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IZEA Plans to Change Name to IZEA Worldwide


operator of IZEAx®, the premier online marketplace connecting brands and
publishers with influential content creators, has announced approval by
the Board of Directors to change the company's corporate name to "IZEA
Worldwide, Inc.", a change being pursued by the company in consideration
of its pending acquisition of TapInfluence, Inc. The company intends to
seek approval by NASDAQ and FINRA to fully effect the name change.

IZEA Worldwide, Inc. will continue as the parent corporation for the
company's North American subsidiaries, including Ebyline, Inc., and IZEA
Canada, Inc. It will also become the parent corporation of TapInfluence,
Inc. following expected completion of the short-form merger.

"As we continue to evaluate strategic industry consolidation
opportunities, we have decided to change the name of our parent
organization to reflect a broader outlook," said Ted Murphy, Founder and
CEO at IZEA. "We are excited by the continued growth of influencer and
content marketing industries and believe that there is a universal
demand for these services."

About IZEA

IZEA operates IZEAx, the premier online marketplace that connects
marketers with content creators. IZEAx automates influencer
marketing and custom content development, allowing brands and agencies
to scale their marketing programs. IZEA influencers include everyday
creators as well as celebrities and accredited journalists. Creators are
compensated for producing unique content such as long and short form
text, videos, photos, status updates, and illustrations for marketers or
distributing such content on behalf of marketers through their personal
websites, blogs, and social media channels. Marketers receive
influential content and engaging, shareable stories that drive
awareness. For more information about IZEA, visit

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, and terms such as "anticipate," "expect,"
"intend," "may," "plan," "will," "should," or other comparable terms,
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 content and social sponsorship segment in which IZEA operates,
failure to popularize one or more of the marketplace platforms of IZEA
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.

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