Working at Cicero/amo

What we stand for

Courage

We step outside of our comfort zone.
We do the right thing with integrity; for our team, our business and our clients.
We follow an ethical approach and say no when we need to.
We speak up and challenge the status quo.

Innovation

We have the intellectual freedom and curiosity to create fresh ideas.
We embrace change and adapt quickly.
We are ambitious and strive for new opportunities for growth.
We focus on the solution
We have tenacity and a can-do attitude.

Collaboration

We work together as one team.
We generously share our knowledge and expertise.
We find collaborative solutions.
We build effective and meaningful relationships with our colleagues, our clients and networks.
We build trust with our colleagues, clients and networks.

Expertise

We are trusted to deliver the highest quality work.
We speak with authority and confidence as a trusted advisor and strategic partner.
We may be asked for ‘a’ but we are always prepared for ‘b’ and ‘c’.
We continuously learn and develop.
We demonstrate we know our stuff at every opportunity.
We work hard and go the extra mile.

Respect

We treat everyone equally.
We celebrate difference and the value it brings to innovation.
We promote self-confidence, but large egos have no place.
We are mindful of our unconscious bias and are actively inclusive.
We care about each other, our business and our clients – we treat all as we wish to be treated.

Openness

We approach new ideas with an open mind.
We are agile and willing to evolve at a fast pace.
We are approachable.
We listen to feedback, reflect and learn from our mistakes.
We apply openness, honesty and integrity to everything we do.

Life at Cicero

Recent accolades

Intern testimonials

Interning at Cicero/amo: A Q&A with Khadra

We recently welcomed Khadra to intern at Cicero/amo for a month in our public affairs and corporate communications teams, with the following Q&A completed at the end of her time here.

Click here to read Khadra’s account of her experience across the month.

  • What was your favourite thing about interning at Cicero/amo?

My favourite thing has been the team culture, as everyone has been super friendly and accommodating, making me feel valued as an intern. In my first week, I had introductory meetings with different members of the Cicero/amo team, and it was so inspiring to hear their stories and passion for their roles. I believe I have met someone from every branch of the Cicero/amo team and it has been so interesting to see how each team has different areas of expertise...

We recently welcomed Khadra to intern at Cicero/amo for a month in our public affairs and corporate communications teams, with the following Q&A completed at the end of her time here.

Click here to read Khadra’s account of her experience across the month.

  • What was your favourite thing about interning at Cicero/amo?

My favourite thing has been the team culture, as everyone has been super friendly and accommodating, making me feel valued as an intern. In my first week, I had introductory meetings with different members of the Cicero/amo team, and it was so inspiring to hear their stories and passion for their roles. I believe I have met someone from every branch of the Cicero/amo team and it has been so interesting to see how each team has different areas of expertise.

Another thing I have loved about interning at Cicero has been the flexibility and diversity of tasks I have been given which has enabled me to gain a real flavour of both Public Affairs and Corporate Communications. The different tasks I have worked on have enabled me to gain a deeper understanding of key issues and complexities across sectors. I am now leaving Cicero/amo with a broader and more nuanced understanding of FinTech, government, business and defence.

Working remotely, I could connect to my team and easily ask questions which has been useful when working on new and unfamiliar tasks.

  • What work are you most proud of?

I am most proud of the different tasks I have completed, from research to stakeholder mapping, summarising reports and reaching out to journalists. This has allowed me to gain an unparalleled insight into Public Affairs and Corporate Communications.

I had never worked on stakeholder mapping, but throughout this internship I have been given lots of opportunities to do so which has enabled me to quickly become skilled at an important task.

  • How have you found working with your team(s)?

I have really enjoyed working with each team as they are both friendly, welcoming and funny which made it super easy to fit in. What I have noticed is that both teams are a little competitive and are keen for me to state which team is best which is super funny!

Both teams are super accessible, and each member of staff has gone above and beyond in checking up on me, providing sound advice and giving feedback, which helps me improve.

I have truly enjoyed working with the Public Affairs and Corporate Communications team and it has been an invaluable experience to be part of a global strategic agency.

  • What is the most interesting thing you have worked on during the internship?

It’s so hard to pick just one – but the most interesting thing I have worked on has to be the research on cryptocurrency, FinTech and open banking. These are areas that align with my interests and it was so exciting to work with experts in this area and see how my research will impact strategy.

I have found all my tasks across Public Affairs and Corporate Communications dynamic and engaging!

  • What are your take-aways from the internship?

My key takeaways from this internship include:

1. Internal communication is key: Throughout this internship, I have made it a priority to keep my manager informed of my current workload, whether I am having difficulty completing a task and whether I would like to work on a different sector.

2. Ask questions: Asking questions about the tasks I have been given, providing regular updates and clarifying them has enabled me to make sure I am on the right path when completing tasks, to produce high quality pieces of work.

3. Reach out to the team: Working remotely has made it easier for me to communicate and schedule calls with my team which has been a useful way to get feedback as well as consolidating the connection with my colleagues.

4. Stay connected: As I have met with most of my team in the office, I have added them on LinkedIn and will stay in touch. I am interested in how the teams will get on in the future and have no doubt they’ll be hitting further milestones.

5. Be proactive: I have always looked for opportunities to learn and support my colleagues in their day-to-day job. This has meant I have helped achieve short turnrounds and have gained team-wide exposure is so valuable as an intern.

This internship was organised through the Taylor Bennett Foundation’s summer stars programme. The Taylor Bennett Foundation is a charity that exists to encourage black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) graduates to pursue a career in communications, seeking to address the need for greater diversity in the public relations industry.

If you would like to find out more about similar opportunities at Cicero/amo, please do get in touch.

Interning at Cicero/amo: A Q&A with Gabriella

  • What work are you most proud of?

Not particularly work but I’m proud of being able to talk to so many new people, often one on one, without it feeling forced or awkward. This opportunity allowed me to learn so much about jobs that I didn’t know existed.

  • What was your favourite thing about interning at Cicero?

My favourite and most interesting part of my work experience has been connecting with new people, all of which have been so friendly and welcoming. It has been useful meeting people from other teams too as I am able to see the full picture of Cicero, including the Irish and Belgium aspects! ...

  • How have you found working with your team(s)?
  • What work are you most proud of?

Not particularly work but I’m proud of being able to talk to so many new people, often one on one, without it feeling forced or awkward. This opportunity allowed me to learn so much about jobs that I didn’t know existed.

  • What was your favourite thing about interning at Cicero?

My favourite and most interesting part of my work experience has been connecting with new people, all of which have been so friendly and welcoming. It has been useful meeting people from other teams too as I am able to see the full picture of Cicero, including the Irish and Belgium aspects!

  • How have you found working with your team(s)?

Again, everyone has been so helpful and I was genuinely surprised by it! There is a very lovely team here at Cicero and would be a great place to work.

  • What is the most interesting thing you have during the internship?

My take-aways have been surrounding learning about possible jobs that are in the consultancy sector.

We recently welcomed Gabriella to intern at Cicero/amo in our corporate communications team, following her time with us last year for the Speakers for School Virtual Work Experience programme. An article following ‘A Day in the Life’ of our intern Khadra can be found here.

If you would like to find out more about similar opportunities at Cicero/amo, please do get in touch.

 

Vacancies

Please see all current vacancies below:

Senior Account Executive (Dublin)

Cicero/amo is an integrated communications agency, part of the Havas owned /amo network.

Based in the brand-new Havas Village in Dublin, close to Stephen’s Green, with offices in London and Brussels also, Cicero/amo operates as a cross-country network which means our staff gain invaluable experience in international markets from a PR and policy perspective.

As a rapidly expanding PR and public affairs consultancy in Ireland, we are now looking to hire an ambitious Senior Account Executive who is eager to expand their career and learn about communications and public affairs from a domestic, European, and international perspective.

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Cicero/amo is an integrated communications agency, part of the Havas owned /amo network.

Based in the brand-new Havas Village in Dublin, close to Stephen’s Green, with offices in London and Brussels also, Cicero/amo operates as a cross-country network which means our staff gain invaluable experience in international markets from a PR and policy perspective.

As a rapidly expanding PR and public affairs consultancy in Ireland, we are now looking to hire an ambitious Senior Account Executive who is eager to expand their career and learn about communications and public affairs from a domestic, European, and international perspective.

Candidates must have a keen interest in politics and current affairs as well as an interest in media relations.

Key role responsibilities include: 

  • Preparing briefing notes about political policy areas, media coverage or an industry-specific topic.
  • Arranging political meetings & attending with clients.
  • Drafting press releases.
  • Pitching press releases and feature ideas by phone or email to national, regional and trade journalists, across print, broadcast and online.
  • Responding to client and stakeholder phone calls and emails.
  • Arranging interviews and editorial meetings with key journalists for clients.
  • Monitoring media coverage and report results to the wider team and clients.
  • Monitoring news coverage of political activity in both Ireland and abroad.
  • Monitoring Daily proceedings and flag matters of concerned raised to relevant clients.
  • Attending client events and industry conferences (remotely and in person once it is safe to do so).
  • Supporting on new business development which will include proposal writing and pitching support.
  • Handling clients’ social media accounts such as their Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.
  • Brainstorming fresh ideas for PR campaigns.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience in communications, politics and/or media roles. Agency experience is preferable but not necessary.
  • Fluent English language skills in both written and verbal communications (an additional EU language would be advantageous but not essential).
  • A third-level degree in communications, public relations, marketing, politics, humanities, or any related subject.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills.
  • Good Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel skills.
  • An interest and knowledge of social media.
  • A strong interest in current affairs.
  • An appetite to work hard and progress with a can-do attitude.
  • Ability and desire to continuously learn new areas of policy.
  • Cultural values; courage, innovation, collaboration, expertise, respect, and openness.

Equal opportunities

At Cicero/amo, we pride ourselves on being committed to offering equal opportunities to all potential employees and have zero tolerance for discrimination. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants irrespective of age, sex, race, ethnicity, disability, and other factors that have no bearing on an individual’s ability to perform their job.

Due to high volume of applications, only eligible or matching candidates will be contacted by us.

Salary

Competitive and dependent on experience.

Travel

You may be required to travel outside of Dublin for new business pitches and, at times, to our London and Brussels offices.

Covid -19

You would begin your career with Cicero/amo working remotely. The situation is being monitored and we will advise when it is suitable to return to the office. In the future, we envisage the role to be hybrid, based between remote and office working.

 

Senior Account Executive - EU Public Affairs - Digital Policy (Brussels)

Cicero/amo is looking for a dynamic Senior Account Executive to join its fast growing EU Public Affairs team with experience in EU digital policy areas.

Based in Brussels, the successful candidate will work as a key member of our client account team; assisting with client management, account deliverables such as stakeholder mapping, drafting letters and organising meetings and events, policy research, and monitoring the busy EU Public Affairs landscape.

The successful candidate will deliver excellent insight and assist in providing strategic direction to our clients in a variety of sectors.

Cicero/amo is an integrated communications agency based in London, Brussels and Dublin and is part of one of the world’s largest communications groups, Havas.

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Cicero/amo is looking for a dynamic Senior Account Executive to join its fast growing EU Public Affairs team with experience in EU digital policy areas.

Based in Brussels, the successful candidate will work as a key member of our client account team; assisting with client management, account deliverables such as stakeholder mapping, drafting letters and organising meetings and events, policy research, and monitoring the busy EU Public Affairs landscape.

The successful candidate will deliver excellent insight and assist in providing strategic direction to our clients in a variety of sectors.

Cicero/amo is an integrated communications agency based in London, Brussels and Dublin and is part of one of the world’s largest communications groups, Havas.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and managing daily client deliverables.
  • Organising meetings and client calls; writing and circulating meeting agendas and taking notes and action points in client calls and meetings.
  • Being an active team member on public affairs campaigns (legislative and non-legislative).
  • Developing detailed knowledge of a number of policy and legislative issues around policy areas such as financial services, the digital economy and energy/extractives.
  • Monitoring, tracking and analysis of the EU legislative agenda.
  • Helping the team to develop Cicero/amo’s external presence including drafting briefings for public distribution, generating marketing content and supporting the development of our social media profile.
  • Keeping up to date with political and current affairs and flagging important developments to the team and clients.
  • Supporting the team in new business activity.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge and experience of the EU legislative landscape and policy is essential – particularly digital policy areas including digital single market.
  • A strong interest in EU public affairs, policy and current affairs.
  • two-three years’ experience in a consultancy, European institution, trade association or equivalent organisation as an Account Executive/ Consultant or equivalent.
  • Experience in Brussels context.
  • A “get up and go” attitude, ready to assist in a wide range of tasks, build networks and lead on specific projects, tasks or policy areas.
  • Ability and desire to continuously learn new areas of policy.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Planning and organisation skills.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • The working language of the office is English and an additional language would be an asset.
  • Cultural values; courage, innovation, collaboration, expertise, respect, and openness.

Equal opportunities

At Cicero/amo, we pride ourselves on being committed to offering equal opportunities to all potential employees and have zero tolerance for discrimination. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants irrespective of age, sex, race, ethnicity, disability, and other factors that have no bearing on an individual’s ability to perform their job.

We are open to discussing flexible working opportunities.

Due to high volume of applications, only eligible or matching candidates will be contacted by us.

Account Manager - EU Public Affairs (Brussels)

Cicero/amo is looking for a dynamic Account Manager to join its EU Public Affairs team to work across our Financial Services client base. The role will be in a fast-moving environment helping our clients stay on top of the busy EU legislative landscape.

This role will be based in Brussels.

What your profile will look like:

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  • 3-5 years’ experience in a consultancy, European institution, trade association or equivalent organisation.
  • Some prior consultancy experience would be preferable.
  • Knowledge and experience of the Financial Services EU legislative and policy landscape is essential.
  • Experience of managing public affairs campaigns and interacting with clients is preferred although comparable experience is also welcome.
  • Experience of working in a Brussels context.
  • Experience of managing and developing junior members of a team.

Cicero/amo is looking for a dynamic Account Manager to join its EU Public Affairs team to work across our Financial Services client base. The role will be in a fast-moving environment helping our clients stay on top of the busy EU legislative landscape.

This role will be based in Brussels.

What your profile will look like:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a consultancy, European institution, trade association or equivalent organisation.
  • Some prior consultancy experience would be preferable.
  • Knowledge and experience of the Financial Services EU legislative and policy landscape is essential.
  • Experience of managing public affairs campaigns and interacting with clients is preferred although comparable experience is also welcome.
  • Experience of working in a Brussels context.
  • Experience of managing and developing junior members of a team.

Responsibilities:

  • Building and managing public affairs campaigns (legislative and non-legislative) in the Financial Services sector.
  • Developing a detailed knowledge of Financial Services policy and legislative issues.
  • Monitoring, tracking and analysing the EU legislative agenda.
  • Helping to develop Cicero/amo’s external presence including drafting briefings for public distribution, generating content for our website and supporting the development of our social media profile.
  • Supporting new business activity including working on pitches and responding to request for pitch documents.

Key Competencies:

  • A “get up and go” attitude, ready to assist in a wide range of tasks, build networks and lead on specific projects, tasks or policy areas.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Research skills.
  • Planning and organisation.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • The working language of the office is English, an additional language would be an asset but not essential.

 

Senior Account Manager - UK Public Affairs - Financial Services

Cicero/amo are looking for a Senior Account Manager to join our fast-growing and award-winning UK Public Affairs team.

In this role, the successful candidate will develop and enhance client relationships whilst also overseeing the overall direction and delivery of client activity. In this particular role we are looking for a candidate to take a managerial role in our Financial Services sector accounts but may also gain exposure to a variety of clients and sectors across FS, FinTech, Technology, Energy and Transport and Infrastructure.

This role requires the ability to motivate and engage account teams to deliver outstanding performance and service to clients.

 

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Cicero/amo are looking for a Senior Account Manager to join our fast-growing and award-winning UK Public Affairs team.

In this role, the successful candidate will develop and enhance client relationships whilst also overseeing the overall direction and delivery of client activity. In this particular role we are looking for a candidate to take a managerial role in our Financial Services sector accounts but may also gain exposure to a variety of clients and sectors across FS, FinTech, Technology, Energy and Transport and Infrastructure.

This role requires the ability to motivate and engage account teams to deliver outstanding performance and service to clients.

 

Role Responsibilities:

Account Management:

  • Responsibility for developing and delivering day-to-day client deliverables
  • Responsibility for quality control of account deliverables
  • Responsibility for working with account colleagues on resource management day-to-day
  • Maintain day-to-day overview of account, and proactively advise client on new issues/external environment and contribute to strategic planning meetings with client.
  • Ensure resourcing within the account is appropriate

Client liaison:

  • Maintaining excellent relations with client at working level
  • Identify and deliver on opportunities to expand Cicero’s service offerings to clients
  • Support client marketing and retention
  • Organise regular and timely meetings with colleagues to ensure service levels are maintained

Business development:

  • Help develop opportunities for growing existing business
  • Assist with development and presentation of new business opportunities

Professional relations:

  • Responsibility for building and maintaining key relationships with a broad range of stakeholders and policy makers
  • Demonstrate innovation and creativity in presenting new ideas
  • Managing Account Executive team members

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Significant parliamentary knowledge & understanding and interest.
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in a relatable role (preferably with some prior consultancy experience).
  • Financial Services regulatory knowledge and experience.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills – ability to communicate effectively with team members, key audiences and clients in written and verbal formats
  • A client and commercial focus
  • Highly competent in all written communications.
  • Highly competent in verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to research and analyse.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Organisation and prioritisation.
  • Ability and desire to continuously learn new areas of policy.
  • Cultural values; courage, innovation, collaboration, expertise, respect, and openness.

 

Equal opportunities

At Cicero/amo, we pride ourselves on being committed to offering equal opportunities to all potential employees and have zero tolerance for discrimination. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants irrespective of age, sex, race, ethnicity, disability, and other factors that have no bearing on an individual’s ability to perform their job.

We are open to discussing flexible working opportunities and are planning to return to the office in a hybrid style of remote and office working post-pandemic.

Account Director - UK Public Affairs - Financial Services

Cicero/amo are looking for an Account Director to join our fast-growing and award-winning UK Public Affairs team.

In this role, the successful candidate will develop and enhance client relationships whilst overseeing the overall direction and delivery of strategic client UK public affairs activity.

In this particular role we are looking for a candidate to take a leading role in our Financial Services sector accounts but may also gain exposure to a variety of clients and sectors across FS, FinTech, Technology, Energy and Transport and Infrastructure.

This role requires the ability to motivate and engage account teams to deliver outstanding performance and service to clients.

Cicero/amo is an integrated communications agency based in London, Brussels and Dublin and is part of one of the world’s largest communications groups, Havas.

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Cicero/amo are looking for an Account Director to join our fast-growing and award-winning UK Public Affairs team.

In this role, the successful candidate will develop and enhance client relationships whilst overseeing the overall direction and delivery of strategic client UK public affairs activity.

In this particular role we are looking for a candidate to take a leading role in our Financial Services sector accounts but may also gain exposure to a variety of clients and sectors across FS, FinTech, Technology, Energy and Transport and Infrastructure.

This role requires the ability to motivate and engage account teams to deliver outstanding performance and service to clients.

Cicero/amo is an integrated communications agency based in London, Brussels and Dublin and is part of one of the world’s largest communications groups, Havas.

 

Role Responsibilities:

 

Account Management:

  • Responsibility for developing and delivering strategic client objectives
  • Responsibility for quality control and client satisfaction
  • Responsibility for working with account colleagues on resource management and revenue targeting
  • Maintain strategic overview of account, and proactively advise client on new issues/external environment and contribute to strategic planning meetings with client.
  • Ensure resourcing within the account is appropriate at all times
  • Responsibility for account/project profitability and maintaining agreed fee income
  • Responsibility for negotiating and establishing financial arrangements with client

 

Client liaison:

  • Maintaining excellent relations with client sponsors
  • Identify and deliver on opportunities to expand Cicero’s service offerings to clients
  • Oversee and lead client marketing and retention
  • Organise regular and timely meetings with colleagues to ensure service levels are maintained.

 

Business development:

  • Create and develop opportunities for growing existing business
  • Assist with development and presentation of new business opportunities

 

Professional relations:

  • Responsibility for building and maintaining key relationships with a broad range of stakeholders and policy makers
  • Demonstrate innovation and creativity in presenting new ideas
  • Monitor and investigate ‘market intelligence’ using the views of opinion leaders
  • Managing Account Executives and Senior Account Executives on the team and providing direction to Account Managers where needed.

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Significant parliamentary knowledge & understanding and interest.
  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience in a relatable role (preferably with some prior consultancy experience).
  • Financial Services regulatory knowledge and experience.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills – ability to communicate effectively with team members, key audiences and clients in written and verbal formats
  • A client and commercial focus
  • Highly competent in all written communications.
  • Highly competent in verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to research and analyse.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Organisation and prioritisation.
  • Ability and desire to continuously learn new areas of policy.
  • Cultural values; courage, innovation, collaboration, expertise, respect, and openness.

 

Equal opportunities

 

At Cicero/amo, we pride ourselves on being committed to offering equal opportunities to all potential employees and have zero tolerance for discrimination. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants irrespective of age, sex, race, ethnicity, disability, and other factors that have no bearing on an individual’s ability to perform their job.

 

We are open to discussing flexible working opportunities and are planning to return to the office in a hybrid style of remote and office working post-pandemic.

Associate

Closing Date: 1 October 2021

Location: London

 

Cicero/amo is an integrated communications agency specialising in corporate PR, government relations, digital communications and market research aimed at business, consumer and policy audiences.

We are looking for an Associate to support our Public Policy Monitoring and Intelligence Service Cicero Pulse. The new staff members will be permanently based in London and the role will include opportunities to travel to Brussels.

Main tasks will include the provision of detailed monitoring of UK and EU parliamentary activities (e.g. committee hearings, public hearings), conferences and think tank to our clients across various sectors.

The ideal candidate will have:...

Closing Date: 1 October 2021

Location: London

 

Cicero/amo is an integrated communications agency specialising in corporate PR, government relations, digital communications and market research aimed at business, consumer and policy audiences.

We are looking for an Associate to support our Public Policy Monitoring and Intelligence Service Cicero Pulse. The new staff members will be permanently based in London and the role will include opportunities to travel to Brussels.

Main tasks will include the provision of detailed monitoring of UK and EU parliamentary activities (e.g. committee hearings, public hearings), conferences and think tank to our clients across various sectors.

The ideal candidate will have:

 

  • Working experience in the UK or European Parliament / MPs office / MEPs office / government department / European Commission DG or similar is essential;
  • Understanding of both the UK and EU political landscape required;
  • Background in financial services advantageous;
  • Keen interest in political affairs;
  • Excellent English writing and editing skills;
  • Attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Exceptional time management and the ability to work under pressure;
  • Foreign language skills are advantageous, but not essential.

Equal opportunities

At Cicero/amo, we pride ourselves on being committed to offering equal opportunities to all potential employees and have zero tolerance for discrimination. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants irrespective of age, sex, race, ethnicity, disability, and other factors that have no bearing on an individual’s ability to perform their job.

We are open to discussing flexible working opportunities and the role will be hybrid in nature. More details on our hybrid model will be provided in the interview.

Closing Date: 1 October 2021

 

Interview/Start Dates

 

Please note that only those selected for interviews will be contacted and the interview process might start before the closing date. The starting date is as soon as possible.

 

Application Details

 

To apply, please send a one-page CV with the headline “Associate as seen on website” to Alexandra Dekanyova (alexandra.dekanyova@cicero-group.com)

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