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    BuzzFeed, Inc. Announces New Slate Of Events And Experiential Tracks For 2023 At ComplexCon

    Plans Include a Global Expansion of ComplexCon and New Standalone Food and Music Festivals. Launches Always-On Experiential Offerings.

    LONG BEACH, CA – November 21 , 2022 – BuzzFeed, Inc. (NASDAQ: BZFD), a premier digital media company for the most diverse, most online, and most socially engaged generations the world has ever seen, announced an expansion of its experiential offerings at its Upfront event kicking off ComplexCon 2022. A variety of leaders across BuzzFeed Inc., including BuzzFeed Founder and CEO, Jonah Peretti, and Head of Collaboration and Experiential, Neil Wright provided an inside look at what fans could expect all weekend long at this year’s ComplexCon. Chief Revenue Officer, Edgar Hernandez closed out the session, unveiling exciting things to come in 2023.

    “For seven years ComplexCon has become the leader in the experiential event space, offering the best in music, art, food and sneaker culture. But in 2023, our audience will not have to wait for a once a year gathering,” said BuzzFeed, Inc. Chief Revenue Officer Edgar Hernandez. “We’re taking some of the best elements of ComplexCon and bringing it to culturally significant events around the country.”

    The slate of announcements from BuzzFeed, Inc. today includes:

    • ComplexCon goes global: In 2023, BuzzFeed, Inc. will bring ComplexCon to the next level, by building large curated stand-alone events for our communities around the world. From Asia to Australia, to Europe, ComplexCon is going GLOBAL.

    • Eat Your Feed Fest in Chicago: First introduced at this year’s ComplexCon, Eat Your Feed Fest is a new food festival curated by two of the most notable brands in food - Tasty and First We Feast. In 2023, BuzzFeed, Inc. will take Eat Your Feed Fest on the road as a standalone festival, with its first stop in Chicago next Fall.

    • Introducing the Patchwork Tour: Coming in 2023, the Patchwork Tour will be a music showcase for emerging artists, developed in partnership with Live Nation Urban, providing fans across the U.S. the opportunity to discover new music and connect with the next wave of groundbreaking artists. The Patchwork Tour will hit Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Atlanta next year.

    • ComplexConversations: For those looking for thought provoking conversations and insights from some of the biggest names in music, sports, and entertainment, Complex will introduce ComplexConversation - a speaker series set to appear at some of the biggest cultural moments like SXSW.

    • ComplexLand: For fans that want to explore metaverse-based experiences, ComplexLand will become an always-on, digital experience in 2023 as Complex and BuzzFeed continue to explore experiential opportunities in the Web3 space.

    About BuzzFeed, Inc.

    BuzzFeed, Inc. is home to the best of the Internet. Across pop culture, entertainment, shopping, food and news, our brands drive conversation and inspire what audiences watch, read, buy, and obsess over next. Born on the Internet in 2006, BuzzFeed is committed to making it better: providing trusted, quality, brand-safe news and entertainment to hundreds of millions of people; making content on the Internet more inclusive, empathetic, and creative; and inspiring our audience to live better lives.