Humble Beginnings

In 1968, Brian Griffiths, Brian Gibson and Miles Ramsay formed a company to produce jingles in Vancouver. They didn't consider themselves pioneers. They considered themselves ‘out-of-work musicians’.

The fledgling company scored a great first gig for world-renowned brand Rice-A-Roni. But the job left them with a bitter taste of rice and noodles in their mouths after they were stiffed for payment. But the ‘out-of-work-musicians’ soldiered on, and by the mid-'70s, Griffiths, Gibson & Ramsay were quickly gaining the reputation of production heavyweights and snappy dressers all along the West Coast.

In 1973, GGRP built legendary Little Mountain Sound. It was as big as Abbey Road, and filled with state-of-the-art equipment. Some would call it visionary, others insane. Little Mountain ultimately became the studio of choice for Metallica, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, AC/DC and a host of other heavy metal bands.

By the mid-80's, GGRP was the largest music production house in Canada. The client roster was a ‘Who's Who’ of advertisers from around the globe. However, toward the end of the decade the rock n’ roll lifestyle was beginning to catch up with everyone, so Little Mountain was sold and a new studio was built to keep GGRP on the cutting edge and out of rehab.

GGRP ushered in the 2000's with a legendary shake up where Peter Clarke and Gord Lord wrestled control of the company from Griff and Miles in a spirited game of Texas hold'em. Luckily for the company, both of their first initials fit into GGRP and they shared an intelligent vision of how to adapt from snappy jingles to the new digital era.
 

 

The Team   

We have a simple motto here. If you’ve worked with us before you’ll know it comes with a wink and a smile.  "We strive to give our clients what we believe is best for them. In lieu of that, we give them what they want."

AWARDS

2014 Winners

The Crystals
AGENCY CAMPAIGN: SILVER: MOM, SHED
Client: Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Inc.
Created By: Tom Murphy, Dave Sullivan, Terri Roberts and GGRP.

AGENCY SINGLE: BRONZE: MOM
Client: Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Inc.
Created By: Tom Murphy, Dave Sullivan, Terri Roberts and GGRP.


2013 Winners
The Lotus Awards
Marketing awards
DIGITAL ONLINE: CAMPAIGN
“#RiseAbove” by Blast Radius for Jordan Brand, a division of Nike Inc. – BRONZE

PUBLIC SERVICE FILM: CAMPAIGN
“Hospital Ward, Operating Room” by Dare Vancouver for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation – SILVER

2012 Winners
Lotus Awards
Digital – Best Online Film Campaign #Rise Above. Balst Radius. Nike/Jordan

2011 Winners

2010 Winners


2008 Winners

Anvil Awards

Anvil TV Series – Calgary Fringe Festival Agency: Trigger Communications

Anvil TV Single (<$50,000) – Calgary Fringe Festival “Mini Doughnuts” Agency: Trigger Commuinications

Distinction TV Single (<$50,000) – Calgary Fringe Festival “88 Winter Games” Agency: Trigger Communications



Marketing Awards

Silver Integrated Campaign – Vancity Agency: TBWA

Bronze Television (single over 30) – V.I.F.F. “Floater” Agency: TBWA

Gold Television (campaign under $50,000) – Vancity Film Festival Sponsorship Agency: TBWA

Silver Television Single (under $50,000) – Vancity Film Festival Sponsorship “Candy” Agency: TBWA

Silver Television Single (under $50,000) – Vancity Film Festival Sponsorship “Chairs” Agency: TBWA

Bronze Television Single (under $50,000) – Vancity Film Festival Sponsorship “Headroom” Agency: TBWA

Bronze Radio Campaign Richmond Centre Agency: DDB



New York Festival

Silver Winner Radio – John Casablancas Institute Agency: Spring Advertising


Summit Awards

Gold winner “Radio Campaign” - Moosehead Beer Alpine Max: “Babies Bite/Damnation/Predator”
Agency: Extreme Communications

Gold winner “Radio Spot < $1,000” - Toronto After Dark Film Festival: “Preparedness”
Agency: Extreme Communications

Silver winner “Emerging Media” - Youth Against Violence: “Female Washroom”
Agency: DDB

Silver winner “PSA Radio” - EComm: “Bus”
Agency: TBWA


2007 Winners

Crystal Awards

Honourable Mention: ICBC “Stumble” Agency: DDB Vancouver

Honourable Mention: Delta Irrigation “Pipe / Sewage Pump / Mouse” Agency: Ragan Advertising


Lotus Awards

Lotus – Multi-media campaign Vancity Agency: TBWA

Lotus – TV Single (:30 or less) Vancity Agency: TBWA

Merit – TV Single (:30 or less) BC Ford Dealers Agency: Y&R

Lotus – TV Campaign (:30 or less) Solo Mobile Agency: ReThink

Lotus – TV Single (over :30) V.I.F.F. Agency: TBWA

Merit – TV Single (over :30) V.I.F.F. Agency: TBWA

Lotus – TV Campaign (over :30) V.I.F.F. Agency: TBWA

Lotus – Low Budget TV Vancity Agency: TBWA

Merit – Low Budget TV ` Vancity “Headroom” Agency: TBWA

Merit – Low Budget TV Vancity “Chairs” Agency: TBWA

Merit – Radio Single Richmond Centre “Lesbian” Agency: DDB

Lotus – Radio Campaign Richmond Centre Agency: DDB

Merit – Radio Campaign Richmond Centre Agency: DDB

Merit – Public Service TV I.C.B.C. “Heist” Agency: DDB

Best of Show Vancity Agency: TBWA


Marketing Awards

Silver – Television Retail BC Lottery Corp. “Honest” Agency: TBWA

Summit Awards

Best of Show winner in “Radio Campaign” - Delta Irrigation: “Sewage Pump/Nipples/Glue/Mouse”
Agency: Ragan Advertising

Gold winner in “Radio Spot < $1,000” - Delta Irrigation: “Sewage Pump”
Agency: Ragan Advertising

Silver winner in “Radio Spot < $1,000” - Delta Irrigation: “Glue”
Agency Ragan Advertising

Silver winner in “Jingle/Music Score” - Lakota: “Chant”
Agency: Big House Communications

Gold winner in “PSA Radio” - I.C.B.C: “Stumble”
Agency: DDB


2006 Winners

London International Awards:

ICBC Stumble (Radio Single: Public Service)

Auto Crime Police New Word (Radio Single: Public Service)

Richmond Ctr Vacuum (Radio Single: Retail Stores)




1) Mobius Award

2005 Mobius Awards (awarded in Feb '06)
Digital Innovations: SkipDR AutoMax
Second Place "Mobius Award" Certificate
Medium: Television Advertising, 30-Second Commercial
Category: Sound Effects/Sound Editing


2) Telly Awards

a) 27th Annual Telly Awards (awarded in April ’06)
Client: Digital Innovations - SkipDr
Award: Silver
Medium: Television
Category: Sound/Sound Design

b) 27th Annual Telly Awards (awarded in April ’06)
Client: Digital Innovations - SkipDr
Award: Bronze
Medium: Television
Category: Household Products/Packaged Goods

c) 27th Annual Telly Awards (awarded in April ’06)
Client: Digital Innovations - SkipDr
Award: Bronze
Medium: Television
Category: Miscellaneous

d) 27th Annual Telly Awards (awarded in April ’06)
Client: Digital Innovations - SkipDr
Award: Bronze
Medium: Television
Category: Special Effects

e) 27th Annual Telly Awards (awarded in April ’06)
Client: Digital Innovations - SkipDr
Award: Bronze
Medium: Television
Category: Use of Music

3) Hugo Awards

2006 Hugo Awards for Excellence in Television (awarded in April ’06)
Client: Digital Innovations - SkipDr
Award: Gold Plaque
Medium: Television
Category: Special Achievement: Special Effects


4) ADDY Awards

a) District 6 ADDY Awards (awarded in April ’06)
Client: Digital Innovations - SkipDr
Award: Silver
Medium: Television
Category: Regional/National TV, Single Product/Service - Consumer Products,
Retail Products

b) District 6 ADDY Awards (awarded in April ’06)
Client: Digital Innovations - SkipDr
Award: Silver
Medium: Television
Category: Regional/National TV, Campaign - Consumer Products