Camilla Mindru and her boss Jackson Oboth have quit Scanad Uganda, days after Hill+Knowlton Strategies company took over the PR department of Scanad Group. This move did not please Camilla and Oboth who have been friends with most journalists in Uganda.
It is not clear why Scanad Group decided to scrap off the PR department since the pair have been doing quite an impressive job. According to our source the pair never left on a good note. Oboth has been the director PR at Scanad Uganda. Camilla has since joined Warid Telecom.
Formerly Lowe Scanad, it offers a comprehensive and integrated range of Advertising and Communication Services in Traditional Advertising, Media Investment Management, Marketing Consultancy, Public Relations and Experiential Marketing. Although the separate businesses have now been consolidatedunder one holding company, all Scanad Agencies operate separately. A key factor in Scanad’s success has been the Multi-Agency business model. Scanad also has offices in Kenya and Tanzania.
Meanwhile Hill+Knowlton Strategies is a global public relations company, headquartered in New York City, United States, with 84 offices in 46 countries Hill & Knowlton was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1927 by John W. Hill and is today led by Chairman & CEO, Jack Martin. It is owned by the WPP Group.
Hill, a former reporter and financial columnist, started the firm in Cleveland in 1927; it became Hill & Knowlton when a public relations director for a defunct bank, Donald Knowlton, joined shortly thereafter. In 1946, Hill and Knowlton dissolved their partnership and Knowlton took over the direction of Hill & Knowlton Cleveland, which closed shortly after Knowlton’s retirement in 1962. Former airtel’s Joseph Kanyamunyu is Uganda Country Manager.