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Topic: Geico

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…

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…

Stephen Colbert's 5 Funniest Lines as Emcee of the Ad Council Dinner

A public service for the industry

FedEx CEO Fred Smith was ostensibly the main man at the Ad Council's annual fundraising dinner on Wednesday night, but it can be hard even for the winner of a…

Study: Display Ads Trump TV at Brand Awareness for Insurers

Nine times greater, per RocketFuel

Update: The original version of this story wrongly suggested that display ads were nine times more likely to lead to coversions compared to TV. Insurance companies may want to consider advertising…

Horizon Media Can Now Buy Programmatic Ads Based on Engagement

Forget CPMs, thanks to True[X] deal

Horizon Media is working with True[X] to programmatically buy ads for its clients where engagement metrics—such as video views, social media likes/shares, clicks, submitted survey forms, etc.—are the "currency," in…

New Technology Allows Brands to Bypass Agencies

First ad buying, now data moves in-house

Progressive is in a digital insurance war, and its ad-buying strategy is its secret weapon. The insurance company has invested in systems on its own, bypassing agencies and working directly with…

Horizon Media Teams Up With Ex-Tennis Pros for a Big Sports Sponsor Play

Revenue expected to exceed $10 million this year

In producing tennis events, former pros Jim Courier and Jon Venison have built a solid business, with revenue expected to exceed $10 million this year. Courier and Venison have grander…

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