MiQ hires John Thomson as chief revenue officer of the UK business. Formerly commercial director at Quantcast, Thomson will lead the unified commercial strategy – overseeing key relationships with strategic partners and working closely to ensure top-line revenue for the UK market.
“I’m delighted to be taking on this new remit at MiQ,” said Thomson. “Having worked in the ad tech industry for several years, I recognise MiQ as a company at the forefront of the programmatic media space, and I’m looking forward to helping drive business outcomes for our partners with innovative solutions.”
Thomson began his media career in 2010 at talkSPORT, working in the sponsorship and promotions team. From there, he moved to Yahoo!, and began to specialise in digital media sales. In 2014, Thomson joined Quantcast, where he stayed for nine years.
As MiQ continues to grow through attracting and retaining the top UK talent, the company has also appointed Clare Beddow as head of commercial strategy for the UK business.
Beddow’s remit is predicated on building and fostering meaningful and sustainable agency partnerships. She will focus on ways to support agencies through enhancing their proprietary offerings, delivering world-class performance and achieving their sustainability goals.
With almost 20 years of experience in the media industry, Beddow has worked across a variety of disciplines for companies such as Channel 5, Global Radio, Microsoft/AOL/Verizon, and most recently Spotify, where she worked as UK director of sales. There, she helped to drive revenue and culture of the sales team, as well as led agency trading deals and relationships.
“I’m extremely excited to be part of the growing commercial team at MiQ,” said Beddow. “I’m especially looking forward to working with the team to help foster existing agency business and build new commercial partnerships to support the continued acceleration of the UK team.”
Beddow will be starting her position at the end of February and will be reporting into Thomson, where Thomson will be reporting into Freddie Turner, managing director, MiQ UK.
“I am delighted to welcome both Clare and JT to the MiQ team,” said Turner. “As MiQ goes from strength to strength and continues on our mission to over-deliver for our customers, both additions will bolster our commercial leadership in the UK, and reinforce that MiQ attracts and retains the best talent in the industry.”