Cameo Welcomes Magic Johnson to Board of Directors and Talent Roster
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 baby in Hawaii. Magic shares our team’s deep passion for building technology that can help talent of all backgrounds build their personal brands by creating deeper connections and magical moments with their fans. Magic’s presence will give a powerful voice to talent in the Cameo boardroom as we work together to fulfill our mission and vision.”
Having left the basketball court for the boardroom, Johnson has spent decades helping grow companies like Starbucks and Square, and sports franchises including the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Dodgers. His deep ties in athletics and entertainment will give a voice to talent as Cameo works toward our mission of creating the most personalized and authentic fan connections on earth.
“As a former athlete, I’ve experienced first-hand the challenges and opportunities in my journey to leverage my personal brand into businesses off the court — and that is why I support Cameo’s vision for the future of fan relationships that puts control in the talent’s hand,” said Earvin “Magic” Johnson, chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises. “As the first-ever talent to join Cameo’s Board of Directors, I look forward to helping grow Cameo’s diverse talent base and thinking through new partnerships and opportunities to build the business globally. I’m also excited to personally connect with my fans in a whole new way — and have some fun while doing it.”
Johnson is active on Cameo starting today and available for fan bookings. He’ll be offering personalized video messages including birthday celebrations, pep talks, advice and even Father’s Day wishes just in time for the holiday weekend.
2020 was a year of massive growth for Cameo — we welcomed more than 10,000 new talent to the platform and began rolling out new products to help them connect with fans on a more personalized level, like Cameo Calls and Fan Clubs. Johnson joining our board is the next step in our mission to build a hall of fame company that’s transforming the future of entertainment and fan connections.