Facebook’s UK team 2008 video spoof uncovered
If you’ve ever wondered what other hidden talents Facebook’s senior UK management team may have aside from their day jobs, look no further. The Drum stumbled across this video spoof, dating back to 2008 of the UK team dancing their hearts out to Take That’s hit Relight My Fire. There are a few well-known faces in there – one of the first to bust some shapes in this video is former UK commercial director Stephen Haines, recently promoted to the role of global lead across Omnicom agencies. The Drum has spotted a few other big names in there including the main lead for the Trevor Johnson and even VP global partnerships Blake Chandlee and head of creative solutions Derren Sequeira. Although it clearly has the right ingredients to go viral it seems someone pulled the plug on it – judging by the number of views and date of publication - 2 July. So it does beg the question of what on earth it was created for in the first place. Perhaps it was made to celebrate the hitting 100m users – a milestone it hit in 2008? Or the fact it began to prioritise monetisation via advertising after hiring Sheryl Sandberg as chief operating officer - a way of endearing the UK sales team to its clients perhaps. UPDATE Since this story was first published the settings on the YouTube film have been changed to 'private' meaning it can no longer be viewed by the public. Awe!