Demonstrate Your American Pride by Exercising Your Right to Vote in the Duck® Brand REAL Vote Campaign

June 16, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Politics News
AVON, Ohio (June 16, 2016) As Americans are focused on casting their vote in the upcoming Presidential election, Duck® brand is asking citizens to turn their attentions to the "REAL" Vote. That's right the manufacturer of Duck® brand Duck Tape® is cutting through the bureaucratic "tape," asking participants to independently cast their vote to determine the next patriotic-themed print of Trust E. Duck, the friendly mascot of the Duck® brand, Duck Tape®.

"Duct tape has deep American roots, beginning in World War II, when there was a need for a strong, flexible, durable, waterproof tape for the war effort," said Bill Kahl, executive vice president of marketing at ShurTech Brands, LLC, the company that markets the Duck® brand. "We've always been proud of our heritage and are excited to celebrate our American pride and patriotism with our REAL Vote campaign especially during this monumental election season."

The campaign will take place during a variety of Cleveland-area events, including the Americana-themed Avon Heritage Duck Tape® Festival on June 17 19, 2016, and will continue into July at the Republican National Convention. At each post, brand ambassadors will collect votes to determine America's favorite new Duck Tape® print featuring Trust E. Duck.

While the Duck® brand mascot was born in 1984, only two limited edition Duck Tape® prints have ever featured Trust E. Duck. The new print choices will include the mascot standing proudly with an American Flag on the moon or Trust E. Duck on a star-spangled and striped background. For those who can't attend the special Cleveland-area events, votes can be cast via online ballots at through July 31, 2016.

At the events, each patriot can step into the unique 31-foot, custom, bright green Duck® Bus "voting booth" to cast their choice while enjoying a fun, interactive tour, featuring the latest and greatest from this vibrant and useful product. Outside the bus, larger-than-life, Americana-themed sculptures made of Duck Tape® will also be on display, showcasing both big and small projects that can be created with America's Favorite Fix-All.

Locations for the REAL Vote Campaign include:

Avon Heritage Duck Tape® Festival
o Dates/Times:
 Friday, June 17: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
 Saturday, June 18: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
 Sunday, June 19: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

o Location: Veterans Memorial Park, 3701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Avon, Ohio

Downtown Cleveland*
o Dates: Monday, July 18, 2016 Thursday, July 21, 2016

o Times: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

o Location: W. 6th Street and W. St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio

An additional location, featuring the Duck® brand van, Duck Tape® elephant sculpture, as well as a voting and crafting station, will include:

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
o Date: Monday, July 18, 2016: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
o Location: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, Ohio

"As thousands descend upon Northeast Ohio this summer, we hope to bring some light-hearted fun to the city while people are thinking about the election all while ignoring party lines and generating unbiased patriotic pride," said Kahl.

The results of the REAL Vote will be announced on or around August 12, 2016. For more information about the REAL Vote Campaign or to cast a vote, visit


*Location and times are subject to change.

An American original, Duck® brand is known for its quality and innovation, which now includes a vibrant assortment of hundreds of colors, designs and licenses. Duck Tape® brand duct tape is available nationally at mass merchandise, craft, hardware, home center, food, drug, office, auto and specialty retailers in colors such as gold, sage, fluorescent pink, green and orange, and designs such as Galaxy, Love Tie Dye and Puppy Potpourri.

Duck Tape®, marketed by ShurTech Brands, LLC, offers a vast array of innovative, forward-thinking solutions that help everyone from DIYers to crafters bring their ideas to life. The brand sets trends, inspires creativity and leads the way in crafting, DIY projects and more, giving you the tools you need to create anything you can dream. Visit for additional product information. And, keep up-to-date on Duck® brand news by joining our more than 5 million fans on Facebook® (, following us on Twitter® (@theduckbrand), following our boards on Pinterest® ( and watching us on YouTube® (

ShurTech Brands, LLC, markets DIY (Do It Yourself), EIY (Express It Yourself) and Home & Office consumer products under the Duck®, FrogTape®, T-REX® Tape, Painter's Mate Green® and Shurtape® brands. The company is a subsidiary of Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Hickory, N.C., an industry-leading producer of pressure sensitive masking, duct, packaging and specialty tape products, with facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China. Shurtape services numerous markets, including industrial, packaging, HVAC, professional paint, auto, marine, aerospace, arts and entertainment, and retail. Shurtape also manufactures and markets the Shurtape® and Kip® brands. Visit for more information.

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