Condoleezza Rice, Walter Isaacson, Jim Collins to Headline ExactTarget Connections Sept. 17-19

Condoleezza Rice, Walter Isaacson, Jim Collins to Headline ExactTarget Connections Sept. 17-19

More Than 6,000 Expected to Attend Conference Featuring Keynotes from Leadership Icons, Industry Analyst and Top Brands

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global cross-channel digital marketing leader ExactTarget  (NYS: ET) announced today that former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, biographer Walter Isaacson and author Jim Collins will keynote its annual Connections conference Sept. 17-19 in Indianapolis.

Expected to attract more than 6,000 marketers, business leaders and software developers from around the world, the event will provide attendees actionable insights on how digital marketing is transforming business through email, mobile, Facebook, Twitter and the Web.

"Connections is the premier digital marketing conference, bringing together the best B-to-B and B-to-C marketers and technology in the world," said Scott Dorsey, chairman and chief executive officer of ExactTarget. "Connections '13 will be extraordinary, and we are incredibly fortunate and honored to have Condoleezza Rice, Walter Isaacson and Jim Collins join us to share their inspirational stories of leadership."

Keynote speakers announced today include:

  • Jim Collins - author of New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Business Week best seller "Good to Great" and Business Week best seller "Built to Last" will deliver the opening keynote Sept. 17.
  • Walter Isaacson - one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2012 and award-winning author of biographies including "Steve Jobs" and "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life" will deliver the Day One closing address Sept. 17.
  • Condoleezza Rice - former National Security Advisor and 66th U.S. Secretary of State will deliver the event's closing keynote Sept. 19.

Building on the conference theme "Lead from Within," Connections will explore how leadership fuels inspiration and innovation to improve communities and build brands. Featuring yet-to-be-announced authors, industry analysts and keynotes from ExactTarget executives, Connections offers nine unique content tracks and more than 50 breakout sessions, including dedicated sessions for business-to-business marketers and day-long workshops for beginners, experts and developers.

Registration is available online at Marketers who register before July 31 will receive $300 off the registration fee. Marketers attending Connections '13 may also register to attend ExactTarget's Academy Training Days Sept. 16 and 17 in Indianapolis. ExactTarget Academy training features more than 10 training classes, offering registrants the opportunity to learn from industry leaders across email, mobile and social.

Connections '13 follows ExactTarget Connections '12, an event that welcomed more than 4,000 marketers to Indianapolis and featured author and actor Michael J. Fox, illusionist David Blaine, and Grammy Awarding-winning band The Fray.

For updates on Connections, follow @ExactTarget and the hashtag #ET13 on Twitter.

About ExactTarget

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

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