SOURCE: IZEA, Inc.

IZEA, Inc.

March 03, 2014 08:00 ET

IZEA Announces Four City Launch Tour for the Sponsorship Marketplace

Accompanying 'The Future of Sponsored Social,' Leadership Panels Feature Brands, Celebrities and Industry Executives

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Mar 3, 2014) - IZEA, Inc. (OTCQB: IZEA), the leader in Sponsored Social, announced today that the company will unveil the public beta of its new platform, The Sponsorship Marketplace, via a four city tour and series of breakfast panels. The panels bring together top brands, agencies, celebrities and social power users, who will lead a series of discussions about the future of the rapidly evolving social sponsorship industry. Attendees will learn how brands and creators collaborate, and see industry research that showcases key insights about the category.

Tour Locations and Dates:
*Events are scheduled for 8:30-10:30 AM (local time)

New York City: Astra, Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Chicago: The James, Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Los Angeles: The Huntley Hotel, Thursday, March 13th, 2014

San Francisco: One Market, Friday, March 14th, 2014

New York Panelists:

  • James Crews, Social Media Strategist at TD Ameritrade
  • Joy Bauer, Nutrition and Fitness Expert for The Today Show
  • Chris Brogan, Publisher and CEO of Owner Magazine
  • Jeanette Scott, Blogger at J's Everyday Fashion

Chicago Panelists:

  • Jonas Paretzkin, Director of Public Relations & Social Media at ConAgra
  • Alli Doubek, Owner at Couponing for 4
  • Linda Braden, Owner at Mason Jar Crafts Love
  • Mananya Komoroski, Director of Digital and Social Media at Weber Shandwick

Los Angeles Panelists:

  • D.A. Wallach, Recording Artist, Chester French
  • Tia Mowry, Star of Nick at Nite/Nick Hit TV Show "Instant Mom"
  • James Maslow, Actor & Recording Artist, Big Time Rush
  • Jennifer Beals, Actress
  • Elle Fowler, Celebrity Beauty/Style Vlogger, Dreaming in Blush
  • Luigi Picarazzi, President & CEO at Digital Media Management
  • Claire Reitz, Owner at Inspiring Pretty

San Francisco Panelists:

  • Julie Vazquez, Social Media/Online Community Specialist for Shutterfly
  • Michael Brito, Group Director, Media & Engagement at W20 Group
  • Andi Gleeson, Owner at Weary Chef
  • Julie Alison, Star of Bravo's "Misadvised"

About IZEA
Founded in 2006, IZEA is the pioneer of Social Sponsorship. The company builds cloud-based marketplaces that connect brands with creators who blog, tweet, pin, and post on their behalf. Brands receive influential consumer content and engaging, shareable stories that drive awareness. Creators are compensated for their participation and partnership. For more information about IZEA, visit http://corp.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 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, competitive conditions in the Sponsored Social segment in which IZEA operates, failure to popularize one or more of the marketplace platforms of IZEA, inability to obtain additional capital, and changing economic conditions that are less favorable than expected. 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. Please read the full statement and disclosures here: http://corp.izea.com/safe-harbor-statement