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Padilla Ranked PR firm


1101 W. River Pkwy., #400, Minneapolis, MN 55415


Founded: 1961.

Agency Statement:

Padilla is an independently operated, globally resourced public relations and communication company with offices across the United States. The agency helps clients transform by building, growing and protecting their brands and reputations worldwide through public relations, advertising, digital and social marketing, investor relations and brand strategy. Padilla includes the performance communications experts at SHIFT, the food and nutrition specialists at FoodMinds, the brand strategists at Joe Smith, and the research authorities at SMS Research Advisors. Clients include 3M, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Cargill, CommonSpirit Health, Dole Food Company, Edward Jones, Mayo Clinic, Medtronic, Prosciutto di Parma, Rockwell Automation, Sanofi Pasteur, U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council and Winnebago Industries. 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. Transform with purpose at

Matt Kucharski, pres.; Heath Rudduck, chief creative officer; Laura Cubillos, Rick Murray, Tina Charpentier, exec. VPs; Alan Dunton, Amanda Munroe, Amy Fisher, Andrea Carrothers, Annie Perkins, Bree Flammini, Danielle Engholm, Dave Heinsch, Erin DeSimone, Grant Prentice, Jen Graves, Kristen Ingraham, Natalie Smith, Tom Jollie, sr. VPs

4 World Trade Center, 150 Greenwich St., 48th flr., New York, NY 10007
Kristen Ingraham, sr. VP

120 St. James Ave., 6th flr., Boston, MA 02116
Rick Murray, exec. VP

330 S. Wells St., 4th flr., Chicago, IL 60606
Erin DeSimone, sr. VP

101 W. Commerce Rd., Richmond, VA 23224
Natalie Smith, sr. VP

1100 G St. NW, #805, Washington, DC 20005
Sarah Levy, global dir., food & nutrition affairs

456 Montgomery St., 15th flr., San Francisco, CA 94104
Laura Cubillos, exec. VP

Clients Include:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
CommonSpirit Health
Dole Food Co.
Edward Jones
Mayo Clinic
Prosciutto di Parma
Rockwell Automation
Sanofi Pasteur
U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council
Winnebago Industries

Padilla in the news with O'Dwyer's:

On the Move: Padilla Promotes Morton to SVP, Channels

Tue., Jan. 24, 2023

... Rosalie Morton Padilla promotes Rosalie Morton to senior vice president, channels. Morton has been with the agency since...

Goodfuse's Dobrzelecki to Head Padilla's Health Unit

Tue., Jan. 10, 2023

... Jen Dobrzelecki Goodfuse Communications president Jen Dobrzelecki has moved to Padilla , where she will join the agency’s healthcare practice as senior vp and group lead. Before...

Don't 'PR' Your Feedback

Fri., Nov. 18, 2022 Plan: Strategic Planning in a Dynamic WorldMonique Waters, H2O Strategies FounderTina Charpentiar, EVP, Padilla Oct. 18, 2022 Overcoming Toxic Culture: Everyday Practices That Make a DifferenceDr. Kerry O’Grady, Faculty Director...

When High-Impact, Rapid-Result Programs Take Priority

Wed., Nov. 16, 2022

...anticipated results and value to the business. *** Danielle Engholm is a Senior Vice President in Padilla ’s Technology Practice focusing on integrated B2B marketing, PR and digital communications across industrial, heavy...

The 'Great Retirement': A Thought Leadership Opportunity

Wed., Oct. 26, 2022

...for new and existing leaders? Yes! But organizations must look before they leap. At Padilla , we believe in three key tenets to introducing a new leader and formulating an...

Mission is Heartbeat of Strategy

Fri., Oct. 21, 2022

...don’t work for all organizations,” Waters said. Waters was joined in the online discussion by Padilla EVP Tina Charpentier and moderator Tony Cheevers, customer success officer for survey-research consultancy and...

Accounts in Transit: Moleaer Picks Padilla

Tue., Oct. 4, 2022

... Padilla  is picked for a digital marketing program for Moleaer, developer of a patented water-based nanobubble...

Accounts in Transit: F/W/V Picks Up Coastal Conservation Assn. of North Carolina

Wed., Sep. 28, 2022

...if we allow the status quo to continue,” said CCA NC executive director David Sneed. Padilla has been selected by Richmond Region Tourism to lead an integrated marketing program to...

Be a Leader, Not a Boss

Thu., Sep. 22, 2022

...Panelists are Monique Waters, Founder at H20 Strategies and Tina Charpentier, Executive VP at Padilla . Followed by "Leading Through Challenging Times" Nov. 15th @ 3 p.m. EDT.  Jean Serra, Founder of...

Issue Advocacy Response Critical Challenge for C-Suite

Tue., Sep. 13, 2022 issues.   The result? According to a three-part research study conducted by public relations agency Padilla , today’s business leaders find themselves conflicted, presenting broad implications regarding the need for strategic...

On the Move: Padilla Hires Consumer Pro Werle

Wed., Jul. 27, 2022

... Chris Werle Padilla names former Weber Shandwick EVP and consumer practice lead Chris Werle, an SVP and member...

Accounts in Transit: Padilla Reels in Norwegian Seafood Council

Fri., May 20, 2022

... Padilla is named US agency of record for the Norwegian Seafood Council, which works to...

See You Later, Annual Planning, Nice Knowing You

Wed., May 18, 2022

...while we navigate toward what’s next. *** Tina Charpentier is Executive Vice President, Client Experience, at Padilla ....

On the Move: Diggs Exits Smile Train for M&C Saatchi

Tue., May 17, 2022

...account supervisor at MWW and has also worked at 5W Public Relations, Ketchum and Padilla . Diggs has worked with such clients as Dyson, McDonald’s, Samsung and  Philips Electronics. In...

An Appetite for Culture, All in Good Taste

Wed., Mar. 16, 2022

...showing no signs of slowing down. *** Marcus Braham is Vice President, Food + Beverage, at Padilla ....

The Continued E-Commerce Evolution

Wed., Mar. 9, 2022

...It also lowers the investment needed for concept marketing. *** Kristen Ingraham is SVP, Group Lead at  Padilla ....

Maintaining Brand Relevance in a Chaotic World

Fri., Nov. 12, 2021

...and build stronger, longer-lasting partnerships. And remember, you don’t have to tackle this alone. Padilla ’s role is to guide B2B technology companies through the integrated planning process. We do...

SHIFT Joins Padilla’s Portfolio of Brands

Tue., Nov. 9, 2021

... Matt Kucharski Boston-based SHIFT Communications has joined Padilla as one of its operating brands. The agency officially becomes a ...

On the Move: Finn Partners' Bashe Joins Rezilient Health's Board

Thu., Oct. 28, 2021 amplify our message," said Rezilient Health head of communications Sar Ruddenklau. Kim Blake, Julie McCracken Padilla promotes senior directors Kim Blake and Julie McCracken to vice president posts. Blake, who...

A Purpose-Driven Model That Addresses Health Equities

Wed., Oct. 27, 2021

...groups, as community engagement is critical to developing culturally relevant, unbiased communication.  Making an impact At Padilla , we’re working with a wide range of purpose-driven organizations at the intersection of population...

Misses, Hits and Optimism for What’s Next

Wed., May 19, 2021

... Matt Kucharski In the June 2020 issue of O’Dwyer’s, my colleagues at Padilla and I laid out six predictions that we believed would come to bear once...

News of Firms: PRSA Launches 'In Between Jobs' Program

Thu., Apr. 15, 2021

...chief executive officer Linda Thomas Brooks. For additional information about the new program, click here. Padilla issues its 2020 Report to Our Communities, which highlights three projects that the agency’s...

COVID-19 and the Paradox of 'Fulfillment'

Mon., Mar. 22, 2021” Ouch. But such is the paradox of “fulfillment.” *** Kristen Ingraham is a Senior Vice President at  Padilla . She leads the agency’s Food + Beverage Practice, with an emphasis on consumer brands,...

PR's Top Pros Talk: Tips for 2021

Mon., Dec. 21, 2020

...NAACP • Glen Jackson, Co-Founder, Jackson Spalding • Gini Dietrich, CEO, Arment Dietrich • Matt Kucharski, President, Padilla • Kristin Cahill, Incoming CEO, GCI Health • Neil Foote, President, National Black Public Relations Society •...

Building Technology Thought Leaders, a Brand at a Time

Mon., Nov. 16, 2020

...all this, don’t worry. Most technology brands don’t go through all these steps alone. Padilla ’s role is to help innovators identify which type of thought leader you can be...

Pharma Marketing’s High-Stakes Moment

Mon., Oct. 19, 2020 the needs of their most essential audiences *** Sarah Fox is a Vice President in Padilla ’s Health Practice....

GOP Puts SKD Knickerbocker's $35M 'Vote Safe' Pact Under Scrutiny

Thu., Sep. 17, 2020

...taxpayer money to influence the federal election," according to the letter sent to Alex Padilla , California's Secretary of State. Kentucky's James Comer, Illinois' Rodney Davis, and Georgia's Jody Hice have...

Accounts in Transit: Padilla to Raise Profile of New York Wines

Wed., Jul. 8, 2020

... Padilla  is partnering with the New York Wine & Grape Foundation on a project intended to...

PR's Top Pros Talk: Matt Kucharski

Fri., Jun. 19, 2020

... Padilla president Matt Kucharski offers some pointers on how firms can make the most of...

Coming to Grips with Our New Reality

Tue., Jun. 2, 2020 others on the leadership team. Let’s not squander that opportunity. *** Matt Kucharski is President of  Padilla . Natalie Smith, SVP; Dan Morrison, VP; Matt Sullivan, VP; Bob McNaney, SVP; and Tom...

Top 10 Financial Firms See Revenues Rise 9.8%

Wed., Apr. 22, 2020

...spike 253 percent to $8.8 million. A 189 percent jump to $3.9 million took Padilla from the #18 spot last year to #10 this year. The top five firms all...

Embracing the Omni-Shoppertunity

Thu., Mar. 19, 2020

...poised to be the pioneer of omni-shoppertunity. *** Kristen Ingraham is a Senior Vice President at Padilla and leads digital integrated marketing and business development for the agency’s Food + Beverage...

Teaching Consumers about Healthy, Sustainable Diets

Mon., Mar. 16, 2020

... Andrea Carrothers and Katie Padilla co-authored this article. Global food systems are facing incredibly complex and urgent challenges, yet at...

On the Move: Evoke KYNE Names Dublin-Based Julie O'Donnell Global Digital Czar

Tue., Mar. 10, 2020

...ensure we are developing innovative programming,” said Evoke KYNE chief executive officer David Kyne. Dave Heinsch Padilla has promoted Dave Heinsch to senior VP and co-lead of the firm’s corporate advisory...

Dole Picks Padilla as Digital, Social AOR

Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

...The Dole Food Company, Inc. has named Padilla as its digital and social agency of record. The account win comes after a competitive...

Is Single-Channel Comms Bad for B2B Brands?

Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

...everyone visiting New York to arrive by bus. *** Amy Fisher is a Vice President in Padilla ’s Technology Practice....

Accounts: Rubenstein PR, Padilla Score Cannabinoid Clients

Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

...cannabinoid space. Global Cannabinoids sell such CBD products as oils, liquids, edibles and skincare supplies. Padilla has been selected by Kannalife, Inc., a biopharmaceutical and phyto-medical company innovating cannabinoid therapeutics,...

The Complexity of Being a Healthcare Communicator

Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

...the goal of delivering timely, relevant, audience-appropriate content. *** Carrie Young is a Vice President in Padilla ’s Health Practice....

On the Move: FoodMinds Ups Elizabeth Stoltz, Lauren Shelar; Lambert & Co. Names Kristin Celauro NYC MD; TIFF Puts Liz Kohn in VP-Marketing & Communications Spot

Fri., Aug. 2, 2019

... Elizabeth Stoltz FoodMinds, a division of Padilla focused on food and nutrition affairs, consulting and communication, has promoted Elizabeth Stoltz and...

On the Move: Snap Snaps Up Laura Nichols; Lincoln Center Debuts Leah Johnson: Hotwire Ups Sara Kalhorn

Tue., Jul. 16, 2019 its Minneapolis office. Before coming to Hotwire, she was an account supervisor with Padilla , and she has also worked at Ogilvy Public Relations. At Hotwire, her duties have...

How the ’Gram Can Rev Up Your Social Media Marketing

Mon., Jul. 15, 2019

...and optimize opportunities, you will see meaningful results. *** Stacy Moskowitz is a Senior Director in Padilla ’s Consumer Practice....

Data Reign as PR Faces Future Market Volatility

Tue., May 28, 2019

...companies and do great work for them,” said Torossian. Big agency sales mark 2018 Matt Kucharski Minneapolis-based Padilla grew three percent to round out O’Dwyer’s top 10 with $41.2 million in 2018...

Thought Leadership Requires Thoughts and Leadership

Tue., May 7, 2019

...must come to grips with what kind of thought leader it can be. At Padilla , we generally see three types: The sage: this is the company with a long history...

Accounts in Transit: Padilla Promotes Mexico's Avocados; Rubenstein Picks Up Interos; Brandman Adds Resort Pass; Hawkins In'tl Lands Novotel Miami Brickell

Thu., May 2, 2019

... Padilla  has been named PR agency of record by Irving, TX-headquartered Avocados From Mexico, which works...

On the Move: Major League Baseball Ups Matt Bourne; broadhead Adds VP Soren Erickson, Ups John Walker; Zito Partners Hires Ketchum's David Allan, JConnelly's Amiee Watts

Fri., Apr. 5, 2019

...communications manager—food ingredients North America at Cargill and director, agriculture and environmental sciences at Padilla Speer Beardsley. At broadhead, he will help lead The Mosaic Company and CHS accounts. Walker...

Telling a Brand’s Story Has Never Been More Important

Mon., Mar. 25, 2019

...tell their story from the moment they enter the market or, ultimately, risk failure. At Padilla , we study market forces and cultural trends, mining for insights to transform client businesses...

Personalized Wellness: What’s Next in Nutrition and Health

Thu., Mar. 21, 2019

...opportunities abound in this new frontier. That’s why agencies like Food-Minds, a division of Padilla , are making personalized wellness a strategic focus area. While more research is needed to elucidate...

Accounts in Transit: Padilla Catches Tru Shrimp; JG Black Book Launches Pelorus; MDP Stays at Puerto Vallarta Beach Club, KASA Hotels; 3rd Coast Adds LumiSource

Wed., Feb. 27, 2019

... Padilla  and its Joe Smith brand consultancy have been selected as strategic partners for the trū® Shrimp company’s marketing and...

Crisis Response Starts at the Top

Thu., Jan. 10, 2019

...critical. This article is featured in O'Dwyer's Jan. '19 PR Buyer's Guide & Crisis Communications Magazine Padilla has created “A CEO’s Survival Guide to Crisis Management,” a playbook intended to be...

Review of PR World 2018

Thu., Dec. 27, 2018

...communications director for Pat Buchanan’s presidential runs in 1992 and 1996. Avenir Global of Montreal acquired Padilla . With that addition, Avenir becomes one of the 25 largest PR outfits worldwide with...

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