Diplomat and marketing specialist Professor Arnold Foote died at his home in Kingston on Thursday.
Professor Foote founded Advertising and Marketing (Jamaica) Ltd (AdMark), in 1964.
AdMark played a significant role in the development of the ethical standards and principles that govern the advertising and marketing sector in Jamaica and the Caribbean.
Professor Foote also helped to establish the Caribbean School for Mass Communication, now the Caribbean School of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), at the University of the West Indies, Mona.
After four decades of contribution to his country in the media and marketing sphere, Foote took up the role of Honorary Consul in Jamaica to Turkey in 1995.
He was later elected by his fellow Consuls to lead the Consular Corps in Jamaica, where he transformed the mission and participated meaningfully in the country’s development and humanitarian projects.
In 2006, delegates from around the world elected Professor Foote to lead the World Federation of Consuls (FICAC).
For his work, the marketer and diplomat received several honours. In 1997, he was awarded the Order of Distinction (Commander Class) for his work in advertising and the promotion of trade.
He was also recognised by Turkey, Brazil, Ghana and the Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York for his contributions.
In 2010, he was again awarded a national honour - the Order of Jamaica (OJ) - in recognition of his service to the country and internationally in the fields of advertising, sports and diplomacy.
His biography, The Making of a Global Visionary: Journey through Love, Faith, Injustice and Vindication was released in 2018.
Professor Foote is survived by his wife Patricia (nee Mills), his three children, Roma, Arnold Foote III, and Kimberly, and six grandchildren.