2016 Rising PR Stars: Dara Toulch, Senior Account Director, Ballantines PR

Dara Toulch is a standout leader for the Ballantines PR (BPR) team, delivering top-quality media coverage and dedicated client support. Toulch oversees many of the agency’s most important proposals and leads new client presentations.

Toulch offers a strategic perspective on each pitch she constructs. Her esteemed client roster includes Marriott International, Sunset Marquis, AKA Luxury Serviced Residences and Caesarstone Global. Toulch's high-profile campaigns have helped set the bar for the entire BPR team. Her continued efforts to develop and strengthen relationships with top lifestyle and luxury media have helped her garner exposure for her clients in some of the top media outlets today, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Conde Nast Traveller UK, Visa Black Card’s LUXURY Magazine, USA Today, Travel + Leisure and Forbes.

This year, Toulch has made tremendous strides in elevating her clients to leadership positions in their sectors, translating into new customers and increased sales. Her standout achievements include winning five 2016 Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Adrian Awards, in addition to several other accolades throughout her career as a public relations executive.