Ashish Gupta Joins The Townsend Agency as Executive Vice President, Strategic Marketing

- Seasoned Professional Leads the Agency's Strategic

Marketing Division -



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Townsend Agency

    SAN DIEGO, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- The Townsend
 Agency, Southern California's leading integrated marketing firm, today
 announced the addition of Ashish Gupta as executive vice president, strategic
 marketing.  In this role, Gupta will build a practice advising clients on
 high-impact go-to-market solutions.  With more than 10 years of professional
 high-tech and strategic counsel experience on which to draw, Gupta offers
 clients a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities that are
 faced in today's marketplace.
     "Ashish's strong strategic experience and vision will provide our clients
 with an invaluable resource as he grows the strategic marketing division in
 our Agency," said Jacqueline Townsend Konstanturos, president and CEO of The
 Townsend Agency.  "We've researched the different challenges that CEOs face in
 their businesses and we've learned about the current needs of CEOs and rapid
 growth companies.  The strategic marketing division will provide our clients
 with the team and resources to address and meet those challenges."
     Gupta's experience spans the range of startups to mid-market and Fortune
 500 corporations.  Prior to joining The Townsend Agency, Gupta was vice
 president of business strategy at Rare Medium Inc., an e-service firm.  He has
 helped entrepreneurs write business plans, validate financials and develop
 market strategies and positioning statements.
     Earlier in his career, Gupta was in a senior consulting role with
 PricewaterhouseCoopers, a strategy consulting service.  Gupta led teams to
 many new product development processes and identified key industry and
 strategic initiatives.  He also advised on organizational alignment
 challenges.
     "Working with entrepreneurs and small- to medium-sized corporations is a
 sincere passion of mine, and I can see that same passion is shared by The
 Townsend Agency and its employees," Gupta said.  "I look forward to developing
 and implementing strategic plans for our clients to ensure their success in
 the changing economy."
     A graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor of science in
 electrical engineering, Gupta went on to earn a master of science at the
 California Institute of Technology and later earned a master of business
 administration at the Columbia Business School.
 
     About The Townsend Agency
     The Townsend Agency is San Diego's leading full-service public relations
 and advertising firm.  The company's integrated services encompass marketing,
 public and investor relations, corporate and product positioning, strategic
 marketing, advertising, collateral development and media planning.  With an
 international client roster that includes Fortune 1000 organizations and
 emerging companies, The Townsend Agency's expertise ranges from advanced
 technology, telecommunications, and biotechnology to health care and
 professional services.  Founded in 1993, the Agency supports a wide array of
 technology and community organizations.  For more information, call The
 Townsend Agency at (619) 457-4888, or visit its Web site at
 www.townsendagency.com.
 
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    SAN DIEGO, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- The Townsend
 Agency, Southern California's leading integrated marketing firm, today
 announced the addition of Ashish Gupta as executive vice president, strategic
 marketing.  In this role, Gupta will build a practice advising clients on
 high-impact go-to-market solutions.  With more than 10 years of professional
 high-tech and strategic counsel experience on which to draw, Gupta offers
 clients a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities that are
 faced in today's marketplace.
     "Ashish's strong strategic experience and vision will provide our clients
 with an invaluable resource as he grows the strategic marketing division in
 our Agency," said Jacqueline Townsend Konstanturos, president and CEO of The
 Townsend Agency.  "We've researched the different challenges that CEOs face in
 their businesses and we've learned about the current needs of CEOs and rapid
 growth companies.  The strategic marketing division will provide our clients
 with the team and resources to address and meet those challenges."
     Gupta's experience spans the range of startups to mid-market and Fortune
 500 corporations.  Prior to joining The Townsend Agency, Gupta was vice
 president of business strategy at Rare Medium Inc., an e-service firm.  He has
 helped entrepreneurs write business plans, validate financials and develop
 market strategies and positioning statements.
     Earlier in his career, Gupta was in a senior consulting role with
 PricewaterhouseCoopers, a strategy consulting service.  Gupta led teams to
 many new product development processes and identified key industry and
 strategic initiatives.  He also advised on organizational alignment
 challenges.
     "Working with entrepreneurs and small- to medium-sized corporations is a
 sincere passion of mine, and I can see that same passion is shared by The
 Townsend Agency and its employees," Gupta said.  "I look forward to developing
 and implementing strategic plans for our clients to ensure their success in
 the changing economy."
     A graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor of science in
 electrical engineering, Gupta went on to earn a master of science at the
 California Institute of Technology and later earned a master of business
 administration at the Columbia Business School.
 
     About The Townsend Agency
     The Townsend Agency is San Diego's leading full-service public relations
 and advertising firm.  The company's integrated services encompass marketing,
 public and investor relations, corporate and product positioning, strategic
 marketing, advertising, collateral development and media planning.  With an
 international client roster that includes Fortune 1000 organizations and
 emerging companies, The Townsend Agency's expertise ranges from advanced
 technology, telecommunications, and biotechnology to health care and
 professional services.  Founded in 1993, the Agency supports a wide array of
 technology and community organizations.  For more information, call The
 Townsend Agency at (619) 457-4888, or visit its Web site at
 www.townsendagency.com.
 
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