Kampala– Having launched its operations in Uganda only less than a year ago, Publics Africa Communications is undoubtedly making remarkable contributions to the communications sector in Uganda and Africa as a whole.
In April 2016, the communications consultancy firm successfully held the first-ever Public Relations Over Coffee (PROC) meeting in Kampala that saw hundreds of communicators and entrepreneurs converge to discuss brands with renowned brand architects, Thebe Ikalafeng.
The event generated discussions that prompted Hon. Jim Muhwezi, Uganda’s Minister for Information and National
Guidance to state that the government is looking forward to working with the private sector in streamlining its communication undertakings.
“As a government, we are going to re-brand the way we communicate. Even my ministry is going to change very soon so as to communicate better. We shall work with you (Private Sector) in this regard,” he said then.
The latest success in Publics Africa Communications’ short period of operation is the appointment of its Chief Executive Officer(CEO) Joseph Kanyamunyu as part of the Brand Africa, Brand Counsel for Uganda.
The Brand Council is Brand Africa’s community of distinguished professionals, thought leaders, influencers and related industry representatives in branding, creativity, and innovation, research, marketing, communications, and related disciplines across Africa and the Diaspora who provide expert input and insight on Africa’s brand-led agenda and initiatives.
Commenting on the appointment, Joseph said that the appointment is only but a portion of what the company intends to do in as far as uplifting local brands and the communications sector in Uganda.
“We are humbled by this appointment. Our intention as a company is to help revolutionize the way our local brands interrelate with their stakeholders and the communications industry in Uganda at large. As an industry, we have grown but are not yet at the level that we ought to be. Publics Africa Communications is hereto give the industry new tools that will help it move in tandem with global best practices,” he explained.
As a member of the Brand Council, Publics Africa Communications principle, Joseph Kanyamunyu will henceforth become part of the team that rates the top 100 brands in Africa annually.
“Brand Africa will rely on your expertise, experience, and insights on building brands in Africa; to identify and understand that brands that are shaping Africa’s image, identity, reputation, and competitiveness. To provide expert input into the Brand Africa 100® initiative to research, value, rank, and celebrate leading African and non-African brands admired by Africans and valued by shareholders in Africa,” reads a letter from Thebe Ikalafeng, Chairman and Founder of Brand Africa.