Email Marketing Firm ExactTarget Debuts on Inc. 500 List

Fastest Growing Company in Indiana

Second Fastest Growing Company in the Advertising and Marketing Category

INDIANAPOLIS (August 23, 2006) – On-demand email service provider ExactTarget ( today was named to the 2006 Inc. 500, a list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. ExactTarget made its debut on the Inc. 500 with a ranking of 56, meaning from 2002 to 2005, ExactTarget was the 56th fastest growing private company in the country.

ExactTarget was the second fastest growing company in the Advertising and Marketing category, and the fastest growing company in the state of Indiana.

The 2006 Inc. 500 list measures revenue growth from 2002 through 2005. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2002, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of December 31, 2005. The minimum revenue required in the base year is $600,000.

ExactTarget’s revenue growth rate during this period was 1,139 percent. Employees grew to 180 by the end of 2005.

“If you want to find out which companies are going to change the world, look at the Inc. 500,” said Inc. Editor Jane Berentson. “These are the most innovative, dynamic, fast-growth companies in the nation, the ones coming up with solutions to some of our most intractable ills, creating systems that let us conduct business faster and easier, and manufacturing products we soon discover we can’t live without. The Inc. 500 list is Inc. magazine’s tribute to American business ingenuity and ambition.”

“We are pleased to join other Inc. 500 companies and appreciate the national recognition of the tremendous company we have built,” said Scott Dorsey, president and co-founder of ExactTarget. “This is a tribute to the hard work, passion and innovation of the ExactTarget employees. I thank our employees and especially our customers, whose loyalty and constant stream of ideas help us to continually make our products better and better. Without them we could not have achieved this ranking.”

The Inc. 500 recognition comes on the heels of two other major awards for ExactTarget. Earlier this year, the company received the Corporate Value Award from the Association for Corporate Growth and the Information Technology Company of the Year Award from the TechPoint Association.

About ExactTarget
ExactTarget is the market leader in on-demand email software solutions for permission-based email marketing. More than 5,000 organizations worldwide, including Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, The Home Depot, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Delta Faucet, and Encyclopedia Britannica, rely on ExactTarget email solutions to strengthen their customer relationships and to control email throughout the enterprise. ExactTarget is a recognized technology leader. ASPnews, the world's premier source of news and analysis for and about the Application Service Provider (ASP) and Web services industry, ranks ExactTarget as one of world’s 25 leading service providers for the ASP, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Web Services, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Utility Computing industries. ExactTarget ranked highest in business suitability by JupiterResearch in 2004 and 2005 based on the solution's usability, strong feature set and dynamic content tool. ExactTarget solutions meet the needs of all industry verticals and all size organizations, including SMB, corporate divisions, not-for-profits, large retail/direct marketers, agencies and enterprises. Privately owned and headquartered in Indianapolis, USA, the company has more than 30 offices spanning North America, Europe and Australia. To learn more, go to

Published on: 12:00AM on 26th September 2006