2 July 2013 - 10:23pm | posted by | 0 comments

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!

Be the first to comment on this article: sign in or register.

Latest Projects from the Profile Hub

Glasgow University College of Arts Knowledge Exchange - communications strategy

20/11/2014
The College of Arts Knowledge Exchange is a leading-edge...

In The Snow Magazine Front Cover

20/11/2014
Front cover from a fashion shoot in Zermatt earlier this...

Cuckoo Design - HeadSpace

17/11/2014
If you want to work through your brand challenges and turn...

Welsh Blood - Precious Concept

17/11/2014
Description The Welsh Blood Service organises the...

Pentland / Ted Baker – AW14 footwear photography

14/11/2014
Pentland is behind some of the world’s best-known sports,...