Archive: March 2012

Memory of the Month: Reel-y advanced technology

By on March 29, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Each month, we share an image from GEICO’s past and invite you to exercise your caption-writing skills. Here we are on the Enterprise, where Mr. Spock is showing a group of Retrovian ambassadors around the starship’s technology center. OK, not really. Although it does look like there’s a tour in progress here, this late-1960s photo […]

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Advertising giants take a trip back to 1965 in Newsweek’s tribute to Mad Men

By on March 27, 2012 at 9:34 AM

There’s a lot to be said about GEICO’s commercials over the years, especially all the fun we’ve had with our beloved Gecko. But how would the Gecko fare in the golden age of 1960s advertising? Here’s your chance to find out – and express your opinion. This week’s issue of Newsweek celebrates the return of […]

Posted in: Marketing & Communications


GEICO’s got talent – [video]

By on March 23, 2012 at 7:41 AM

By guest blogger Shannon Smedstad, GEICO human resources Each year, GEICO associates look forward to our annual company meeting in February, and not just because there’s usually good news to share. One of the highlights in recent years has been the music video that kicks off the meeting. A few weeks later, we post the […]

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St. Patrick’s Day ain’t what it used to be – thank goodness

By on March 16, 2012 at 7:33 AM

Back when I was young and foolish – or let’s say younger and more foolish – my friends and I actually thought it was important to “get our Irish on” for St. Patrick’s Day. Of course that consisted mostly of consuming our share of a variety of fine Irish libations. I can’t claim to have […]

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The rise of teen driver deaths – what more can be done?

By on March 12, 2012 at 9:32 AM

As the father of a young man who’s in the process of getting his driver’s license, I’m keenly interested in anything that’s related to keeping young drivers safe on the road. Naturally, I was troubled by a report I saw recently from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), which said that the number of 16- […]

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Federal workers to face off for laughs in standup comedy contest

By on March 5, 2012 at 3:41 PM

The GEICO Gecko is known for his cheeky responses that make people laugh, so it’s fitting that after 75 years of providing many discounts and benefits for federal employees, GEICO will sponsor Funniest Fed®, a standup comedy contest for federal employees in the D.C. area. Starting in March, auditions for the contest begin and elimination […]

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Memory of the Month: Talking turkey

By on March 1, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Each month, we share an image from GEICO’s past and invite you to exercise your caption-writing skills. GEICO associates have always had a competitive streak. That has helped us rise from being the nation’s sixth-largest auto insurer in the 1980s (when I began my career here) to our current status as third-largest. But we’ve always […]

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