Topic: Insurance

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Jan. 18-25

Nike counts on Kobe, Barclays counts your pennies, and you can count on the Guinness clock

This week, Starbucks shows some love for the most hated day of the week, Dean Winters brings more mayhem for Allstate, and Internet Explorer—like many of us—is nostalgic for the…

The Spot: 'Mayhem' Forever

Dean Winters is reborn as Leo Burnett's iconic Allstate campaign keeps making mischief

IDEA: Two and a half years after it was born, Allstate's "Mayhem" campaign is now going into labor. As mayhem personified, Dean Winters has played dozens of mischievous roles, representing…

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Dec. 28 - Jan. 4

Nike disses the NHL, Fiat raps about motherhood and Pixar goes back to college

This week, cigarettes get tumorous and even more disgusting in a new PSA, Cookie Monster quickly breaks his New Year's resolution and Apple's timing is off in its promotion of…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…