The Advertising Agencies Association of Jamaica salutes The Gleaner Company for 50 years of service to an independent Jamaica and 50 years of fulfilling our members' advertising orders with professionalism and a dedication to quality.
With successive rounds of capital investments the physical quality of your product has been continuously improved. Your editorial independence has added to the vibrancy and spirit of our civil society over these first 50 years.
The whole country has enjoyed and learned from your coverage of current affairs, international events, business developments, sports and the arts. We have also enjoyed many lighter moments of life with the comics, the cartoonists and often in reading your advice columnists. And The Gleaner's stable of commentators has informed and stimulated public discussion throughout our independent life. The Star, our leading daily, has also kept us abreast of the goings on of duppies in high places and at the stand pipe.
The Gleaner has been a clear benefit to Jamaica and our industry in particular has been well served by the excellence of your advertising departments.The succession of outstanding leaders - Mr. Henri Hendricks, Mr. Leon Mitchell, Ms Moveta Munroe, Mrs. Yvonne Senior and today's team led by Mrs. Karin Cooper and Ms. Nordia Craig have worked with the advertising Agency community for the benefit of our clients. This continuity is itself testament to the Gleaner's commitment to a partnership with the advertising agencies.And where we have come to contretemps our respect for each other has formed a sound foundation for working through issues.
The Advertising Agencies look forward to the coming 50 years confident that with The Gleaner commitment to journalistic excellence, your continuing innovation and commercial integrity the Jamaican public will be well served. The Advertising Agencies Association will continue to partner with you to deliver value for the client.
With best wishes