SOURCE: IZEA, Inc.

IZEA, Inc.

January 27, 2015 08:00 ET

IZEA Q4 2014 Bookings Grow 40% Year Over Year; All-Time Quarterly Record of $2.73M

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Jan 27, 2015) - IZEA, Inc. (OTCQB: IZEA), the leader in Sponsored Social, announced a 40% year over year bookings growth in the fourth quarter of 2014 to $2.73 million, the highest quarterly performance in the history of the company. The company also achieved greater than $1 million in bookings three out of the four last months of 2014.

"IZEA had strong bookings growth in Q4, fueled primarily by the investments we made in client facing team members earlier in the year," said Ted Murphy, IZEA's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We laid a solid organization foundation in 2014 in order to propel even greater growth in 2015 and beyond. The team is building momentum and we will continue to optimize operations in concert with our growth."

The company will release financial results for the full 2014 fiscal year in March.

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