Tag: Gecko

Downhill race day finds the Gecko on Pocono slopes

By on March 6, 2015 at 11:37 AM

By guest blogger Mike Young, public relations Geckos are only found in tropical locales, right? So wrong … if you’re the GEICO Gecko. Recently, our jovial and amazingly athletic Gecko hit the slopes at Big Boulder in northeastern Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains for the first annual Mascot Mayhem Ski Race. This comical caper pitted some of […]

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GEICO turns up the dial for Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego

By on January 19, 2015 at 1:44 PM

The numbers are in, and for GEICO and CBS Radio, they’re quite an achievement. The 5th Annual Holiday of Miracles Radiothon, hosted by CBS Radio’s KYXY 96.5 in San Diego in December and sponsored by GEICO, raised $284,000 to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital. This pushed the radiothon’s five-year fundraising total to more than $1,384,000 for […]

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Best of 2014: our most popular blog posts

By on January 5, 2015 at 10:27 AM

Each year, I look back at the “best” blog posts we published. By “best,” I’m referring to the posts that got the most traffic, the most interesting comments, or had the most shares via social media. Here are the five posts you loved the most in 2014, and we look forward to sharing more exciting […]

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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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Dallas interns and associates ‘Stuff the Bus’ and ‘Paint the Fence’ for local schools

By on September 9, 2014 at 3:48 PM

One of the reasons I’m proud to work at GEICO is that our associates so often participate in volunteer events or fundraiser to benefit their local communities. Recently, GEICO’s Dallas summer interns took the lead in organizing two events to aid local schools. The first event the group organized was “Stuff the Bus.” Members of […]

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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

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 race’s sponsor, GEICO was out […]

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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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