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About IZEA
IZEA operates 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.

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IZEA Press Releases

IZEAFest Content and Social Media Influencer Marketing Conference

Shark Daymond John to Speak at IZEAFest 2017

| Press Releases | 11 Jan 2017

IZEAFest to Feature  Celebrities, Influencers and Thought Leaders from Today’s Leading Brands ORLANDO, FL (January 11, 2017) – IZEA, Inc. (NASDAQ: IZEA), operator of IZEAx, the premier online marketplace connecting brands…

IZEA Reports Record Q4 2016 Bookings of $8.1 Million

| Press Releases | 9 Jan 2017
Full-Year 2016 Bookings up 23% to $30.0M Orlando, FL (January 9, 2017) – IZEA, Inc. (NASDAQ: IZEA), operator of IZEAx, the premier online marketplace connecting brands and publishers with influential...

In The News

How Influencers Could Swing the Presidential Election

| In The News | 21 Mar 2016

In the thick of a close presidential race, candidates are turning over every stone to attract as much support as possible. One big stone, however, seems to be left largely…

Television Appearances

Majority of Americans are unaware of the gig economy

| Television | 31 May 2016

IZEA CEO Ted Murphy discusses why many people don’t understand what it means to use on-demand services, which causes a divide within the digital economy. Watch the video on CNBC

IZEA Today

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IZEA was founded by entrepreneur Ted Murphy. In 2005 Murphy ran an interactive agency and was a pioneering force in social media outreach and activation. His firm helped clients gain exposure and awareness by contacting online influencers on behalf of clients and offering perks such as tickets, products and gift cards on a one-off basis. While his efforts for clients were successful, it became clear to Murphy that the process was too slow, time consuming and painful for brands and the content creators they coveted.

In 2006 Murphy launched, an online marketplace designed to automate the process of creator discovery, content creation, tracking and payment. later became IZEA, Inc.