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Padilla Speer Beardsley receives five public relations awards for top achievements in 2008

MINNEAPOLIS (March 31, 2020) - Padilla Speer Beardsley, an independent public relations and marketing communications firm based in Minneapolis, was honored with five awards during the 31st annual Minnesota Public Relations Society of America's Classics Awards.

The awards celebrate the best public relations work done statewide during 2008. Padilla won three program awards: best Investor Relations for Tennant, best Business/Industry for Rockwell Automation, and best Institutional program for the More to Life campaign, which touted the Twin Cities as business and tourist destination.

Padilla also earned top honors in the technical writing category (for a story on behalf of client Entegris) and for the Web site for More to Life campaign (conducted in a public relations partnership with Tunheim Partners and Weber Shandwick).

"We share these honors with our esteemed list of clients who give us the privilege of delivering creative and strategic campaigns on their behalf," said Lynn Casey, Padilla CEO. "Everyday, we strive to be our best and to help our clients achieve their goals. Winning recognition by our peers is the proverbial icing on the cake."

Held March 26 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center, the awards banquet attracted more than 300 communications professionals from area boutique and large-scale agencies, corporations, nonprofit organizations and independent practitioners.

Donald G. Padilla Distinguished Practitioner Award
Also at the event, Minnesota PRSA honored David Hakensen, APR, with the Donald G. Padilla Distinguished Practitioner Award. The late Mr. Padilla devoted himself to helping civic, educational, human services and arts organizations communicate more effectively. He was equally diligent in teaching the clients of his firm to see the many benefits of community stewardship and relationship building. The Donald G. Padilla Distinguished Practitioner Award recognizes an individual who is judged to have made selfless contributions to the community and to the mission of PRSA, and who has demonstrated exceptional professional achievement.

Along with the award, Minnesota PRSA will contribute $500 to a charity of Hakensen's choice. Padilla Speer Beardsley will donate another $500 to the same organization.

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