FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2012) -  The South Florida Interactive Marketing Association will host the ninth annual Nautical Networking Event presented by BGT Partners and Sitecore on Friday, October 19. The invitation-only cruise, buoyed by a "Dress to the Nines" theme and sponsored by ExactTarget, brings together more than 300 of the top digital marketers from around the country aboard one of South Florida's largest private yachts, the Biscayne Lady. Guests will mix, mingle, dine and cruise along Fort Lauderdale's famous Intracoastal Waterway.

"The Nautical Networking cruise is SFIMA's signature event," said Joan Sparks, president of SFIMA. "We're proud of the fact that attendees value the time they get to spend with decision-makers, gurus, and trend-setters in a fun, relaxed environment. Because of this rich networking experience, they view NNE as an evening they absolutely cannot miss."

A diverse mix of companies ranging from Google to Southwest Airlines and Burger King to Yelp has attended past events. This year's cruise also includes guests from a broad variety of companies and industries.

The ninth annual Nautical Networking Event sets sail promptly at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 19 from the dock in front of Aizia at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, 3660 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, Fla., 33019. Pre-boarding event registration and cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m. The boat returns at 10:30 p.m. Guest attire should be "Miami chic" to support this year's "Dress to the Nines" theme.

Access to this high-profile event is available via sponsorship or special invitation only. Sponsorship opportunities have almost sold out. The following sponsorship packages are still available: Registration and Pre-boarding, Photography, and Dessert. Please contact now to be a part of this exquisite cruise. For more information about the event, visit

This year's Ninth Annual Nautical Networking Event sponsors currently include the following: Title Sponsors: BGT Partners and Sitecore; Premier Sponsor: ExactTarget; Bar Sponsor: Collective; Shot Luge/Ice Sculpture Sponsor: AOL; Lounge Sponsor: SilverPop; Welcome Drink Sponsor: VarickMedia; Lanyard Sponsor: eMiles; DJ Sponsor: ValueClick Media; Pre-Boarding Party Band: Digilant; Table Sponsors: Bullseye Strategy; DemandMedia; LucidMedia; Netmining; Poptent; Responsys; SLI Systems; and Tandem Interactive; Half-Table Sponsors: AddThis; Adobe; Centro; eMarketer; Entech; Idealab; MaxPoint Interactive; Offerweb; Sojern; Starmark; StrongMail; Undertone; and Yahoo!.

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Contact Information:

Jennifer R. Hudson
PR Chair