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IZEA Selected to Execute Canadian Influencer Program for Multinational Retailer

August 24, 2018

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 24, 2018--IZEA Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: IZEA ), operator of IZEAx®, the premier online marketplace connecting brands and publishers with influential content creators, today announced that they have been selected to support a key product refresh for a multinational retailer throughout the Canadian market. The recent win expands upon work that IZEA has done on behalf of the retail partner in the past.

“Our Toronto-based team has done a tremendous job building relationships with leading brands and agencies across Canada,” said Ted Murphy, Founder and CEO of IZEA Worldwide. “The early investment we made in establishing a Canadian office and staffing it with local team members who understand the market innately has led to a material contribution to IZEA Worldwide overall performance. Canadian bookings have increased every year and 1H 2018 bookings increased 28% over 1H 2017. Our ability to execute bilingual campaigns, combined with significant expansion of our resident-Canadian influencer network positions us well in an emerging market for our services and technology alike.”

Since 2015, IZEA has executed programs for many leading companies headquartered in Canada - including a Fortune 500 conglomerate, a Fortune 500 financial services provider, and Forbes 2000 communications provider.

About IZEA Worldwide, Inc.

IZEA Worldwide, Inc. (“IZEA”) operates online platforms that connect marketers with content creators. IZEA platforms automates influencer marketing and custom content development, allowing brands and agencies to scale their marketing programs. IZEA influencers include everyday creators as well as celebrities and accredited journalists. Creators are compensated for producing unique content such as long and short form text, videos, photos, status updates, and illustrations for marketers or distributing such content on behalf of marketers through their personal websites, blogs, and social media channels. Marketers receive influential content and engaging, shareable stories that drive awareness. For more information about IZEA, visit https://izea.com/.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements, and terms such as “anticipate,” “expect,” “intend,” “believe,” “may,” “will,” “should,” or other comparable terms, are based largely on IZEA’s expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond IZEA’s control. Actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements as a result of, among other factors, changing economic conditions. In light of these risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking information contained in this release will in fact occur.

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CONTACT: IZEA Worldwide, Inc.

Justin Braun, 407-674-6911

Manager, Corporate Communications

justin.braun@izea.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CANADA FLORIDA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY INTERNET COMMUNICATIONS MARKETING OTHER COMMUNICATIONS

SOURCE: IZEA Worldwide, Inc.

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