Orlando, FL (August 22, 2018) – IZEA Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: IZEA), operators of IZEAx®, today announced the signing of a brand direct relationship with a company that operates a global top 1000 website by traffic. After the successful completion of a pilot program, the e-commerce focused company will be licensing IZEAx to manage its influencer marketing initiatives.
“We are very excited by the roster of agencies and brands now licensing IZEA technologies to discover, organize, and transact with social media influencers,” commented Ted Murphy, Founder and CEO of IZEA. “IZEA is seeing increased platform utilization from the partners licensing IZEAx, both in the form of marketplace spend and IZEAPay. Total IZEAx SaaS license fees under contract thus far in 2018 are up 90%+ from the entirety of IZEAx SaaS license fees billed in 2017. These contractual commitments do not include SaaS or marketplace spend from our recent acquisition of TapInfluence.”
In late 2017, the company announced a series of new features in IZEAx including ContentMine, which includes artificial intelligence technologies to assist marketers in the discovery of content assets created through IZEA’s influencer network. More recently, IZEA recently announced the Promoted Posts Beta launch for Instagram, IZEAx Analytics API and new CRM features.
“The pace of engineering innovation has been relentless, and all of that effort is beginning to pay off,” continued Murphy. “We believe that our scale and technology platforms are key differentiators for our company and will continue to invest in the features that matter most to our customers.”
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