Reilly Connect is the proud recipient of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation for its work on behalf of Portillo’s. The award was given to Reilly Connect for production of the 22-minute documentary, “Portillo’s: Fifty Years in the Making” airing on NBC-TV 5 Chicago December 7th, 2013. The award of commendation recognizes those who excel at video programs directed primarily at external audiences. Reilly Connect was the only winner in PRSA’s Bronze Anvil “External Video Programs” category.
“We are particularly pleased to be named a recipient of the Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation, because Portillo’s is such an American dream story and we were honored to tell it for Dick Portillo, founder and president, said Susan Reilly, president, Reilly Connect and executive producer of the documentary. “Winning in this category is further testimony to the breadth and depth of talent Reilly Connect’s video production team brings to our clients.”
Reilly Connect wrote and produced “Portillo’s: Fifty Years in the Making” which tells the inspirational story of company founder and president, Dick Portillo, and how he parlayed an $1100 investment, into one of the most successful privately-held restaurant chains in America. A true “rags to riches” documentary, Reilly Connect showcased key chapters in Portillo’s 50 year history through stories told by Dick Portillo and his wife Sharon, Portillo’s employees, and Portillo’s cult-like customers accompanied with nostalgic photos, animation, and original music.