AccuWeather Reaffirms 20-year Commitment to the American Cancer Society
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. August 4, 2010 - AccuWeather.com, the world's leading multimedia weather information source, today announced it is the recipient of the American Cancer Society's Pennsylvania Division Corporate Excellence Award, 2009 for its ongoing contribution to the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days fundraiser. The award was presented to AccuWeather on July 29, 2010 in a ceremony at its headquarters in State College, Pa.
"The Corporate Excellence Award recognizes a company's complete support of the society through fundraising, volunteerism, and employee engagement," said Mike Neal, Vice President of Division Field Operations for the American Cancer Society. "My hope is that other companies will look to someone like AccuWeather and say, 'we would like to be like that.'"
For nearly 20 years, AccuWeather has served as the Premier Sponsor of the American Cancer Society's annual Daffodil Days fundraiser for Centre County, Pa. - while also actively participating in fundraising efforts.
"The American Cancer Society focuses on saving lives and AccuWeather's mission is saving lives and protecting property," said AccuWeather Chief Executive Officer, Barry Myers. "It makes perfect sense for a company like ours to support the mission of the American Cancer Society since we both focus on saving lives, just in different ways."
AccuWeather.com strives to be a contributing member of the community. It provides support through event sponsorships and contributions of time, space, materials, and money. In addition to the American Cancer Society, AccuWeather.com partners with the Centre County Make-A-Wish® Gala, American Red Cross, Toys for Tots, Penn State Dance Marathon, First Night State College, Central PA Arts Festival, and the Penn State Meteorology Department Weather Camp.
AccuWeather.com also has an internal wellness program that provides information and resources on health related issues for employees.
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The StoryTeller® INRIX Traffic App now delivers an expanded range of features including projected drive times, customizable street labeling, the use of Webcams and sensors from any source for remote updates and visual reporting, and MinuteCast™, a feature exclusive to AccuWeather brand partners, for precipitation start and end times.
With drone technology, journalists have a whole new way to get better angles on stories and bring viewers closer to the action. Drone and remote location videos can now be integrated live with StoryTeller interactive presentations, revolutionizing the newsroom. Best of all, downloading and using StoryTeller applications and features that allow the integration of remote video is now as fast and easy as adding an app to a smartphone.
Social media has the unique advantage of giving newsrooms instant feedback, opinions, and visual content from viewers as stories are breaking. With the launch of the improved StoryTeller Social Media App at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, newsrooms will now have the ability to import popular social media feeds with viewer comments and images with greater ease and effectiveness in StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution created by AccuWeather. New features also allow the app to import video and dynamically screen and sort all content for on-air use. Best of all, downloading and using the expanded Social Media App is as fast and easy as adding an app to a smartphone.
AccuWeather, Inc. has accepted an invitation to participate in the Microsoft Corp. Perceptive Pixel Pilot Partner Program. The official agreement allows AccuWeather, as one of a select number of program partners, to bring Microsoft’s latest touchscreen products to its broad range of business partners and customers that span across a variety of industries.
Crime reports are one of the most highly viewed topics in today’s news. With the launch of the new StoryTeller AlertID Crime App at this week’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, newsrooms can effectively bring home crime stories to viewers, making them aware and keeping them safer in the community. Best of all, downloading and using new applications for StoryTeller is now as fast and easy as adding new apps to a smartphone.
In light of the explosive growth of the StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution, Loren Tobia, a former chairman of Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), has been promoted to the role of Vice President of Sales for AccuWeather’s Display Systems and Services division. In this new role, Loren will drive the expansion of StoryTeller, which is already featured in all top ten U.S. markets with a collective domestic audience of 80 million households.
Newsrooms worldwide can now access a significantly wider breadth of new interactive apps and features than ever before with StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution created by AccuWeather, meeting the needs of every breaking story. From local crime sprees and traffic accidents to flight delays and Minute by Minute™ weather updates, StoryTeller has enhanced real-time newsroom coverage to further differentiate broadcast stations in their markets. Best of all, downloading and using new applications for StoryTeller is now as fast and easy as adding new apps to a smartphone.
AccuWeather was named one of NOAA’s first Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors. The initiative was started to recognize organizations committed to helping the nation be better prepared for, respond to, and recover from weather-related disasters. It was launched at the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Atlanta in February 2014.
AccuWeather, a leading global digital media company, is partnering with HTC, a world leader in mobile devices, to provide weather data to the HTC weather app showcased on HTC smartphones, including the newly launched HTC One (M8). AccuWeather has provided weather content with Superior Accuracy™ with exceptional user experiences to HTC smartphone users globally since 2008.
AccuWeather's new MinuteCast(TM) forecast predicts precipitation start and end times on a minute-by-minute basis, right down to your street address.