Deloitte Names ExactTarget Among America’s Fastest Growing Companies

Global interactive marketing provider ExactTarget announced today that its record-setting global growth earned the company placement in the annual Deloitte Technology Fast 500TM listing of America’s fastest growing companies for the fifth time.

“Our record growth and our inclusion in the Deloitte Technology 500 reflect our unique ability to provide marketers with the global team and technology to deliver unprecedented return on their marketing investment.”

On the heels of posting 52 percent year-over-year revenue growth in the first two quarters of 2011, ExactTarget earned the Deloitte accolade with 331 percent growth over the past five years with revenue increasing from $31 million in 2006 to more than $134 million in 2010.

“Interactive marketing continues to experience rapid growth, as marketers move dollars from offline channels to more measurable interactive marketing channels to better connect with consumers in real time across email, mobile, social media and the Web,” said Scott Dorsey, ExactTarget’s chief executive officer and co-founder. “Our record growth and our inclusion in the Deloitte Technology 500reflect our unique ability to provide marketers with the global team and technology to deliver unprecedented return on their marketing investment.”

ExactTarget has earned placement on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500TM in 2010, 2009, 2007 and 2006.

Founded in 2000, ExactTarget is the largest privately held interactive marketing provider powering email marketing and cross-channel marketing campaigns for brands around the world. Headquartered in Indianapolis, the company now employs nearly 1,100 worldwide across the United States, UK, Brazil and Australia.

“Interactive marketing has come a long way in a short time. It has grown digital properties to the largest businesses in the world, turned centuries old media and agency models upside down, and now represents 15% of all advertising spend,” wrote Shar VanBoskirk, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, Inc. in her April 2011 report entitled “The Future Of Interactive Marketing.”

Forrester Research named ExactTarget a “leader” in email marketing and awarding the company a perfect 5 of 5 in the Customer Category of “The Forrester Wave: Email Marketing Service Providers Q4 2009” (December 2009) report.

ExactTarget’s record growth and fifth appearance on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500TM follows the Wall Street Journal naming ExactTarget one of the most promising venture-backed companies in America in the publication’s “Next Big Thing” list. In the past year alone, ExactTarget has garnered a host of awards and accolades including:

  • Inclusion on Inc. 5000 listing of America’s fastest growing companies (sixth consecutive year);
  • American Business Awards Executive of the Year (Computer Services) – Scott Dorsey;
  • ‘Innovation of the Year’ by TechPoint for the ExactTarget Interactive Marketing HubTM;
  • “AlwaysOn Global 250” top private company for 2011;
  • Best Places to Work in Indiana for the fifth consecutive year;
  • One of the nation’s Best Places to Work for Recent College Grads by Experience, Inc.; and
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce HR Professional of the Year – Todd Richardson, ExactTarget senior vice president, human resources.

About ExactTarget

ExactTarget is a leading global provider of on-demand email marketing and interactive marketing solutions. The company’s Interactive Marketing Hub technology provides organizations a single solution to connect with customers via email, integrated text 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 powers permission-based multichannel communications for thousands of organizations around the world. For more information, visit