The Hall of Famer will be on Cameo in time for Father’s Day

Today, we’re excited to welcome Basketball Hall of Famer, renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, to Cameo’s Board of Directors and talent roster. As the first-ever talent to sit on Cameo’s board, Magic will be a key player in helping us grow our business and diverse talent base on a global scale.

“Magic joining our Board of Directors is a perfect match and a full circle moment,” said Cameo Co-founder & CEO, Steven Galanis. “The idea behind Cameo — that the selfie is the new autograph — was partially inspired by a picture Magic took with me as a…

Data reveals the comedians and sports stars stealing the spotlight at Father’s Day celebrations

As summer kicks off and Dads break out the barbeque gear, baseball caps and cargo shorts, families are planning Father’s Day celebrations across the US. In honor of the upcoming holiday, our data team dug into the past 4 years’ worth of bookings and uncovered some popular Cameo gifting trends to help people get creative and WOW their dads this June!

Over the last four years, we’ve seen Father’s Day celebrations become one of Cameo’s fastest growing use cases. In fact, just last year, Father’s Day Cameo bookings grew by over 400% (and we don’t think it’s just because some…

Data uncovers thousands of memorable moments for Mother’s Day

It’s that time of year…the pressure is on to find a way to adequately thank our moms for all the love, support, and sacrifice they’ve made for us to be alive (including booking our dentist appointments well into our 20s). In honor of this momentous occasion, our data team dug into the past 4 years worth of bookings and uncovered some interesting Cameo gifting trends, as people across the US prepare to wow their moms.

Over Cameo’s 4-year history, Mother’s Day has always been one of the most popular moments to give. In fact, just last Spring, our fans booked…

To Help Talent Manage and Scale their Direct-to-Fan Connections

Cameo’s ultimate vision is to build technology that enables talent to have personal relationships with each and every one of their fans. It’s a bold idea — and to do it well, we know that talent need some foundational tools to help manage their businesses and relationships across Cameo’s growing ecosystem. Following our recent fundraise, we’re excited to kick off that effort with the introduction of a new tool called ‘Wallet.’

Wallet is a new feature that aggregates relationship history, payments, and banking information in one place, giving talent more visibility and control over their Cameo businesses and fanbases. …

In the future, talent will have a personal relationship with all of their fans.

Coming off a landmark 2020, we’re excited to announce Cameo’s $100M Series C funding to help fuel the future of the Connection Economy. The investment brings our total funding to more than $165M, at a valuation of just over $1B.

Led by Jonathan Turner with global investment firm,, the round also includes a host of new strategic investors, including Amazon’s Alexa Fund, and UTA Ventures; growth investors, including SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Valor Equity Partners, and Counterpoint Global (Morgan Stanley); GV (formerly Google Ventures), and a number of Cameo talent investors, including legendary skateboarder and entrepreneur, Tony Hawk. Cameo’s…

Introducing 24-Hour Delivery

Available now, we’re excited to offer 24-hour delivery — a new Cameo feature that guarantees fans can connect with their favorite talent in less than 24 hours.

Whether they’re looking for a last-minute gift, or simply can’t handle the anticipation (trust us, we get it), fans can now book Cameos at a slightly higher price in return for guaranteed delivery within 24 hours. 24-hour delivery lets fans skip the line so their Cameo is fulfilled first! And, if participating talent don’t have time to fulfill the request, Cameo will notify fans and refund their credit card.

So you can give the gift (of a gift) of a Cameo

No matter the occasion, folks are turning to Cameo for the most personalized and authentic fan connections on earth. We’re blown away by the creativity of our fans, and the seemingly endless ways they find to celebrate with Cameo — whether by connecting with their personal heroes directly, or by giving the gift of Cameo connections for birthdays, promotions, holidays, pep talks, or roasts.

Today, we’re excited to introduce more choice and flexibility for Cameo gift-givers and recipients through Cameo Gift Cards.

What are Cameo Gift Cards?

Launching today, Cameo Gift Cards make it faster and easier to give the gift of Cameo — while…

New analysis shows “I love you” Cameos are on the rise

Nothing screams passionate romance quite like a Cameo, am I right?

From first dates and prom invitations to anniversaries, engagements and yes, breakup announcements and the occasional divorce, fans are devising increasingly creative ways to welcome their favorite pop culture icons into their intimate relationships. We, of course, approve.

In an attempt to understand the trend, Cameo’s data team examined romantic Cameo requests dating back to March 2017. We found that “I love you” Cameos are by far the most popular romantic use case, followed by Cameos to celebrate anniversaries, weddings and Valentine’s Day. Spoiler: divorce ranks fifth.

💋 Most Popular Romantic Cameo Requests

Below are…

New year-end data & exec hires mark an incredible year of growth for Cameo

2020 will go down in history as the most memorable year of our lives. From social justice and politics to climate change, a global pandemic and the wild new world of quarantine, we’ve learned, grown and accomplished so much together.

Amid all the mayhem, Cameo had a wild ride of its own. Business exploded, our charitable giving program ramped up, our workforce went remote (and we’re never going back!), …


Cameo connects fans directly with their favorite pop culture icons via personalized video messages, live calls + direct messages.

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