LAST CALL: Allianz Life Insurance Company

As Allianz Life Insurance Company prepared to open a new

Minneapolis headquarters, management had photos taken of all 1,600

employees for "new ID badges." But they were all in for a surprise on

their first day of work when they saw their mugs splashed all over a

105' x 105' banner on the side of the new building. John McKay, SVP of

corporate marketing and communications, joked, "They're probably the

nicest security badge photos you'll see." Local media covered the event,

but as it happened, McKay got the most coverage from local traffic

reporters. The Allianz building abuts Highway 394, and the banner caused

a traffic jam that received mention during morning drive time by local


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