ORLANDO, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 08/09/13 -- IZEA, Inc. (OTCQB: IZEA), the pioneer of Sponsored Influence, announced the addition of D.A. Wallach to the company's Strategic Advisory Board. Mr. Wallach is best known as one-half of Chester French, a critically-acclaimed duo discovered by Kanye West and Pharrell Williams. He has toured with Lady Gaga, Blink 182, N*E*R*D, and Weezer, and has appeared on many TV Shows, including Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
In addition to Chester French, D.A. is one-half of D.A. & The Supa Dups, and as a solo vocalist, he has written and performed on recordings with Diddy, Rick Ross, Janelle Monae, Macklemore, Clinton Sparks, Wale and others. When not himself recording, D.A. collaborates as a songwriter with a diverse array of producers and artists.
Beyond music, he is a recognized social media pioneer, having been the first artist ever to use Facebook and among the most followed artists on twitter (@dachesterfrench). D.A. advises or invests in several start-up technology companies, and is the official Artist In Residence at Spotify.
"I have been using IZEA's platforms for a couple of years now," said Wallach. "When I saw a preview of their new Native Advertising Exchange I felt that IZEA was finally nailing a scalable approach to helping influencers earn a living from their audiences. I am excited to witness the creativity of the many bloggers, artists, and everyday influencers who I anticipate will find great value in it."
"D.A. lives at the intersection of art and technology," said Ted Murphy, Founder/CEO of IZEA. "He leverages platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr to create authentic relationships with the millions of fans that love his music. I am looking forward to working with D.A. to refine our offering and benefitting from his immense knowledge in the social media space."
D.A. is a graduate of Harvard University. Forbes has selected D.A. as one of its 30 Under 30 and Fast Company has named him one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business.
IZEA, Inc. is the pioneer of sponsored influence, operating key influencer marketing platforms Sponsored Tweets and SocialSpark. IZEA connects brands with social media influencers, helping them monetize their online and offline presence. The company has completed more than three million social media sponsorships for customers ranging from small local businesses to Fortune 50 organizations. For more information about IZEA, visit http://www.izea.com
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