Fortune 500 Aerospace and Defense Companies (2018)

Fortune 500 Aerospace and Defense Companies (2018)

The 2018 Fortune 500 includes 13 aerospace and defense companies.

A total of 25 aerospace and defense firms are on the Fortune 1000. Of those 25 firms, 2 gained in rank, 11 dropped in rank, 15 posted job growth, 7 are on the most admired list of companies and 4 firms have female CEOs.

UPDATE: Click here for the2019 Fortune 500 Aerospace & Defense List

These are the 25 aerospace and defense firms on the2018 Fortune 500(and Fortune 1000):

Job growth was reported at 15 of the companies:

These 7 firms are on Fortunesmost admiredlist:

Heres how a company gets on the most admired list:

And four of the companies have female CEOs:Marillyn A. Hewson(Lockheed Martin),Phebe N. Novakovic(General Dynamics),Lynn A. Dugle(Engility Holdings), andEileen P. Drake(Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings).

As aerospace and defense firmsdiversify into commercial markets, theirmarketing is becoming more important.

Since a defense contractors website is one of its most important marketing assets, I included two indicators of a sites authority as measured by :

an estimate of how popular your site is relative to all other sites. The Alexa Rank answers the question:

Compared to all other sites, how is my site doing?

Note that since rank is a relative measure, a sites rank is not only dependent on that sites traffic, but also on changes to traffic on other sites.

inbound links help search engines clearly define your niche and also increase the trust and quality of your site. Authoritative inbound links (from sites that are performing well) give a site credibility. A higher number of inbound links are generally obtained by producing engaging, original content.

For more on improving a sites Alexa rank, check out A Guide to Improving Your Alexa Rank.

One of the best things a defense contractor can do to improve their marketing effectiveness is to have an educational blogwith content that is useful to the people they need to reach to make a sale (i.e.not your company announcements). Here is a recent article about thebenefits of blogging for defense contractors:

Why Defense Contractors Cant Afford Not to Have a Blog

Social media is a marketing tactic that is getting increased adoption and usage by aerospace and defense companies.Social media is enabling these firms to increase awareness amongst key audiences, including customers, partners and potential employees. But as the study referenced in 15 Reasons Why More Aerospace & Defense CEOs are Liking Social Media,it is just plain good for business.

Given the growingimportance of Twitter to aerospace and defense companies, I haveincluded a link to each companys Twitter accountif I was able to locate one. I have also set up alist on Twitter of the defense contractors on the Fortune 500which can be seen by clickinghereor the graphic above.

Similarly, given the manybenefits of having a LinkedIn company page, I haveincluded links to each companys LinkedIn company page.

Now onto the good stuff.The companies listed below are based onThe Fortune 500s Aerospace & Defense industry search filter. Included are links to each companys website and Fortune 500 revenue data (in millions).

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Below, you canscroll through the latestreal-time Tweetsfrom theseA&D companies on the Fortune 500.

The Principal and Founder of Artillery, Douglas Burdett is a former artillery officer and Madison Avenue ad man. He also hosts The Marketing Book Podcast, where he interviews authors every week about the latest in modern marketing and sales.

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