The Advertising Association of Ghana (AAG) has expressed shock over the demise of its founding president Jake Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey.
The Executive Council and the entire membership of the association in a statement described the death of the former chairman of the NPP as a monumental loss.
The former Minister of Tourism died in London Sunday following a protracted illness. He was 70-year-old. The late Jake began work as a radio and TV scriptwriter, commentator and presenter at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) in 1966.
He later joined an advertising firm; Lintas West Africa, as an account executive and radio and television producer. He later rose to become the General Manager of Lintas in Ghana in 1974 and thereafter worked on a number of programmes for the company and others in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Kenya.
The late Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey is a founding member of the AAG.
Below is the full statement of AAG:
The Advertising Association of Ghana and indeed the entire advertising fraternity in Ghana and across the world has been thrown into a state of shock at the news of the sudden passing of one of the giants of the profession – Jake Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey.
Jake, was one of the founding pillars of Advertising in Ghana. He began his career in Lintas West Africa and rose through the ranks, eventually becoming Managing Director of Lintas Ghana and Afromedia Ltd for many years.
He was recognized around the world for the pioneering role he played in several advertising campaigns notable among which were several behavior change interventions. He was indeed the first President and one of the founders of the Advertising Association of Ghana in its current form.
His sudden demise is a monumental loss to the advertising fraternity. The Executive Council and the entire membership of the Advertising Association of Ghana extend deepest condolences to Jake’s family on the loss of this great Ghanaian.
May his soul, rest peacefully in the Lord.
Joel Nettey, President Advertising Association of Ghana