Tag: Gecko

GEICO announces plans to open fast food restaurant chain

By on April 1, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Fifteen minutes could save you 15 percent or more on car insurance. Everybody knows that. And soon, 1.5 minutes could save you 15 percent or more on your breakfast burrito.  Later this year, GEICO will open “Gecko’s,” a new chain of fast-food restaurants across the U.S. with the same values as our insurance products: big […]

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Waving the flag at the GEICO 400

By on October 2, 2013 at 4:08 PM

By guest blogger Alex Danoff A couple of weeks ago, NASCAR’s “Chase for the Sprint Cup” motored through Joliet, Ill., for the GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Persevering through tough, wet conditions and a more than five-hour rain delay, Matt Kenseth beat his competition to the checkered flag to take home first place. As the […]

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Memory of the Month: Celebrate good times; come on!

By on June 28, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Each month, we share an image from GEICO’s past and invite you to exercise your caption-writing skills. We’ve had a LOT to celebrate here at GEICO lately. In February, our Long Island regional center had its 40th birthday. The Gecko published his book of wry observations and advice, You’re Only Human, in March. Later that […]

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Fumich and Nelson run from D.C. to Boston to aid bombing victims

By on June 21, 2013 at 9:28 AM

By guest blogger Chris Tasher Earlier this month, two Americans ran and ran and ran and ran … day and night … until 450 miles and five long days were behind them. They were on a mission to raise funds for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and to raise spirits. Americans, they knew, […]

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geico.com has a fancy new look

By on September 19, 2012 at 4:51 PM

We’ve been working hard to bring you an easier, more streamlined experience on geico.com. The new design makes it simpler to log in, pay a bill or get an ID card. You’ll also see a whole new color scheme and still be greeted by the loveable Gecko.   It’s all about making your online experience […]

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Maxwell needs your vote

By on September 14, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Maxwell, the piggy who got his start going “Weeeee! Weeeeee!” all the way home in a GEICO ad and has since appeared in several more spots, is now a candidate for Favorite Ad Icon of the Year. But Maxwell won’t be able to defeat his rivals – who include that salesgirl from another insurer – […]

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The Gecko takes a social media trip across America

By on November 29, 2011 at 3:33 PM

How long would it take a gecko to travel from sea to shining sea? While GEICO’s new commercials may offer brief glimpses into the Gecko’s journey across America (so far leading him from the office parking lot to New York City and Texas), his journey will be far more comprehensive and interactive online thanks to […]

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Geocaching with the Gecko (and 5 million others)

By on August 18, 2011 at 7:38 AM

Until a few weeks ago, I’d never heard of geocaching. Someone mentioned in a meeting that GEICO was doing a “Find the Gecko” geocaching promotion, and the idea was met with confused stares. Somehow I had never met one of the 5 million people worldwide who already participate. After a little research, I ended up […]

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The Gecko: A retrospective

By on April 26, 2010 at 9:03 AM

Part 2: ‘If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.’ The Gecko has come a long way since his first appearance in the spring of 1999.  After a few years of futile efforts to explain that he was not GEICO, in 2002 the Gecko decided “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.” He auditioned to become […]

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The Gecko: A retrospective

By on April 2, 2010 at 9:17 AM

At first, the Gecko just wanted to clear up the confusion about the correct pronunciation of “GEICO.” Part 1: Born on a napkin, reptile just wanted to be left alone People have many questions about our fine green friend, so I thought it would be appropriate to share a little “Gecko history.” GEICO (the acronym […]

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