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BUBBA burger Partners with IZEA to Launch Three New Veggie Burgers

February 25, 2019
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ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 25, 2019--IZEA Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: IZEA ), operator of IZEAx®, the premier online marketplace connecting brands and publishers with influential content creators, today announced it will be launching an influencer marketing campaign to drive awareness of three new veggie BUBBA burgers. BUBBA burger worked with IZEA in 2014 to launch the original BUBBA Veggie Burger.

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“We are thrilled to partner with BUBBA burger again to launch these new veggie burgers,” said Ted Murphy, Founder and CEO of IZEA Worldwide. “With these additional veggie options BUBBA burger has tapped into a growing movement towards sustainable, plant and vegetable-based food products that resonate with millennials in particular. Our influencers were delighted to help launch the original BUBBA veggie burger and I am confident they will embrace these new flavors as well.”

BUBBA will be partnering with IZEA to promote the Latin Grill Veggie, White Beans Veggie, and Beans and Beets BUBBA Veggie burgers.

  • Latin Grill Veggie burger is a zesty and sweet veggie burger, combining black beans with hearty chunks of plantains and sweet potatoes and lime, cilantro and ancient grains.
  • Brown Rice with Garbanzo and White Beans Veggie burger is a wholesome, nutritious and flavorful blend of hearty chunks of vegetables with brown rice, garbanzo and white beans, kale, quinoa, and a touch of savory sage.
  • Brown Rice and Beans with Beets Veggie burger combines hearty chunks of beets and vegetables with brown rice, garbanzo and white beans with kale, quinoa and a touch of sage. Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium.

“These new BUBBA burgers are a perfect match for people of all ages who are focused on healthy eating,” said Andy Stenson, Vice President of Marketing at Hickory Foods. “We are excited to partner with IZEA’s influencer network to help spread the word about these new products and how BUBBA Veggie burgers complement a healthy, active lifestyle.”

Influencers who are interested in working with BUBBA are encouraged to sign up at IZEA.com and add the tag BUBBA to their profile.

About BUBBA burger

In the early 1990s, the BUBBA burger® was created by Walter “Bubba” Eaves. Bubba had a mission and a dream to create a perfect and delicious burger. As Bubba says “he wanted to create a burger that he would be proud to serve to his family and friends at his home.” Bubba uses a unique method that allows for the BUBBA burger® to be cooked from a frozen state and still remain juicy and flavorful. Since he was so proud of his creation he named his burger the BUBBA burger® and with these high standards the BUBBA burger® was born!

BUBBA burger has expanded the product line to include a new family of BUBBA Veggies burgers and continues to expand the family of BUBBA turkey burgers to grocers Nationwide. The BUBBA burger® is the #1 branded frozen burger in grocery stores in the United States today!

About IZEA Worldwide, Inc.

IZEA Worldwide, Inc. (“IZEA”) operates IZEAx, the premier online marketplace that connects marketers with content creators. IZEAx automates influencer marketing and custom content development, allowing brands and agencies to scale their marketing programs. IZEA creators include 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

All statements in this release that are not based on historical fact are “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 “believe,” “expect,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “seek,” “intend,” “plan,” “goal,” “estimate,” “anticipate” or other comparable terms. Examples of forward-looking statements include, among others, statements we make regarding future financial results, expectations regarding whether and when the transactions would lose, expectations concerning IZEA’s ability to increase its revenue and improve Adjusted EBITDA, expectations with respect to operational efficiency, expectations regarding financing, 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; inability to finance growth initiatives in a timely manner; our ability to establish effective disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting; our ability to satisfy the requirements for continued listing of our common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market; 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. The forward-looking statements made in this release speak only as of the date of this release, and 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: SOCIAL MEDIA RETAIL COMMUNICATIONS MARKETING FOOD/BEVERAGE

SOURCE: IZEA Worldwide, Inc.

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