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AP: Sales manager new voice of Aflac Duck

NEW YORK (AP) - Aflac is betting a sales manager from Minnesota has the voice to drive the name "Aflac" into the recesses of your brain and keep it there.

Daniel McKeague beat out 12,500 others in a contest to replace actor Gilbert Gottfried as the new voice of the supplemental insurance company's duck mascot.

McKeague is 36 and works in sales at KQRS in Minneapolis. He has three children and is known for doing silly voices. His first ad airs tonight during NBC's talent show "The Voice."

Gottfried voiced Aflac's duck for U.S. audiences for 11 years but was ousted in March after making insensitive remarks on Twitter about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

About 75 percent of Aflac's revenue comes from Japan, where the duck is voiced by a different actor. 

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