AVON, Ohio, Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- No seat belts needed for this road trip! Simply log on to experience the new, captivating video series: Ready-to-Roll: The All-American Duck Tape® Road Trip. Led by unique personalities, Alana Fickes and Ryan O'Connor, viewers can join them on an interactive journey to uncover the many creative uses of duct tape and celebrate the ingenuity of individuals around the country.
"It's clear that duct tape has evolved beyond being America's favorite fix-all," said Ashley Luke, category manager at ShurTech Brands, LLC, the company that markets Duck® brand duct tape. "We're seeking out duct tape enthusiasts that push the limit—those who see the possible and defy conformity by displaying originality and embracing curiosity in their everyday lives."
The hosts travel the country in "Rudy," the 1977 duct-tape-retrofitted Volkswagen bus to visit a variety of individuals who use duct tape in unconventional ways. Starting on August 3, the creative and ingenious stories from Bellingham, Wash.; Portland, Ore.; Oakland, Calif.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Chicago, Ill.; and Cincinnati, Ohio will be revealed weekly in pictures and videos on www.DuckTapeRoadTrip.com, as well as through Duck® brand Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channels.
While exploring the country with the hosts through weekly episodes and 360-degree videos, fans are also encouraged to share stories of how they, too, use duct tape in unique ways. From Aug. 3, 2016 to Sept. 22, 2016 duct tape enthusiasts can use #DTRoadTrip on Twitter and Instagram to be entered into a sweepstakes to win their share of more than $5,000 in prizes. Visit DuckTapeRoadTrip.com for details.
"The uses of Duck Tape® are endless – from a creative medium to versatile tool," said Luke. "We look forward to celebrating the ingenuity and cultivating new and innovative uses for our products."
Meet the Hosts
Alana Fickes – Alana is a filmmaker, photographer, journalist, artist, host and YouTube travel vlogger based in Los Angeles, California. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram & Vine @LoveAlanaChan, and YouTube: youtube.com/LoveAlanaChan.
DUCK TAPE® BRAND DUCT TAPE
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 duckbrand.com for additional product information. And, keep up-to-date on Duck® brand news by joining our more than 5 million fans on Facebook® (facebook.com/ducktape), following us on Twitter® (@theduckbrand), following our boards on Pinterest® (pinterest.com/theduckbrand) and watching us on YouTube® (youtube.com/theduckbrand).
SHURTECH BRANDS, LLC
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 shurtech.com for more information.
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