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Topic: Geico

These 16 Videos Are Each a Case Study in Nailing the Right Tone for the Right Audience

Watch Awards honor the top targeted clips

Only a fool (or a brand with billions to spend on media) tries to be all things to all people. That's why Adweek's Watch Awards honor the year's top online videos…

Ad of the Day: Sea Monster Terrorizes Golf Course in Geico's New 'It's What You Do' Spot

Announcers remain unfazed

If you're Geico, you whip up another comically goofy commercial and make sure everyone sees it by taking over the YouTube masthead before rolling it out to TV. It's what…

Ad of the Day: Check Out Geico's First Spots in a While Not Made by The Martin Agency

New work from IQ is still worth a few chuckles

Geico is out with its first commercials that aren't from The Martin Agency in a good long while, but they do continue the brand's tradition of absurd, offbeat humor. Four 15-second…

Geico's 'It's What You Do' Campaign Is in Fair Condition After Emergency Surgery

Classic game crashes latest ad

Is Geico's "It's What You Do" campaign on life support? Not yet, but it's been hospitalized with a severe case of the non sequiturs. I'm not a huge fan of the…

Geico 'Unskippable' and Leica '100' Both Win Grand Prix Awards in Film at Cannes

Always 'Like a Girl' wins gold, narrowly missing top prize

CANNES, France—A gorgeously cinematic film for Leica by F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi and a hilarious and innovative preroll ad for Geico by The Martin Agency each won a Grand Prix…

Dora the Explorer Is a Dream-Crushing Buzzkill in Geico's Excellent New Ad

Hey, it's what she does

Geico's "It's What You Do" campaign, while mildly amusing, hasn't produced any true gems—until now. While it would be nice not to spoil the ending of the Antarctic ad below, Geico…

Ad of the Day: Geico Makes Clever Preroll Ads That Are Basically Unskippable

Those first five seconds are key

Viewership rates for YouTube preroll ads are generally poor. Part of the problem is, very few marketers specifically tailor ads to preroll—they prefer simply to run their TV spots unchanged.…

Since the Ebola Scare, This Sanitizer-Dispensing Ad Company Has Been Cleaning Up

Terraboost Media saw usage increase as much as 650%

Sales of hand sanitizer surged during the Ebola scare, increasing about 56 percent in October 2014 over the previous year, according to data from IRI, a market research firm. But…

Salt-N-Pepa Finds a Whole New Generation of Fans

'90s icons talk about how an ad put them back in the Zeitgeist

No '90s playlist would be complete without such Salt-N-Pepa hits as "Shoop," "Whatta Man" and "Let's Talk About Sex." A slightly earlier hit, "Push It," was appropriated by insurer Geico…

Ad of the Day: It's Hump Day All Over Again in Geico's New Commercial

Classic spot has unforeseen repercussions

Spoofing your own ads. It's what you do. The Martin Agency's work for Geico has often been hilariously self-aware. The whole "So easy, a caveman can do it" thing was advertising…

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