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Allstate Features Home Ravaged by Hurricane Sandy in Ad, but Fights Owners on Claim Staten Island couple cry foul

Allstate finds itself weathering a storm of bad publicity owing to a recent commercial that showed its "agents of good" rushing in to provide assistance in the wake of the…

January 4, 2013, 9:36 AM EST

When Pigs Fly: Geico Brings Back Maxwell for Airplane Ad New spot pushes insurance app

Maxwell the talking pig returns in an amusingly twisted tale (tail?) from The Martin Agency and Geico. The oinker uses the company's smartphone app to pay his insurance bill while…

December 31, 2012, 9:38 AM EST

Ad of the Day: State Farm Kids offer their take on Hurricane Sandy in concert-timed spot from DDB and Joe Pytka

Last night, a long list of legendary musicians got together at Madison Square Garden to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy relief. The median age of the artists—a group that included…

December 13, 2012, 3:32 PM EST

Insurance Ad Promises Coverage for Cars Sliced in Half by Lightsabers Hey, you never know

Lots of insurance policies promise protection from unexpected mayhem. Only DBS in Singapore claims to cover cars sliced in half by lightsabers. And to advertise that promise, Tribal DDB put…

October 29, 2012, 10:27 AM EDT

Flo Survives Progressive Scandal, Fronts New Charity Initiative Character's red-carpet dress auctioned on eBay

Remember six weeks ago, when people were calling for Flo's pale, peppy head on a platter after Progressive supposedly defended a customer's killer in court? Well, we knew Flo was…

September 25, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT

Giant Idiot on Speedboat Needs Good Insurance, Better Swimsuit Centraal Beheer's latest comical spot

Dutch insurance company Centraal Beheer is known for its amusing TV ads, and its latest, from DDB Amsterdam, more than measures up. It features a doofus in a red Speedo—containing…

September 5, 2012, 10:19 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Geico Eddie Money falls short of paradise, but The Martin Agency's 'Happier Than' spots generally do the trick

The lyrics to Eddie Money's 1977 song "Two Tickets to Paradise" sound a lot like a promo for a Club Med sweepstakes. But it's car-insurance brand Geico that dug up…

August 28, 2012, 2:36 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Allianz Thinking of driving drunk? Have a good look in the mirror first

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the drunkest of them all? Ogilvy Brazil is more determined than ever to stop you from driving drunk. The agency is actually something of an…

August 17, 2012, 12:27 PM EDT

Flo Suddenly a Problem for Progressive in Its Social-Media Crisis Charming ad character now insipid

Progressive Insurance is surely longing for the days when the Internet's most pressing question about its spokeswoman Flo was whether she is hot or not.      Matt Fisher's devastating Tumblr post…

August 14, 2012, 3:01 PM EDT

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