5 May Moments I Loved
Giveaways, movie news and more
It is officially busy season for the AT&T Bridge team. Black Music Month kicks off this week and we are just a few weeks away from Essence Festival 2017 and the BET Experience. Visit the Bridge throughout the month for profiles and features of the up-and-coming artists, innovators and creators you need to know about. But first, I want to reflect on what made me smile in May.
- Be the Glow Sweepstakes Launch—If you’ve been keeping up with what’s happening on the Bridge, you know the AT&T Be the Glow Sweepstakes launched last month. One lucky winner will spend BETX weekend as a VIP guest of AT&T, which means premium tickets, exclusive access, accommodations and more. You have until Jun. 11 to enter for your chance to win.
- Feeling the Funk in ATL—Mid-May meant Funk Fest hit Atlanta. ATL crowds got to groove to some of my favorite classic R&B and hip-hop acts like Digable Planets, Erykah Badu, and En Vogue. The AT&T booth was the place to be for attendees looking for a little comfort and coolness during the three-day festival. Look for more Funk Fest coverage on the Bridge this month.
- Buying Direct from DirecTV—DirecTV customers can now rent or buy new releases two to four weeks ahead of the masses thanks to our new Electronic Sell-Through (EST) feature. I’m looking forward to a summer of watching more than 800 movies in HD wherever and whenever I want.
- #BlackExcellence in Biz—As part of our ongoing support of Black Enterprise’s programming, AT&T sponsored the 2017 Entrepreneurs Summit. We hosted the “Spotting Trends and Opportunities in Tech” panel moderated by SMASHD Ventures CEO James Andrews and an exclusive “Culture + Code” luncheon for leaders across industries. Be sure to visit the AT&T Business Circle for highlights.
- Diversity Matters—I wish you could’ve seen my grin when I learned AT&T was named No. 3 on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity List. Our newly announced senior vice president and chief diversity officer Corey Anthony must have felt the same way. “Diversity and inclusion drive innovation at our company,” Anthony said. "It’s important to foster a culture where all viewpoints are considered.” In addition to this honor, AT&T claimed the top spot for recruitment and made the list of top companies for LGBT employees, too.
What happened in May that made you smile? Let me know on Twitter with #TheBridgeATT.