COLUMBUS, Ohio--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Jungle Jack Hanna may feel at home around wildlife, but in a new Nationwide Insurance commercial, he finds that untangling his questions about insurance can be a whole new animal.
“Jack has been a longtime partner with Nationwide as director of our hometown zoo”
Fortunately, the World’s Greatest Spokesperson in the World is there, to teach three parrots perched on Jack’s shoulders and head to sing “home,” “auto” and “life” in harmony –demonstrating how you could save up to 25 percent when you have all three policies with Nationwide. The insurance commercial begins airing nationally today.
"Nationwide has been a valued partner of mine and the Columbus Zoo’s for more than 30 years.” Jack Hanna said. “Recently they’ve demonstrated their commitment to the animal world by sponsoring my TV series, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild and my speaking tour helping me take the conservation messages to people all over the country. When they asked me to appear in an ad with some parrots I was honored, and a little nervous. I knew I’d have the opportunity to meet the World’s Greatest Spokesperson in the World. Would we get along!? Turns out he was a lot of fun to work with and loves animals too! We all had a great time shooting the commercial together and I hope the ad helps some viewers save money!”
“Jack has been a longtime partner with Nationwide as director of our hometown zoo,” said Jennifer Hanley, senior vice president of marketing for Nationwide. “He does a great job, with the World’s Greatest Spokesperson, helping us illustrate how you could save up to 25 percent if you bundle your auto, home and life insurance with Nationwide.”
Earlier this year Nationwide become presenting sponsor of Hanna’s popular syndicated cable TV show, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild, and his national speaking tour. Hanna and Nationwide trace their partnership back to the 1970s when a Nationwide executive led a committee to select a new director for the then-struggling Columbus Zoo, insisting young Jack Hanna was the man for the job. Under Jack’s leadership as director and later director emeritus, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has grown to become the top rated zoo the country.
Nationwide worked with its advertising agency of record, McKinney, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, to create the ad.
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About Jack Hanna
Animal expert Jungle Jack Hanna’s hands-on approach has won him widespread acclaim as Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo, conservationist, author, television personality, and lifelong adventurer. After twelve years hosting Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, he launched his latest syndicated TV series, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild. In 2008, Into the Wild received a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Children's Series, and Jack was nominated for Best Host of a Children’s Series. Recognized around the country as America’s favorite zookeeper, Jack has made countless television appearances since 1983 on shows such as Good Morning America, The Late Show with David Letterman, Larry King Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Maury Show, Fox News Programs, and CNN News Programs. For more information, visit www.jackhanna.com and www.jhitw.com
Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by A.M. Best. The company provides a full range of personalized insurance and financial services, including car insurance, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, life insurance, farm, commercial insurance, administrative services, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and health and productivity services. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.
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