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Jack Hanna Announces New Partnership with Nationwide Insurance

Media Alert: Monday, March 08, 2010

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March 8, 2010

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Patty Peters
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Columbus, Ohio—  Jack Hanna announced today a new partnership with Nationwide Insurance. Hanna’s popular syndicated TV show, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild and his national speaking tour, “Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild LIVE” will be sponsored by Nationwide Insurance®.
 
“I’m pleased to begin this new relationship with my longtime friends at Nationwide Insurance,” said Hanna. “I’ve spent my whole career as an advocate for animals and conservation. My partnership with Nationwide Insurance is a natural fit because they are advocates too – for their customers, their hometown community, and their hometown zoo.
 
Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio has been a long-time supporter of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, dating back to Hanna’s early days as zoo director in 1978 and Nationwide’s support of the American Bald Eagle Exhibit. This year, Nationwide is supporting the return of polar bears to the Columbus Zoo as a major donor for the new Polar Frontier exhibit. Nationwide Insurance and the Columbus Zoo are partnering again as joint title sponsors of Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild.
 
“For decades, Jack Hanna has been a tireless ambassador for animal conservation, the Columbus Zoo and our hometown,” said Jim Lyski, chief marketing officer for Nationwide. “It’s this passion that we feel is a perfect match for the Nationwide brand. We hope to build a strong relationship with the millions of fans of Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild by establishing common ground in our shared advocacy for wildlife conservation and the protection of all living creatures.”
 
Nationwide Insurance will have a presence in Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild starting the weekend of March 13, 2010.  To find out when the show airs, please visit www.jhitw.com.  Visit nationwide.com/jackhanna for more information on Jack’s partnership with Nationwide. 
 

About Nationwide Insurance                                                            

Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by A.M. Best. The company provides a full range of personalized insurance and financial services, including car insurance, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, life insurance, farm, commercial insurance, administrative services, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and health and productivity services. For more information about this new Nationwide sponsorship, please visit, www.nationwide.com.
 

About Jack Hanna

Animal expert Jungle Jack Hanna’s hands-on approach has won him widespread acclaim as Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo, conservationist, author, television personality, and lifelong adventurer. After twelve years hosting Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, he launched his latest syndicated TV series, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild. In 2008, Into the Wild received a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Children's Series, and Jack was nominated for Best Host of a Children’s Series.  Recognized around the country as America’s favorite zookeeper, Jack has made countless television appearances since 1983 on shows such as Good Morning America, The Late Show with David Letterman, Larry King Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Maury Show, Fox News Programs, and CNN News Programs.  For more information, visit www.jackhanna.com and www.jhitw.com
 
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