Aflac has donated over $135 million to the research and treatment of pediatric cancer, including establishing the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
One thing we know as a result of this longstanding commitment is that it takes more than medicine to help a child with cancer.
The beloved brand and pop culture icon, the Aflac Duck, proved to be a great jumping-off point. With general public awareness reaching more than 90%, coupled with an enviable likeability score, the Aflac Duck was the perfect place to begin.
Isolating and solving for X
Pediatric cancer patients are no different from any other children when it comes to seeking joy, play and a normal routine. As the pace of change, particularly from a technology perspective, is at this very moment slower than it will ever be again, it’s important that any approach be grounded in the 4 E’s, which are environment, experience, engagement and exchange.
We opted to solve for our X by bringing the Aflac Duck to life through robotics in a way that would be most authentic to our employees and, more important, most meaningful to these beautiful and courageous children.
The big idea: My Special Aflac Duck®