Well-known marketing and advertising tycoon Arnold Foote has passed away at the age of 87.

His family, in a press release, said he died at his home on Thursday.

In 1964, Foote started a revolution in the advertising industry in Jamaica when he founded Advertising and Marketing (Jamaica) Ltd. [AdMark] which has since grown into a powerhouse in its field, with regional and international affiliations.

In 1969, Foote was elected president of the Association of Advertising Agencies of Jamaica, a position he held intermittently until 2004. In the meantime, he founded the Association of Caribbean Advertising Agencies in 1970.

The Jamaica College old boy also made a big impact in the fields of education and diplomacy. In 1974 he played a major role in the creation of what for decades was the only regional institution to train journalists – the Caribbean Institute of Mass Communication, which was later renamed the Caribbean School of Media and Communication. communication.

Foote has been selected to lead Jamaica’s first trade mission to the European Common Market [now the European Union] in 1991, and in 1994 became the founding president of the Agri-Business Council of Jamaica.

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He has received numerous awards in his various fields of activity over the decades and in 1997 was recognized by his country when he was awarded the Order of Distinction, Commanding Class. In 2010, he was decorated with the Order of Jamaica in recognition of his service to Jamaica and abroad in the areas of advertising, sport and diplomacy.

Foote is survived by his wife Patricia (née Mills) and three children Roma, Arnold Foote III and Kimberly six grandchildren Arnella, Alexisse, Danielle, Brittany, Katelyn and Arnold.