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CE Live 2016 Speaker Bios - Steve Hatch, Facebook

Steve is Facebook’s first Regional Director for the UK & Ireland. Facebook is used by over 27 million people in the UK everyday and is part of a family of brands, including Instagram, WhatsApp, LiveRail, Atlas and Oculus Rift. In 2014 Facebook was awarded Campaign magazine’s ‘Medium of the Year’.

Prior to joining Facebook, Steve worked in some  of the UK's most creative agencies, BMP DDB, Y&R and PHD, before finding his long-term home at the WPP media agency MEC. Under Steve’s management, MEC doubled in size and won many awards for its client work as well as Media Week, Campaign and Marketing Agency of the Year.  MEC is the first ever media agency to become IPA Effectiveness Agency of the Year and in 2013 was voted Media360’s Agency of the Decade. 

A passionate advocate of creativity and ideas, Steve's co-authored 'Rigorous Magic' in 2007 (published by Willey and Co). Steve lives with his wife Sophie and their two children and, when time allows, follows his passions of movies, running, yoga and cooking. He would like to be a chef but isn’t good enough.

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