|[September 04, 2014]
Emmy-Nominated Writer and Actress Mindy Kaling, Best-Selling Author John Green and Facebook's Blake Chandlee Unveiled as Keynote Speakers at ExactTarget Marketing Cloud Connections
INDIANAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--
Marketing Cloud from salesforce.com
(NYSE: CRM) announced today that Emmy-nominated actress Mindy
Kaling, New York Times best selling author John Green and
Facebook (News - Alert) VP, Global Partnerships Blake Chandlee have been added as
keynote speakers at Connections,
the digital marketing event of the year. Held Sept 23-25 in
Indianapolis, IN, Connections will also feature Marc Benioff (News - Alert), CEO, salesforce.com;
Scott McCorkle, CEO, ExactTarget Marketing Cloud; Nick Besbeas, vice
president of marketing, LinkedIn (News - Alert); Charles Best, CEO, Donorschoose.org;
Beth Comstock, CMO, GE and will.i.am,
entrepreneur, musician and philanthropist. The Script and DJ Casey
Connor will join will.i.am
on stage for the 2nd annual Connections Live Music Festival.
"Connections is going to be one of the transformational events in the
history of digital marketing," said Scott McCorkle, CEO, Salesforce
ExactTarget Marketing Cloud. "We look forward to inspiring all of our
attendees, including brand marketers, agencies, partners and developers
with three days of world class content."
Marketers, business leaders and software developers from around the
world will attend Connections to gain actionable insights on how to
transform customer interactions into exceptional brand experiences along
the customer journey. Built on the theme of "The Journey is the
Reward," Connections offers access to renowned speakers and more
breakout sessions along ten unique content tracks.
New speakers announced today include:
Mindy Kaling, actor, writer, producer, and director. In 2013, Entertainment
Weekly identified Kaling as one of the "50 Coolest and Most
Creative Entertainers" in Hollywood. In the same year,
Kaling was recognized by Time
of the 100 most influential people in the world. Kaling currently
stars in the FOX comedy series "The Mindy Project," which she also
writes and executive produces. Kaling was nominated five consecutive
times for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series as a
producer of The Office.
John Green, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling
author and one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People
of 2014. Green won the 2006 Printz Award for his debut novel, "Looking
for Alaska," and his most recent novel, "The Fault in Our Stars"
debuted at number 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list in January
2012. The story is narrated by a sixteen-year-old cancer patient named
Hazel Grace Lancaster, who is forced by her parents to attend a
support group, where she subsequently meets and falls in love with the
seventeen-year-old Augustus Waters, an ex-basketball player and
amputee. Green is also well known for his VlogBrothers YouTube
channel; he has launched events such as Project for Awesome, VidCon
and created a total of 11 online series.
Blake Chandlee, Vice President, Global Partnerships, Facebook. In his
role, Blake oversees the strategy, partnerships and commercial
relationships across the major advertising holding companies,
strategic technology partners such as preferred marketing developer's,
DSP's, Data/Audience partners and Facebook's key global accounts.
Chandlee started at Facebook in 2007 and spent his first four years
building Facebook's International business and was responsible for
launching offices across EMEA, APAC and LATAM before returning to the
US in his current position.
Registration is available online at www.exacttarget.com/connections/.
Marketers attending Connections may also register to attend
ExactTarget Marketing Cloud's Pre-Conference Training Day on Sept. 22
In addition to the expanded lineup of speakers and entertainment, today
also marks the launch of the Connections
mobile app. Available in the App Store, Windows Phone Store and
Google (News - Alert) Play, the Connections app features customizable schedules, a
conference map, the ability to connect with other attendees and direct
integration with Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter (News - Alert),
YouTube and the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud blog.
For updates on Connections, follow @ExactTarget and the hashtag #CNX14
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