New Television Ad Extends Aflac's You Don't Know Quack Campaign
COLUMBUS, Ga., Feb 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Quick: Define Aflac in 10 seconds or less. That's the challenge the company that pays cash benefits when you're sick or hurt makes in "10 Seconds," the 49th commercial starring the iconic Aflac Duck.
The spot features NASCAR driver Carl Edwards and something never seen before; a snowboarding duck. It's part of Aflac's new, integrated You Don't Know Quack campaign and debuts during the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics. In the spot, a snowboarding Aflac Duck challenges Edwards to explain in a mere 10 seconds how Aflac policies help protect people.
As a stop watch ticks away, Edwards hurriedly replies: "If you are sick or hurt, Aflac pays you cash -- fast -- to help pay for things major medical insurance doesn't cover -- things like car payments, mortgage and more."
"Since introducing the Aflac Duck 10 years ago, we've amassed amazing name recognition, but we want people to know what we do, not just who we are," said Jeff Charney, Aflac senior vice president and chief marketing officer. "Put simply, we pay cash quickly -- and we pay it directly to our policyholders when they're sick or hurt. What could be better, especially in today's economy?"
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For 55 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance. In Japan, Aflac is the number one insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force. Aflac insurance products provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for three consecutive years and has also been named by the Reputation Institute as the Most Reputable Company in the Global Insurance Industry for two consecutive years. In 2010, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the twelfth consecutive year. Fortune magazine also ranked Aflac No. 1 on its global list of the Most Admired Companies in the Life and Health Insurance category. In addition, Aflac was named by Forbes magazine as America's Best-Managed Company in the Insurance category. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com.
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