• Bellmont Partners Named One of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces

    by / May 16, 2019 /

    Bellmont Partners has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2019, one of only seven Minnesota companies to make the list.

    The 14-person Edina public relations agency was founded in 1996, and works with organizations including Explore Minnesota Tourism, Midwest Dairy, Second Harvest Heartland and many other clients in health, technology, food and agriculture, tourism and hospitality, education, professional services, manufac[Read More]

  • Minnesota PRSA Honors Katie Huggins with the Rising Star Award

    by / May 7, 2019 /

    Minnesota PRSA has awarded Katie Huggins, external communications specialist at Best Buy, with its Rising Star award. The award celebrates accomplishments of exceptional members of the chapter who have served three to seven years in the industry, post-graduation. Huggins received the award at the Minnesota Public Relations society of America (PRSA) Classics Awards on May 2.

    As a part of her job, Huggins meets with leaders in Best Buy to determine PR strategies and manage potentially r[Read More]

  • Minnesota PRSA Honors Tom Jollie with Donald G. Padilla Community Excellence Award

    by / May 7, 2019 /

    Tom Jollie, APR and senior vice president at Padilla, received the Donald G. Padilla Community Excellence Award at the 41st annual Minnesota PRSA Classic Awards on May 2. The peer-judged award, created in 1996, honors the late public relations pioneer Donald G. Padilla and recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and contributions to the profession of public relations, has contributed to the mission of PRSA and has volunteered their time and talents towa[Read More]

  • Minnesota PRSA Honors Local Achievements in Communications during 2018

    by / May 6, 2019 /

    The Minnesota chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (Minnesota PRSA) celebrated the 41st Annual PRSA Classics Awards on May 2 at International Market Square. The annual event serves as a celebration of top PR and communications efforts executed within the chapter’s territory, which includes Minnesota, the Dakotas and western Wisconsin.

    “This year, the Minnesota PRSA Classics Awards highlight an amazing array of public relations work, from creative strategies for baby [Read More]

  • Weber Shandwick Announces Important New Hire

    by / May 2, 2019 /

    In the latest move to deepen its integrated service capabilities for clients and continue attracting top Twin Cities marketing industry talent, global public relations firm Weber Shandwick has hired advertising veteran Andy Thieman as Executive Creative Director. Thieman is an established creative with 20 years of experience creating innovative, multi-platform brand campaigns for Fortune 500 consumer packaged goods and retail giants such as Target, Best Buy, General M[Read More]

  • Avocados From Mexico Selects Padilla as PR AOR

    by / May 1, 2019 /

    Following a competitive bid, Avocados From Mexico® (AFM) has selected Padilla as its public relations agency of record. The scope of work for AFM includes consumer, corporate and crisis communication programs. Padilla will create brand awareness PR campaigns supporting high-impact, tentpole events like the Super Bowl and Cinco de Mayo, as well as identifying and developing cultural events that AFM could leverage.

    According to the [Read More]

  • Broadhead Wins 28 NAMA Awards

    by / February 8, 2019 /

    Broadhead, an independent, full-service agency based in Minneapolis, took home 11 First Place and 17 Merit Awards at the regional National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) competitions among five regions across the United States. The regional award winners will compete at the National Best of NAMA Awards Show in April.

    "We had an incredible variety of clients represented at NAMA this year,” said Beth Burgy, Presi[Read More]