Duckprints in the Community

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Duckprints in the Community

Companies have a responsibility to make the areas in which we live and work better places. Learn more about how we give back to our communities, including how Aflac’s James Mailman was named one of the 2015 Heroes of the Fortune 500 for his support in the fight against childhood cancer.

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My Special Aflac Duck® Testimonial: Child Life Specialist Bethany Fisackerly
This is what health care professionals are saying about My Special Aflac Duck®: "The Aflac ducks are a game-changer, and honestly have made me fall in love with Child Life all over again. It reinforces to me the value of play, and the importance of empowering children to retain control over their environments. As...
Apr 26, 2019 10:00 AM ET
Video | Leveraging Technology for Authentic Social Purpose: My Special Aflac Duck
What does Aflac’s iconic duck have to do with kids facing cancer? Knowing the power of companionship, Aflac paired its brand icon with the latest in social robotics to evolve the company's impact on pediatric cancer. In this panel discussion from the BRITE ’19 Conference, the creators behind My Special Aflac Duck® discuss how insights from this initiative can help any brand leverage existing...
Apr 24, 2019 12:30 PM ET
“RI Tech and Innovation Report”— Big Win at SXSW by Sproutel, Slater and More
The people have spoken. Not only did Sproutel take home the top award in the Robotics and Hardware category at the 22nd annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards Presented by KPMG, but the company—along with their co-creators—also took home the people’s choice award for the My Special Aflac Duck, a “comforting companion” for...
Apr 18, 2019 12:10 PM ET
Special Ducks Help Comfort Children Who Are Battling Cancer
The invention, called “My Special Aflac Duck,” was named one of Time Magazine’s best inventions of 2018, and it’s easy to see why, as kids rapidly grow attached to them. “We consider the duck a social robot,” inventor Aaron J. Horowitz said. “He is a constant companion for kids that can really share in the experience that they are having, and can give them a better tool to communicate...
Apr 15, 2019 2:00 PM ET
Behind Aflac’s Partnership with Country Music and Its Famous Duck
Aflac is contributing $50,000 to Musicians On Call through ACM Lifting Lives to help develop and fund music-related therapy and education programs. Aflac partnered with ACM to both do good and to tie its name with an organization that meets its wide target audience. It had wall-to-red carpet coverage at the ACM Awards, from the Aflac Duck actively posting on social media with behind-the...
Apr 9, 2019 8:00 AM ET