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MiQ partners with Skyrise Intelligence to harness the power of UK mobile data for restaurant brand Subway

MiQ and Skyrise partnership enables UK marketers to access cookieless data signals derived from 20m handsets – nearly ⅓ of the UK’s population. 
Privacy-first mobile data solution drives brand awareness of Subway’s availability on the UK’s three leading delivery apps elevating awareness to nearly half a million customers as part of the restaurant brand’s UK Covid-19 lockdown strategy. 

LONDON, September 4th 2020: Programmatic media partner, MiQ, has announced a new UK partnership with Skyrise Intelligence. Through this collaboration, brand and agency marketers can access data signals derived from 20m handsets— nearly ⅓ of the UK’s population—to drive high-performance programmatic campaigns without relying on cookie data. 

MiQ has combined the power of Skyrise data segments — which are anonymised and privacy compliant by design — with its own advanced data capabilities to enable more granular, customised data that will inform planning, activation, and measurement, complimenting and informing omnichannel strategies. 

Mobile data provides a huge opportunity for marketers, as it’s the number one choice of device for British consumers, who spend on average 3 hours and 19 minutes per day on their mobile devices. (Source: eMarketer 2020). Mobile data paints a detailed picture of today’s consumer by understanding aspects of their digital lives such as what mobile web domains they visit online, the locations they work/live/travel to, the best times of day and the best days of the week for engagement, and the apps they use each day.

By connecting an additional 170 datasets to Skyrise’s data signals, MiQ can customise programmatic bidding strategies around a brand’s goals and use millions of mobile devices to build high-value targeting segments and high-value media planning insights based on demographic, geographic, app usage, and mobile web usage of target customers for its clients. 

The partnership in practice 

MiQ and media agency partner, MediaCom, have a longstanding client relationship with global quick-service restaurant brand Subway, one of the first brands in the UK to experience the value of this partnership when applied to their marketing strategy.  

Government restrictions imposed at the start of the UK lockdown, meant Subway had to close all of its stores until June when restrictions were lifted and Subway stores reopened for click and collect, as well as delivery only. This gave Subway a two-fold challenge; targeting relevant audiences within a 2 mile radius of its stores where delivery or click and collect were most likely to be utilised by customers   , and the brand also needed to  identify audiences within that radius identified as fast food lovers to ensure that awareness was targeted towards  relevant customers most likely to use food delivery apps.

MiQ, in collaboration with MediaCom, created a display campaign promoting Subway’s presence on three of the UK’s leading 3rd Party Delivery applications (3PD). Skyrise data enabled the anonymised location of active 3PD users with a high level of accuracy and at scale, helping MiQ to develop a bespoke targeting strategy. MiQ used Skyrise Intelligence data to profile and identify a ‘fast food lover’ audience based on active use of 3PDs and Subway’s remote order apps over the previous three months and combined that with location data from mobile devices,to build an effective targeting strategy for customers within a 2-mile radius of a re-opened Subway. The campaign’s effectiveness was measured via a consumer survey resulting in a 52% uplift in awareness when compared to respondents who were not exposed as part of the Skyrise data audience cluster.

Angelina Gosal, Head of Marketing UK & Ireland, at Subway added, “The results we’ve seen from working with MiQ and Skyrise have exceeded our expectations. Accurately reaching half a million customers with specific messaging, and knowing that it resonated shows the value of this kind of dataset and importance of having the right programmatic partners to support us. MiQ helped us to navigate key challenges by providing fresh and effective insights based on the vast mobile data made available and contributed to a significant level of sales across our three major delivery partners.”

MiQ UK CEO Giles Ivey says, “Partnering with Skyrise Intelligence, we saw the opportunity to invest in advancing our capability to deliver even better connected marketing for our clients. This new dataset, when combined with our data science, media planning and programmatic activation expertise, will further underpin all marketing decisions in a true omnichannel and privacy-first world.”  

Alex Petrie, Co-founder and CEO of Skyrise Intelligence, says: “This partnership will help to enhance marketers’ understanding of what’s possible within the exciting mobile data space and we are thrilled to be working with MiQ. Our combined capabilities will ensure marketers are even more efficient with new, innovative targeting techniques.”


About MiQ

We’re MiQ, a programmatic media partner for marketers and agencies. We connect data from multiple sources to do interesting, exciting, business-problem-solving things for our clients. We’re experts in data science, analytics and programmatic trading, and we’re always ready to react and solve challenges quickly, to make sure you’re always spending your media investments on the right things in the right places.

Headquartered in London, MiQ has offices across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. We work with the world’s leading brands and media agencies such as Marriott, Dell, Mercedes, Microsoft, GroupM, Dentsu Aegis and IPG. We were named 4th in The Sunday Times International Track 200 for 2019, the Fastest Growing Tech Company of the Year at the 2017 Stevie Awards and awarded Most Effective Use of Data at The Drum’s Digital Trading Awards USA 2017. MiQ operates globally from 18 offices located in North America, Europe and APAC. You can find out more here:

About Skyrise Intelligence

Skyrise Intelligence is a next generation media planning tool, harnessing the power of mobile phone data. Truly privacy first, we have no reliance on cookies, MAIDs or other PII identifiers. Our data science team work with the UK’s largest telcos to define web and app usage plus monitor location and movement data across an audience of 20 million+ every minute, every day. 

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