Epiphany co-founder Shane Quigley, who set up the business in 2005 but left when it was bought by Jaywing in 2014, is returning to the search agency in a non-executive role.
Quigley, who will work with the senior team and act in an advisory role to help deliver the agency’s long-term strategy, has been working within the retail sector since he stepped down.
During this time he became chief customer officer at Matalan, overhauling its marketing and ecommerce strategy. The changes saw Matalan become the first retailer to do a direct deal with ITV and Time Inc to launch the ‘Matalan Show’, a celebrity-fronted talk show format promoted on prime TV slots, hosted online and supported in print and social media.
He also oversaw the launch of a new ecommerce platform which will facilitate Matalan’s next ten years of digital growth. The strategy has paid off, bolstering footfall and driving growth across all channels. In December, online sales shot up by 24.7% while store sales rose by 6.2%.
Following his stint at Matalan, Quigley launched a boutique consultancy called Shift, advising retailers, brands and agencies and this has facilitated his return to Epiphany to act in an advisory role.
Epiphany managing director Tom Salmon said: “Shane is a huge part of this agency’s past. The foundations he put in place enabled Epiphany to become a leader in the UK market and positioned us perfectly to integrate with Jaywing’s cutting-edge customer data, intelligence and insight.
“Shane’s extensive client-side marketing and e-commerce experience will be invaluable as we look to the next stage of our evolution and updating our agency model. It’s fantastic to have him on board.”
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