Saturday, June 17, 2006

Rice-A-Roni

I love the San Francisco Treat!!! Every time I fix myself a bowl of Rice-A-Roni, I feel as if I am in San Francisco!!I have a product idea for you. In honor of our lovely Secretary Of State, why not introduce Condoleeza Rice-a-Roni? It could have a bit of a spicy kick to it, just like Condi herself! This is marketing gold! I'm not asking for any royalties or anything from this idea. Just knowing that Madame Secretary will be immortalized on the greatest side dish product in the world is all the payment I need.I can't wait until the day I'm watching The Price is Right and hear them offering Condoleeza Rice-a-Roni, the San Francisco Treat. Please reply to JackyMaille@xxxxxxx and let me know what you think of my idea. You guys are the best!

Jacky

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From:
ConsumerRelations@cr.ricearoni.com
To:
jackymaille@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject:
Re: RE: Rice-A-Roni , REF.# 025736749A
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2006 13:46:29 -0500
RE: Rice-A-Roni , REF.# 025736749A

Jacky:
We're flattered to hear that you think highly enough of Rice-A-Roni to
share your ideas with us.
Our company is continually working to develop a wide variety of product
ideas that appeal to our customers. Hopefully, we will soon offer a
product that meets your needs.
We appreciate your interest in our products.
Michele
Quaker Consumer Response

AFLAC

From: Jackie Maille
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2006 10:54 PM
To: Web Ideas
Subject: Question about your duck

I love your commercials! Especially the one with Yogi Berra. I was just wondering though, is that really a trained duck? Does he (or she) actually say "AFLAC"?? If it is real, how did you manage to find such a duck? Did you audition a bunch of ducks until you found one who could say "AFLAC!" on command? Or did you find a specially trained duck and teach him (or her) to say that? I'm just wondering because I have a pet duck named Wiggles that I'd like to teach that skill to. Perhaps you could get me in contact with your duck trainer? I would be so greatful for any information you could provide.

Thank you,
Jacky Maille

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Date:
Tue, 13 Jun 2006 13:42:43 -0400
From:
"Jennifer Walker"

Dear Jackie-

Thank you for your e-mail below and your kind words about our advertising. While we do use real ducks in our Aflac commercials and they are trained to do various tasks, they do not quack Aflac. We actually use the voice of Gilbert Gottfried for the “Aflac” quacks. While they do quack and sometimes it sounds like Aflac, we do not train them for this specifically. Gilbert’s voice is used when we edit the commercials.
Thank you!Regards,
Jennifer