9 Burst results for "Stephen Gall"
"stephen gall" Discussed on The Playbook
"MELTZER. Entrepreneurs, the playbook and I got a good friend I have watched this boy grow up from. Duke into an Extraordinary Entrepreneur Stephen Gallen is he's the founder and CEO of the extraordinary company Cameo which I also have watched from his very inception into an awesome highly anticipated but also competitive space company. Welcome to the playbook Steve How are you? Well thanks for having me. Well, have to start rate. You know your do guy ex athlete I. Think Hockey Player Right. Yep. And You're your you'll evolution to me. Your superpower is one that I share, which is the ability to raise money into creative. And you'll be able to create a people get them excited. But to get the names of the people that one have invested, you know from individuals do, of course, some of the greatest VC's that are out there. But also the names that are involved in cameo when in a lot of people had great skepticism. I know when you first came to me, I, always looking for the cracks holes etcetera and I know marsh as well. Your Co founder received a lot of hate mail. What do you think the attributes? There's so many entrepreneurs that want to do what you do and you and you've been able to at every level executing what are the characteristics or the skills that you're utilizing in order to evacuate raising money getting believed in sharing his. I think that's a great question. It really starts with thousand market fit at the beginning people always talk about product market fit but I think founder of Arctic fit sometimes as even more important You know if you were to create the perfect Dream Team to start cameo, it would probably look exactly like the team that we made Martin by one co founder was an nfl agent and movie producer. Now, he was as big of an agent Lee Steinberg. Least Steinberg or as big of a agent Ari Emanuel you probably would have been too busy to. To create cameo but because he was in that world, need you enough to be dangerous tha actions had gravitas. But like you know ultimately, he wasn't the most successful person in the world at that stop you know that gave on the line of fire in his belly of this display was Bernard blue to win in this space what we got started Mike Co Founder and CTO Devon was one of the original vine starts. How many engineers in the world are like you had a billion loops on right in like actually intimately were creators and then you know for me. I'm a marketplace guy I was an option straighter. I've always been an entrepreneur. My nickname since kindergarten has been the mayor. My superpower is bringing people together and predicated relationships based on trust in and. And entire integrity, and ultimately, I've never been anyone that's asked for anything before my life. So when finally I had I had an idea and I had passionate about it and and I brought this team together you know go into people that I. I'd always been helpful to forever it never ask for anything in return coming to them with this vision. They're betting on the jockey not you know at the beginning, not the horse strife and in ultimately. I think it was..
"stephen gall" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Let's head out to Bangkok and that's were Stephen gall stir is he joins us on the phone right now good morning Steven good morning how are you today I'm fine this afternoon here but I'm honored shoot man after a story about the weather is one of my big heroes of all time glad you pay tribute what an incredible musician on those those songs are timeless that is for sure Steve tell me a little bit about what you do I know that your quote but I'm reading your website here in environmental and human rights investigator and counter trafficking program designer you're the director of free land that counter trafficking group tell me a little bit about what you do sure well she landed an international nonprofit organization and we go after human traffickers and wildlife traffickers open government basically take them down get their money and paid out to victims and use some of that money to regrow nature wildlife populations and help people get back to a normal life after being abused or trafficking where we're actually based out of Wisconsin Great Lakes we got board members in Chicago so I'm a midwesterner actually but I'm based out here in Bangkok so how long have you lived in Bangkok I've been based out here for twenty years but I get back to the states we combustible up Wisconsin we got offices in Africa Brazil Vietnam India so we're doing investigative work and campaign work yeah we've been that tracking the illegal trade in wild animals well I've been doing it for almost thirty years yeah all around the world how are things in Bangkok with the corona virus and and you know everything going on we're we're still so fixated right now everything here in the states because we've got so much going on what are things like there right now yeah similar were in lockdown I mean it's it's hot here you know people still wonder about whether the temperature's gonna impact but basically the numbers of infected people are still going up in Thailand no it's not the number sixty in the states but we're all told a whole home they got a curfew at night till morning that they were all wearing masks is it no mass were engaged it seems that in the Asian countries it's it's a lot more common that that was more part of the culture was that the case in Bangkok where people already wearing masks like they do in Japan during it you know what is it like thank losing my mind here the during allergy season a lot of people wear masks and and say Japan is is that something that's just more common there too were people more prepared to wear masks more often or is that been a shock to the system like it is here now you're right people there is definitely a mass producing industry already ready to meet this demand because people there's bad air and people are already wearing it for pollution so it is multiplied when this happened and so you're on a lock down to restaurants bars are closed people aren't supposed to go to work unless they're essential businesses that type of thing just like we have here exactly and what's the testing situation I know there's a lot of talk here about we should be testing more in some countries South Korea have had great success flattening the curve in limiting exposure because of testing at what what is the testing situation there Steve are you there yes I'm here yes I can now what I was I was asking you know we've had a lot of talk here in the states about testing and how easy or not it is to get him and should people being tested more instead of people just to sit with symptoms what is the level of testing in Bangkok yeah I guess the level of testing here is not very high it's voluntary basically so who knows how many people are really impacted and you know I I take my dog for a walk at the end of the day they do allow you to go out and run and do a little bit I still see people at the end of the day congregating around a picnic table and having drinks with each other and being kind of you know too close I think more clothes than work very interesting we'll talk to me a little bit about the animal trade and how that might relate to everything that's going on in the world right now sure yeah this whole bid came from wildlife trade there are different theories on exactly which animal and which person first got infected but all of the theories point to this virus jumping from a wild animal to a person whether that was in the market or a science lab nearby it would have been an with us there for a second series still there I think what we're on a Skype everybody just ignore the sky connection from Bangkok and so of course we're at the mercy of the technology Steve are you there I tell you what let's put Steve on hold just to re establish contact with them let's take a quick break and then we'll jump back into this three one two nine eight one seventy two hundred speaking to Steven Koster he handles environmental human rights investigating in trafficking and talking about the animal trade and in was 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"stephen gall" Discussed on Man Points! Podcast
"There's there's murder there's tigers and there's gay dudes talking straight dudes into bang in this and with that. Welcome the next evolution. A man points where we shed the shackles. Feminism beeped political correctness. Give unfiltered opinion about all things from pop culture tigers in homosexual in the end we find out who stands proud is our man of the week. Who's just a simple little punk ass alley and gets mushroom stamped on the forehead scrawl safe-space curl up in security blanket in prepared to be triggered because our facts don't give a damn about your feelings or this Friggin Virus? Because we really don't give a shit about anything so not sitting in the room with anybody. Because we are practicing good social distancing just because everybody else's scared them over we have balancing in his truck with his glories beard of ugly hoping that you noticed as bad ash Bruce Lee poster behind him Mr Warrior himself. Who's the master of self dissing? Who's been by himself for the last three and a half years living in a smaller banishment? We have cormick and fresh from his frigging Haji trail of of despair. We have Leland but yeah you take your king man so the guy like just not to give too much away. You know. 'cause there's a lot a lot going on and I want solve things but like One of his husband because he has multiple because everybody needs more than one husband. I guess when he met him he said. Hey man like how? How straight are you and the guy says like well like I dunno like I'm one hundred percent straight you know like I guess. A straightest rate can be used as well. Do you watch? Says he says we'll do you watch porn. It's like well. Yeah Watch porn. Everybody watches porn. He's like when you're watching. When you're watching that chick getting nailed he's like do you like watching? Dude Naylor tiny dick or like with a big Dick like which. Which one do you like watching it now with more? Obviously I WANNA see. You're getting there but the big Dick and he's like sounds like you're not a strategy to thank you are. We've heard this conversation before it. I'M NOT GONNA say it was by Chris but Remember Chris. Talking about that. We had to do so. It makes it makes us. Chris is no way to hold on Hornets. And Make Chris more or less gay. 'cause Chris Likes Small Dick's big throbbing member he literally slowed Ramming Dick and then he said black for some reason. Ramle prison frigging under all you. There's no such thing as a small black. Dick Nelson's there is no midgets only on midgets. No no porn boy is but yes you. Can you know Peter? Dick Ledge is hung coffee once. Tony Tony Pony is. A Horse. Broke a small works. It's a joke hormone and Windsor. What do we look at? Do we look at it in that sense. Like sorry talking relative hand. He's got it. God You kill me now. It's a dry or social distancing. What I'm saying do you think it's all relative like right? Do you think about the African American midgets. I still obviously small penises. Compared to a real man but bigger penises than the rest of the magic sleep so so a black mid is not a real man. Yeah have you heard of Bushwick? Bill has never heard the concert. Chris was the most racist guy on here. But you just kind of updated a little bit. They're not even real people Hold on four in the world but you believe that they're not really listening. It's not just the Japanese prime nineteen eighty six. It's all midgets. Okay so obviously. I'm being ablest not being racist. I'm being ablest big dicks in fact I know there are. I've seen corn all right so but like bigger than yours. Oh yeah that's not saying much. No it isn't me Tori and argument at me in all seriousness in all seriousness. You'd like all joking. Aside do not have never watched midget tour. I honestly haven't so I I really have do so when it comes to porn. You cannot limit yourself bro. You have to expose yourself to everything. How do you know you don't like it? I don't really want porn in general something different instruments Metropolitan Daily pulling your veteran card. Then you can. You can put in your pocket. Never had its. Are you telling me like well? He wasn't he wasn't active for very long. Yeah are you telling me like are the midgets rock in like ten eleven inches easy sometimes? Yeah no shit no shit tip over funnier. And he'll say like for real the nets like pass their kneecap the best parts of the blood flow the pass out. It's hilarious. Yeah that's hanging down to his knee. Sometimes that and this is the most quiet bensman in a while on inc. He's I don't have anything for. The subjects are used driving in a circle Ben. He can't find his home bro. Not just park anywhere in walk in. It'll be quicker. You don't need the first spot. Ocean Ocean views are the handlery. He's he's looking around doing due diligence. Stephen Gallen fucking foodline and you sleep. Please keep the phone with you. Please be definitely going there. You probably isn't toilet paper. Yeah please. I'm I'M GONNA one. Can anybody explain that? Like I don't know I don't think anybody in the right now. We need to discuss. Because we haven't potted bullshit has occurred. We've had autism. We call it. We called it. Aids wasn't the healthy. What is with the toilet paper thing? Mitch maybe you can go Mitch. Better stock mich- no actually no not really pressure Washer. Well California is Shutdown Mitch. So us what's going on? I four guys won't be able to keep me in different cameras. Don't worry I went to the beach last Friday and it wasn't even six feet away. It was like six hundred feet away from everybody around like California and Miami. They had to close the beaches because so many people were going there craft up on each other so that mic just like recently. I guess she. La County sheriff. Actual you know the head. Funny watching what. I'm sorry admit but you're not watching the stadium and Ben Walking inside it and he's just like first of all. I'll tell you this Benza. Pussy because I know he needed up. Nobody knew he did he. What up all right so we got those. That are just listening later on right now. We've Got Ben. Walking through the parking lot of food lion on a break in addition to get some alcohol be. He's gotTa go home and he's trying to get his wife make him get her drunk. I so any food lion could correct this large berry. Homosexual looking man with a giant beard to where the alcohol is so that he can trick his wife into sleeping with him while he himself it so drunk that he can think that this woman is a man if you could please tell him where to go where this beer might be. We would greatly appreciate it. Then you need you need to go to ABC. You know the you know they deliver this crap now. Latest thing with this chronic virus crap is. They actually delivered beer everywhere. Most craft breweries are delivered to you. Well Yeah I was. GonNa ask Vice. How's your internship? Gun frigate made Made Ninety Barrels Kuopio on Wednesday and free beer for one of the ghosts. It was awesome man. I just forgot one thing though. I'm old manual labor. Whoops MY ASS. Shit I get back. I'm smoked but now it's awesome but yet the best part right now is delivered frigging beer. I love this so that tells you one thing. Guess what people useless regulation they should have been able to. Do this. Always super still doing sorry Ben Grad toilet paper. I'll wait clean. Well Done Virginia. Well done you assholes in America you frigging white clean. I don't nobody does nobody does. Who's this crap like? It's a joke? You feel like you have to like eight or Kroger and Food Lion. They have signs of say. Hey due to high demand one per customer and actually bought toilet paper yesterday because they had a little bit lift because they're restricted to one per customer. I don't get it. I mean I wrapped it up for Susan's fortieth birthday. I gave her a four-pack of toilet paper just saying but I mean. Let's let's talk realism. Let's say everything does shutdown toilet papers? Your fear not food water like Decca later came later wiping out. I was strictly toilet paper. Meet Iowa's full everything so now. That's the toilet paper. I hate to tell this as anybody heard of a wash off shall support backup plans this. How many steps away is your shower from your toilet. I can reach by lean over how. `Bout a left hand. There's a whole part of the world that just uses this bad managing my right ear growth and push them. Hey Hey here's a question. That's why no insane hand hurry hurricane we've seen we've seen you know bread wipe Dow milk. I'll God water gone all that kind of stuff. Gas Become an issues never seen toilet paper reinitiate. Why this and hey it's a Castro issue. We're all GONNA shoot ourselves so gotta get tailed favor. Yeah maybe pants bro Super dysentery outbreak. You guys better get prepared and even then crap shower waffle down if you got to. It's a Lotta Wasserman Dude. I'm just I'm just gonNA poop in the sink like like it'll be fine. You know I've got. I've got a detachable. Detachable nozzle detachable head. I mean like it's it's almost like people don't know that but days exists. That's a real thing we're Americans. Most people have not left the country. They don't know it exists. I people Germany. I know I can go to Party party store. Whatever I can get the CREPE paper Frigging wrinkly SMU paper. I'm sorry I'm sorry. Benner you in line right now. Are you paying right now? Don't tell him you've got the virus. Do not hold on. I do not know frigging loser goes I would I would. I would seriously like to ask. A friendship coughed in the last five minutes. I WANNA ask him a question. I'd like to ask them. A question is simple question. Flip your camera like asking the question why this is why. You're my least favorite person on this show. That's my least favorite person on this. Podcast along with anything come on exactly exactly absolutely Benz answer. No let's get the important part bend. You find your beer. Well now. He's ignoring it's now important. Part is Ben's here get did he life Mattie light. What a loser one loser. He's Kinda Guy. Oh my goodness wow gonna be so. Who's working right now? Chris are you working? I M A home school teacher right now. I have five kids so that's a no. No that's that's worth that is working. You'd like I'm supposed to be on my internship right. Now I'm supposed to be writing screenplays and my dad teaching children. That's what I do. I make sure they're doing science. It's believable bread. Credit admitted.
"stephen gall" Discussed on No Laying Up
"We chatted quite a bit tolls. Plenty stories. I mean you're an off him and then with me, he made forties, enroll in the front to get to, like second or third at the time because we were playing pretty well. And it was it was so loud never seen that many people before. And I think that really boosted me move going forward because if you can handle that atmosphere then like being in contention is about the same or or not even it's not quite on that level. So I think the next month or so it, it, it proved itself. Can you could you imagine playing in front of a crowd like that every week or what you go, Joel chance out there? Yeah. There was two or three. Maybe it was like, you know, the, the really drunk guy who was like, hey, you got it had. You'd famous. Yeah. Whispers like that, like all day. Yeah. So she's out kind of like navigating and she said it was, she was just laughing shelter said, if I ever played them again. She's not going out because she much and it's just a mess. Yeah. That's what I think a lot of people attending turn don't realize that when they're watching a player, there's a small crowd around in, they're commenting on the player, the people that are watching that players are probably friends and family thirty good stories, so that like friends overhearing stuff that random fan say, it's almost always with me. It's like who is that guy? Or it's while he's a he looks like an idiot wearing that hat stupid for and that hat. Or you're like my wife all the time. It's like, oh man he sees he socks like how, how could he miss that pot? It's like twenty feet and breaks refuting long. She's learned to ignore it, but she gets pretty pissed off the real there's always two or three drunk. Is that like travel, and they're just allowed idiots or the Chattan Brad's or whatever they're called out there and? It's she gets worked up over that a little bit because I mean, she's that's what she does. But. Barber role. Lighting up. Who was it? What are you hearing me out? We're at the club at the PGA championship. We're seeing like fourteen. Yeah. And who's white whose wife was sitting there, Stephen Gallen, caliber and Raines, who like. Like this was a club pro, and I said, is this back in like like twenty eleven? Yeah. This was at Atlanta athletic when king Bradley won't. Yes. Gangluff got in off of play not as clipper. I played Canada, with Gangluff once Stephen gal. Thank you, my point. Yeah. He's a Scott seeming Gallagher. But he had a good run there. Who is this club pro and his wife was sitting right front of us. She'll turn around. Sorry, right there. We've been we've been chatting brand. We've been ready. Brad. Knowledgeable. They gave a golf, you'd never make that, of course, not say bring that up Neal, welcome whenever Stephen gougers in, in contentious, gosh, it's cool to see a club pro still. Out here. Even go, I don't know. I still remember his wife's face. She was horrified. Yeah. These daft Americans..
"stephen gall" Discussed on WGN Radio
"The crypt keeper I can get you a message from John Qasir the critics. How do they decide on a on a rate here? So the way that we started early as you could I imagine what we came up with this concept. Nobody had any idea how we should price. It. Right. So we came up with this thing called earnings per minute where we would tell people to take their total comp divide by two thousand hours in a work year. Fifty four fifty forty hour weeks and divide that by sixty and then find out how much money they make per minute. So for example, if you were making twenty five million dollars a year, you actually make two hundred dollars of minute on Kim, yo you can do two to three videos per minute. So we would tell people if you're one hundred dollars or two hundred dollars you're actually making as much if not more money than you would be playing in the NBA or being an actor anything like that. And then at this point now that we have ten thousand people on the platform. It's almost become like real estate, right? So many of our people do exactly what you guys are doing. They're browsing. They're looking at similar talent. And they're making that determination. This is a great deal of this person's too expensive. And just like if you were listening, your condo in Chicago and said, I need five million dollars for it. But your next door neighbor just sold for two million. Nobody's buying your thing. So then my team here uses the analytics on the back end to look at conversion rates to take it back to the talents. Say hey, you know, what you look a lot like these three people they're doing really well at this price point. Why don't you try that? What a great idea Bill. The unknown comic is on. It doesn't say Murray. Got a bag on it. Do they always record it on their phones? Or does somebody go the extra mile and actually do a camera setup when they do these some do, but we built it? So they can do it on their phones. A very early decision. We made was to go for authenticity versus high quality. Yeah. Which doesn't necessarily seem like it would be a huge trade off. But if you could think of making every video high quality that would be putting a minister DO with lights and all that site authentic is sometimes they're driving in their car there in the locker room, you know. Capital doom in ramp. Kaplan rate, it's too high. Kept. Sometimes he's Yvonne is boat. Other times he's like Wrigley Geneva, Wendy, and it's ridiculous. That's a pretty good money. That's pretty good. Yeah. So well, that's that's such a great idea it 'cause it's easy for everybody. We we we really wanted to make it not only easy. But we wanted the experience on the townside delightful that they would do it for free, but they get paid. What was your first person to sign on the very first person? We had on cameo was caches Marsh of the Seattle Seahawks at the time. And this thing about cash cash was probably the fifteenth best Seattle Seahawks defender, so he's not a superstar buddy someone that. You know, if you love the Seahawks that's exciting here. It just like if any random bear walked in. And you Madam you'd be excited me, and he ran a bear. It doesn't have to be mature this year. Yeah. Bryner lacquers superstar. And really when you think about the NFL, especially the average player only two nephews that are really short career window. And this is a way for them to celebrate. Bridge that gap between how famous they are their inability to monetize right people aren't giving endorsement deals to the fifteenth best player, but the fans would clearly pay for that experience. You know, who impressed us Stephen is Jeffrey Ross who most people, I think would know he's always the Toastmasters celebrity toes on comedy central celebrity roasts. So he could tell wrote material he got all the specifics about the people because they're samples there. If you go to dot com, he got specific examples about this person and wrote joke specifically for that person. That was impressive. He thought it out totally we've seen musicians right personalized song. And at scale what we're building here is the marketplace where Rex amount of money. You can do why. Actively was e person we've decided to start with these little short videos the cameo video which is an amazing experience. But in the future that might be paying to throw football with Brett farve or having your favorite comedian roast your body. Right. Like, these are all the types of things at scale, we we'd like to excellence, so you that anything can be done. But yeah. Yeah. Mentioned Ruth buzzy because we're big fans. Here's an example of Ruth buzzy could do for you. Jamie. It's your all friend from television, Ruth buzzy. Remember be sex for ROY laughing and Dean Martin roasts many of the shows. Yup. Rather cows me you'll could've made show business as Comey after fifty years on the tube. I really honestly have had enough. Join my life after the career. Focus. Migrated over the wine, whiskey ginger. And pretty soon probably gonna drop the jury who. Hundred and fifty bucks Ruth buzzy. How awesome was that? That was excellent. That would be really cool. Yeah. And the other thing to keep in mind is that every single person has a different person that they really cared. So for example, I'm a hockey player. I grew up here any bell was my idol, if any Belfour said something to me that was the guy that made me wanna be a goalie college, right? So in that case Eddie is probably a lot more accessible than so many other people. But like to me, he matters a lot. Yeah. And that's really what we were trying to to knock on here is how anybody enable their fans to connect with them scale. What's the next level of this? I'm sure you've thought this out that there's something that's going to be bigger and better than this. What he dinner with the person or with the person? I mean, whether it's live events or or FaceTime or anything like that. There's a million things we can do what we're hyper focused on right now is really building out our talent roster. We think there's over five million. People in the world that could be on cameo ten thousand right now. So it's the top of the second inning here. We're really focused on international expansion thirty percent of our business already coming from abroad. But that's mostly foreign people booking American stars. So now, we're really excited to. Build out our capacities in London and Australia all over the world to make sure that the talent that those people want are on candy as well. So that's really next us and really building this team out. We're in the process of expanding our team here in Chicago in LA from fifty people right now to about one hundred fifty by the end of the year, and we're hiring like crazy. I mean think about it. These people who send a video are going to be put on social media or someone you haven't thought about in a while. That's all of a sudden exposure for them, for instance, Bursa Vallance, I haven't thought about writer comedian. But I only remember him from Hollywood squares. And that's why the value props strong for both the talent and the fan. The talent is getting paid to become more popular Andy dick was in her office around Crispus than one thing. He told me he goes Stephen you have given us the Andy dick show back to be the director in the producer in the makeup and stuff. And he's like you're giving me a way to give me my my show back that was something that was really special for us to hear. And then he bit Hugh. Actually, it's a little bit. My mom. Family. Stephen Gallen is co founder and CEO cameo look around browse around, and then hire someone it's fun. It's cool. It's cameo dot com. Thank you so much for coming up. Thank you for having nice to meet you Steven good luck with this. Nice to meet you too. Coming up the stories that matter Steve Bertrand for the northwestern medicine news from right here on WGN radio. It's the band girl K and they've got a brand new album for.
"stephen gall" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Phil Lamar voice actor Pulp Fiction, fifty bucks. This is a steel actually I from the penny. Penny saver dollar off. Stephen Gallen us 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 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 place and say, oh, my son loves you, could you record a little video, and I'm thinking, wow, that's brave of him. I had Colin Joe's do that for one of my sons, but everybody wants that. So this is where you go to cameo dot com. You guys have unique access to that having talent walking through the radio or the average person. There's just no way that they do it in really taking it back to our founding story. My co-founder got 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 rep to Seattle Seahawk. He got this guy to send a tense. I can video saying. Hey, brandon. Congratulations on your son maverick this catcher smush from the Seattle Seahawks. I heard if he gets your ability 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 so nice. And this is somebody that works with Michael Jordan and LeBron all the biggest stars. But it was that personalized message in that authenticity that really made it special how with the roster of talent. Let's say all of a sudden, there's an outcry for somebody in particular. Right. Do you approach them? How exactly do you wrangle? These people into being part of the roster statistic. We have over ten thousand different talent on platform, and basically any vertical that you could imagine sports stars TV stars movie stars for catfish. Buzzing runs the gamut and the way that we that our 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 then LA will 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. Who are you amazed that you have with the name that you 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 literally today. Monday last week. I was thrown football's at them in Miami. It's unbelievable. Tafur 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 Brian lacquer. I mean, so many of the people Michael Vick te'o. So many of the people that like I grew up, you know, particularly loving, Jeremy Roenick is another one is hockey guy. So get it don't you have that you really want. But they're just not there yet. I think chance the rapper would be came. Yeah. I think like Obama or Trump would be unbelievable. You could imagine how much either 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 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 Kanye so it's that simple. And if he decides to then he can like if there's enough interest in it's worth his while. Sure. And in 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 resent NBA all star games. Saw Charles Barkley. We have 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 part. Ownerships with brands like NBC universal and the MLB PA's new one that we're getting ready to kick off were there, helping us get we'll call it. Can she do it? He's home by himself. He's got nothing but time will say thinking, oh it really had in Europe. It 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 people Bobby Hall who don't have any social at all. On cameo in love making the videos because for they love interacting with their fans and alternately that's what we enable. Let's say you're celebrity and you're on it. And you're asking prices one hundred dollars what cut of that? Do you get what cut of that vacant? Every single talent is on the same financial split with us. Seventy five percent to the talent and twenty five percent to cameo. 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. So 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 us 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. It's Bill leff. It's Wendy Snyder at seven twenty.
"stephen gall" 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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"stephen gall" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"What do you see on the tape this morning, which is inching back to was that eight thousand high on the US ten year with both looking at that at ten year yield breaking back towards three twelve. That's what my folks. Is this morning now? It's yours. Yeah. It's interesting at least I would point out is well German two year. Yes. Finally, really vaults to a lesser negative yield following an optimistic. Mario draghi. Do you not have nicer is to be back in London? Sunday back in the capital of global foreign exchange where you can really feel where the bus is in effect a white each. I don't disagree with that. It's just not the same in New York. Who's drop by the studio? I'm replaced Stephen Gallen beam ahead of European FX strategy. Good morning. Stephen good morning. Thanks for having me. So where is the bus in FX this morning in London? Well at the same place. It's basically been for the last few weeks the market trying to digest and figure out where we are with the US dollar. In terms of how long does the d- how long these tight ranges that? We're seeing in the majors pairs persist in what is the next direction for the US dollar. And where do you see the path of least resistance probably for the short term? I would say dollar lower. But for the next three to four months than another leg of dollar strength. Again. I think it's important to put into perspective why the dollar rally stopped over the last month or so at Jackson Hole Powell said no signs that the US economy is overheating China park dollar Orem be right below seven. So the devaluation of the R&_B stop there and Trump complained about dollar strength in in late August, so you've had basically over the last few weeks or so trimming of long dollar exposures. But when you look at the fundamental mental picture for the US economy. And when you look at the persistence of the US, China trade War, I don't think we're at a stage yet were leveraged investors are starting to get short. Yeah. So that's a big difference. From trimming longs. We're in a phase right now where the market is trimming the size of his long position. But but not getting short just in terms of a framework for thinking about foreign exchange at the moment, you better looking at FX through the prism of cyclically issues. Right differentials or through structural issues. Twin deficits in the United States, etc. What's the best way of doing this right now? Well, I think the structural issues provide good long-term anchors for estimates of equilibrium levels of of currencies and exchange rates. So that that that is very much clear, but in terms of the short term dynamic an FX markets. What really it comes down to is predicting the narratives that the market is going to focus on, you know, as well, as I know that the FX market and other asset classes, they see whatever they want to see in the short term, and they focus on stories that they want to focus on the short term in two thousand seventeen when the dollar fell for most of the year around ten percent or so. Trade-weighted terms interest rate differentials were improving they were moving in the dollar's favor, but the market wasn't focusing on them. It started to focus them on the more this year because well one very important respect of the America. First narrative coming out of Washington. Stephen go that goes to the question of what will be forward will be looking to capital flows would be looking at nominal or real rate dynamics. Or do we go to a new regime new structure for FX it's removed from the textbooks? Well, let's think about I the the US growth dynamic right now. The Atlanta fed is pointing to GDP growth in the in Q three of north of four four four percent. So even better than what we saw in Q two. I think this is a big question. Mark it for the markets. If this growth is sustainable, and if the Trump fiscal measures as well as the booth to boost to growth materially, raise the US growth potential because of stronger business investment that could in and of itself. Drive more capital to flow into the US dollar. It's not clear yet that the significant real flow, drove dollar strength. What it was largely so far this year was the patient that there could be real flow into the US dollar. So for example. Direct investment was not the rate differential. You're suggesting it was that belief in a future. Future larger growth in America. I think I think that's certainly drove the fed and it drove the rate differential to continue to move into the direction of what the fed had been pointing to with its dots. But the rate differential for FX markets became important because emerging markets started to really suffer and that was part the due to structural factors related to private and public sector debt. And also, the the persistence of the America first narrative and the feds gradual hiking path so people started to focus on rate differentials because they were focusing on the one thing that a lot of people looking at right now Steve is how high yields and symbol Tennessee meant with stronger. Donna. Range-bound on the majors. Other people will just sit around a stalled yet. We've got high treasury yields. How do you explain high yields and a dollar Ronnie, pistols? Well, I think historically there does not need to be any relationship between the flatness or steepness of the yield curve in the US and the US dollar, but for the first eight or nine months of two thousand eighteen there was a direct link between Kerr flattening trades dollar strength. So as the market priced in more from the fed and the dollar rallied it put EM under pressure, and generally continued to lift the dollar to the point where it became self fulfilling. So right now, you're seeing a pause and those flattening trades. The market is no longer pricing. More from the fed in and they're not exactly meeting the dots for two thousand and nineteen and the narrative has shifted to a more stable emerging market space. So I think what you're seeing with the US tenure yield is a focus shifting away from that flattening away from the market pricing. And more fed the extreme argument that I've heard and I headed it's seven saying, I'm here, we get more recently again now is this is about trading the deficit in the United States for America that deficit needs to be funded. It needs to be funded by foreign investors, and you can do that by one or two things or both of them high yields or a week a dollar to track the foreign capital to encourage people to take affects risk is there. Anything can now is that too extreme that this is a deficit story Wang on the US dollar. It's a little bit extreme considering it wasn't really in focus last year. Okay. Perhaps you could argue that the fiscal plans from the Trump administration have exacerbated the twin deficits issue, but we knew about these fiscal. Plans last year. And I it wasn't really a focus. The other issue. I think is d- what's actually happening with US potential growth, if US potential growth is is actually improving does the dollar really weekend so much and yields go up to compensate foreign investors. So it's it's a little bit unclear. It's a little bit early. I think as time now for surveillance correction and Michael Barr. I of course, I was listening to John Farrow and ignored him completely English football. What else would I do? John. I stand corrected. I am. I right. That Liverpool is one and Chelsea's three between Manchester City like this is like a big game. You're going to this. This game is on Saturday. There is another game tomorrow. They're playing in the league cups tomorrow. And then the the league game is on Saturday. Tom at five thirty Saturday's games a big game. Yes. Dropped a couple of points. Liverpool sort of Maxine gown plant beautiful football. So that's a big. Oak keeper of the AmEx. No, you're sitting behind third base Reta keeper the AmEx knows that I'm much more disciplined than you are oh expenses. Seats, cheap seats. You love your above the seven seven seven and a heavy. You could you could probably wave at me on the way into town. Yeah. Very different. My experience in football is very different to your experiences. Sports activities Liverpool Chelsea which one I mean, this is a huge game. It's a game. I'm gonna say I'm going to take a guess imagine. We've got more Liverpool fans listening than Chelsea fans. Just given the guests of Mr. waterpipe of J P Morgan miss. The big Liverpool fans. Tom, Michael Michael Barr. No way. You know, there's twenty four people out in Saint Louis right now turned into KOMO. You. I bet you get some people Ryan gin now. Falbo we say good morning on Sirius XM what nineteen all of you Rudy to cardinals for John Farrow in London primed, I say primed for Liverpool. Chelsea. And now for the news from New York City. Makoba right. President Trump will be in the spotlight at the United Nations.
"stephen gall" Discussed on Elevation Church Podcast
"Okay i got it i'm gonna face obstacles but the obstacles aren't there to take me out there dare to elevate me so i just stepped towards them and you're on my side and then you're telling me i gotta be me like when they tried to put saul's armor on today that it didn't fit yet like one day it would one day he'd be the king one day he would be able to do that but it didn't fit yet and god did not expect david to be what he wasn't to defeat glides he said i'm gonna use you how you are pick up the slingshot in the five smooth stones that's what you know that's the thing i want to break in somebody's who feel like you gotta talk like somebody or dress like somebody obese something guy says i made you which are weak humor and you'll funny accent and i use all of that but you can't conform to others because they were successful in an area guts that there's a fingerprint and dna that you have that you on lock your favorite in the earth and you joe recess sources in if you're you that's only if your mark you only can be you i can't come up here and be anybody somebody pets stephen gall where john gray hair here i'm the skinnier little brother vers of him you gotta you gotta be you in the last thing is when you mart somebody say marked when you're marked you have to have the odd city to honor.