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Topic: Insurance

Meeting Yourself Isn't Altogether Pleasant in Australian Insurance Ads

Theme has been done better before

People meet healthier versions of themselves in Clemenger BBDO's campaign for Bupa, an Australian insurance company. Man, I hate when that happens, especially if my healthier self is also better…

Give Thanks for William Shatner's Epic Turkey-Frying Safety PSA

State Farm goes all-in with four-minute video

One of Hollywood's biggest hams, William Shatner, talks turkey in State Farm's primer for Thanksgiving deep-frying safety. Behold nearly four minutes of an unholy trinity—Shatner, frozen turkeys and hot oil.…

State Farm Site Lets You Wreak Havoc on Your Own House

Type in your address, unleash the alien

Here's a fun way to waste a few minutes of your day. State Farm's new site, State of Chaos, asks for your street address and then uses Google Street View…

State Farm Reprises 'Recover' Ad as Hurricane Irene Exits

Cleaning up to Natasha Bedingfield

State Farm has been airing this "State of Chaos (Recover)" commercial, which first rolled out in June, quite a bit in the past 24 hours. It's a ghostly little ode…

Swedish Insurer Still Magically Making Everything Better

Burglary spot follows burned-out toy store

Do you believe in magic? Forsman & Bodenfors and director Adam Berg play visual tricks once more—with movable sets and deft camerawork instead of CGI—in this Swedish spot for If…

Does This Farmers Insurance Ad Get Its Physics All Wrong?

Eggheads say yes, agency says no

In case you're laboring under the delusion that advertising is rocket science, a pair of physics teachers want to set you straight. The eggheads—Dale Basler and Rhett Allain, writing in…

Do Not Hand Your Children Off to Robots, New Geico Ad Warns

Geico is back with a few new spots, taking a break from the "hypothetical questions" shtick in favor of strange money-saving situations. King among the new ads is "Robot Daycare,"…

Thai Life Insurance Ad Will Leave You a Blubbering Wreck

Man, advertising doesn't get much more throat-lump-inducing than this. Oh hell, go ahead and weep uncontrollably at your desk, it's OK. Another tear-jerker in a long line of tear-jerkers for…

Meet the New Voice of the Aflac Duck

Dan McKeague quacks his way to a new gig

It doesn't look like a duck, but it quacks like a duck, and that's all that matters to Aflac. After a monthlong search, the insurance company has chosen 36-year-old Dan…

Weezer records full-length State Farm jingle

State Farm asked Weezer to record a version of its jingle last year, and since Weezer had already sold its credibility to whoever makes Snuggies back in 2009, they said,…

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