AlwaysOn Names ExactTarget as A Top Global Private Company

ExactTarget, a global provider of interactive marketing solutions, announced today that business media site AlwaysOn has named the company an “AlwaysOn Global 250” top private company for 2011.

“This year’s AlwaysOn Global 250 are companies driven by the biggest mega-trends, including the accelerating growth of mobile users, cloud computing, SaaS offering, globalization, and the socialization of commerce and basically everything online”

AlwaysOn selected ExactTarget for the second consecutive year, citing its innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz from among thousands of international technology companies.

“Being named one of world’s top private companies is a great honor and another clear validation of our industry-leading strength and record-setting growth,” said Scott Dorsey, ExactTarget’s chief executive officer and co-founder. “This award is an incredible honor and reflects our continued commitment to providing our clients the most powerful and effective interactive marketing solutions available.”

The AlwaysOn Global 250 companies are the top emerging companies that are creating new business opportunities in today’s hottest technology markets, and were nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders.

“This year’s AlwaysOn Global 250 are companies driven by the biggest mega-trends, including the accelerating growth of mobile users, cloud computing, SaaS offering, globalization, and the socialization of commerce and basically everything online,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “This year’s winners clearly represent some of the highest-growth opportunities we’ve seen in the private company marketplace in the history of the global Silicon Valley.”

ExactTarget and the AlwaysOn Global 250 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s ninth annual Innovation Summit on July 28 in Santa Clara, Calif. A full list of all the AlwaysOn Top Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website.

The AlwaysOn honor follows Dorsey’s recent award as Executive of the Year from the American Business AwardsSM. Dorsey garnered the national title of top computer services executive in the annual Stevie® Awards for leading the company to become the largest privately held interactive marketing technology firm and accelerating delivery of new interactive technologies to market.

In the past year, ExactTarget has earned a host of awards and accolades including:

  • Wall Street Journal Next Big Thing – list of 50 most promising venture-backed companies;
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies for the fifth consecutive year;
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500 (fourth appearance in past five years);
  • ‘Innovation of the Year’ by TechPoint for the ExactTarget Interactive Marketing HubTM;
  • Best Places to Work in Indiana for the fifth consecutive year;
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce HR Professional of the Year – ExactTarget’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources Todd Richardson; and
  • 2010 American Business Awards Finance Executive of the Year – ExactTarget’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer Traci Dolan.

News of the AlwaysOn Global 250 award follows ExactTarget posting record first quarter performance. The company increased revenue 52 percent year over year, marking the 41st consecutive quarter of growth. In the past 24 months, ExactTarget has acquired three companies, launched an international division with operations in the UK and Australia and added more than 500 employees. The company posted annual revenue growth of 41 percent in 2010 finishing the year with $134 million in revenue.

About ExactTarget

ExactTarget is a leading global provider of on-demand email marketing and one-to-one marketing solutions. The company’s software as a service technology provides organizations a single platform to connect with customers via triggered and transactional email, integrated text messaging, voice messaging, landing pages and social media. Supported by collaborative global services teams, ExactTarget’s technology integrates with more sales and marketing information systems than any other in the industry, including, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Omniture and Webtrends among many others. ExactTarget’s software powers permission-based multi-channel communications for thousands of organizations around the world including, Aurora Fashions, Papa John’s,, Gannett Co., Inc., The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Home Depot and Wellpoint, Inc. For more information, visit or call 1-866-EMAILET.

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic / IMPACT 2011, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, Venture Summit East, GoingGreen Silicon Valley, and GoingGreen East. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.