SOURCE: IZEA, Inc.

IZEA, Inc.

March 02, 2016 08:31 ET

IZEA Engages Liolios Group to Lead New Strategic Investor Relations Program

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - March 02, 2016) - IZEA, Inc. (NASDAQ: IZEA), operators of IZEAx, the premier online marketplace connecting brands and publishers with influential content creators, has engaged Liolios Group to lead a new strategic investor relations and financial communications program.

"IZEA's corporate profile has changed dramatically over the past year," said IZEA Chairman and CEO, Ted Murphy. "Our bookings increased 171% to a record $24.5 million in 2015, driven primarily by repeat clients. We also recently closed our first contract in excess of $1 million, completed a $12.9 million warrant conversion, and uplisted to the NASDAQ Capital Market. Altogether, I believe we are now well positioned to achieve our goal of $100 million in annual bookings by 2018."

"The company is at a pivotal point in our growth where we believe IZEA would benefit from an experienced team of professionals to help us navigate the capital markets and generate greater awareness of IZEA in the investment community," continued Murphy. "Liolios Group brings a proven record of helping emerging growth companies like ours enhance shareholder value by delivering the right message to the right audience and establishing high-quality, long-term relationships with influential members of the financial community."

Liolios Group will work closely with IZEA management to develop a comprehensive capital markets strategy. Activities will include messaging and corporate positioning, strategic advisory and introductions to analysts, investors and other key influencers across the financial community. They will also schedule road shows and financial conferences for management to attend over the next several months.

For additional information about IZEA, call Liolios Group at (949) 574-3860.

About Liolios Group

Liolios Group, Inc. is a highly selective and comprehensive investor relations firm specializing in small-cap companies. The firm aims to deliver superior performance in corporate messaging and positioning, investor awareness, analyst and financial press coverage, and capital attraction. Founded in 1999, Liolios Group executives have extensive experience in finance and investments, and represent clients in a wide range of industries, including technology, digital media, consumer/internet retail, healthcare/life sciences, natural resources and business services. For more information about Liolios Group, visit www.liolios.com.

About IZEA

IZEA operates IZEAx, the premier online marketplace that connects brands with influential content creators. IZEA creators range from leading bloggers and social media personalities to A-List celebrities and professional journalists. Creators are compensated for developing and distributing unique content on behalf of brands including long form text, videos, photos and status updates. Brands receive influential consumer content and engaging, shareable stories that drive awareness. For more information about IZEA, visit www.corp.izea.com.

Important Cautions Regarding Forward Looking 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 future market values and launch dates. These forward-looking statements are based largely on IZEA's current 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 sponsorship segment in which IZEA operates, failure to popularize one or more of the marketplace platforms of IZEA, inability to obtain additional capital on a timely basis, difficulties in integrating Ebyline's platforms and operations and achieving the expected benefits from the acquisition, 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 press release will in fact occur. Please read the full statement and disclosures here: http://corp.izea.com/safe-harbor-statement.

Contact Information

  • Investor Relations for IZEA:
    Ronald A. Both
    Liolios Investor Relations
    (949) 574-3860
    izea@liolios.com

    Media Relations for IZEA:
    Brent Diggins
    Allison+Partners
    (623) 201-5554
    izea@allisonpr.com