Rest Easy, America: The New AFLAC Spokesduck Has Been Chosen

Rest Easy, America: The New AFLAC Spokesduck Has Been Chosen

Our brief national nightmare is over: supplemental insurance company AFLAC has chosen a new man to voice its spokesduck after comedian Gilbert Gottfried was fired from the job for cracking jokes about the tsunami in Japan over Twitter. The new man for the job? a 36-year-old radio sales manager from Minnesota who auditioned for the job online. [More]

Gilbert Gottfried Loses Aflac Duck Gig Because He Thinks The Japan Tsunami Is Hilarious

Gilbert Gottfried Loses Aflac Duck Gig Because He Thinks The Japan Tsunami Is Hilarious

After several years of squawking about supplemental insurance in TV commercials, loud actor Gilbert Gottfried is without his cushy job as the Aflac duck. Why, you ask? Because he decided that it was time to crack wise on Twitter about the ongoing earthquake/tsunami catastrophe in Japan. [More]

Help! AFLAC's Recruiters Won't Stop Stalking Me

Help! AFLAC's Recruiters Won't Stop Stalking Me

Elliot has a unique problem in this recession. He tells Consumerist that recruiters claiming to represent the insurance company AFLAC have been calling, emailing, and otherwise harassing him and other people he knows who are looking for work. He doesn’t want to work for AFLAC. How can he make them stop calling? [More]

The 23 Best Big Companies To Work For

The 23 Best Big Companies To Work For

While there are the Comcasts and the Cash4Golds out there, it’s heartening to know that there are actually companies deemed to be “good” to work for. Exciting! Thanks for putting together a list of 23 of those magical companies, Fortune! [More]

Aflac Accidentally Introduces 624 Strangers To Each Other Via Mass Email

Aflac Accidentally Introduces 624 Strangers To Each Other Via Mass Email

We’d hoped that Activision’s blunder would be the last one, but it turns out the HR department at Aflac can’t find the BCC field either. Reader Corey writes in to let us know he just received an email addressed to him and 623 other people who were interested in jobs with the insurance company. Our guess is some of the recipients won’t be so interested in a career with a company that doesn’t care about the privacy of its employees. After the jump, a quick guide to obscuring other recipients’ email addresses so this doesn’t happen again.

Clear Channel Introduces One-Second Radio Ads

Clear Channel Introduces One-Second Radio Ads

ClearChannel, the troglodytic overlord of commercial radio, is introducing a new format for radio advertising. These one-second radio ads will be called “Blinks.” Besides the obvious synaesthesia seizures the mixed metaphor will inevitably cause, some observers are less than pleased.