Sing, Dance, Celebrate and SHOUT with new William Shatner Video Ecard from American Greetings!
PR Newswire, Cleveland (May 19, 2016)
What should William Shatner shout for you? The award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist and horseman can now add “greeting card personality” to his long list of impressive professional accomplishments with the launch of the newest American Greetings customizable ecard. Set to the classic song “Shout,” William Shatner brings his incomparable and hilarious style of spoken-word singing – complete with backup singers and flashing lights – to this unforgettable way to connect with all your favorite people.
“What a unique and fun way to say something nice to a friend or even an enemy,” said Shatner. “You send this ecard and you’ll laugh.”
The wide-ranging list of occasions that William Shatner will help you celebrate includes the regulars, like Birthday, Thank You, Get Well, Wedding, Baby, Graduation, Father’s Day, Christmas and Valentine’s Day – but the random and unexpected occasions are sure to have you laughing out loud. Who wouldn’t want William Shatner to sing them a personalized congratulatory song for “winning the internet,” being paroled or posting something on social media that you actually wanted to read? There is even an ecard for no reason at all – just a “big, fat excuse to say ‘Hi!’”
After selecting the celebration-worthy occasion from the list of 32 options, consumers are able to personalize the ecard by choosing from over 1,100 names. Can’t find an exact match for your recipient’s name? Choose an endearment like Friend, Buddy or Honey.
“At American Greetings, we know that consumers love to celebrate the important people in their lives in BIG ways, and what could be bigger than a personalized song that is sung especially for them by a Hollywood icon?” said Andrew Gallo, President of American Greetings Interactive. “The beauty of this brand-new ecard featuring the one-and-only William Shatner is that – in addition to being comical, entertaining and downright fun – it’s the perfect greeting for practically every occasion from major holidays to simply brightening someone’s day.”
Consumers can find this William Shatner ecard and more digital options for staying connected at www.americangreetings.com. A great selection of inspiring cards from American Greetings is also available in the app stores for mobile devices, at participating drug chains, grocery stores and mass retailers nationwide, as well as in American Greetings and Carlton Cards retail stores. For more information on American Greetings, visit www.corporate.americangreetings.com. You can also follow American Greetings on Twitter, Facebook, American Greetings blog, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram.
About American Greetings Corporation
As a leader in meaningful connections, American Greetings Corporation is a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in making the world a more thoughtful and caring place. Founded in 1906, the Company's major greeting card lines are American Greetings, Carlton Cards, Gibson, Recycled Paper Greetings and Papyrus, and other paper product offerings include DesignWare party goods and American Greetings and Plus Mark gift-wrap and boxed cards. American Greetings also has one of the largest collections of greetings on the Web, including greeting cards available at Cardstore.com and ecards available at AmericanGreetings.com. In addition to its product lines, American Greetings also creates and licenses popular character brands through the AG Entertainment group. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings generates annual revenue of approximately $2 billion, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide. For more information on the Company, visit www.corporate.americangreetings.com.
About William Shatner
William Shatner has cultivated a career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, and horseman. He is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures and a major philanthropist.
In 1966, Shatner originated the role of “Captain James T. Kirk” in the television series Star Trek. The series spawned a feature film franchise where Shatner returned as Captain Kirk in seven of the Star Trek movies, one of which he directed.
Shatner played the title role in the hit television series T.J. Hooker before hosting television’s first reality-based series, Rescue 911.
He won Emmys and his first Golden Globe for his portrayal of eccentric lawyer “Denny Crane” on both The Practice and Boston Legal. He received four more Emmy nominations, as well as other Golden Globe and SAG Award nods.
Off the screen and broadcast waves, Shatner has authored nearly 30 best-sellers in both the fiction and non-fiction genres. His autobiography, Up Till Now, was a New York Times best-seller and was followed by Shatner Rules, which was released in October 2011. William Shatner’s new book, Hire Yourself, was released in May 2015.
In April 2011, Shatner launched his one-man show, Shatner’s World that became a big hit on Broadway.
Shatner continues to act, write, produce and direct, while still making time to work with charities and further his passion in equestrian sports. He and his wife, Elizabeth, and three married children live in Los Angeles.
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