Brands Are People, People Are Brands: An Intimate Conversation With Rev Run & Matt Britton

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

Hosted by Crowdtap

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel: Stage 1 811 7th Avenue New York NY 10019




The power in media has decidedly shifted from networks to individuals and we have officially entered the golden age of celebrity influence. Now the involvement of major celebrities in music, sports, and entertainment have gone beyond endorsements to innovative partnerships which have created billion dollar companies like Beats By Dre and Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company.

Perhaps no celebrity has been more impactful in the world of celebrity influence than Rev Run, one of the founding members of Run DMC, a group of artists who helped usher in hip-hop music into America’s mainstream. In 1986 the hit song “My Adidas” was the first mainstream song which infused a well-known brand into its lyrics. This would lead to hip hop’s first major endorsement deal with Adidas which included a $1 Million fee and a custom sneaker line. Since then, Rev Run has rocketed to stardom in the space of celebrity influence which includes an upcoming series on Netflix. In 2016, Run DMC became the first rap act to receive a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

In this unique session, marketing entrepreneur Matt Britton, CEO of Crowdtap and an early innovator in influencer marketing, will host a wide-ranging discussion with Rev Run exploring the origins, current state, and future outlook of celebrity influence.


Venue & Location

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel: Stage 1

811 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10019





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2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

Brands Are People, People Are Brands: An Intimate Conversation With Rev Run & Matt Britton

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  • Matt Britton

    Matt Britton

    Chief Executive Officer

    Crowdtap

    MattyB
  • Joseph Rev Run Simmons

    Joseph Rev Run Simmons

    Musician, Producer, & Entrepreneur

    Run DMC

    RevRunWisdom