Former Twitter & BBC exec joins Facebook

Former Twitter and BBC executive Dan Biddle is joining Facebook’s EMEA team as strategic partnerships manager for broadcast, production and film.

In a tweet, Biddle was he was “looking forward to working with the most creative people in media to made video as social and impactful as possible”.

Biddle has most recently been working as head of brand social media for the UK at online food delivery outfit Deliveroo, having departed Twitter in February 2017.

At Twitter, Biddle was director of strategic innovation at the time of his departure. He joined the company in 2012 as head of UK broadcast partnerships providing the mainpoint of contact and support for UK broadcasters and producers making social content.

He had previously worked as editorial lead for BBC Vision’s social media activities.

The latest appointment comes after Facebook appointed the head of BuzzFeed Studio, Matthew Henick as had of global video content and planning.