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IZEA Announces Multiple Significant Contract Wins in December

January 2, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 2, 2019--IZEA Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: IZEA ), operator of IZEAx®, the premier online marketplace connecting brands and publishers with influential content creators, reports that it was awarded multiple significant contracts in December 2018.

IZEA recently secured a high six-figure influencer and content marketing services contract for a subsidiary of a Fortune 10 company. In addition, IZEA signed a number of six-figure contracts in the month for a variety of clients including a large grocery chain, an international restaurant chain, a Fortune 500 electronics manufacturer, and a Fortune 500 apparel-maker.

“December was a very successful sales month for the company,” commented Ted Murphy, Founder and CEO of IZEA. “We saw renewals from long-time customers as well as a variety of new clients working with IZEA for the first time. Our push on software licensing and marketplace commitments had a meaningful impact on the month’s bookings and we are excited by the momentum we have built.”

IZEA expects to report Q4 2018 bookings on January 7, 2019.

About IZEA Worldwide, Inc.

IZEA Worldwide, Inc. (“IZEA”) operates online platforms that connect marketers with content creators. IZEA platforms automate 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 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies and expectations, can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terms such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “projects,” “will,” “would” or other comparable terms. Examples of forward-looking statements include, among others, statements we make regarding expectations concerning IZEA’s ability to increase its revenue and sales pipeline, expectations with respect to operational efficiency, and expectations concerning IZEA’s business strategy.

Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, as a result of various factors, including, among others, the following: competitive conditions in the content and social sponsorship segment in which IZEA operates; failure to popularize one or more of the marketplace platforms of IZEA; changing economic conditions that are less favorable than expected; and other risks and uncertainties described in IZEA’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. IZEA assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements to reflect actual results or changes in expectations, except as otherwise required by law.

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CONTACT: Martin Smith

IZEA Worldwide, Inc.

Phone: 407-674-6911

Email:ir@izea.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA FLORIDA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY INTERNET BLOGGING SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS ADVERTISING MARKETING

SOURCE: IZEA Worldwide, Inc.

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