ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IZEA, Inc. (NASDAQ: IZEA), 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.”
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 https://izea.com/.
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