Rev Run understands the power of social media, while he admittedly won’t call himself a pro, he has utilized Twitter as his gateway to providing his #WordsOfWisdom – offering free inspiration to all needing it.
Now, the hip-hop legend is taking his words on a grander scale – partnering with AT&T for Inspired Mobility, a national conversation of how people are connecting their faith with their mobility.
“They called me and they wanted to join forces so I was like, ‘cool I’m already doing so many words of wisdom and putting things up, why not join up with a bigger and more aggressive way to approach and reach people,” he said.
The technology sector is on a steady rise. This digital age has become a world incubator for those who are detail-oriented enough to work with the necessary codes and systems to create apps we are addicted to. Breaking onto the scene, like bloggers, is a daunting task as it appears nearly everyday a new app appears in our smart phone’s app stores.
Doing the research, like AT&T who discovered that,“41% use a mobile device to connect to their faith or inspiration,” and studying what is missing are key to creating an app worthy of being downloaded or purchased. For Rev Run, the key in becoming a successful tech entrepreneur also lies in the experience they acquire.
“Always be an intern first of anything that you’re trying to get involved in. Go and give away your talent and after you’ve gave it away, usually what happens is I’ve known many interns that have become the CEO. Go and be around the things you are interested in and if you can withstand working fort free you end up being the king because they can’t even fire you,” Rev Run said.
AT&T couldn’t have chosen a better individual to align with their brand. Not only is the merger mutually beneficial – Rev Run continues to reach people and he is doing so through an AT&T platform garnering them more possible users – technology start-ups can use the research already done by AT&T as basis to start such faith-based and inspiration apps.