Calling All Quacks! Aflac Issues Final Duck Casting Call [Video]
You better quack quickly if you want to be the new voice of the Aflac duck! You need to upload your audition file before 11:59 PM Pacific time Friday, April 1. The deadline is no April Fools joke! Submissions made after 11:59 PM Pacific time on April 1, 2011, will not be accepted.
Aflac is making the whole process for you as easy as possible. In addition to online auditions, they're offering live casting calls on a limited basis in six cities across the country next week. That means you can actually make an appointment by tomorrow and audition in person next week. Live auditions are by appointment only on a first come, first served basis, at the following locations:
NEW YORK, NY
Beth Melsky Casting
LOS ANGELES, CA
Kathy Knowles Casting
LAS VEGAS, NV
Barbara Lauren Casting
Applicants can go to quackaflac.com today and tomorrow for information on how to secure an appointment. These try-outs will be scheduled for a date next week.
"The response to this open casting call has been absolutely astounding," Aflac Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Michael Zuna said. "More than 150,000 people have visited the job description online and over 5,100 people auditioned online. We are confident that the amazing interest in the Aflac Duck will generate an array of choices for casting callbacks."
Aflac announced a nationwide casting call last week to find a new voice for the Aflac Duck. The company is looking for someone who can convey an array of emotions while using a single word -- Aflac -- to help consumers understand that Aflac provides a safety net for policyholders when they are sick or hurt.
Since 2000, the Aflac Duck has appeared in 52 television ads and numerous radio ads, helping increase the company's brand recognition from slightly more than 10 percent to an amazing 93 percent. The Aflac Duck is also a symbol for the company's primary philanthropic cause, helping Aflac raise more than $62 million for the treatment and research of childhood cancer.
Meanwhile, we've received a few more auditions at AOL. We think this guy, Kasey Kearcher, has a pretty good chance. We encourage everyone who sent AOL an audition to also submit them to Aflac, if you haven't already. Time is running out!
Check out Kasey's Video:
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