Sep 16, 2021

4 min read

Bringing Fans and Talent Closer Together with Cameo Calls

Cameo’s newest product takes the traditional meet and greet to the next level, available now

ameo exists to make impossible fan connections possible — since our founding in March 2017, the platform has enabled millions of magical moments through Cameo videos that have evoked priceless reactions, built lasting memories, and grown fans into super fans. But, we wanted to take it one step further and create these moments in real-time…

We kicked off 2021 with a promise to introduce new fan experiences that would help fulfill our long-term vision of enabling the world’s talent to build personal relationships with their biggest fans. And today, we’re thrilled to introduce fans around the world to our newest product experience, Cameo Calls.

Traditional meet and greets are inaccessible to many: fans have to fly across the country (or around the world), pay for expensive tickets, and wait in line for hours, only to get 5–10 fleeting seconds with their idols. And for talent, the experience is equally cumbersome, expensive and inefficient.

Introducing Cameo Calls

Cameo Calls is our new product aimed at revolutionizing the meet and greet experience. Through Cameo Calls, fans can now connect with more than 500 talent for live video calls in a one-to-one, face to face setting — in other words, Cameo’s built the ultimate digital meet and greet.

With Cameo Calls, fans can now:

  • Access a list of talent with upcoming calls and easily purchase a ticket from their phone.
  • Have dedicated one-on-one time with talent to skip the small talk and have an actual conversation to create a deeper relationship.
  • Memorialize their Cameo Calls experience forever with a special photo opp at the end of the call.

How it works

Cameo Calls can be found on individual talent pages, and within the Cameo app by clicking on the Calendar icon at the top of the screen. From there, fans will be able to see a schedule of upcoming Cameo Calls from 500+ talent that have opted in, and purchase a ticket. On the date and time of the call, fans can simply join with their unique ticket code. Talent sets the duration and price of their call, so fans can meet their favorite stars for up to 15 minutes for an average price of $31 per Call.

“Armed with learnings from 40,000 of the world’s most diverse talent as a testing pool, and demand from fans around the world, we set out to build an experience that provides real-time connections between fans and talent — from anywhere,” said VP, Product, Nundu Janakiram. “In limited testing, we’ve already enabled nearly 3,000 connections through Cameo Calls, and seen talent get creative with themed meet and greets, coffee chats, private concerts, and even tarot card readings.”

The Feedback from Testing

The Cameo Calls experience is inspired by both talent and fan feedback, including the ability to schedule calls ahead of time, make calls private, and more. In our testing period, we’ve heard a lot of excitement from talent about the ease of use, the control they have over conversations with fans on their own time, and the opportunity to meet with fans from anywhere. Fans have also raved about how quickly they were able to secure Cameo Calls and meet with talent, and the relationships they’ve built with talent through repeat calls they’ve purchased.

Here’s a snapshot of some of the talent who’ve tested Cameo Calls and already built personal relationships with their biggest fans:

  • James Phelps
  • James Marsters
  • Oliver Phelps
  • Scott Evans
  • Sarah Drew
  • Duke Depp
  • David Henrie
  • Mya
  • Symonne Harrison
  • Dana DeLorenzo

“At Cameo, we believe that personal relationships are the future of fan engagement — and that direct access between talent and fans will revolutionize the entertainment industry,” said Cameo Co-founder & CEO, Steven Galanis. “We foresee Cameo Calls replacing meet and greets at music festivals and world tours, fan conventions, sporting events, and more.”

Cameo Calls is among the first steps in our commitment to invest in products that build deeper connections between talent and fans, and we can’t wait to cultivate and nurture those personal relationships on our platform. Check out some upcoming Cameo Calls to connect in real-time with your favorite talent today!