Ted Royer, Chief Creative Officer Droga5 New York, has been announced as a speaker at the London International Awards 2015 Creative LIAisons program. Royer joins Matt Eastwood, Pum Lefebure, John Mescall, Ralph van Dijk, Emad Tahtouh, Taras Wayner and Keynote Speaker Daymond John on the star-studded list of industry speakers for this year’s event.
I have always believed that the most respectable agencies are the ones that cultivate talent at every level (…)It’s important for agencies to set a precedent on empowering creatives to stand up for their own ideas, even down to the most junior art director. Programs like LIA Creative LIAisons are great because they teach the next generation of talent that any brief can be dominated with amazing ideas. I’m looking forward to joining some of the other ad greats to present to the up-and-comers in the industry.
Ted has been at Droga5 since the agency’s early days and has seen the agency grow to over 450 employees. Along the way, Droga5 has received countless accolades, including being named Creativity’s Agency of the Year in 2007, 2011 and 2014, Adweek’s Agency of the Year in 2012 and 2014, one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in 2013 and most recently, Cannes Lions’ 2015 Independent Agency of the Year.
Since graduating from Atlanta’s Portfolio Center, Ted’s 20-year advertising career has taken him around the world, most notably to Singapore, Argentina, Australia and finally New York City.
Ted has won more than 100 major awards in the industry, including Pencils, Cannes Lions, Webby’s and even Facebook Studio’s inaugural Grand Prix. Ted has been on the worldwide creative boards of both Ogilvy & Mather and Publicis Groupe as Executive Creative Director and regional Creative Director.
London International Awards (LIA) is a global Festival honoring creativity and new ideas in Advertising, Production, Digital, Design, Music & Sound and Technology. The Awards, founded in 1986 by President, Barbara Levy, began by honoring advertising in the realms of Cinema, Television, Print and Radio worldwide, evolving since its inception into 15 unique media types. It was the first truly international advertising awards of its kind to acknowledge all media and methods from all over the world to be judged by a diverse global jury. Every member on each Jury Panel, including the Jury President, judge all entries except their own work, in their respective media. Each jury has the discretion to award a Grand LIA within the media they are judging.