SOURCE: ExactTarget

September 13, 2007 09:00 ET

ExactTarget Named 2007 Indianapolis Business Journal Enterprise Award Winner

Unique Vision, Paired With Executive Strategy and Dedication to Employees and Customers, Garners Corporate Recognition

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - September 13, 2007) - ExactTarget, the leading provider of on-demand, one-to-one marketing software, services and integrated solutions, today announced it has received the Indianapolis Business Journal's 25th Annual Enterprise Award, which is given every year to an Indianapolis-based company that has achieved great success while helping to shape Indianapolis' business landscape. In accepting the award at Tuesday's gala, ExactTarget joins a group of elite companies, including Cummins Inc., Steak n Shake Inc. and Republic Airways, that have won the Enterprise Award. ExactTarget, with more than 6,000 customers and nearly 275 employees worldwide, was also recognized by the Indianapolis Business Journal as one of the fastest-growing private companies in Indiana based on its sales growth since 2004.

"We chose ExactTarget as our Enterprise Award winner this year because of its widely known success in a relatively new business," said Tom Harton, editor of the Indianapolis Business Journal. "ExactTarget's founders recognized that businesses would need a partner to help them negotiate the maze of new technologies available to connect business with customer. ExactTarget is successfully capitalizing on that need."

Since its founding in 2000, thought leadership and innovation have been the cornerstones of ExactTarget's business. The company continues to accelerate its investment in both people and R&D, striving to provide its customers with the latest one-to-one technologies to optimize their marketing communications. For ExactTarget, 2007 has been a time of great growth and expansion. In the first half, the company added 500 new customers in a number of industries, expanding its client roster to include Papa John's, Tommy Bahama, Grand Ole' Opry, Cold Stone Creamery and DivX. In August, ExactTarget announced its solution for managing transactional emails, the first application of its kind that allows marketers to monitor transactional emails in real-time. With complete visibility and control over every transactional email, marketers are now empowered to transform these messages into effective revenue-generating, relationship-building tools. The company's continued success earned it the No. 43 ranking on Entrepreneur Magazine's Hot 500 list earlier this summer.

"We are extremely honored to have been recognized by the Indianapolis Business Journal for our corporate achievement which is a direct result of our company's hard work and dedication to our clients' success," said Scott Dorsey, Co-Founder and CEO of ExactTarget. "Receiving the 25th Annual Enterprise Award is a testament to our nearly 275 employees who are passionate about helping organizations leverage email marketing and other one-to-one technologies to achieve phenomenal business results."

About IBJ Enterprise Award

The Indianapolis Business Journal Enterprise Award recognizes a company or person who has achieved great business success by solving a problem or tapping an underserved market and then moving boldly to capitalize on the opportunity or solve the problem. The companies that have won this award since it was created in 1982 demonstrate what can be achieved when hard work is applied to a great idea.

About ExactTarget

ExactTarget helps clients increase sales, optimize marketing investments, and strengthen relationships through integrated, on-demand software that powers permission-based email marketing, mobile messaging, and one-to-one communications. As the market leader, over 6,000 clients worldwide -- including The Home Depot, Papa John's, Cold Stone Creamery and -- rely on the ExactTarget platform for their integrated email marketing needs. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, the company has more than 30 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit