Mr. Joel Edmund Nettey, Chief Executive of Innova DDB Ghana, has been re-elected as president of the Advertising Association of Ghana (AAG), for the next two years at an extraordinary general meeting of the association.
Also, elected are Mansa Amowuah as vice president and Martin Osei as treasurer as well as 10 members into the executive council.
The 10 council members include Torgbor Mensah, Clarence Amoatey and Nash Fenuku.
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Nettey thanked members for the confidence reposed in them to steer the affairs of the company.
He pledged the commitment of the newly-elected leaders to ensure that the needs of all interest groups in the association, including media agencies, outdoor companies, production houses, creative agencies and individual members, were met.
Mr. Nettey said the success of the association was the collective responsibility of all and urged corporate and individual members of the AAG, to share with the executive and council, concerns, observations, advice and especially ideas, on how to move the industry forward.
“We can only go as far when we work together. I am pretty confident that as we mix the old and the new together we will be able to make and add more strength,” he said and emphasised the need for all to be active participants in the programmes and events of the association.
“None of us has the solutions to the problems but each of us can contribute to ensure that together we are able to resolve the challenges,” he added.
In an interview with the media, Mr. Nettey expressed the hope that the Advertising Standard Authority Bill would soon be passed as it had been listed in Parliament for consideration.
“We are confident that when the next parliament sits it will be one of the first agenda to be considered,” he said, adding that the executive would try and push through all work in progress.
The bill when passed would lead to the setting-up of the Advertising Standard Authority, to bring together relevant industry players to ensure that things are done right.
It would also help address many issues related to standards and bring sanity into the industry and called on members to help support the process for its early passage.
Meanwhile, members have voted to amend the constitution to allow past presidents of the association as ex-officio members of the executive council for a period of five terms and shall be replaced on a first in first out basis.