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Geico lets Don LaFontaine do his thing

The joke’s getting a bit old, but it’s still fun to see Don LaFontaine, “that announcer guy from the movies,” giving an unnecessary, ultra-dramatic voiceover in yet another ad, this…

August 24, 2006, 9:06 AM EDT

Cavemen: on the rise, or on the decline?

So, after reading a Wall Street Journal story yesterday about Anheuser-Busch’s latest campaign (“Inner Caveman Returns to Bud Light,” subscription only), I thought I might be on to a trend:…

July 26, 2006, 9:13 AM EDT

What’s next, a Geico inflatable gecko?

Readers will be happy to know that huge strides have been made in the field of inflatable companionship. Reuters reports on the success in the U.K. of “Buddy on…

July 25, 2006, 1:52 PM EDT

Shakin’ it with one of Geico’s favorites

Last night I went out on the town, catching Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers in downtown Greensboro, N.C. They put on an amazing show, with frontman JD’s hyperactivity backed by the…

July 10, 2006, 12:30 PM EDT

Is Geico missing the boat with the cavemen?

We get some amusing letters in the AdFreak mailbox. Like this one, sent to us (and cc:ed to Geico’s communications people) by a person who shall remain unnamed, in response…

February 17, 2006, 10:49 AM EST

Why Geico’s gecko is now a cockney yob

Responding to an AdFreak post recently, angry_youth asked, “Can someone explain why the [Geico] gecko sounds like an extra from a Guy Ritchie film? Seriously, who decided the Geico company…

February 16, 2006, 8:58 AM EST

The caveman that keeps on giving

Geico’s gotta be lovin’ the buzz it’s getting from its goofy Martin Agency ads, particularly the “Caveman Insult” spot. The 30-second spot, which won a silver at this year’s One…

October 20, 2005, 8:48 AM EDT

Juan Valdez, Geico gecko named top icons

No wonder everyone was crowding around Juan Valdez and his mule yesterday. The Colombian Coffee icon wields official star power, having been named Icon of the Year, along with the…

September 27, 2005, 10:45 AM EDT

Geico vs. Google

Maybe you haven't noticed, but that little Geico lizard has been doing some Kung Fu fighting with Google, and so far it's losing. Geico is attempting to sue Google for…

December 17, 2004, 9:12 AM EST

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