Here comes an opportunity for you to enter the glamour world if you can tweet like a duck. Insurance company Aflac reminds would-be applicants for the position of the new voice of the Aflac Duck to upload their audition file before 11:59 PM Pacific time tomorrow (April 1).
It says submissions made after 11:59 PM Pacific time on April 1, 2011, will not be accepted.
In addition to online auditions, Aflac is offering live casting calls on a limited basis in six cities across the U.S. this week. Live auditions are by appointment only.
Applicants can go to quackaflac.com today and tomorrow for information on how to secure an appointment on a first come-first served basis. These try-outs will be scheduled for a date next week.[ Also Read: Wanted: World’s Most Lethal Combatant ]
“The response to this open casting call has been absolutely astounding,” Aflac chief marketing officer Michael Zuna said.
“More than 150,000 people have visited the job description on Monster.com and/or quackaflac.com 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.[ Also Read: Sony Casting Call for Lead Role in Mortal Instruments ]
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, 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.