Diary: Agency leaps out of the box for PR

The Townsend Agency seems to be trying really, really hard to get mentioned on this page.

The Townsend Agency seems to be trying really, really hard to get mentioned on this page.

First, the hi-tech firm gave a paean to one of our favorite buzzwords by naming Julia Hutton 'Out-of-the-Box project manager.' No word on who the firm's Inside-the-Box project manager will be.

'Obviously, we wouldn't assign Hutton to an account that is highly technical or very serious in nature,' said CEO Jackie Townsend. So that means she will handle the low-tech, comical accounts?

Then the firm stopped the presses when it e-mailed our entire editorial staff to trumpet its selection as the seventh fastest-growing PR firm in the nation, an honor bestowed by ... PRWeek! Near deadline, we were forced to rearrange the front page to deal with this shocking bit of news. Now if we could only get those busy folks at PRWeek to confirm it.

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