Sunday, December 17, 2017

Founder of Corbin Communications dies



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Advertising executive John Corbin has died.

Corbin founded Corbin Communications as a "one man" operation in Barbados in 1952 and later opened offices in Trinidad in 1955 and Jamaica in 1962, Port of Spain-based Corbin Communications said in a statement yesterday.

Corbin Communications has, over the years, continued to attract national, regional and international blue chip clients.

Today, Corbin Caribbean is the only regional network fully owned and controlled by nationals of the Caribbean, the agency said.

Through the year, Corbin represented the Caribbean at International Advertising Association and American Advertising Agencies Association levels, attending international conferences and workshops.

He was an active member of the Advertising Agencies Association of Jamaica and twice served as president of the Trinidad association.

Corbin headed the agency's operations in Trinidad, Barbados and Jamaica for 35 years.

From mid-1987 to mid-2000, he was responsible for regional and international export marketing at Associated Brands, especially for the Charles Chocolate confectionery range which was extended to North and South America, Europe and the Far East.

He is survived by his wife Dallison, and children Christopher and Nicola.

His funeral service will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. at All Saints' Church, Newtown, Port of Spain.