On PR Newswire: Fortune 500 Announced, New United Airlines Policy, Brand Intimacy Study Results
With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy:
Fortune Announces 2020 Fortune 500 List, Launches First Ever ‘History of the Fortune 500’ Data Analytics Visualization Site with Partner Qlik
On May 18, Fortune announced the 66th Fortune 500, its annual list of the largest corporations in the U.S., ranked by revenue for the 2019 fiscal year. Additionally, Fortune and Qlik, the official analytics partner of the Fortune 500, have launched the “History of the Fortune 500” interactive site. This visual experience, developed by Qlik, takes users on a journey through the Fortune 500 and enables guided exploration of data related to company revenues, the historical events that shaped them, and the industry sector status and changes that have emerged.
Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise Host a Special Presentation of PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert: America’s Night of Remembrance
PBS’ multi award-winning National Memorial Day Concert returns for a special presentation hosted by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise with new performances and tributes filmed around the country honoring all of our American heroes. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the traditional live concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol will not be held to ensure the health and safety of all involved.
United Airlines Launches United CleanPlus: A New Standard of Cleanliness and Safety in Partnership with Clorox and Cleveland Clinic
Today (May 20), United Airlines is introducing United CleanPlus: the company’s commitment to putting health and safety at the forefront of the entire customer experience, with the goal of delivering an industry-leading standard of cleanliness. United CleanPlus brings together a most trusted brand in surface disinfection — Clorox — and the country’s top medical experts — Cleveland Clinic — to inform and guide United’s new cleaning, safety and social distancing protocols that include touchless kiosks in select locations for baggage check-in, sneeze guards, mandatory face coverings for crew and customers, and giving customers options when flights are more full.
The consumer goods industry ranked fifth out of 15 industries studied in MBLM’s Brand Intimacy 2020 Study, which is the largest study of brands based on emotions. With our increased reliance on grocery shopping due to quarantine measures, the industry is playing a vital role during the pandemic. Brands are also offering consumers comfort and some of the biggest are donating supplies and funds.
On May 19, Absolut introduced Absolut Vodka Sodas and Absolut Cocktails, a range of vodka sodas and cocktails crafted using original Absolut Vodka and made with natural flavors—delivering all the fizz, but none of the fuss. Inspired by the iconic, go-to cocktail, Absolut Vodka Sodas are lightly sparkling, ready-to-enjoy mixed drinks in three delicious flavors – Lime & Cucumber, Grapefruit & Rosemary, and Raspberry & Lemongrass. With 97 calories per serving, the original Absolut Vodka-based sip offers a crisp, carbonated taste with no added sugar or carbs.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.