Archive: April 2010

What happened to the caveman?

By on April 30, 2010 at 7:38 AM

Recently I had the opportunity to chat with the caveman to see what he’s been up to. Rebecca:  You know, you have a lot of fans who want to know where you are and what you’ve been doing. Caveman:  Yeah, I know.  I try to remain a man of mystery.  But seriously, I just got […]

Posted in: Marketing & Communications

The Gecko and the Girl Scouts

By on April 29, 2010 at 7:43 AM

Guest Blogger: Nicki A., public affairs project coordinator, Maryland Motor vehicle crashes are the leading killer of teenagers in the United States, accounting for 35 percent of all teenage deaths. Statistics like this are repeatedly discussed during the GEICO Girl Scout DASHboard patch program. The DASHboard program resulted from a collaboration between GEICO and the […]

Posted in: Odds & Ends

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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GEICO Glovebox(SM): Now for the iPod Touch and iPad

By on April 21, 2010 at 10:10 AM

The GEICO Glovebox iPhone App has been available in the iTunes App Store since December, receiving over 300,000 downloads so far (and just as many compliments). But it was only available for the iPhone with our initial release. Well, you asked and we answered. *drumroll* GEICO Glovebox is now available to download for the iPod […]

Posted in: Marketing & Communications, On the Web

It’s a hockey night! Follow the road to the Stanley Cup

By on April 17, 2010 at 1:30 PM

Outside of work, hockey consumes the majority of my free time. And for the next two months, I’ll be enjoying the greatest tournament in all of sports … the NHL playoffs. If you’re as passionate as I am about the game, you’re always looking for more ways to stay connected. Here are some ways you […]

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GEICO and the NHL

By on April 16, 2010 at 1:18 PM

OK, hockey lovers, we get it — the smell of the ice, the chill in the air and the intense action that is the NHL. Because we get it, GEICO is a proud sponsor of the NHL for the 2009/2010 season. We love hockey fans’ loyalty and devotion, and because we had already been sponsoring 17 of […]

Posted in: Marketing & Communications

GEICO announces 2009 Safety Belt Poster Contest winners

By on April 15, 2010 at 9:36 AM

We’ve recently announced the winners of the 2009 GEICO Safety Belt Poster and Video Contest! We presented our five grand-prize winners with a $650 check and gave an additional $500 check to each national winner’s school art program. The GEICO teen driving team traveled to each of the student’s schools to present them with their […]

Posted in: Safety and Insurance Issues

Outdoor jammin’, part 1: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

By on April 12, 2010 at 9:17 AM

Happy #MusicMonday! Get out the sunscreen, pack the cooler and reserve your campsite. The music festival season is upon us. I’ll take you across the country this summer with previews of all the best festivals across the U.S. So pack up the car, download the music playlists and hit the open road for some music […]

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Rock Virginia Beach this weekend at Bikers for Tykes & Troops Rally

By on April 8, 2010 at 1:01 PM

Going to be in/around the Virginia Beach area this weekend? If so, drop by the 2010 Bikers for Tykes & Troops Motorcycle Rally. All the weekend’s fun-filled festivities will benefit the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and the USO of Hampton Roads. Here are just a few of the weekend’s highlights to tempt your […]

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What makes GEICO tick?

By on April 6, 2010 at 11:11 AM

Guest Blogger: Chandler A., claims manager, Macon, Ga. At GEICO, being “fanatics for outstanding customer service” is the fabric of our corporate culture and the primary building block for all that we do. My view on this comes from a unique perch. You see, I happen to be the only “me” there is in this entire company. […]

Posted in: Claims

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