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DDB hired Ted Royer, the former chief creative officer at Droga5 who was fired from that agency in February, to assist this summer in the Omnicom network’s pitch for the global Volkswagen account, according to multiple sources who spoke to Adweek.
Five people, including current and former DDB New York employees and those with direct connections to the agency’s creative and production departments, separately confirmed that Royer worked at the agency in a freelance capacity during August and September and that he specifically contributed to the Volkswagen team, which reportedly operates under the code name “Voltage.”