12 Burst results for "Stephen Galanos"

"stephen galanos" Discussed on The Work in Sports Podcast - Insider Advice for Sports Careers

The Work in Sports Podcast - Insider Advice for Sports Careers

03:42 min | 6 months ago

"stephen galanos" Discussed on The Work in Sports Podcast - Insider Advice for Sports Careers

"Imformation around the need for that type of role goes down when you implement a system like it's so cool. Okay so in. Its current iteration over a hundred pro. Teams are utilizing the platform. Two thousand d one collegiate teams collegiate championships including march madness. Which we're in the throes of right. Now yes my bracket is totally ruined. National teams are more are utilizing the teamwork's platform. But i liked this kind of story. I like those journeys that's a story guy. You know Why did you set out to solve this problem. And i know that you're attached to it but hear me out so many people when faced there's been thousands of student athletes. It came before you that dealt with the problems you did so many people cds problems complain about them. Blame them on the system get frustrated by them. You set out to fix the problem. Which is something. I really really admire. What was it inside of you. What made you say like. I think i can do something here. I think it was i. It was just a confluence of my interests right. So obviously i an athlete who was experiencing the problem in had some understanding of why that problem existed given my role in the program i was also really interested in technology and software and i was also really interested in running businesses. I you know. I've been experimenting with entrepreneurism. Since i was in high school in junior high selling christmas trees. Lemonade stands and that's gonna fall. Were doing but you did it. You'll get and i had other. I mean i had businesses in college. That were very successful. Actually stephen galanos. Who's the founder of cameo he and i. We grew up in the same neighborhood and glenview illinois. We both went. We started a business at duke together. it was a marketing business. Were would help in restaurants basically strategize. How could they get college. Students dot com. You know different promotions that they could run at cetera and that was a very successful business In college that i was doing. I was playing with stephen You know so. I kind of already was playing around with business. I was playing around with software. Had a good understanding of this problem and I also you know my family's culture is one of being entrepreneurial. My father's Been very successful entrepreneur in his own. Right my grandparents owned Workweek so the stereotype is true. Had not one. But two greek diners. My family history And so you know the it was kind of already wired up in my family that you know if there's a problem that a lot of people have you can build a business solving it And so that was. I think it was the confluence of those things. Where i felt like i could solve the problem And then it was just a matter of getting started on building a product and seeing if If it worked just fascinating. I do think it's a mentality. I think that's interesting because every entrepreneur that i've ever spoken to and and other parts of my life there. Is this undying believe ability like this this this belief system inside of them. It says i can fix this. I can do this. And there's this fearlessness. That just drives them towards it and i just i find that fascinating. 'cause i don't think enough people have that kind of self confidence or motivation to take on a problem and actually do something with it so kudos for that so again. It's one thing to identify a problem. It's another thing to come with an idea to fix it. it's a whole nother thing to actually execute it. Well as you look back. What were those key. Moments style took teamwork's from good idea to real business would staying power..

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"stephen galanos" Discussed on This Week In Google

This Week In Google

07:06 min | 6 months ago

"stephen galanos" Discussed on This Week In Google

"Looks just like clubhouse you have the stage with the speakers you have an audience you can raise your hand So that you'd like to speak and look you can even instead of leave quietly exit quietly. Yeah of course an irish goodbye. When i first started using clubhouse it was like leave quietly. I don't understand. Is there a way to leave. Noise league it. Can i slam the door on the way out. Dr tell you feel like you're just like you slide into somebody's dmz sliding out of their classes. Like what is in it for the social media influencers to jump on clubhouse or or another platform you can build a following on right the way it's worth us some way to monetize still all right. That's why i'm sorry. I didn't realize. I think. I think that's to build their brands and stuff like that. But wh one of the things we've we've we've learned is that really clubhouse clubhouse is really for the talkers there's some people who just love the sound of their voice go on and on yes well. Also they're gone space to believe me but but it's the so. I think that the few in the future people we innovate right now. There's not a whole lot of innovation. But i think like a one for example when The information when clubhouse you know a couple of months ago when the information revealed new details about apple's upcoming headset or whatever. I grabbed the the the guy who wrote that thing. I said let's go to clubhouse and within within a half an hour after that story broke we were chatting about it and it's great house. I think that's great. We didn't let anybody else. That was the keys. Just it was just me grilling him about his story. And then we're done thirty minutes. We're out a lot of these spaces. Go on i. I did a space we had. Mc hammer and a bunch of other people on the space and and it's like i couldn't get out of it. It was eight hours later. I'm still. I'm still the only thing holding at their as the moderator right because if i leave the whole thing closing yeah. That's a problem. But i think with some innovation and and a little bit of vision. I think some people could really use it to build. Whatever their brand if somebody. Who's specializing in you. Know Something or other you get ten or twenty other people listening to you and have small groups. I think there's a there's a place for that but it's never going to be a mass broadcast medium. I if i were going to pick a winner i would say discourse because they already have the user base there are pretty close to that model and you could for instance tie it to your twitch stream where you can monetize I just think this is a smart thing for discord to do. Because they're adding the features that make clubhouse work to an existing platform that everybody understands the and by the way. Apparently that's heating up at first we read about it. It was like dischord said. Yeah we we talked but we're not talking now. Apparently there is now days later. I think you're going to hear from amazon on this because as they run twitch And i think discord in twitter very natural partnership and i think amazon is going to be in the bidding. Maybe a little too. Cheap to compete with microsoft. Ten billion is the current Amount of money. They're banding around. I like discord. I really do i in a way. I hope microsoft dozen. Buy them. And i could see us to an clubhouse Like on court. I wouldn't do it on clubhouse because it's ephemeral and you have to know when it's going to be at the right time stuff but i think like having a stage and doing an event on clubhouse would be a really naturally it's kind of like doing the show you know it'd be very natural easy thing to do you. Can i presume you can record it if you can't yet. I'm sure you will be able to. Yeah that's one difference in clubhouse really is trying to be. Fm you not just you know you have to be there. It's it's at the time and place otherwise fomo. Yeah there's part of it isn't it. is the foam. Oh yeah but also use the half of the stories about it. Include jason calcutta's and a quarter of the folks back home i got. That's a sure sign that. It's a flop really. Haven't seen scoble an alone time. If they mentioned kerry chuck roberts Mark cuban throw him in there too. He's got his own fought. What is the fireside. It was a great a great threat of. I had on the rundown voice. But we didn't do it. But a guy is funny rundown. What's going to happen to a clubhouse said. He just one of his one of his tweets into thread which i loved so much i could see. I could point to that particular tweet. About how much loved. It was jerry vintage. I found a new place to yell at people and he told he told. Twenty four year olds move back in and hold and sell all their parents stuff on ebay. I tell you rich like soupy sales right so baseball cards. Well i i. I gotta gary story. I went to. I went to armenia last year year before last must have been and there was a local tuck conference and i thought. Well i'll just go to this tech conference and see what median second guess. Who is speaking their shock. Gary v a little later on Edward snowden is gonna join us for an onstage right. It's gonna be great. It's going to be great. Well you know what this is good. This is a shine. The sign that the internet has matured. We now have dealers celebrities on the internet to be so alcott very important. I'm probably one of them is a matter of fact. Arabia is d a bit of promotion for actually Did you see this funny cameo story i put it in. The rundown cameos is is the pandemic has been very very good to cameo cami as the place where you go to buy celebrities Say messages stuff. But it's mostly if you look at the wall street journal has a scrolling list. It's mostly it's mostly dealing in fact bins cameo knows that stephen galanos quoted wall street journal. He's the ceo and co founder of cameo said. My deal is celebrity. Might be your favorite person in the world. We're tapping this. The definition of fame oriented hand. It's the fact that you can get somebody. Oh my god. They've fallen here. And even i can whatever happened to scott rogowski and he can get him to do a little. Yeah little thing for you. Any seal this. That's the oldest trick in the book dealing celebrities that are treated as if they're still mainstream hollywood squares dancing with the stars a lot. Yeah love in fact. You should have a show. Leo adept brings on celebrities. Talk about technology. Twitted.

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"stephen galanos" Discussed on Business Wars Daily

Business Wars Daily

01:47 min | 8 months ago

"stephen galanos" Discussed on Business Wars Daily

"Agian is the payments platform that adapts with your business so you can accept all kinds of payments with one single integration agian business not boundaries visit agian dot com to learn more. That's a d. y. e. n. dot com From wondering i'm david brown. And this is business daily on this friday january twenty ninth remember in the old days when getting attention from famous person meant having to wait in line for hours with a panel autograph book or stand outside a stage door in the cold hoping to steal a glance of star. Well that was then now if you wanna personalized shout out from a celebrity. There's an app for that. Actually multiple apps on cameo users can choose from around thirty thousand celebrities movie stars professional athletes even social media influencers and pay anywhere from five to a thousand dollars for short video. Shoutouts want melissa ethridge to wish your mama happy birthday. That'll be two hundred dollars. If you're looking for a more affordable option you can pay fifty dollars for an anniversary shoutout from bridgeton actress. Ruby barker cameo keeps twenty. Five percent of the cost is a commission and boy. Do those commissions add up. The app made twenty five million in revenue last year. That means customers spent a hundred million dollars for celebrity shouts ceo. Stephen galanos said demand for the app increased in march after the us implemented corona virus lockdowns. Because nothing makes being stuck at home sweeter than a message from nba legend kareem abdul-jabbar for five hundred dollars gallons told.

"stephen galanos" Discussed on Business Wars Daily

Business Wars Daily

03:03 min | 8 months ago

"stephen galanos" Discussed on Business Wars Daily

"Remember in the old days when getting attention from famous person having to wait in line for hours with pan and autograph book or stand outside a stage door in the cold hoping to steal a glance of star. Well that was then now if you wanna personalized shout out from a celebrity. There's an app for that. Actually multiple apps on cameo users can choose from around thirty thousand celebrities movie stars professional athletes even social media influencers and pay anywhere from five to a thousand dollars for short video. Shoutouts want melissa ethridge to wish your mama happy birthday. That'll be two hundred dollars. If you're looking for more affordable option. You can pay fifty dollars for an anniversary. Shoutout from bridgeton actress. Ruby barker cameo keeps twenty five percent of the cost as a commission and boy do those commissions add up the at twenty five million in revenue last year that means customers spent a hundred million dollars for celebrity shouts ceo. Stephen galanos said demand for the app increased in march after the us implemented corona virus lockdowns. Because nothing makes being stuck at home sweeter than a message from nba legend kareem abdul-jabbar four. Five hundred dollars gladys told refinery twenty nine that during the pandemic the app became the to for folks who usually get their celebrity fixes through in-person events like meet and greets and fan conventions which of course were cancelled due to covid. And if you couldn't to zoo nope problem cincinnati's famous baby. Hippo fiona could send you a video for one hundred bucks proceeds from his cameos. We should say go back to the zoo. Of course it was only a matter of time before cameo started getting the attention of a sector that relies a lot on putting content directly into the eyes and ears of consumers branding promotional cameos which rolled out last july allow companies to pay celebrities to hype up their products on film without the huge price. Tag that comes with traditional celebrity endorsements. And it's working want proof. Recently tiger king star carole baskin made three hundred dollars for filming a one minute. Cameo promoting animal pharmaceutical company zametica since the video surfaced online a few weeks ago zone has penny stocks jumped two hundred and thirty percent with more than a billion shares traded. That's a lot of medicine for a lot of cats and kittens. Another app is looking to take a swipe at cameos revenue. My fan park began as a south african start up his saturated markets in india and across africa in europe the company recently announced its fourth market expansion into the us like cameo. My fan park allows users to connect with around twenty five hundred celebrities with the added option of extended one to one virtual meetings. Yes if you've ever wanted thirty minutes of executive coaching from moreau for example you can make that happen for two hundred fifty bucks. The gap between celebrities and fans just keeps getting narrower. And that's good news for cameo in my fan par now. If only i could find a way for my teenager to want to wish me a happy birthday for free. Come on parents. You know how that is

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How Cameo Blew Up During Quarantine

Business Wars Daily

03:04 min | 8 months ago

How Cameo Blew Up During Quarantine

"Remember in the old days when getting attention from famous person having to wait in line for hours with pan and autograph book or stand outside a stage door in the cold hoping to steal a glance of star. Well that was then now if you wanna personalized shout out from a celebrity. There's an app for that. Actually multiple apps on cameo users can choose from around thirty thousand celebrities movie stars professional athletes even social media influencers and pay anywhere from five to a thousand dollars for short video. Shoutouts want melissa ethridge to wish your mama happy birthday. That'll be two hundred dollars. If you're looking for more affordable option. You can pay fifty dollars for an anniversary. Shoutout from bridgeton actress. Ruby barker cameo keeps twenty five percent of the cost as a commission and boy do those commissions add up the at twenty five million in revenue last year that means customers spent a hundred million dollars for celebrity shouts ceo. Stephen galanos said demand for the app increased in march after the us implemented corona virus lockdowns. Because nothing makes being stuck at home sweeter than a message from nba legend kareem abdul-jabbar four. Five hundred dollars gladys told refinery twenty nine that during the pandemic the app became the to for folks who usually get their celebrity fixes through in-person events like meet and greets and fan conventions which of course were cancelled due to covid. And if you couldn't to zoo nope problem cincinnati's famous baby. Hippo fiona could send you a video for one hundred bucks proceeds from his cameos. We should say go back to the zoo. Of course it was only a matter of time before cameo started getting the attention of a sector that relies a lot on putting content directly into the eyes and ears of consumers branding promotional cameos which rolled out last july allow companies to pay celebrities to hype up their products on film without the huge price. Tag that comes with traditional celebrity endorsements. And it's working want proof. Recently tiger king star carole baskin made three hundred dollars for filming a one minute. Cameo promoting animal pharmaceutical company zametica since the video surfaced online a few weeks ago zone has penny stocks jumped two hundred and thirty percent with more than a billion shares traded. That's a lot of medicine for a lot of cats and kittens. Another app is looking to take a swipe at cameos revenue. My fan park began as a south african start up his saturated markets in india and across africa in europe the company recently announced its fourth market expansion into the us like cameo. My fan park allows users to connect with around twenty five hundred celebrities with the added option of extended one to one virtual meetings. Yes if you've ever wanted thirty minutes of executive coaching from moreau for example you can make that happen for two hundred fifty bucks. The gap between celebrities and fans just keeps getting narrower. And that's good news for cameo in my fan par now. If only i could find a way for my teenager to want to wish me a happy birthday for free. Come on parents. You know how that is

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"stephen galanos" Discussed on Business Wars Daily

Business Wars Daily

01:42 min | 8 months ago

"stephen galanos" Discussed on Business Wars Daily

"Business wars daily is supported by click up productivity and project management tool of. It makes it incredibly easy to collaborate with your team. Learn more at click's up dot com slash. Bw daily that's click up dot com slash vw daily from one day. I'm david brown. And this is business worse daily on this friday january twenty second remember in the old days when getting attention from famous person having to wait in line for hours with pan and autograph book or stand outside a stage door in the cold hoping to steal a glance of star. Well that was then now if you wanna personalized shout out from a celebrity. There's an app for that. Actually multiple apps on cameo users can choose from around thirty thousand celebrities movie stars professional athletes even social media influencers and pay anywhere from five to a thousand dollars for short video. Shoutouts want melissa ethridge to wish your mama happy birthday. That'll be two hundred dollars. If you're looking for more affordable option. You can pay fifty dollars for an anniversary. Shoutout from bridgeton actress. Ruby barker cameo keeps twenty five percent of the cost as a commission and boy do those commissions add up the at twenty five million in revenue last year that means customers spent a hundred million dollars for celebrity shouts ceo. Stephen galanos said demand for the app increased in march after the us implemented corona virus lockdowns. Because nothing makes being stuck at home sweeter than a message from nba legend kareem abdul-jabbar four. Five hundred dollars.

"stephen galanos" Discussed on Planet Money

Planet Money

04:56 min | 1 year ago

"stephen galanos" Discussed on Planet Money

"Marketplace where celebrities can make a little extra money by recording personalized video messages, and it monetize his fame in this way, that feels kind of custom built for life in lockdown because this allows. Allows celebrities to put out new material through these weird like bespoke encounters, and nobody on either side ever has to the couch including me, and my aunt vobis. That's where we are sitting on our respective couches. When we started scrolling through the Cameo website together taking a look at which celebrities were for sale these days and don't even know. Let these people I have to oh Lance Bass. Like. The second most famous member of the boy band instinct, definitely number two. He may be one of the bigger fish in the cameo pond. That's a huge thing I mean that goes big. That's a big bath. Going to this website is kind of like being plopped into the hot tub at the biggest like BCD list reality TV show. You've ever seen like celebrity alphabet soup. Yum, AOL? So beeps showing paw. Hence James Vanderbeek. Story down here is Sean Spicer. Goya Vich. Hey Eliza John Limits here, I want to congratulate you on graduating college. The site is seen more than four hundred percent increase in business since the lockdowns began, that's according to the CEO of Cameo, Stephen Galanos people are still apparently willing to pay for the thrill of being close to somebody famous, even during a recession and our average videos forty five dollars, so the price point. Yeah, we're certainly not selling clorox or toilet paper, but we're also not. Not Selling Birkin bags either can you. It takes a twenty five percent cut of proceeds, but they let the celebrities set their own price, and the celebrities have to walk this tricky economic line between ego and income, and Steven told me the celebrities who make the most money have found this kind of pricing, sweet spot for their level of fame, like one of the highest earning celebrities on the platform, necessarily even a household name. You might know me from. I was the voice of the parrot now Ladan. Beverly Hills COP to. Hollywood squares loads stop. This is comedian Gilbert Gottfried. told me that when he first encountered the site a couple years ago, deciding whether to join involved dilemma that will be familiar to anybody in the almost famous set when reality TV I started I would get colts to do it and I was turning down because I thought. This is horrible reality-tv, and then after a while you figure well, they is stevie now these days might wake up to eight or nine requests with more trickling in throughout the day. He charges one hundred fifty dollars per video, which means that even after. After paying a twenty five percent commission to Cameo Gilbert can still clear over a thousand dollars a day for less than twenty minutes of talking into his cell phone Dilbert told me that for the time being his cameo. Gigs have become a major part of his income. He says he does worry about the risk of devaluing his celebrity mystique by becoming too accessible, and he admits the idea of doing on demand birthday. Shout outs for fans might have horrified previous generations of celebrities like years ago. People couldn't get in touch with Humphrey bogart and say hey. We Thought Casablanca sucked. hopers held by kid. Here's looking at him, yeah. I. Thank you. Second second-guess. Cinnamon can. Show. Them over the sending. And I would like to say. You know. Planet money loves answering your questions. So being a planet, money and time read them off to keep sending them right there at planet money at N. P. R. Dot Org Dot. Waited time. Keeping you. Right then bid. Bush down your. Own. Thank, you show him Paul and check out planet money on Instagram, facebook, twitter, and now Tiktok all at planet money, the planet money Tiktok by the way is ridiculous amazing. They're like these suburban infomercials. Is it by a maniac, but with listens about the economy? I produced today's episode with Liza. Yoga Alexi Horowitz Ghazi and fountain Alex. Goldmark is out supervising producer and Bryant. Is that edits? Daring Woods is NPR. Thanks for listening. As, we were recording this show..

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"stephen galanos" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

10:51 min | 1 year ago

"stephen galanos" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"You can see in our little two-shot here in our high Def Webcam so we have a gas that is Stephen Galanos the CEO of cameo which is the world's leading marketplace for personalized video. shoutouts and Steve. Thanks for being here. Thank you for having sure you were It's thoroughly recent a few years ago. You decided that we could do these. Videos sell fees and this would be like the new autograph right. Yeah we had the idea. Yeah that was the new autograph and actually it was a former forty niners player Cassius marsh longtime special teams a lot of backflips and things. It does not back limbs on tattered up who made a video. That I saw my co-founder Martin was actually his agent at the time. And he got cash us. Marsh- descended Senate video congratulating and Nike Executive on having his first kid and he goes hey brandon. It's Cassius marsh from the seahawks. Heard about your son Maverick. If he gets Catholic ability he'll be playing for the seahawks go hawks and he put it on instagram. Et Cetera is the best gift he ever gotten out of this guy close with Kobe. Close with Lebron enclaves with Michael Jordan. And you know this personalized video from catches. Marsh was the greatest thing that he'd ever saw so that made they'd be think like if if he thinks that special. What would the average fan that never gets? Meet any of these guys feel and then celebrities to right. I mean that's like I think it was is I don't watch the show but a guy from the vander pump rules. Somebody told me that they paid him to say. Hey Happy Birthday Bethany and like just that's weird because autographs are cool but only you know that you actually got it and sometimes you're at a card show and you get three seconds with a guy and he might not even look up right and that's why we think this the better autograph people today. They prefer experiences over things. So while the autograph autograph might be hanging up in your bedroom or in your office this is going on your digital law on social media under scam or your twitter feed in. It's being shared aired by you with everybody that you know and they're seeing it and saying. Oh Wow that's cool. That's persons of good guy or something like that. Now you know a lot about business. I don't don't know very much about business so just a question. Did you have to clear this with the band. Was this name copyrighted or trademarked cameo. No wasn't and they're on cameo now actually so KAMIOKA got on camera. I think they joined right around Christmas time now. Used to beyond the trading floor at the board options exchange in your hometown of Chicago and now this isn't easy to do with cameras. Just an aside but when I see these movies like trading places or what have you and there's fifty people and someone's like and he's writing down a little note. How in any way is that binding? I never said that you know how does that work alert you reputations everything down there and instead of fifty it's really like five hundred six hundred all on the rim not that much bigger than this But you know if you screw somebody over on one trade. They're never gonNA WANNA trade with you again. So there's there's honor among thieves down there But you want to get it right and it's like what did what did you say. I can't even hear you 'cause I was like that pork pork belly in about one hundred fifty years. They've gotten really good at. This is when you start for the first year you're cleric and you're learning how to do it and you kinda learn that thanks and how it goes and it looks super chaotic to the person that's never seen it but there's there's ordering the chaos and then Your Business Acumen did you. I mean obviously you can get it in theory and college but then you need to get it in practice real life. When did you kind of find that you had they You know a real talent. For this niche I really had my first entrepreneurial venture in college. It was the early days of facebook and at this point only only college students could be on and I started a group at Duke. Where over six thousand Undergrad? S- go well. We ended up having fifteen thousand undergrads undergrads in a group and we started throwing all the parties you know in the triangle region North Carolina. So how do you. UNC NC state. So you went to Duke. I did go to do. Yeah and Durham how did you find that town Jerem. At the time when I first got down there I remember people used to call it. Jerem you know it was just such a you know old sleepy disgusting place but the transformation it's my tenth year reunion this year. Just the transformation last ten years. It's unbelievable what's going on down there because I think think about. I've always heard that sometimes that here's this beautiful university. Looks like a castle and then they're at odds with the town. Let's get back to me. Oh Stephen Galon is is is With US and so far you're close to a half a million cameos and you've had Thousands tens of thousands of athletes send actors the thing I think most interesting which has no effect on me at my age but the the job of the influencers the YouTube influence. I know someone and her daughter. Who's just super pretty? She got on Youtube at fourteen. And I think she's eighteen now and they're flying her all over the world to hold up hair spray bottles. I I mean how does that kind of fit into cameo two totally different So number one most of the best people we have on the pipe from those that. Make the most money or do the most cameras are youtubers and influencers. and My co-founder Devon was one of the early Vine Stars and his remake cody co had over four billion leaps on vine the thing. That's so interesting about them. As you know while an athlete might be famous because they play on the warriors Said said they play on the forty niners youtuber or a talker or an instagram is only famous because of themself. So if you follow them on instagram. It's not because they play for your favorite team. It's because you like content so the level of passion you see what the fans is incredible. There's a guy named David dobric. Who is the most requested busted person in the world that we don't have on the platform because we can check the searches? It's not steph. Curry Steph curry is the top athlete. That we don't have and he's only thirtieth The world of people who dobric due to Rick's of lager. So he's almost kind of like a modern day jackass he makes these These these really crazy crazy stunts on youtube that he does but I went to blackhawks game last two years ago and we were in one of the men boxes one hundred level and literally kids were climbing up the stairs trying to get into the box from both sides and these are hundred kids and in the guy that had us you know. Oh He'd hosted Ashton Kutcher and J. Lo and you know some of the biggest Leonardo Kapioltas box and he'd never seen anything like this. You know it's funny. You say that because when I was at radio radio row for Super Bowl fifty did this. The shows there from the whole week and every a national sportscasters there some of the biggest names and then it was an embarrassment of riches for gas. Yep You had Gale Sayers Roger Staubach and and just nonstop guests on on the Friday for a fee. I think it was five dollars. They let fans come in and kind of stand. On the periphery free. It's like a three foot high for wall. So you can see all the interviews all his shows and at the end you can sign autographs. So here's Marcus Allen and Jerry Rice and Joe Montana the line I I mean the line. That was the longest in ten times longer than anyone was for. Papa John Yeah it's the guy from the commercial in a way I mean it's kind of cute but but in a way it's kind of scary. How celebrity rules everything now and this is absolutely something we see on Cameo? Most of the people you mentioned are on on the platform but the people that do best again. I'm I look at the the charges every morning of who did well the night before and you know. Sometimes I don't even know three records of the names of of my top twenty five producers on a daily basis so let's talk People are interested. How can I do it? How much does it cost? Yeah I I CAMEO DOT com which is our website. You can browse between twenty thousand different people you can sort by categories athletes actors celebrities it filtered down to the team level or the college or anything like that average videos sixty dollars given us a week to turn it around. The talent has up to seven days to do it taking accept or decline any request. And you get two hundred fifty characters so we give you you give them enough to to make that content but part of the fun one of it is them putting it in their own words and seeing what comes out. Can I ask what the split is with the celebrity. Go Fifty Sixty seventy five twenty five to the talent. Okay wow wow so. It's very much in their interest to to do something that's going to take Two minutes yeah. And that's why I think cameo is really caught fire so much fun for them to do and it's just kind of the natural evolution. Here's how I can reach my biggest fans without physically seeing them in person. Do you have are you on the list. I am five dollars. I would be fifty cents. Actually a lot of a lot of sportscasters Iran. We've done particularly particularly well in Chicago. Where you know David Kaplan and you guys like Patrick Years? The the announcers teams do really really was. You could imagine you could hear the the voice of the summer you know and you know you're it makes sense right. They're they're listening for baseball. They're listening to you. One hundred sixty two days a year and kind of cool. If you know your body is a big as fan to get someone like you. All right Yes I'll be on the list. Dominic would you pay twenty five cents not really okay. Stephen Golan is this is with us from Cameo and this thing is only gonNA grow and get bigger and being a bigger number. Check it out at Cameo Dot Com Stephen Congratulations and everything. Thanks for coming in. Thanks for having me all right. I'm rick cuddle. We will come on back on sports violent it does. 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"stephen galanos" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

10:44 min | 1 year ago

"stephen galanos" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"I'm so disgusted by tiddle that I find him very intoxicating all right. Whatever works thank you for that? Welcome back to the show with you. Coast to coast and around the world on the American Forces Radio Network and on twitch twitch dot TV tune in iheartradio APP stitcher APP. And you can see in our little two-shot here in our high Def Webcam so we have a gas. Is Stephen Galanos the CEO of Cameo. which is the the world's leading marketplace for personalized video? shoutouts and Steve. Thanks for being here. Thank you for having me sure you were. It's it's fairly recent. A few years ago you decided that we could do these video and this'll be the new autograph right yeah. We had the idea that the sophie was the new autograph and actually it was a former forty niners player. Cassius Marsh longtime specialty. There's a lot of backflips and does the backlands. All tattered up who made a video. That I saw my co-founder Martin was actually his agent at the time. And he got cash US marsh- to the Senate video congratulating and Nike Executive on having his first kid and he goes hey brandon. It's Cassius marsh from the seahawks. Heard about your son Maverick. If he gets traffic ability he'll be playing for the SEAHAWKS. Go Hawks and he put it on instagram. Et CETERA. Is the best gift he ever gotten out of this guy close with Kobe. Close with Lebron Iran. Close with Michael Jordan and you know this personalized video from Cassius. Marsh was the greatest thing that he'd ever saw so that made made me think like if if he thinks that special will with the average fan that never meet any of these guys feel and then celebrities to right. I mean it's like I think it was was I don't watch the show but a guy from the vander pump roles. Somebody told me that they paid him to say. Hey Happy Birthday Bethany ends. Who's like and just it? It's weird because autographs are cool but only you know that you actually got it and sometimes you're at a card show and you get three seconds with a guy and he might not even look up. And that's why we think this the better autograph people today. They prefer experiences over things. So while the autograph might be hanging up in your bedroom or in your office this is going on your digital wallet on Social Media Under instagram or twitter feed in. It's being shared aired by you with everybody that you know and they're seeing it and saying. Oh Wow that's cool that that person's guy or something like that. Now you know a lot about business I don't I don't know very much about business such as the question. Did you have to clear this with the band. Was this name copyrighted or trademarked cameo. No wasn't and they're on cameo now actually KAMIOKA got on camera. I think joined right around Christmas. Now you used to Beyond the trading floor at the board options exchange in your hometown of Chicago now. This isn't easy to do with cameras. Just an aside. But when I see these movies like trading places or what have you. And there's fifty people and someone's like Blah Blah Blah Blah and he's riding down a little note how in any way that binding it's like. I never said that you know how does that alert you reputations everything down there and instead of fifty it's really like five hundred six hundred all in a room not that much bigger than this But you now if you screw somebody over on one trade they're never gonNA WANNA trade with you again. So there's there's otter among thieves down there But you want to get it right and it's like what did what did you say. I can't even hear you 'cause I'm GonNa talk about all that pork pork belly in about one hundred fifty years. They've gotten really get at the system and when you start for the first year you're a clerk. Can you're learning how to do it. And you can learn that thanks and how it goes and it looks super chaotic. You know person that's never seen it. There's there's order in the chaos us and then Your Business Acumen did you. I mean obviously you can get it in theory college but then you need to get it in practice in real life. When did you find that you had had a you know a real talent for this niche? I really had my first entrepreneurial venture in college. It was the early days of facebook and at this point. Only only college students could be on and I started a group at Duke where over. Six thousand UNDERGRAD SCO. Well we ended up having fifteen thousand undergrads in a group and we started throwing all the parties you know in the triangle region North Carolina. So how do you. UNC NC state. So you went to Duke. I did go to do and Durham how did you find that town Jerem. At the time when I first got down there I remember people used to call a Jerem. You know it was just such a you know old sleepy disgusting place but The transformation it's my tenth year reunion this year. Just the transformation last ten years. It's unbelievable what's going on down there you think about. I've always heard that sometimes that here's this beautiful university. Looks like a castle on then. They're at odds with the town. Let's get back to Cameo Stephen Galon is is is with us. And so far you're close to a half a million cameos and you've had Thousands tens of thousands of athletes. It's and actors. The thing I think is most interesting. Which has no effect on me at my age? But the the job of the influencers the YouTube influence or I know someone on her daughter who's just super pretty. She got on Youtube at fourteen and I think she's eighteen now. They're flying her all over the world to hold up Harrisburg air spray bottles. I mean how does that kind of fit into cameo to a totally different So number one most of the best people we have on the platform those that that make the most money or do the most cameras are youtubers and influencers. and My co-founder Devon was one of the early Vine Stars and his is remake. CODY CO had over four billion leaps on vine the thing. That's so interesting about them. As you know while an athlete might be famous because they play on the warriors they play on the forty. Niners youtuber or a talker or an instagram or is only famous because of themself. So if you follow them on instagram. It's not because because they played for your favorite team. It's because you like content so the level of passion that you see what the fans is. Incredible there's a guy named David job. Rick who is the most requested question person in the world that we don't have on the platform because we can check the searches. It's not Steph Curry Steph. Curry is the top athlete. That we don't have and he's only thirtieth dobric do rix of lager. So he's almost kind of like a modern day jackass he makes these These these really crazy stunts on youtube that he does but I want to blackhawks game last two years ago and we were in one of the main boxes on two hundred level and literally kids were climbing up the stairs trying to get into the box from both sides and you know these are hundred level kids and in the guy that had us you ghosted Ashton Kutcher and Jaylo. You know some of the biggest Leonardo capitalist box and he'd never seen anything like this. You know it's funny. You say that because when I was at radio radio row for Super Bowl fifty did this. This show's there from the whole week. And every anational sportscasters there some the biggest names and then it was an embarrassment of riches guests. Yup I had Gale Sayers Roger Staubach and and just nonstop guests on on the Friday for a fee was five dollars. They let fans come in and kind of stand. On the periphery free. And it's like a three foot high wall so you can see all the interviews all the shows and at the end you can sign autographs. So here's Marcus Allen and Jerry Rice and Joe Montana the line and and I mean the line. That was the longest ten times longer than anyone was for Papa. John it's the guy from the commercial in a way I mean it's kind of cute but in a way it's kind of scary. How celebrity rules everything now and this is absolutely something we see on Cameo? Most of the people you mentioned are on the platform but the people that do best again. I'm I look at the charts every morning of who did the night before and you know. Sometimes I don't even know three three quarters of the names of of my top twenty five producers on a daily basis so let's talk That people are interested. How can I do it? How much does it cost? Yeah I'd GO TO CAMEO DOT COM. which is our website you can browse between twenty thousand different people? You can sort by categories athletes actors celebrities. You know filtered down at the team level or the college or anything like that average videos sixty dollars given us a week to turn it around. The talent has up to seven days to do that. They can accept or decline any request. And you get two hundred fifty characters so we give you you give them enough to to make that content but part of the thought of it is them putting it in their own words and seeing what comes out. Can I ask what the split is with the celebrity. Go Fifty Sixty seventy five twenty five to the talent okay. Wow Oh wow so. It's very much in their interest to to do something that's going to take Two minutes yeah. And that's why I think cameo is really caught fire so so much fun for them to do and it just kind of the natural evolution. Here's how I can reach my biggest fans without physically seeing them in person. Do you have are you on analyst. I am five dollars. I would be fifty cents. Actually a lot of a lot of sportscasters are on. You know we've done particularly well in Chicago where you know David Kaplan and you guys like Pat. Here's the the announcers teams do really really was. You should imagine you can hear the voice of the summer you know and you know you're it makes sense right there listening for baseball. They're listening to you. One hundred sixty two days a year. And it's kind of cool if you know your buddies a big fan to get someone like you all right Yes I'll be on the list. Dominic would pay twenty five cents. Not Really Okay Stephen Goulandris this is with us from Cameo and this thing is only going to grow and get bigger and bigger bigger remember. Check it out at Cameo Dot Com Stephen Congratulations and everything. Thanks for coming in. Thanks for having me all right. I'm could we will come on back on sports violent discharged.

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"stephen galanos" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:33 min | 2 years ago

"stephen galanos" Discussed on WGN Radio

"This is your baby. Yes, it is. All right. So how did this begin where all of a sudden you can get a celebrity to record a video for you for a price. So we had this idea that self easier. The new autographs when you see somebody famous people come up and. Don't pull out the sharpie anymore. Now, they want to take yourself. You put it on Instagram, and we're really trying to figure out a way that could help fans can with talented scale, especially if they're not there. So no matter what price you're talking about. It's still a bargain when you think of how you would do this outside of us, which is impossible. Right. Exactly. Run into someone on Michigan avenue, and then you actually have to go up to them. And then they actually say, yes. Yeah. And you think of that perfect person? It's pretty stressful experience when you see people in scale it's also stressful for the talent to write when a random fan walks up on them at a restaurant. And this is a great way that we've been able to create a new way for them to monetize their social. And it's been an incredible way for fans connect with their favorite people at scale about a month ago, a sponsor of ours. We had a meeting with a sponsor of ours. And he was talking about when he started up his business. He went to you guys and got a celebrity that he liked to to mention his business and talk about his business, and they put that video on his website. And he said people were amazed. They thought it was the greatest thing in the world. I never heard anything like that. It's genius. So that's how you guys found out. Yeah. Yeah. He said he goes, you guys should do it. And then we all had a good hearty chuckle. Up after. All right. I'm doing it. Yeah. I'll do it. I just have to say Mindy colon fifty bucks. Bad. From fire alive from facts of life. I'm natalie. Yes. Phil Lamar voice actor Pulp Fiction, fifty bucks. This is a steel actually I pond from the penny saver dollar off. Stephen Galanos is with us. I know you've been on the wintrust business launch you've been on various shows here. I have to tell you Steve Bertrand is totally guilty of this. I don't know if he's in the new studio right now, there have been people who have come up on our show, and I see him this is one way or the other places. Oh, my son loves you, could you record a little video, and I'm thinking, wow, that's brave of him. I had Colin Jost do that for one of my sons, but everybody wants that. So this is where you go to Kamioka, and what you guys have unique access to that having talent walking through the radio or the average person. There's just no way. In really taking it back to our founding story. My co-founder got a video recorded for his buddy. Brandon. Brandon was a marketing executive at Nike who loves the Seattle Seahawks. More than anything on earth. At the time. Martin was an NFL agent and to Seattle Seahawk. He got this guy to send a ten second video saying, hey, Brandon, congratulations on your son maverick. This is Cassius Marsh from the Seattle Seahawks. I heard if if he gets wrapped likability he'll be playing for the Seahawks one day. Go hawks. Put it on Instagram. And he said it was the best gift he'd ever got another so nice. And this is somebody that works with Michael Jordan. Lebron all the biggest stars. But it was that personalized message in that authenticity that really made it special with the roster of talent. Let's say all of a sudden, there's an outcry for somebody in particular. All right. Do you approach them? How exactly do you wrangle these people into being part of the roster? We have over ten thousand different talent on the platform, and basically any vertical that you could imagine sports stars TV stars movie stars. Buzzy runs the gamut. And the way that we that number one way that we find out who to get when people come to our website cameo dot com, and they type in a name that we don't have they can actually submit their Email, and let us know to let them know when we get that person than our team here in Chicago and LA we'll go and reach out to that person any way that they can to try to get them on the site. And then Email the people that have requested them to say, hey, this person that you requested his on the site. Now, who are you amazed that you have what's the name that you go? I can't believe they're part of this. Breath has been one that's been really cool, and I've gotten to know him pretty well over the last I would literally today. Monday last week. I was throwing footballs at them in Miami. Nice. It's unbelievable Javer Antonio Brown. We just signed up this week is a top five player in the NFL. I'm a sports guy. So that's always huge for me. But Bryner lacquer. I mean, so many of the people Michael Vick te'o many of the people that like I grew up, you know, particularly loving, Jeremy Roenick is another one ice hockey guy. So don't you have that you really want? But they're just not there yet. I think chance the rapper would be. Cameo. I think like Obama or Trump would be unbelievable. You could imagine how much either of them would love doing this. But literally we want everybody. All right. So we were talking earlier we watch this Michael Jackson special last night, part two is tonight on HBO. And we mentioned Cory Feldman. He is on cameo. We also we're talking about MacAulay Culkin, and actually Stephen I'm looking at up and MacAulay Culkin is not here, but I can submit my Email or tweet at MacAulay Culkin to join cameo. So it's that simple. And if he decides to see like if there's enough interest in it's worth while. Sure. And and the other just to answer your question for before how we get them. So number one will reach out to talent when people ask, and then we also have an idea people that would be good. So like, I was at NBA all star games are Charles Barkley? We've pretty high conviction that someone like Charles Barkley. You would do great on the platform. Secondly, we have a talented town referral system. So if Corey Feldman referred MacAulay Culkin, that's another way that we get talent on and then third we've started doing some strategic. Partnerships with brands like NBC universal and the MLB as a new one. Now, we're getting ready to kick off were there helping us get MacAulay culkin's should do what he's home by himself. He's got nothing. But time was they thinking. Emily's in Europe is has to do with how much they want to engage with their fans are not at the end of the day. Right. So if you're not someone that's active on social media today. It's probably not going to be a great fit for you. But that's sad. People. Bobby Hall who don't have any social at all, you know, have been on cameo in love making videos because for they love interacting with their fans. And ultimately, that's what we enable. Let's say you're a celebrity and you're on it. And you're asking prices one hundred dollars what cut of that? Do you get what kind of that they get every single talent is on the same financial split with us? Seventy five percent to the talent and twenty five percent to cameo. All right now. The one thing is if talent refers somebody else that they would get five percent of that person's bookings for one year out cameos cut. So in that case, it would be seventy five to the talent. Twenty two cameo in five percent of the refer. That's pretty cool hold. Your thought. Stephen gallons is with us co founder and CEO of cameo. You can go to cameo dot com. And find out there's someone I think you'll be very interested in, but we have to take a quick break. And then we will return and taught cameo dot com. 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"stephen galanos" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:14 min | 2 years ago

"stephen galanos" Discussed on WGN Radio

"News. On seven twenty WGN. We're back this morning with Stephen Galanos, the CEO of cameo accompany in Chicago that provides people the opportunity to have personalized shout out videos from athletes, celebrities and social media influencers. Stephen I wanna talk a little bit about how things are going cameo right now last year the secured twelve point five million dollars in new funding. So it's not just customers, but investors that are all also happy with what you're doing aren't they? Yeah, we like to think so the business had a hell of a year last year. We grew thirteen hundred percent in revenue we grew the team from with three full time employees at this time. I share now we have forty will be at one hundred fifteen by the end of the year. We're expanding internationally. We just hope and our new office as we moved out of eighteen seventy one December first and our new headquarters in the west loop here. So a lot of good exciting things happening. It's a real testament to the product that we built and the great people that we've brought on to help scale this thing out if you're gonna add that many jobs by the end of the year, another seventy I think is what you have putting in. What are the challenges of doing that? What are the challenges of growing fast and are there benefits as well? Yeah. Hiring scale is is definitely challenging. Other entrepreneurs that I talked to you say that forty one hundred are those cultural break points where things that worked at a small company. Suddenly don't work at a big one. So we're gonna bus through two of those this year. And that's really interesting. My job has changed a lot. Where today I spent probably sixty percent of my time recruiting or interviewing people, which is a lot different from what I was doing a year or two ago when I was literally the one on boarding every single talent or managing them. But it's really exciting because as the founder and CEO allows me to fire myself from all the jobs that I'm not world class at and fide world class people to bring in and ultimately to build a great company. It's not about recruiting good or great talent. You truly have to bring in differentiated talent. So for us. There's no question that our business will continue to grow. It's really a question of can we scale or engine nearing team out? Can we build? A real world class team here in Chicago in LA that can support the growth of this exponentially growing is some of the growing pains all of a sudden there's an HR department, right? Some of the things that you normally could joke about in the open space you can't anymore, right? Those are the things you're just hired our general counsel. There's certain. Yeah. I think I think the really nice thing is that I'd come from Lincoln most recently before Kanye and linked in the culture is so important there. We were coached up the right way, you know, things like diversity and giving opportunity to different people. This is these are things that were built into this company from the beginning. And the culture is the biggest strength. That's the reason. People people love the product. But like with drives everybody to give us their most productive hours of the day that works for us is like the culture and the quality of people that we brought around it. And all we're trying to do is keep building that up at scale. And when you're hiring every time, you hire somebody changes the culture right for better for worse. So to hire at scale, the biggest challenge is making sure that you're bringing in great people that can maintain an improve on the culture that you built in expanding on that. Are you the other founders the other people that are involved who've been involved organically? Are you the ones? Deciding what that culture is going to be or at least setting the tone for that culture. I think at the beginning, right? The first employs look at the founders, and they see their work ethic and how they get things done. I know one of the things that's been interesting about our team is like there's a lot of deep trust with my coat, Mike founders in the rigid core team, I went to college with two of them. And then Martin my other co founder we've been doing business for five years. So there's such a deep level of trust. And one of the big challenges that we've had is were skilling. Our executive team is bringing in other people that can earn that trust quickly because my team can no look pass so quickly. But there gets to a point where like the four of us can't do everything. And we've been really fortunate to start bringing in that next level of of leadership and scale them up. And look I believe that trust is consistency over time. So I think when you see the way that people come to work every day when they see how the work ethic that we have it makes that contagious, but ultimately coach is being driven by every single new person that you bring it was. It's good meeting. You all the best. Everybody a cameo. Best endeavors in the future. Well, thank you so much rather than even Galanos the CEO at cameo, a we're going to continue our conversation with even after the bell this Morning Post that in the podcast of the opening bell little bit later this morning. You can find more also on our website at cameo dot com. This is the opening bell on seven twenty WGN. Hi,.

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"stephen galanos" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

09:06 min | 2 years ago

"stephen galanos" Discussed on WGN Radio

"It's five oh nine in the morning. And here we are again for another edition of the opening bell another business week and other business day getting underway. Thank you for tuning in this morning. We've put together really good broadcast to start off your week this morning going to be talking to the CEO of Chicago-based cameo company in Chicago that allows people to pay for personalized video shout outs from all kinds of celebrities. Stephen Galanos, your we'll bring him in momentarily. Add a little bit later in the program this morning, John Jess will be here. The president of industry development of the international housewares association. That's right. It's housewares time again coming to Rosemont March second through the fifth. We will have a preview of the show at about five forty this morning talked about what the latest goods are for your house. Coming up but first on WGN associated Bank market desk. The opening bell will ring this morning for the Dow Jones industrials and NASDAQ and s&p five hundred with all three looking at positive gains for the morning based on news that there may be progress in the trade dispute with China, or at least progress toward reaching an agreement. President Trump says he's delaying an increase in tariffs against China saying that there has been substantial progress on trade talks on issues like intellectual property protection agriculture and currency this morning about one hundred fifty eight points on the Dow that's about a half a percent half a percent higher on NASDAQ futures. And s and p futures are up almost half a percent in Europe. Markets are also in the green with the London markets. Germany and France all up anywhere from a quarter to a half a percent. And in Asia. The Nikkei is going to end the day up about four hundred and two points. That's good for about a half percent or four tenths of. A percent. The hang sang is up nearly half a percent. The Shanghai is up nearly five percent and oil in the United States is at fifty seven thirty six a barrel, which is about eleven cents a couple more headlines this morning. The Internal Revenue Service says average tax refunds continue to be lower as tax season progresses. Down nearly seventeen percent. The IRS released new data Friday night showing refunds down for the third consecutive week. Filing season is the first under the Republican tax Bill ministry blames the decline on what it said was a quirk in year over year comparisons treasury department spokesperson tells political that last year's February data included more payments for people including the earned income tax credit spokesperson also downplayed the importance of refund said most people are seeing the benefits of tax cuts in larger paychecks throughout the year. But most people count on those refunds and don't understand the difference between leaving. In some for Sam and getting it through the year and getting a refund they really count on those refunds and British Prime Minister, Theresa may is looking at a plan that would delay the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union by as much as two months. Government officials have been trying to come up with options to prevent resignations by lawmakers who want a no deal Brexit off the table. Those lawmakers are concerned about what they fear would be disastrous economic consequences of leaving the union without any kind of deal in place. One of the plans includes possibly asking the EU for more time. So that may can reach an agreement on Brexit front and center this morning. The CEO Chicago startup cameo says celebrity selfie videos are the new autograph, and there's a stable of thousands of celebs just waiting to record one for you. Hey, you crazy cameo kids. Nothing says I love you more than your destiny message from Mr. wonderful. So if you wanna do that get on cameo, let me know getting married wedding anniversary business deal. Birthdays here all dead to me. Cameos a service that allows people to pay for personalized video shout outs from athletes, celebrity social media influencers and Stephen Gelinas is with us this morning in our CEO spotlight. Stephen good morning. Welcome to the opening bell. Thank you for having me been very excited to have our chat today because I've been watching cameo. This is a cool idea. And it's something you said tune interview once about this being sort of the modern day autograph right talk to us a little bit about that. We had the idea that self fees. The new autograph my co-founder Martin was an NFL agent, and one of the realizations. He had was one has he'd be out to dinner with his players. People would want to come up and take pictures with them as opposed to get them to sign something. And we thought about that as you can't have a remote selfie pre cameo. Right. Like, the whole point of the self is you're in the picture with them where you can go buy an autograph at an auction. It's not necessarily proof that you met that person. But an Instagram age, you have to have that social proof said to have this experience where somebody can talk to you that's next level. So walk us through for our listeners who are not familiar with cameo. Give us a sense of what it is from start to finish. How somebody takes part in. It m is a marketplace where you can book personalized video shout outs. From over eight thousand different people. So we have people like Brian Urlacher on there. All the way down. Caitlyn Jenner or your favorite real housewife? You go to our website cameo dot com. You can browse through our eight thousand different talent. When you find somebody want, great the message, and they're almost all bought his gifts. Now, of course, you can buy them for yourself. But Valentine's Day coming up. Yeah. Great opportunity to to get one. You find the message you type the person's name that you're getting it for you type. The message two hundred fifty characters so the same length as a tweet and then seven days or less. You will get the video back is it does the celebrity that is doing the video they go into a studio. Did they do this on their own phone or how does that part of it? Do it right from their phone? It's like a for those of your listeners that are familiar, and it's like a mix between tender and Snapchat. Could imagine this card pops up, and they can read your message. They can accept it or decline it if they accepted a teleprompter opens, and they can literally just record it right from their phone. So it's a really authentic experience. When you see these videos. It's not we made the early decision to do authentic over high quality. So they're not in a studio with the lights and make up like they're in their bed in an Uber. They're sitting pre-game like in the locker room, it's really authentic and you'll see people in places. You never expected them a long time ago. When voicemail was still thing. People would get celebrities to voicemail I remember once when I met a celebrity that came through the radio station. I had them record voicemail. That's what this reminds me of a little bit. It's the next level that for sure. I don't think the concept of connecting fans and talent is like anything novel. Right. We're just the the most modern I'd say like the next evolution of what that is. But at scale what we're building the marketplace where for X amount of money. You can do why activity was e person. Now, we started with these thirty second videos. We thought that that was a great entry level point to working with talent. But it's scale. I mean, anything that you could imagine doing with the celebrity we will broker. Well, see that brings up the question Howard. How did the celebrities react to this? What do they get paid for doing one of these little videos, and it's the sky's the limit of on the other end of this of what you could do we think the skies? Absolutely the limit the way it was for the talent they set their own price, which is a pretty key part of our model. So to put it in perspective, you'll go on the side. And they'll be people that you're like, why would they do this for this about money? I remember talking to Andre Drummond. Who's the Mack salary player on the Detroit Pistons us making twenty five million a year? Yes, me, Steven how much should I charge? This was early days. I told him take twenty five million divided by two thousand hours at a work here. Fifty forty hour weeks divide that by sixty and you make two hundred eight dollars a minute. So if you're doing one hundred dollar videos, you can do two to three on our platform per minute. It is literally worth your time to do it for one hundred dollars which is cheaper than maybe the dad bringing us under the game. So that value prop has been really powerful. The talent makes seventy five percent. We take twenty five percent. And and you know, we think there's five million people in the world that could be cameos paid talent. We have eight thousand we're just getting started Stephen Gallen is with us this morning here on the opening bell on seven twenty WGN. Stephen hang on. We're going to continue our conversation. I we need to take a break here at five eighteen for an update on traffic and business headlines. I e WGN traffic central very Vandevelde there this morning. Good morning, Mary and good morning. Traffic is sponsored by Mako less side. Watch for an accident Madison. West of Cicero signal problems this morning on the blue line. Expects a minor delays. 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