The Duck at the ESPYs – Did You See the Pekin?
Did you see the pekin duck at the ESPYs? Â Former Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning hosted the ESPYs last night (ESPN’s award show). Â Ever true to his borderline excessive commercial nature, Peyton described how he plays in the insurance game now, and Nationwide is his team.
Peyton then called out a few other insurance players in the audience, including Green Bay Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers of State Farm’s “Discount Double Check” fame, and then of course mentioned the Aflac Duck. Â The best part was that there was an actual pekin duck, elegantly dressed, calmly sitting in the audience.
â€” ESPYS (@ESPYS) July 13, 2017
The whole thing was pretty funny if you are into sports. Â You can watch Peyton’s whole monologue here. Â The Aflac Duck makes an appearance around 7 minutes in –
Aflac’s marketing campaign with the white pekin duck as withstood the test of time. Â It goes down as one of the greatest and most recognizable uses of waterfowl as a corporate mascot in marketing history. Â When this campaign was first being conceived, the white ducks used as the model were pekins from Metzer Farms in California – an eFowl partner.