10/06/17

Padilla and Its FoodMinds Division Open New Washington, D.C. Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 6, 2017) – Padilla, a top 10 independent public relations and communications company – and its food and nutrition communications and consulting division, FoodMinds – have combined their Washington, D.C. offices into one location in the northwest section of the District. The new office is located at 1100 G Street NW, Suite 805.

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Padilla also has offices in New York, Los Angeles and Richmond, Virginia. FoodMinds has additional locations in Chicago and San Francisco.

“The metro Washington, D.C. area had the most geographic overlap between Padilla and FoodMinds staff. Padilla had an Alexandria office, and FoodMinds was already in D.C. It made sense to combine into one location in our nation’s capital,” said Lynn Casey, Padilla CEO. “There already is tremendous collaboration between FoodMinds and Padilla’s Food + Beverage Practice. Having all our D.C. employees under one roof positions us for greater growth in the region and nationally.”

The new D.C. location has 12 employees. In total, Padilla has approximately 240 employee-owners, with 35 of them being with FoodMinds (including 20 registered dietitians).

Along with expertise in food, beverage and nutrition, the Padilla and FoodMinds D.C. team has experience in a variety of other categories including consumer products and services, technology, media relations and crisis communications.

“FoodMinds joined forces with Padilla two years ago to leverage Padilla’s knowledge and resources in creative, digital, research, branding and critical issues management,” said Sue Pitman, MA, RD, a FoodMinds founder and D.C. office lead. “Having a centralized location fosters collaboration across our agency and gives us a greater overall presence in D.C.”

About Padilla

Padilla is a top 10 independent public relations and communications company comprised of 240 employee-owners. Padilla builds, grows and protects brands 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. Clients include 3M, Barnes & Noble College, Bayer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, GE, Hass Avocado Board, Land O’Lakes, Mayo Clinic, Prosciutto di Parma, Rockwell Automation, U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, the Virginia Lottery and Welch’s. Padilla is a founding member of The Worldcom Public Relations Group, a partnership of 143 independently owned partner offices in 115 cities on six continents. Make a connection at PadillaCo.com.

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