Global interactive marketing provider ExactTarget (NYSE:ET) announced today it has acquired privately-held iGoDigital, bringing advanced Website solutions and predictive analytics to ExactTarget’s cross-channel interactive marketing platform.
ExactTarget paid $21.0 million in total consideration for iGoDigital, consisting of $14.7 million in cash and $6.3 million in ExactTarget common stock. Indianapolis-based iGoDigital will lead ExactTarget’s expanded Web product line under the leadership of iGoDigital Founder and President Eric Tobias.
“Consumers expect a seamless experience across every interaction with a brand,” said Scott Dorsey, ExactTarget co-founder and chief executive officer. “With the addition of iGoDigital’s advanced Web capabilities and predictive analytics to the ExactTarget platform, we will continue to revolutionize marketing with a powerful suite of new applications to transform data into highly personalized, seamless experiences across email, mobile, social media and the Web.”
Founded in 2004, iGoDigital is a leading provider of Web personalization solutions that deliver predictive, real-time product recommendations and online guided selling experiences. iGoDigital’s software-as-a-service platform provides clients a complete solution to observe and analyze online behavior and ask explicit questions through its guided selling application to develop highly accurate customer profiles that can power cross-channel personalization and optimization. Eight of the top 10 online retailers and many of the world’s top brands harness the power of iGoDigital’s solutions, including Staples, Wal-Mart, P&G, Lids and Scholastic.“iGoDigital is revolutionizing the online experience by providing consumer brands a powerful and intuitive solution to transform what they know about a consumer into a highly targeted and relevant online experience,” said Tobias. “As a part of ExactTarget, we can provide our clients even greater levels of innovation by bringing together the best of our Web and predictive analytics capabilities with ExactTarget’s cross-channel interactive marketing platform.” For more information on how ExactTarget and iGoDigital will revolutionize data-driven marketing, visit www.ExactTarget.com/iGoDigital. The announcement of ExactTarget’s acquisition of iGoDigital is one of two acquisitions announced today. ExactTarget also announced the acquisition of Atlanta-based marketing automation provider Pardot.