Posts by John Fonville

Insuring athletes’ legs … and arms … and hair?

By on May 9, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Sports injuries are common, especially for pros. So common, in fact, that some athletes insure the body parts that helped propel them to fame — like soccer player David Beckham’s legs. One Australian cricket star even insured his iconic bushy moustache! But how necessary is body-part insurance? GEICO Now talks with two sports agents to […]

Posted in: Odds & Ends


Hey feds! Get half-price tickets to Washington Nationals games

By on May 2, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Baseball season’s in full swing, it’s time to celebrate … and save! Federal and military employees can get half off the purchase price on select Nationals tickets for choice home games. Why is GEICO doing this? Since 1936 the Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO) has served the needs of federal and military employees, and this […]

Posted in: Marketing & Communications


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


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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GEICO teams up with National Geographic to save you money

By on February 21, 2012 at 10:11 AM

National Geographic has been telling the earth’s story in thoughtful articles and dazzling photographs for nearly 125 years. GEICO supports National Geographic’s efforts to raise awareness about our planet and the creatures that inhabit it – especially adorable geckos. You can help contribute to this effort and save money, too, by taking advantage of a […]

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Protect yourself from fender-bender fraud

By on February 17, 2012 at 9:16 AM

You’ve seen them on TV: car accident “victims” with fake neck braces trying to win a settlement they don’t deserve. But this is more than TV fiction – fender-bender fraud happens in real life, too. If you get into an accident — big or small — there are things you can do to minimize the […]

Posted in: Claims


Behind the Scenes

By on January 6, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Ever watch a favorite GEICO commercial  and think, “Who comes up with these ideas?” GEICO Now goes straight to the source and talks to the creative director behind some of GEICO’s most loveable characters—from the Gecko to the guinea pigs. He dishes about the Gecko’s origins, how one GEICO character got his own ABC sitcom, […]

Posted in: Marketing & Communications


NASCAR’s chase for the Sprint Cup starts this Sunday in Chicago

By on September 15, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Chicago is known for its hot dogs, skyscrapers and politicians (is that why they call it the “Windy City?”). On Sept. 18, the wind will really be whipping by as NASCAR kicks off its 2011 Sprint Cup Series Championship at the Chicagoland Speedway with the GEICO 400. ESPN will broadcast the event, and more than […]

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GEICO football tour begins in Atlanta with Georgia-Boise State

By on September 2, 2011 at 11:17 AM

The 2011 Best of Football Tour, presented by GEICO, kicks off this Saturday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga., at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, where the Boise State Broncos take on the University of Georgia Bulldogs. Come early to tailgate and look for the GEICO tent, where you can play games like “Finger Flick […]

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