Social Media Sponsorship Pioneer IZEA Announces Opening of West Coast Office; November 3 Celebration to Coincide with BlogWorld L.A.
Expansion into Los Angeles marks the second of several new planned locations
Los Angeles, CA (October 27, 2011) – IZEA Holdings, Inc. (IZEA:OTCBB), world leader in the social media sponsorships, today announced the opening of its West Coast operations in Marina del Rey, just outside of Los Angeles. The office will be home to client development and account management team members serving top brands and agency partners within the region.
Steve Smith, formerly Senior Director of Sales at yfrog, will lead IZEA’s Western Region from Marina del Ray, reporting to IZEA’s Vice President of Client Development, Jerry Biuso.
“Our clients have told us that collaborating in-person makes for the best experience and opening a West Coast office gives us the opportunity to do that more frequently,” said Ted Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, IZEA. “The IZEA leadership team recognizes the importance in the investment of local staff and facilities to extend the IZEA brand. L.A., with its strong creative class and business hubs, was the natural next step for us, to coincide with our office opening in New York City on August 23.”
During the third quarter of 2011, IZEA welcomed a number of new brands to its client roster, including Audi, Express, Fisher Price, Heinz and Symantec Corporation.
“IZEA has completed over two million social media sponsorships for customers and the opening of our L.A. offices will let us grow those relationships and build new ones,” said Ryan Schram, Chief Marketing Officer. “We look forward to celebrating the grand opening in partnership with Digital L.A. on Thursday, November 3, in the Conga Room at L.A. Live.”
Grand Opening Party Details
Date: Thursday, November 3
Time: 7-9pm PT
Location: Conga Room at L.A. Live entertainment complex
Other attendees: RSVP through Digital L.A. (https://digitalla.net/). There will be drink specials all night.
IZEA Holdings, Inc., (“IZEA”) is a world leader in social media sponsorship, operating multiple marketplaces including WeReward, SponsoredTweets, and SocialSpark. IZEA connects advertisers with social media publishers, helping them monetize their social media presence. The company has completed over 2,000,000 social media sponsorships for customers ranging from small local businesses to Fortune 50 organizations. For more information about IZEA, visit www.izea.com.