Activision Blizzard Named Among the Top “World’s Most Admired” Companies
Business publication Fortune has recently compiled its annual list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Activision Blizzard, owner of Call of Duty, Overwatch, and World of Warcraft, is among the the top of the featured entertainment-based companies, placing 3rd in the class of 2017. In 4th place is Discovery Communications, owner of the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and part-ownership of the OWN network.Activision’s number 3 spot is up from last year’s Entertainment ranking of sixth. The company’s large size, due to it encompassing several high-profile gaming subsidiaries, has made it one of the few, if not, the only video game name able to make the list. Activision Blizzard was understandably beat out by the even more gargantuan streaming service Netflix and universal provider of Disney.
How are these rankings determined, you ask? According to Fortune, every year, a data-gathering agency sends out 3,800 surveys to experts and top-performers within business world. Participants are prompted to rate the top 1000 highest-revenue companies based on nine separate criteria “from investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and ability to attract talent”.
In the overall rankings, Apple (who else?) made the top spot, while Amazon, Starbucks, Berkshire Hathaway, and Disney rounded out the top five. Xbox maker / Minecraft taker Microsoft sits happily in the top ten at number 9.
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