PITTSBURGH, Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- StarKist® announced today that Charlie® the Tuna, the alTUNAtive 2016 Presidential Candidate, has launched his search for a running mate. Every president needs a vice presidential candidate, and Charlie's campaign team will begin outreach to some of the nation's most well-known brand mascots to join his ticket to run for the White House.
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"Charlie is in good company as one of America's most notable brand mascots," said Andy Mecs, Charlie's campaign manager and Director of Marketing and Innovation at StarKist. "We're optimistic that we'll find the best VP for Charlie – someone that shares Charlie's values and someone who can help bring great taste back to America."
Charlie's ideal swimming-mate believes in the same values, like great nutrition and the power of a tasty on-the-go meal, while also speaking to voters that he can't reach on issues such as having a well-balanced breakfast.
As Charlie narrows down his top picks and gains interest from various brand mascots, StarKist will share the participating VPs' platforms on social media. The official VP voting will open via Facebook from October 17 through October 27 so fans can choose Charlie's official swimming-mate. Participants that cast a VP vote will be entered to win four years – or the course of Charlie's time in office – of free StarKist® tuna flavor fresh pouches. The official announcement of the VP and the grand prize winner will take place on October 28.
A vote for Charlie is a vote for change – at lunch, on the dinner table and in the White House! To get involved and follow the campaign, visit www.facebook.com/starkist.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.), 18 years or older. Enter Sweepstakes by: 10/27/16. To enter and for Official Rules, including prize descriptions, visit https://www.facebook.com/starkist/app/208195102528120/. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: StarKist Co. 225 North Shore Drive, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Administrator: Gatesman+Dave, 2730 Sidney St., Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
StarKist Co. is a food company that is focused on healthy, shelf-stable seafood products in the United States. An industry innovator, StarKist was the first brand to introduce StarKist single-serve pouch products, which include Tuna Creations®, Salmon Creations®, Kid's Creations™ and Gourmet Selects®. As America's favorite tuna, StarKist represents a tradition of quality, consumer trust and a commitment to sustainability. StarKist's charismatic brand icon, Charlie® the Tuna, swam into the hearts of tuna fans in 1961 and is still a fan favorite today. StarKist Co. is a subsidiary of the Dongwon Group.
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