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.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
AccuWeather, Empowering You to Be the Best™, presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to over 125 million Americans each day via the Internet, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. The 113 meteorologists at AccuWeather deliver a portfolio of customized products and services to media, business, government, and institutions, and inform millions of visitors worldwide through the free AccuWeather.com website. AccuWeather also provides content onto more than 50,000 third-party Internet sites, the ABC-Owned Television Station Group, and washingtonpost.com. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, has responded to consumer demand for leading-edge weather video with the introduction of immersive 360-degree videos for breaking weather news. This interactive new content and many additional innovations have led to a 400% increase in average monthly video views across AccuWeather’s digital properties, including web, mobile web, mobile apps, and OTT platforms.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, is proud to be an active part of the State College community and lead the way in volunteerism and altruistic giving. To recognize this important area of focus and the many contributions of its staff members, AccuWeather is pleased to announce AccuWeather Rays of Hope, a new initiative that will be used to encourage charitable giving and sponsorships.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced the University of Oklahoma Office of Technology Development has signed a patent licensing agreement for the use of AccuWeather's proprietary patents to benefit University advancements in technology innovation, including OU’s mPING app.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced its patented MinuteCast minute-by-minute precipitation forecasts are now available to drivers via AppLink using Ford's new SYNC 3 in-car communications and entertainment system, initially available in Ford's Mondeo, S-MAX, and Galaxy models.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, has announced the appointment of Steven Hickson as Chief Financial Officer. Hickson is a proven finance leader with media and management experience in guiding organizational growth on a global scale, providing financial leadership for organizations around the world including significant expansions in Latin America, Asia, Europe, and more.
Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President, and Chairman of AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, has been recognized by The Pennsylvania State University with the Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest recognition the University bestows on an individual. The Penn State Board of Trustees selected eight alumni in 2016 for this honor.
AccuWeather is recognized for its weather accuracy leadership in a new global report from ForecastWatch, a leading third-party weather forecast monitoring and assessment company. The study’s twelve-month evaluation names AccuWeather the most accurate source of overall temperature forecasts measured through mean absolute error and forecasts within three degrees. AccuWeather is also first in high temperature forecast accuracy measured through mean absolute error and forecasts within three degrees, in addition to the #1 ranking in low temperature forecast accuracy measured in mean absolute error (tied) and forecasts within three degrees.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced the launch of the all-new AccuWeather app for Apple TV. The innovative category-leading app revolutionizes the weather viewing experience for Apple TV users and further expands AccuWeather's global reach across platforms -- users can rely on AccuWeather's Superior Accuracy across devices and locations to improve their lives.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced it has appointed Bill Boss as Director of Product Development, Display Systems and Services. Reporting directly to Ryan Ayres, Vice President of Display Systems and Services, Bill brings 30 years of experience in the meteorological industry working in sales, marketing, product management, and executive roles in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific region. He has comprehensive product experience spanning multiple industry verticals including broadcast media, insurance, and aviation.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, announces the launch of StormDirector+, the all-new weather system that provides the most interactive, customizable, and complete local weather presentations with Superior Accuracy to television stations. AccuWeather demonstrates StormDirector+ live at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show through April 21, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV – AccuWeather booth #SL6010.