Edwards’ design abilities and their roots in sneaker culture, how he grew within his own design company, Creatively Prosperous, and within his work at Nike & MKTG Agency.

    #DellLounge: Windows 10 Pop-Up

    @ Venue SIX10. Chicago, IL

    To celebrate the launch of Windows 10, Dell and Microsoft hosted a #DellLounge in Chicago over Lollapalooza weekend. This 4-day pop-up activation brought the new Windows 10 features to life through interactive experiences, learning labs, and Virtual Reality experiences. The launch party was headlined by Grammy-nominated producer Morgan Page, and with Ground Lift’s marketing support the event series started off on the right foot.

    Bicycle Film Festival Event

    @ Private Loft Location. Chicago, IL

    Founded in 2001, The Bicycle Film Festival is an annual touring showcase which celebrates the bicycle through music, art and, of course, film. Working with BFF, Pabst, and Miller Brewing, Ground Lift Media co-produced the Festival’s official afterparty which featured the Milwaukee DJ duo The Glamour in a transformed River North Loft location.

    The Elder Tree Stage

    @ West Fest. Chicago, IL

    An independently established organization, The Elder Tree aims to transfer knowledge to youth, creating and inspiring the next generation of cultural pioneers through direct contact with educators and multimedia artists in an experiential learning environment. At West Fest Chicago, this mission was brought to life with a weekend series of seminars, dance performances, living murals, and music programming.

  • Contact Us

    Let us know how we can help bring your campaign to life!

    40 E Chicago Ave #198
    Chicago, IL 606011
    Monday-Sunday 9am-8pm CST
    (708) 669-6125