Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons Confirmed As Headline Speaker At SMWNYC



The acclaimed hip-hop mogul and entrepreneur will join Matt Britton, CEO of Suzy, for an intimate fireside chat on April 24.


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Social Media Week is excited to announce the addition of Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons to the SMWNYC speaker lineup. The renowned musician, producer, and entrepreneur will join Matt Britton, CEO of Suzy, for a fireside keynote on April 24.

A founding member of the legendary hip-hop group Run DMC, Simmons also known by his stage names of Rev Run and DJ Run, and for his role as a practicing minister. He has also garnered success on the small screen, first with the popular reality series “Run’s House,” and most recently with the announcement of a new Netflix comedy. The series will star Simmons and his wife, Justine, in their first scripted family sitcom. The two also serve as executive producers.

On the heels of this momentum, Simmons joins Britton—an entrepreneur and published author and expert on youth culture and new media trends—to discuss a variety of topics including digital content, music industry trends, influencer-branded entertainment, and social media.

Britton has advised more than half of Fortune 500 companies in the space of youth marketing strategy as well as authored YouthNation, a best-selling book that presents a roadmap for brands looking to enhance their understanding and reach of their millennial audience.

The event will be held on April 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel in Times Square.

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Social Media Week is a global conference series that explores and celebrities the intersection of technology, media, and culture. SMWNYC is the program’s flagship event, held April 24-27, 2018 at the Sheraton Times Square.

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