SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vern Fonk Insurance today announced the launch of its first-ever “Make Us Laugh” online video contest. From April 4 through April 22, contestants can submit a one-minute video showcasing their comedic talents. The contestant who receives the most votes will be prized $1,000 in cash and the chance to be featured in an official Vern Fonk commercial.
The contest was inspired by the work of the late Rob Thielke, former president of Vern Fonk. In 1995, Thielke began creating the company’s signature slapstick TV commercials, most of which featured him in a starring role. Thielke passed in August, 2015, aged 50 years old, and the “Make Us Laugh” contest is an informal tribute to his work.
“We’re very excited about this opportunity to engage with customers and the public in a new and fun way that encourages the use of their creativity and sense of humor,” said Craig Rexroat, Chief Operating Officer at Vern Fonk. “We look forward to seeing a slew of funny videos that encapsulate the spirit of the Vern Fonk brand for which we are known.”
How to enter the “Make Us Laugh” video contest:
1) Create a funny one-minute video
2) Upload the video to their YouTube
3) Go to the Vern Fonk Facebook page to submit their YouTube video link
The “Makes Us Laugh” contest is open only to legal residents of Oregon and Washington who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry. All video submissions will be voted on over five days from April 25 to April 29. The winner of the contest will be announced within a few days after the contest closes. For more contest information and rules visit www.vernfonk.com.
About Vern Fonk
Vern Fonk Insurance is the largest insurance broker in the state of Washington, and has been serving the Pacific Northwest for more than 50 years. The company specializes in auto, homeowners, and business insurance. Founded in 1952 by Vernon Fonk with one location in Seattle, Washington, the company has grown to 23 locations throughout Washington and Oregon. To learn more, visit www.vernfonk.com.