Q1 Managed Services Bookings Already Exceeds 20% YoY Q1 Growth

Orlando, Florida (February 23, 2020) – IZEA Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: IZEA), the premier provider of influencer marketing technology, data, and services for the world’s leading brands, announced today that it has been awarded a series of Managed Services contract expansions from repeat customers. The customers include two Fortune 200 clients, as well as other leading brands. The announcement adds to the recent expansion of a contract with a branch of the U.S. military.

“We are delighted to see our customers return and expand their relationship with IZEA during a time that remains challenging for many businesses,” said Ted Murphy, IZEA’s Chairman and CEO. “When the pandemic first hit, Team IZEA doubled down on white-glove customer service. I believe we are being rewarded for that commitment to our customer relationships with renewals and expansions of contracts by the world’s largest companies.”

IZEA Managed Services bookings for Q1 2021 to date are now more than 20% greater than Managed Services bookings for all of Q1 2020, with five weeks of business development activity still remaining in the quarter. The year over year bookings growth for Managed Services builds upon IZEA’s record Q4 2020 bookings. IZEA previously reported that its Managed Services bookings increased 48% in Q4 of 2020, as compared to Q4 2019.

Bookings are a measure of all sales orders minus any known or expected cancellations or refunds with respect to such sales orders or refunds. Management uses bookings to inform expectations of total sales activity. Bookings are not always an indicator of revenue for the quarter and could be subject to future adjustment. Revenue from Managed Services bookings are typically recognized over a 6-month period on average.

“As we look forward to March, we are focused on building upon the growth we have already established,” continued Murphy. “We have a robust pipeline of both new and existing customers, and we intend to capitalize on our momentum.”

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