Amid the heated Vice Presidential debate in Salt Lake City, Utah, a stray housefly that landed on US Vice President Mike Pence’s head of thick white hair became an unlikely star on the social media. Notably, the fly stayed there for two-three minutes, however, Pence seemed acutely unaware of the unwelcome visitor’s presence as he made no attempts to shoo it away. But, of course, it took no time for social media users to spot it and thereon, the VP debate As was expected, the fly brought laughs and spawned a whole new cluster of Twitter accounts. The fly has now topped the list of trending questions from the debate, and amusingly so.
Total time a fly sat on Mike Pence’s head: two minutes pic.twitter.com/PtI0rKSi5I
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) October 8, 2020
Joining in the fun, Biden’s campaign also tweeted, “Pitch in $5 to help this campaign fly.” His campaign set up a website, flywillvote.com, to register voters and within the hour, it was selling a “Truth over Flies” fly swatter for $10.
Pitch in $5 to help this campaign fly. https://t.co/CqHAId0j8t pic.twitter.com/NbkPl0a8HV
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 8, 2020
“Everyone jealous because I got the best seat for the debate tonight” tweeted a MikePenceFly handle. “Please retweet if you agree that I defeated Mike Pence tonight,” came from TheFlyBeatHim. Here is how the fly triggered an avalanche of hilarious reactions on social media:
Love a reoccurring character. pic.twitter.com/aejroSTi6C
— Joel Kim Booster (@ihatejoelkim) October 8, 2020
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 8, 2020
But did the fly poop on Mike Pence head while it was there?
The Flies pic.twitter.com/XUg8SbuS5O
— Trails (@heretoplaywoot) October 8, 2020
This fly thing on @Mike_Pence
Digital Strategy Lands MSA Safety Special Recognition by IR Magazine; Company Receives 2020 Best Investor Relations Website Award
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Along with global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated’s (NYSE: MSA) mission of protecting lives, staying agile and responsive to customer needs has been an unwavering focus for more than a century. Today, the company announced that their efforts to leverage digital technologies to engage with the investor community were recently recognized by IR Magazine with the 2020 Best Investor Relations (IR) Website award. The award was presented on September 16 as part of a virtual awards ceremony held by IR Magazine. Elyse Lorenzato, MSA Director of Investor Relations, accepted the award on behalf of the company.
Based on feedback from analysts, investors and a panel of judges, IR Magazine evaluates companies across 27 categories. The Best IR Website category recognizes best-in-class websites that deliver “a top-notch customer experience, engaging content that meets analysts’ and investors’ needs, and provides a truly interactive experience.”
MSA’s custom-branded IR site provides engaging content while seamlessly facilitating the investment research process. The site contains best-in-class features based on a mobile-responsive design, automatically adjusting to the size of a user’s device without sacrificing content or functionality. These features include a new horizontal navigation menu; a featured resources “quick-links” section to display recent presentations and materials; social media gateways; multi-media landing pages for investor events; video content highlighting strategy and technology; quarterly infographics; ESG reports; and streamlined home-page content groupings to improve navigation through the site.
“I’m very proud of the cross-functional team that designed and launched the investor relations website and their success in bringing innovation to all aspects of MSA’s business,” said Ken Krause, MSA Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. “Our approach to investor relations has evolved concurrently as MSA has grown over the years. As part of that journey, we’ve taken the opportunity to