We are very pleased to announce that a definitive agreement document has been signed that will move forward activities to transition Ebyline into IZEA. What does this mean? Quite simply that IZEA is acquiring Ebyline to expand on the services and marketplace we currently offer you – our clients.
IZEA is a leader in social sponsorship, and has a network of more than 250,000 content creators, ranging from celebrities and professional athletes, to YouTube stars and vertical influencers. Together with IZEA, we will come together to create one of the largest online marketplaces for brands and creators to converge and create compelling content. This partnership will give us the ability to offer the highest-quality content creation to our customers, combined with the ability to reach billions of fans and followers via social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.
After a very deliberative planning process, it is indisputable that in order to meet our growth objectives, we need to partner with an excellent organization; IZEA is clearly that organization. Joining forces with IZEA gives us the ability to power editorial workflow and content marketing in an expanded capacity. On the editorial side, the new organization will give us the resources needed to offer additional features and system upgrades to meet market demands. On the advertising side, your campaigns, projects and content marketing programs will be elevated to the next level, literally.
Over the course of the next year, we will slowly move our technology onto the IZEA platform. Until then, our operations will continue as they have been since the company’s inception back in 2009. Furthermore, both myself and co-founder Allen Narcisse will assume executive positions on the IZEA Leadership Team and stay intimately close to our Ebyline customers.
As always, we are available should you have any immediate questions. We will continue to keep you updated as we continue through this process.
We thank you for your support and your willingness to go on this journey together. But most importantly, we thank you for your continued commitment to our company each and every day.