ExactTarget Adds Execs From Twitter, SAP, NYSE, Nationwide, Gilt Groupe And Angie’s List To Connections Lineup

Global interactive marketing provider ExactTarget (NYSE:ET) announced today industry titans from Twitter, SAP, New York Stock Exchange, Startup America, Nationwide Insurance, Gilt Groupe and Angie’s List have joined the speaker lineup for  Connections ’12.

The execs join previously announced speakers for the three-day event slated for Oct. 16 - 18 in Indianapolis, including Michael J. Fox, illusionist David Blaine, Forrester Chief Executive Officer George Colony, Altimeter Founder Charlene Li, Foursquare’s Zach Maier and reddit’s Erik Martin.

“ExactTarget’s Connections ’12 will provide the world’s best marketers with inspiration and education to transform their organizations with the next generation of interactive marketing,” said Scott Dorsey, co-founder and chief executive officer of ExactTarget. “We are bringing together the best minds in business, marketing and entrepreneurship to demonstrate how the power of one idea, one innovation and one invention can inspire the future and spark an evolution in business.”

Speakers announced today, include:
  • Twitter- Shane Steele, director, sales marketing
  • SAP – Marcus Ruebsam, vice president global solutions
  • Startup America – Scott Case, chief executive officer
  • NYSE – Scott Cutler, executive vice president and head of global listings
  • Nationwide Insurance– Pat Scott, chief digital officer
  • Gilt Groupe – Elizabeth Francis, chief marketing officer
  • Angie’s List – Angie Hicks, chief marketing officer

Connections is expected to attract more than 4,000 marketers from the world’s leading brands and will feature more than 40 breakout sessions offering practical advice and inspiration to improve interactive marketing across email, mobile, Facebook, Twitter and the Web. Building on the theme of “ Inspire the Future,” Connections will explore how inspiration can fuel business innovation and transform communities and brands around the globe. The event will also feature a private concert from four-time Grammy nominated band  The Fray and an exclusive concert featuring neo-soul artist  Mayer Hawthorne.

Registration is available online at  www.Connections2012.com. Marketers attending Connections may also register to attend ExactTarget’s Academy Training Days Oct. 15 and 16 in Indianapolis. Academy Training features more than 10 training classes, offering registrants the opportunity to learn from industry leaders across email, mobile and social.

More than 50 of the world’s top technology companies are sponsoring Connections ’12, including Adobe Bazaarvoice, Cisco, Demandware, HP, IBM and SAP.

Connections ’12 follows ExactTarget Connections ‘11, an event that welcomed more than 3,000 marketers to Indianapolis and featured a lineup of industry thought leaders, including Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and award-winning CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien.

About ExactTarget

ExactTarget is a leading global provider of email marketing and cross-channel interactive marketing software-as-a-service solutions that empower organizations of all sizes to communicate with their customers through email, mobile, social media and websites. ExactTarget’s powerful suite of integrated applications enable marketers to plan, automate, deliver and optimize data-driven interactive marketing and real-time communications to drive customer engagement, increase sales and improve return on marketing investment. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana with offices across North America and in Europe, South America and Australia, ExactTarget trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “ET.” For more information, visit  www.ExactTarget.com .

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