After more than a month-long search—and more than 12,000 applications—insurer Aflac has chosen the new voice of its iconic duck: 36-year-old Daniel McKeague, of Hugo, Minn.
The married father of three is a sales manager at a radio company in Minneapolis; he submitted his audition online, the Chicago Tribune
Aflac won headlines for turning sour headlines about its ex-voiceover man Gilbert Gottfried into positive PR by holding an open audition for the spot. The company fired Gottfried
for a handful of offensive tweets he sent related to the earthquake and Tsunami in Japan.
There is a Daniel McKeague on Twitter
. Not sure if it’s the
McKeague—the account is private.