Our own AgencySpy reports that former Adweek bureau chief Andrew Jaffe has passed away at the age of 71. Jaffe had been battling multiple myeloma for nearly a decade.
After graduating from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Jaffe worked for the Associated Press, where he gained notice for his coverage of the 1965 Watt Riot. Before joining Adweek, Jaffe worked as both a domestic and foreign correspondent for Newsweek, later becoming the magazine’s bureau chief. Jaffe has also acted as head of the international advertising Clio Awards, and worked as an advertising and marketing consultant, opening his own firm, Compass Consulting, in 2003.
His family has requested donations be made to the Andrew Jaffe Scholarship Fund at the Brandcenter, Virginia Commonwealth University or to the Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital in his memory.