About Us.

Connect with purpose.

As humans, connection is as vital as the air we breathe. We are programmed to be connected, and while we interact with people every day, it’s connection with purpose that moves an organization closer to its objectives. So when we talk about connecting with purpose, it’s not just about making noise – it’s about creating mutually beneficial, meaningful relationships.

How we do it.

Padilla builds, grows and protects strong brands by creating purposeful connections with the people who matter most.


Build.

Insightful strategy. Compelling storytelling. Captivating design. These are foundations for strong brands.

Grow.

Lasting relationships with customers, investors, employees and communities. They’re all formed through meaningful connections.

Protect.

We help brands remain strong through crisis communications planning and execution, and reputation and issues-management consulting.

Who we are.

We’re 240+ invested employee-owners, in seven offices across the country. We’re client partners, strategists, writers, visual storytellers, media insiders and much, much more.


We're the brand consultancy of Joe Smith.

We’re the food and nutrition experts at FoodMinds.

We’re the research authorities at SMS.

Limitless Resources

Every day we collaborate across our seven offices, and when needed we have immediate, unfettered access to the resources of our global Worldcom partners in every region around the world.

Community

Padilla employee-owners in offices from the West Coast to the Eastern seaboard dedicate personal volunteer time and professional pro bono hours to help others in their communities. See our 2016 Report to the Community for more details.

See our work.