Andrew Jaffe

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Andrew Jaffe (August 2, 1938 – February 26, 2010) was a journalist and executive of Adweek. Jaffe joined Adweek in 1986 and presided over the company as it acquired the Clio Awards for its parent corporation BPI Communications.[1] He left BPI in 2003, creating a consulting firm, Compass Consulting, and authoring a book, Casting for Big Ideas.[2]

After serving in the Army, Jaffe graduated from the school of journalism at Columbia University. He first worked for the Associated Press, moved to Atlanta where he worked for Newsweek in domestic bureaus and as a foreign correspondent to Africa in Kenya.[1] He later became the business editor of the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner.[1] He began his career with Adweek as an editor in Atlanta in 1986.

Jaffe was married to Eileen Ast and had two sons.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Stuart Elliott, "Andrew Jaffe, Who Brought Clios to Adweek, Is Dead at 71", New York Times, March 5, 2010, [1].
  2. ^ "Former Adweek exec Andrew Jaffe dies", The Hollywood Reporter, Feb. 26, 2010, [2]
  3. ^ Keynote speaker bio, Keynote Address, Boards Summit, October 24, 2006, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-11-10. Retrieved 2010-03-30.