Facebook, Yahoo, Adobe, Foursquare and CNN’s Soledad O’Brien Join Speaker Lineup for ExactTarget Connections

ExactTarget, a global provider of interactive marketing solutions, announced today that leaders from Facebook, Yahoo!, Adobe, Foursquare, Klout and award-winning journalist and philanthropist Soledad O’Brien have joined the speaker lineup for ExactTarget Connections 2011.

“Technology is breaking down barriers and empowering people to create a conversation that is changing the world”

The global tech execs and award-winning O’Brien join previously announced speakers for the three-day event, including Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, Best Buy Global Chief Marketing Officer Barry Judge, Best Buy Chief Technology Officer Robert Stephens, author Aron Ralston and eMarketer Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder Geoff Ramsey.

“Technology is breaking down barriers and empowering people to create a conversation that is changing the world,” said Tim Kopp, ExactTarget’s chief marketing officer. “There is no better group of experts than Facebook, Yahoo!, Adobe, Foursquare, Klout and Soledad to demonstrate how the power of one person, one technology and one idea can make a lasting positive impact locally, nationally and around the globe.”

Speakers announced today, include:

  • CNN – Soledad O’Brien, global journalist, news anchor and philanthropist
  • Facebook – Tom Arrix, vice president of sales
  • AdobeBrad Rencher, senior vice president and general manager
  • Yahoo!Miriam Geller, director of product management
  • FoursquareSiobhan Quinn, product manager
  • KloutJoe Fernandez, chief executive officer

Reinforcing the conference theme of “The Power of One,” O’Brien will keynote the final day of Connections ’11 with an address and discussion on the power of one person to make a difference in the world through education and diversity.

The conference, which runs Sept. 13 -15, will feature more than 50 breakout sessions ranging from cross-channel marketing best practices to case studies featuring results with campaigns across email, mobile, social media and the Web.

Registration is available online at ExactTarget Connections 2011. Marketers who register before Aug. 10 will receive $200 off the $995 registration fee. Marketers attending Connections ’11 may also register for ExactTarget’s certification session Sept. 12 in Indianapolis. The day-long program offers registrants the opportunity to earn certification in three levels – Professional, Marketer and Partner. To register or to learn more, visit www.Connections2011.com.

Connections ’11 follows ExactTarget Connections ‘10, which welcomed more than 2,000 marketers to Indianapolis and featured a lineup of industry titans including Virgin Group Founder and Chairman Sir Richard Branson, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo and a private concert from Grammy Award-winning band Train.