Assisting Designers to Expand their Brand: Anna Touré PR

IMG_0447APiF: Please introduce yourself.
Anna Touré: My name is Anna Touré, I am  from Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire and also grew up in France. I am the founder of ANNA TOURE | PR a boutique PR agency specialized in fashion beauty and lifestyle.

APiF: When and why did you start your agency?
Anna: I started in 2012. I knew quite early on that I wanted to open up my own boutique PR agency. So I made the decision to start my own business and it grew from referrals and connections I had within the industry.

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My aim was to open up an international consulting agency offering various services and specializing in Business Development, Event Production and Public Relations within the Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle sectors. I initially focused on the PR branch and developed the business into a consulting firm, AT Group, focused on Business Development and Event Production. Today ANNA TOURE | PR is part of AT | GROUP.

APiF: What is your professional background?
Anna: I have a Masters in Communication and International Business from Blaise Pascal University in France. I gained my first experience as an Account Coordinator in a Parisian multi-label showroom Sacamalice & Projectile and within the PR agency  Poulain & Proust.  Then I worked in Paris as an Import-Export Consultant. At some point, I made the decision to move to New York, where I worked for different event planning companies. Eventually I started my own PR agency in NYC.

erikabaduwearingtoubabnecklaceAPiF: What is the mission of Anna Toure PR?
Anna: Our role is to assist designers and talents to expand their brand internationally.

APiF: Any client examples / brand names you can drop?
Anna: Sure, Selly Raby Kane, Toubab Paris, Rue 114, Obi Cymatica and DJ C Devone to name a few.

APiF: Any words of wisdom you would give a young entrepreneur who wants to start a PR company?
Anna: Embrace new thinking! Hard work and a positive attitude will always get you noticed. Know what’s going on in the world. Take chances! Don’t be afraid to reach out & meet as many people as possible.  And last but not least…Have dreams!

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