Commonwealth of Massachusetts
A Proclamation
His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick


Whereas The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is home to some of the oldest, largest and some of the most innovative media organizations and outlets in the country; and

Whereas Boston is among the top five advertising markets in the country and has the seventh-largest TV market; and

Whereas The marketing & communications sector has a direct effect of $16.3 billion on the Massachusetts GRP, and indirectly contributes 11.5% of the Commonwealth’s GRP; and

Whereas The advertising and media community diligently pursues its mission of being an advocate for the profession, an educator and developer of resources as well as a positive leader so that those industries will continue to thrive, progress and prosper; and

Whereas The sector is directly responsible for over 143,000 jobs in the Commonwealth, equal to 4.4% of total jobs; and

Whereas The Commonwealth recognizes the power of traditional, social, digital and emerging media as it transforms culture, entertainment, business, government and communications,

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim September 19th, 2013, to be,


And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this fourth day of September, in the year two thousand and thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-seventh.


By His Excellency

Deval L. Patrick
Governor of the Commonwealth

William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth

God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts