SOURCE: IZEA, Inc.

IZEA, Inc.

August 12, 2013 07:30 ET

IZEA CEO Announces Upcoming Speaking Schedule

Ted Murphy to Share His Passion for Native Advertising & Marketing

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Aug 12, 2013) - IZEA, Inc. (OTCQB: IZEA), the leader in sponsored influence, today announced upcoming events featuring Ted Murphy, the company's Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Murphy has been called "the father of sponsored content" and is largely credited for creating the native advertising industry. A sought-after industry thought-leader, Ted has shared his passion at over 100 events worldwide.

Ted's upcoming keynote and speaking appearances include:

The Niche Parent Conference - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - September 5-7, 2013
The Niche Parent Conference is the only conference devoted to providing diverse, socially-savvy Moms and Dads hands-on workshops taught by social media, marketing and entrepreneurship industry leaders. Murphy will be keynoting the event.

IQPC Digital Marketing Exchange - Berkeley, California - September 22-24, 2013
The IQPC Digital Marketing Exchange provides an interactive forum for CMOs and other senior marketing professionals who are responsible for maximizing the results and use of digital technology. Murphy is presenting a master class called "The Rise of Influencer Marketing: Facts, Figures, and the Future."

CreativeMornings - Orlando, Florida - September 27, 2013
CreativeMornings is a global, monthly breakfast lecture series for the creative class. Each month, cities around the world discuss a chosen theme. Murphy will be keynoting the event on September's theme, "Connect."

Travel Blog Exchange - Dublin, Ireland - October 3-4, 2013
TBEX is the world's largest gathering of travel bloggers, writers, and new media content creators. Murphy will be sharing monetization strategies and research that IZEA has conducted in the Native Advertising space.

Word of Mouth Marketing Association Summit - Nashville, Tennessee - November 18-20, 2013
The WOMMA Summit is the largest annual gathering of marketing innovators who collaborate, educate and celebrate the best of the word of mouth and social media industry. Ted Murphy and IZEA Chief Operating Officer, Ryan Schram, will be presenting "What's it Worth? The 'value chasm' between Brands & Influencers."

About IZEA
IZEA is a pioneer in native advertising and marketing, powering sponsorships across platforms like Tumblr, twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Pinterest with its family of 750,000+ registered social influencers. These individuals range from A-list celebrities to everyday people who actively seek to partner with brands and promote products. IZEA has completed more than three million sponsorship transactions since 2006 for clients ranging from small local businesses to Fortune 50 organizations. For more information, visit http://www.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. Statements in this press release that are forward-looking include the company's estimated levels of revenues, gross profit margin and net operating loss for the 2012 fiscal year. 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 social media sponsorship 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 respect will in fact occur. Please read the full statement and disclosures here: http://izea.com/safe-harbor-statement