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Ted Royer out as Droga5 chief creative officer


By Doug Zanger, Americas Editor

February 1, 2018 | 2 min read

Droga5 chief creative officer, Ted Royer, was dismissed from his role today.

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Droga5 HQ in NYC / Ken Lund via Flickr under Creative Commons CC BY-SA 2.0

First reported by Adweek, Royer had been placed on leave earlier in the week, and the agency said that they were hiring an independent, outside firm to, as Droga5 chief executive officer Sarah Thompson wrote in an email, “assist us with our investigation.”

In a statement, a spokesperson wrote that “Effective today, Droga5 New York has ended its employment relationship with Ted Royer, CCO. We are committed to maintaining a safe and inclusive environment for all our employees. We are unable to comment further on personnel matters.”

There is no word as to who will succeed Royer in the chief creative officer role at the agency.

Royer spent more than ten years at the New York agency and the Philadelphia native, according to one bio, previously worked at Wieden+Kennedy, Saatchi & Saatchi in Singapore, Ogilvy & Mather in Latin America and Publicis in both Sydney and New York. He was also on the board of The One Club.

Royer’s dismissal comes on the heels of other agency leadership exits including Wieden + Kennedy chief strategy officer Paul Colman, Publicis Seattle creative chief Andrew Christou and the Martin Agency's Joe Alexander, who was replaced by Karen Costello.

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