Padilla and FoodMinds earn 5 PRSA National Anvil Awards


Padilla was recognized with four awards at the 2024 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Anvil Awards, which honor the best strategic communications campaigns and the tactics that contributed to the success of overall programs.  

PRSA Padilla team

Silver Anvil Award
Marketing (Consumer Products – Regional Focus)
Norwegian Seafood Council
An epic saga of taste, sustainability and success 

Bronze Anvil Award
Media Relations (Business to Business)
Landscape Structures, Inc.
Playground Manufacturer Makes Its Media Moon Shot 

Silver Anvil Award of Excellence  
Integrated Communications (Business to Business)
Agoro Carbon Alliance
Reducing Ag’s Carbon Footprint 1 Million Acres at a Time 

Silver Anvil Award of Excellence  
Multicultural Public Relations 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and ThreeSixty Journalism
Disrupting the Mainstream Narrative on Racial Health Equity 

PRSA FoodMinds team

FoodMinds was recognized with a Silver Anvil Award of Excellence at the 2024 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Anvil Awards, which honor the best strategic communications campaigns and the tactics that contributed to the success of overall programs.  

Silver Anvil Award of Excellence
Corporate Citizenship
Danone Light + Fit

Fit to EmpowHER
Millions of Americans are affected by food insecurity and diet-related diseases. The toll disproportionately impacts underserved communities and women. Danone’s Light + Fit brand, in collaboration with FoodMinds, launched Fit to EmpowHER – a women’s health educational initiative supporting female leaders dedicated to fostering a culture of wellness while championing equitable access to nutrition education for women and girls in their communities. Our campaign exceeded goals of leveling the playing field on health and nutrition by raising awareness about Light + Fit’s commitment to empowering women and girls and inspiring high-quality applications from health and nutrition education leaders.

PRSA FoodsMinds team - awards

About Padilla
Padilla is an award-winning US-based communications agency that helps brands and organizations transform by inspiring people and driving action. Our work across a range of industry sectors is consistently recognized by the PRWeek Awards, PRovoke IN2 SABRE Awards and PRSA Anvil Awards, among others. Our family of brands which includes Padilla (strategic and marketing communications), SHIFT Communications (performance communications), FoodMinds (food and nutrition affairs) and Joe Smith (brand strategy), all have one thing in common: we help build, grow and protect our clients’ brands and reputations. As an AVENIR GLOBAL company and a founding member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, the agency provides services to clients through 155 offices worldwide. Transform with purpose at

AVENIR GLOBAL is a Montreal-based holding and management company with an active operations mindset and a hands-on approach to all its investments. A global powerhouse of specialist communications firms, AVENIR GLOBAL has 1,000 staff and offices in 23 locations across Canada, the U.S., Europe and the Middle East, and ranks among the top 25 largest communication firms in the world.

In Canada, AVENIR GLOBAL owns NATIONAL Public Relations, the country’s leading public relations firm, servicing clients across a wide range of sectors, and Time & Space, a leading insights, media strategy, and execution agency. In the United States, AVENIR GLOBAL owns SHIFT Communications, a data-driven integrated communications agency; and the public relations and communication company Padilla, which includes the brand consultancy Joe Smith and the food and nutrition experts at FoodMinds. In Europe, AVENIR GLOBAL owns the London-based strategic communications consultancy Madano and Hanover, one of the leading strategic communications and public affairs consultancies in Europe and the Middle East, with offices in London, Brussels, Dublin, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Riyadh. The AVENIR GLOBAL network also includes healthcare specialists AXON, with offices in Toronto, the U.S., the U.K. and Europe and healthcare creative agency Cherry, based in London.