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

Cleveland-based Duck® brand invites citizens
to vote for the next patriotic limited-edition Duck Tape

AVON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ducktape–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 kicked off on June 17, 2016 at the Americana-themed Avon
Heritage Duck Tape® Festival and will continue online during
entire month of July, with additional Cleveland-area events during 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.

“Consumers of Duck Tape® are extremely passionate and
enthusiastic about new prints,” said Kahl. “In addition to the patriotic
excitement of this campaign, we are thrilled to provide our consumers a
voice to choose their favorite design.”

At the upcoming Cleveland-area events, each patriot can vote for their
favorite print, while experiencing one-of-a-kind, Americana-themed
sculptures made of Duck Tape®, showcasing both big and small
projects that can be created with America’s Favorite Fix-All. And
similar to a true election, they’ll receive an “I Voted” sticker and
campaign flyer, as well as a variety of other giveaways. Locations

  • Downtown Cleveland, W. 6th Street and W. St. Clair Avenue,

    • Dates/Times: Monday, July 18, 2016 – Thursday, July 21,
      2016; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Experience: Visit the unique 31-foot, custom, bright green
      Duck® Bus “voting booth” while enjoying a fun tour
      featuring the latest and greatest from this vibrant and useful
      product. Duck Tape® sculptures, such as an eagle with
      12-foot wing-span; the Statue of Liberty; and a Great American
      Guitar will be on display.
  • Flats East Bank, Old River Road, 44113

    • Dates/Times: Monday, July 18, 2016 – Thursday, July 21,
      2016; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Experience: Duck Tape® sculptures, such as a
      7-foot wide All-American Cheeseburger; “Mt. Duckmore” featuring
      the faces of our American presidents – with the addition of Trust
      E. Duck; as well as Honest Abe and Uncle Sam will be on display.
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way

    • Date/Time: Monday, July 18, 2016; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Experience: Voting and crafting stations outside the Duck®
      brand van, as well as a life-sized Duck Tape®
      elephant sculpture will be featured.
  • Crocker Park, Crocker Road, Westlake, 44145

    • Dates/Times: Monday, July 18, 2016 – Wednesday, July 20,
      2016; Times: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday, July 21, 2016; 1 p.m.
      to 9 p.m.
    • Experience: Duck Tape® sculptures, such as a
      25-foot-tall replica of the Empire State Building; a
      larger-than-life Adirondack chair; and a patriotic “Big Apple”
      featuring a silhouette of the Statue of Liberty will be on display.

“As thousands descend upon Northeast Ohio, 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

**All dates, times and locations 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
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brand news by joining our more than 5 million fans on Facebook®
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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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  • Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of the Newest Duck Tape. Vote now in the
    @theDuckBrand REAL Vote Campaign.


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Kristi Stolarski, 216-472-2371
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