Padilla wins three PRSA Silver Anvil Awards of Excellence


Padilla, along with its FoodMinds and Joe Smith divisions, has been recognized with three Silver Anvil Awards of Excellence (runner-up awards), given by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

The awards were given during the Silver Anvil Awards Ceremony, held during PRSA’s ICON 2020, the organization’s first ever virtual conference.

The agency was recognized for the following client work:

Integrated Programs (Business to Business)
Rockwell Automation
Gearing Up for Electric Vehicle Production

Integrated Programs (Nonprofit Organizations)
Produce for Better Health Foundation
A Recipe for Success: Fruits and Veggies Are Key Ingredients for Healthier, Happier Lives
Padilla and FoodMinds

Reputation/Brand Management (Business)
FrieslandCampina Ingredients
The Inside Matters: Bringing the FrieslandCampina Ingredients Brand to Life
Padilla and Joe Smith

About the Silver Anvil Awards
Since 1944, the Silver Anvil – which symbolizes the forging of public opinion – has been annually awarded to organizations that have successfully addressed contemporary issues with exemplary professional skill, creativity and resourcefulness. Silver Anvil Awards recognize complete programs that incorporate sound insights and analysis, planning, execution and evaluation. They must meet the highest standards of performance in the profession.

For more information on the Silver Anvil Awards, please visit the PRSA website.

About PRSA
PRSA is the nation’s leading professional organization serving the communications community. PRSA is the principal advocate for industry excellence and ethical conduct and provides members lifelong learning opportunities and leading-edge resources to enhance professional connections and support them at every stage of their career. With more than 30,000 members, PRSA is collectively represented in all 50 states by more than 110 Chapters and 14 Professional Interest Sections, and on nearly 375 college and university campuses through its student organization, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). For more information, please visit

About Padilla
Padilla is an independently operated, globally resourced public relations and communication company with offices across the United States. The agency builds, grows and protects brands and reputations worldwide by creating purposeful connections with the people who matter most through public relations, advertising, digital and social marketing, investor relations and brand strategy. Padilla includes the brand consultancy of Joe Smith, the food and nutrition experts at FoodMinds, and the research authorities at SMS Research Advisors. Clients include 3M, Avocados From Mexico, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Cargill Animal Nutrition, Dole Food Company, Mayo Clinic, Prosciutto di Parma, Rockwell Automation, Sanofi Pasteur and the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. Padilla is an AVENIR GLOBAL company and is a founding member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, a partnership of 132 independently owned partner offices in 115 cities on six continents. Connect with purpose at

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