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Steve Read

Media Director

Steve has been immersed in the world of brands for most of his working life. First as an art director and graphic designer in London and California working with iconic brands including Ford, Apple, British Airways, Aston Martin, DHL and many others.

For the last twenty years Steve was MD of the pioneering product placement agency, Brandirector Entertainment. Brandirectors client list was large and varied including BMW, VW, Cisco, Sony, Kellogg’s, Dyson, Canon, Olympus plus many other world class brands. The agency was the first Preferred Brand Supplier appointed by the BBC. Steve negotiated the deal.

steve-angliaHe has spoken many key media events including The Westminster Media Forum to UK MP’s, EGTA in Brussels and Stockholm, EU Parliament to MEP’s and many other regional events. As a recognised expert in communicating to brands the FA approached him to find and introduce strategic brand partners to the St Georges Park Football Centre, home of the England national team.

Steve is a dedicated petrol head, historic racing driver and recently was part of an eight man team that broke the world record for rowing the English Channel in a Cornish gig. As the oldest member of the team he was nicknamed “Corporal Jones”.


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