IZEA Gets Animated About Partnership With Frederator

February 05 12:39 2015

ORLANDO, FL – Feb 5, 2015 – IZEA Inc. (OTCQB: IZEA) has partnered with Frederator Networks to integrate Sponsored Social into the popular Channel Frederator Network animation and entertainment multi-channel network (MCN). Through the IZEA Exchange platform, brands will be able to tap into Channel Frederator’s numerous talent and animated channels which attract more than 13 million subscribers and 100 million monthly views. The partnership will give Channel Frederator creators the opportunity to monetize their business by partnering with leading brands to create original sponsored content.

“Frederator Networks has created some of the social web’s most beloved properties and characters. The viral nature of their work will provide IZEAx clients and partners with a dynamic opportunity to collaborate with these creative minds,” stated Ted Murphy, CEO of IZEA. “The partnership is the first of its kind — leveraging the most comprehensive animation-based MCN on the market.”

CEO of Frederator Networks, Fred Seibert, says, “It takes a lot of time and money to make cartoons. We are always looking for any way for the members in the Channel Frederator Network to monetize. IZEA is a great opportunity and we look forward to the partnership.”

IZEA continues to expand its network of partners to provide brands with the largest offering of creators to develop Sponsored Social campaigns. IZEAx partners include CBS, Meredith, Northwest Broadcasting, Social Toaster, SoundAmp and others. Through the company’s Exchange ecosystem, partners are given the opportunity to expand their reach to a more robust network of advertisers and consumers. The IZEAx network now includes over 250,000 social content creators.

About IZEA

Founded in 2006, IZEA is the pioneer of Social Sponsorship. The company builds cloud-based marketplaces that connect brands with creators who blog, tweet, pin, and post on their behalf. Brands receive influential consumer content and engaging, shareable stories that drive awareness. Creators are compensated for their participation and partnership.

For more information about IZEA, visit http://corp.izea.com

About Frederator

Frederator operates Frederator Studios and Frederator Networks. Frederator Studios makes cartoons for television, movies and the Internet and was founded by serial media entrepreneur and former Hanna-Barbera president Fred Seibert in 1998 as a unique incubator for big animation ideas by producing original cartoons. More than 200 short films have resulted in 16 hit series for television and the Internet, including Butch Hartman’s The Fairly OddParents on Nickelodeon and Pendleton Ward’s Adventure Time on Cartoon Network. Frederator is in partnership with Sony Pictures Animation to develop and produce animated feature films, and with YouTube to create television-quality cartoons on the Internet.

Frederator Networks programs the online channels Channel Frederator and Cartoon Hangover as well as manages the Channel Frederator Network, a YouTube based animation and entertainment multi-channel network of over 1400 channels. Launched in late 2012, Frederator’s Cartoon Hangover channel includes the hit series Bravest Warriors created by Pendleton Ward, Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat, which has gone to series funded by the biggest animation or web series Kickstarter campaign ever, as well as many new shorts from the world’s future animation superstars. Frederator has offices in Burbank, CA and New York, NY. 


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 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 social sponsorship segment in which IZEA operates, failure to popularize one or more of the marketplace platforms of IZEA, inability to obtain additional capital, Integration of IZEA’s recent acquisition of Ebyline, Inc. 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.

Please read the full statement and disclosures here: http://corp.izea.com/safe-harbor-statement

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