SOURCE: IZEA, Inc.

IZEA, Inc.

February 09, 2015 08:00 ET

IZEA Partners With Bent Pixels

Partnership Provides Bent Pixels' Network of 12,000 YouTube Creators With Access to the IZEAx Ecosystem

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Feb 9, 2015) - IZEA Inc. (OTCQB: IZEA) has teamed up with Bent Pixels, a top 20 multi-channel network (MCN), to provide its roster of YouTube creators a deeper network of business opportunities to develop sponsored social content. Additionally, the IZEA and Bent Pixels collaboration will allow advertisers who use the IZEAx Exchange access to Bent Pixels' network, enabling them to create more impactful Sponsored Social campaigns.

The Bent Pixels network of video content creators has produced over 475 million videos, generating in excess of 6 billion annual views across a variety of verticals. "Sponsored long form video content is of high interest to our advertising partners," stated Ted Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of IZEA. "We are incredibly excited to further expand our network of YouTube creators by partnering with Bent Pixels. IZEA continues to develop relationships with leading MCNs to offer advertisers an unpredicted array of content creators that simply can't be found in smaller, closed networks."

Bent Pixels works with a wide array of content creators and brands ranging from SeaWorld and College Humor to Shaquille O' Neal and House of Blues. The company is a Google and YouTube Certified Partner that has worked closely with Google and YouTube since 2010.

"We are always seeking new ways to add value to our network partners, and the IZEA Exchange's ability to match creators with brands is a great way for our partners to increase their earnings outside YouTube ad revenue," said Reed Lucas, Vice President, Partner Channels at Bent Pixels.

The IZEAx Ecosystem consists of more than 250,000 content creators and partners include CBS, Meredith, Northwest Broadcasting, Social Toaster, Frederator, SoundAmp and others. Publishers, Agencies and MCNs can join the learn more about becoming an IZEAx partner at http://corp.izea.com/exchange/.

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.

About Bent Pixels
Bent Pixels is a Google and YouTube certified partner that builds technology for MCNs and digital media companies, including Defy Media, Nordic Screens, AdolescentTV, and Speed channel. The Bent Pixels platform provides industry-leading Rights Management, Network Administration, and Audience Development tools to help customers effectively build, manage, and scale YouTube networks. Founded in 2009, Bent Pixels operates worldwide, with offices in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boston, Oslo, and Warsaw. Learn more at http://bentpixels.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 social sponsorship segment in which IZEA operates, failure to popularize one or more of the marketplace platforms of IZEA, inability to obtain additional capital, Integration of IZEA's recent acquisition of Ebyline, Inc. 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://corp.izea.com/safe-harbor-statement.