Malaysia-based startup Shoutout has announced an official partnership with European sports agent, Jorge Santome of Aimsport International Management (Barcelona), who has represented and negotiated deals with elite football stars from Premier League 19/20 Champions Liverpool FC, FC Barcelona, Man City, Real Madrid, and more.
Among the many deals he has done, Santome was also authorized to negotiate in exclusivity for players such as Casemiro, Riquelme, Falcao and Mohammed Sissoko, household names for millions of football fans worldwide.
Santome will be in charge of bringing in top European and global sports talents and celebrities onboard Shoutout, giving them the chance to get closer to their fans in Asia. His extensive connections and profile spans across Europe, South America, and the United States, covering sports and entertainment.
Santome has 15 years of experience working as a football agent, with key connections worldwide. He was previously at global agency IMG, where he first entered the sports management industry, participating in deals with players such as Maxi Lopez (FC Barcelona), Gerard Piqué (Manchester United), Juanfran Garcia (Besiktas/Ajax), Maxi Rodriguez (Espanyol) and more. He then set up his own company, Aimsport International Management, representing athletes across elite European competitions such as the UEFA Champions League, the Premier League, the Spanish League, the Greek League and more.
He said : “I’m thrilled to join the Shoutout family and look forward to contributing with my expertise and experience, to bring onboard celebrities who can make someone’s dream come true.”
Santome graduated in Psychology and Journalism at the University of San Francisco (USF), and prior to becoming a football agent he worked at retail brand Mango.
Shoutout Asia is a platform which allows fans and consumers to buy custom video messages from their favourite stars. With over 500 talents signed to them from Malaysia, USA, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia and Singapore, the partnership with Santome marks Shoutout Asia’s expansion into Europe.
The platform currently features celebrities and personalities such as actors Rick Cosnett (Vampire Diaries) and Drew Seelay (High School Musical), WWE wrestler, Tony Ricca, Bollywood actor Kanwalpreet Singh, Malaysian actress Adibah Noor, American Idol one-hit-wonder William Hung, popular Hong Kong singer Steven Cheung and Afghanistan and Indian celebrity footballer, Zohib Islam Amiri.
Shoutout is a celebrity video message site with the long-term goal of becoming a one-stop agency. From birthday and good luck messages, date invitations, marriage proposals, baby gender reveals, job offers, and even words of inspiration from these celebrities and public figures, the possibilities are creatively endless. The videos will also serve as a souvenir for fans to keep forever, with their requested videos sent all within the app.
Shoutout is founded by entrepreneurs Siong Ong, Gen Chia, and Ash Hashim, whose network spans across the media, sports (football), business, and tech industries.
The platform successfully concluded its angel round, and is now preparing for its seed round. It also launched its own successful eSports tournament (Shoutout Cup), which saw regional guests and players participating.
Influencers can also register their interest to join the platform and monetize their fanbase at www.shoutout.studio.
For more information, please contact Ash, Co-Founder & Partnerships Lead