‘The kids’ market is huge’

Cameo, the celebrity video sharing platform, is branching out into the children’s market, CEO Steven Galanis told Yahoo Finance Live on Thursday (video above).

“The kids’ market is huge,” he said. “One thing that was really interesting as we got really deeply looking at our customer base on Cameo – 70% of our purchasers are over the age of 30. So, a lot of these people are first-time parents or they have young kids or nieces and nephews.”

Cameo Kids – launched in conjunction with Candle Media – is live now and includes animated characters like Santa Claus, Thomas the Tank Engine, and from the hit show CoComelon. Like Cameo, Cameo Kids provides customized messages. These messages for kids, which feature virtual characters rather than real-life celebrities as on the original Cameo, are powered by AI and will cost parents between $25 and $30 per message.

“We were able to bring CoComelon, the premiere property that kids basically from the age of two to four just absolutely devour,” said Galanis. “These kids, when they get the reaction videos, they absolutely lose their minds and it’s been just so rewarding to watch this come to fruition.”

A photo of characters included in Cameo Kids, provided by the company.

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