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April 27, 2011

AFLAC GETS A NEW DUCK 'VOICE

 

By Greg Hazley

Following the PR snafu that led Aflac to fire Gilbert Gottfried, the longtime voice of its iconic duck, the insurer conducted a national search and landed on Hugo, Minn.-based Daniel McKeague.

Gottfried fired off a crude joke about the Japan tsunami/earthquake that led to his ouster. Aflac's Facebook page still opens on a donation tab for tsunami relief.

Here are McKeague's audition "quack" and a (staged) clip of him getting the gig:

McKeague gets the good news:

 

 
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