MIAMI: LLYC has acquired performance and digital marketing consulting firm Apache, which specializes in contributing to the transformation and growth of its clients’ businesses.

This deal allows LLYC to extend the services of its Deep Digital Business unit, which develops data analytics, deep learning and influence and digital marketing “to help clients harness the disruption caused by exponential technologies in the field of communications,” LLYC said in a statement. 

The three founding partners of Apache, Jesus Moradillo, David Martin and Luis Manuel Nuñez, will continue to run the agency’s business. They will work with LLYC chief strategy and innovation officer Adolfo Corujo and his team to incorporate their services into the firm’s evolving value proposition, which involves using innovations in corporate communications, public affairs and marketing in all its operations.

Apache will work independently for a time, maintaining its brand but identifying as part of LLYC. The long-term vision is

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Appcino is a low-code consulting and technology firm with almost a decade of experience in delivering business applications on low-code platforms enabling effective and accelerated digital transformation. Appcino is an Appian Trusted & Elite solutions partner and Salesforce Silver Consulting partner.

Appcino has delivered more than 600 enterprise apps across 100+ customers worldwide and has created multiple solution accelerators on these platforms to fast-track the overall transformation journey.

Appcino delivers business applications and automation initiatives using its substantial intellectual capital built with deep domain, technical wisdom, strong human capital, and industry leading low-code platforms.

Xebia Group is a fast-growing digital leader known for helping companies worldwide digitally transform themselves by offering high-quality cloud, data, AI, Agile, DevOps, and software consultancy. Xebia Group has successfully launched several brands and continues to expand in line with its ‘buy and build’ strategy: partnering with thought leaders

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Oxfam in its fight against poverty and suffering works with suppliers and service providers considering them as Oxfam partners given the interdependent relationship between Oxfam and its suppliers/service providers.

Suppliers and service providers are individuals (suppliers, consultants, freelancers, etc.), firms or companies that provide Oxfam with goods, services or works partnering with Oxfam to save lives, help overcome poverty and sufferings, fight social injustice, and; to work towards having a just world without poverty. It is important for us that all people connected to our work is keeping with the organization’s beliefs, values, and aims.

Oxfam focuses its activities on providing a comprehensive humanitarian response to poverty, working cohesively in the four areas that constitute its identity: development cooperation, humanitarian action, fair trade, social mobilization, campaigns, and education for global citizenship. 

Oxfam, in order to achieve its objectives, is conducting tender processes within Nigeria and invites your submission of a

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Mary Shaffran, Jennifer Stone join ARDX



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Mary Shaffran (left) and Jennifer Stone
Mary Shaffran (left) and Jennifer Stone

Norfolk-based government health care management and IT consulting firm ARDX announced last week it has hired Mary Shaffran as vice president of service delivery and Jennifer Stone as vice president of business development.

With more than 20 years of experience, Shaffran has held leadership positions with Northrop Grumman Corp., ASRC, ProSphere, Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) and most recently served as vice president of federal civilian solutions at IntelliDyne. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Converse College and her master’s degree in public administration from the University of Georgia.

Stone, who has more than 21 years of experience, has previously worked with General Dynamics Corp., IBM, Accenture and Gartner. She most recently served as vice president of growth, military and veterans health with GovernmentCIO. Stone earned her bachelor’s

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The consultancy, 56° North, has three founding partners: John Penman, Fiona Stanton and Anthony Thompson.

The trio have each worked in communications for more than 20 years in corporate communications, the media and political campaigning across the UK.

Penman was a comms director at Lloyds Banking Group and spent 20 years as a senior journalist, and business and political editor at The Sunday Times, Business a.m. and The Scotsman.

Stanton is a former senior director of the Labour Party, having been general secretary in Scotland and director in the North of England, and has run “over 100 campaigns”, including Labour’s ‘Get out the Vote’ activity during the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum.

Thompson previously led corporate affairs at Virgin Money and has City, public policy and media relations experience leading corporate affairs for TSB Clydesdale, Yorkshire Bank and Scottish Widows/Lloyds Banking Group. 

He was previously a senior director at the CBI,

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As CFO you’ll be a key player in the strategic financial insight of the business along with developing KPIs and building cash management. As the right hand to the CEO with full responsibility for leading the finance function and a broad operational remit, you will be professionalising, leading and implementing all controls, processes and procedures to drive growth for the business and oversee their effective buy & build strategy. Culture is an important focus for this business which is people focused. You’ll be working alongside an impressive CEO to achieve the joint commercial growth for the business.

The ideal candidate:

  • A qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, ACMA), preferably chartered
  • Has extensive experience in working as a CFO in a PE Backed Managed Services,
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Marks Sattin Executive Search is exclusively working with a PE Backed Consultancy business who are looking for a high calibre Chief Financial Officer to be based in London.

As CFO you’ll be a key player in the strategic financial insight of the business along with developing KPIs and building cash management. As the right hand to the CEO with full responsibility for leading the finance function and a broad operational remit, you will be professionalising, leading and implementing all controls, processes and procedures to drive growth for the business and oversee their effective buy & build strategy. Culture is an important focus for this business which is people focused. You’ll be working alongside an impressive CEO to achieve the joint commercial growth for the business.

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  • A qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, ACMA), preferably chartered
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  • Black Glass, IPG’s CMO consultancy, is creating a new division to help CMOs build their personal brands.
  • It comes as CMOs’ average tenure continues to decline.
  • The service will let CMOs tap marketing pros like Ally’s Andrea Brimmer and Verizon’s Diego Scotti.
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With the average CMO tenure, at 40 months, is at its lowest since 2009, ad holding company IPG is launching a new service geared at helping marketing chiefs grow their skills and personal brands.

The offering will be a part of IPG’s Black Glass, a consultancy that it launched in 2020 to help CMOs with enterprise-level projects like increasing their return on spending. It will be led by former Forbes editorial communities director and CMO Network chair Jenny Rooney, who will serve as its managing director.

The exact pricing and services are still being ironed out, but Black Glass plans to

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