Posts by Andrea Paton-Ash

Holiday sweaters, cookies and gingerbread houses keep us cozy

By on December 16, 2014 at 2:28 PM

The holidays are full of traditions and, here at GEICO headquarters in Washington, D.C., my corporate communications colleagues and I recently renewed ours: a cookie throwdown. With 18 different cookies to sample and vote on, everyone left with a sugar buzz, a smile and a bag full of cookies to take home. Chocolate peppermint cookies, […]

Posted in: Odds & Ends, Working at GEICO


Going Publick: The GEICO Gecko Series brings theater to Maryland students

By on December 2, 2014 at 3:41 PM

When he’s not on our TV screens, the GEICO Gecko can be found handing out high-fives at some of our charitable events around the country. Once a month through May 2015, the Gecko will be at the Publick Playhouse in Cheverly, Md., greeting Prince George’s County Title One students for the GEICO Gecko Series of […]

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Appreciation abounds at GEICO

By on November 26, 2014 at 12:11 PM

November is a time to reflect upon what we’re thankful for, and we continue the tradition with this month’s GEICO Careers Now video. If you were ever curious about what it’s like to work at GEICO, you’ll see what a few of my colleagues at our corporate headquarters in Washington, D.C., had to say about […]

Posted in: Odds & Ends, Working at GEICO


Pushin’ it with Salt-N-Pepa

By on November 24, 2014 at 9:50 AM

What do you do with a lawnmower or a blocking sled? Well, you push it. If you’re Salt-N-Pepa, you tell people to push it real good. And if you want to save 15% or more on car insurance, you switch to GEICO. It’s what you do! Check out the second spot in GEICO’s “It’s What […]

Posted in: Marketing & Communications, On the Web


Be careful what you wish for

By on November 10, 2014 at 11:27 AM

We’ve all daydreamed now and then about a genie fulfilling our wishes. But what happens if that genie misunderstands your precious wish? No take-backs? The latest and (sadly) the last of GEICO’s ‘Did You Know’ ad campaign aired early November featuring a genie that just didn’t quite get one unlucky guy’s wish. Genies can be […]

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Right on track for the GEICO 500

By on October 14, 2014 at 3:42 PM

In just a few days, the quiet town of Talladega, Alabama, will roar to life with the sounds of engines and cheering fans; the GEICO 500 kicks off on Oct. 17 for three days of NASCAR thrills. About two hours west of Atlanta and an hour east of Birmingham, this small city is home to […]

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40 years of magic in Macon

By on September 5, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Georgia is on our mind! GEICO’s Macon office, in the heart of Georgia, celebrated its 40th anniversary on Aug. 12. The office opened in 1974 with only 150 associates dressed in their favorite flare pants and wide lapels. While the fashions have changed over the years, our Macon associates’ drive has not. Today, Macon is […]

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Becoming the GEICO Gecko

By on June 24, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Ever wonder what it’s like to be advertising icon the GEICO Gecko? Our D.C. office held a Gecko Appreciation Lunch to honor past and present Gecko costume wearers, and I was honored to participate in the Gecko auditions! Fun fact: you can’t see your feet! At each event, the Gecko has a full-time handler who […]

Posted in: Marketing & Communications, Working at GEICO


Combat complacency this hurricane season

By on May 30, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Hurricane season kicks off June 1, but this week is about getting you, your family, and your property ready for what’s to come this season. National Hurricane Preparedness Week is the right time for you to get and stay prepared for one of Mother Nature’s most destructive forces. Life by the sea can be quite […]

Posted in: Claims, Safety and Insurance Issues


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