PRAUNITE on Friday June 19th



The Public Relations Association of Uganda in conjunction with Brainchild Burson-Marsteller invites you to a PRAUNITE like no other nextFriday June 19th at the Equator Hall, Imperial Royale Hotel at 6.00pm.
The Guest Speaker will be Robyn De Villiers, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Burson-Marsteller Africa.
The theme for the night will be “Effective Communication and Reputation Management”
PRAU started PRAUNite as a professional development and social networking event in August  2011 aimed at bringing together both PR and non-PR professionals and practitioners in a social environment to learn, network, develop and attain different skills in line with the ever changing trends of business in Uganda, East Africa and beyond.
Since its launch in 2011, the Association has hosted 6 events of the kind, discussing relevant topics and benefiting 1,000’s of participants many of whom are PR professionals and key practitioners.
This month’s PRAUNITE event will be attended by a cross section of PR professionals from various corporate companies, government institutions, mass communication University student members and the media.
About Robyn De Villiers and Burson-Marsteller:
Robyn de Villiers is the chairman and CEO of Burson-Marsteller responsible for South Africa and the continent. Founded by Robyn as Arcay Communications, the Johannesburg-based company has been engaged in public relations and corporate communications in South Africa and across the continent for over 20 years. She represents Africa on the Burson-Marsteller Europe, Middle East and Africa Leadership Team.
 In the late 1990s, Robyn integrated specialist financial communications and investor relations into the company’s core service offering and began an internship programme to provide practical experience for final year communications students. This programme has developed significantly to include in-service training for practising communications consultants and workshops to address the communications needs of clients. These are delivered under the Burson-Marsteller Africa Training Academy banner.
One of Robyn’s major achievements was having the foresight, well over 15 years ago, that Africa represented a vast, largely untapped market and a place of great opportunity. As a result, she started developing a network of communications affiliates that could serve clients needs across the continent. Today Burson-Marsteller Africa is a unique network of indigenous, in-country communications consultancies staffed by local people equipped to provide communications