Wednesday, October 9, 2013

What the Duck?

Picture Taken by Dr. Steven Clinton

Whether you love it or you hate it, you are all aware of the 40x30 foot inflatable rubber duck that has arrived in Pittsburgh. On September 27th, the duck hit the waters of the Allegheny River and has been a must see attraction ever since. Even Dr. Steven Clinton, the Marketing Department Head here at RMU, has gone down to Pittsburgh to see what all the hype is about.

“You can’t help but smile when you look at it,” says Clinton. He and his wife recently went down to see the duck and they both experienced the child-like happiness that comes with it. Looking around, Clinton noticed that everyone that was down there to see the duck had a huge smile on their face. I guess there’s just something about a huge rubber duck that makes people smile.

Another thing that attracts people to the duck is the duck’s artistic value. Clinton went down to see it as a part of his research into “art-related publicity for the City of Pittsburgh.”

Ever since its arrival, the duck has drawn people from around the region to Point State Park. Some people come for the artistic value, some to take pictures, or even just for a smile. Whatever the reason may be, there isn’t going to be a shortage of spectators or picture takers at Point State Park as long as the duck is in Pittsburgh.

Post Written by Kristen Koscinski

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