INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global digital marketing leader ExactTarget announced today that leaders from Deloitte Consulting LLP, Forrester Research, Inc., Gartner, Pinterest and Uber are among the latest industry organizations to join the speaker lineup for Connections ’13.
Held Sept 17-19 in Indianapolis, Connections will feature keynotes from former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, biographer Walter Isaacson and author Jim Collins in addition to the company’s first-ever private music festival, featuring The Avett Brothers, Imagine Dragons and DJ Casey Connor.
“Connections is the world’s premier digital marketing conference, and this year’s event offers even more to inspire and educate attendees joining us from around the world,” said Scott Dorsey, chief executive officer of ExactTarget and the Salesforce Marketing Cloud. “We are bringing together the best minds in business, marketing and leadership to inspire companies to transform how they connect with their customers.”
Expected to attract more than 6,000 marketers and technologists from around the world, Connections ’13 is centered on the theme of “Lead from Within” and will provide an opportunity to explore how leadership fuels inspiration and innovation to improve communities and build brands. Connections also offers attendees more than 50 targeted breakout sessions, ranging from digital marketing strategy and best practices to marketing leadership and app development.
Registration is available online at www.ExactTarget.com/Connections2013. ExactTarget customers and partners attending Connections ’13 may register to attend ExactTarget’s Academy Training Days Sept. 16 and 17 in Indianapolis. The training features more than 10 unique classes, offering registrants the opportunity to learn from industry leaders across email, mobile and social.
More than 70 of the world’s top technology companies are sponsoring Connections ’13, including Bazaarvoice, Compendium, Deloitte Consulting LLP, HP, OpenText and Return Path. Featured in the Marketing Cloud Expo Hall, sponsors will debut new products, provide live demos and the showcase the latest in marketing technology.
In addition to its expanded lineup of speakers and entertainment, ExactTarget also announced today the launch of its Connections mobile app. Available in the App Store, Windows Phone Store and Google Play, the Connections App features conference news, customizable schedules, a conference map, and direct access to Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and ExactTarget's blog.
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. For more information, visit www.ExactTarget.com.