Archive: August 2011

Memory of the Month: I’ll connect you!

By on August 30, 2011 at 2:46 PM

In honor of GEICO’s 75th anniversary, we’re sharing an image from GEICO’s past each month this year and inviting you to exercise your caption-writing skills. GEICO has always prided itself on its use of the latest technology. Back in the 1950s, the switchboard hardware you see here, operated by swift and sure-handed employees, comprised a […]

Posted in: Sales and Service

Last-minute road trips

By on August 23, 2011 at 9:27 AM

Guest blogger Heather Li, associate editor, GEICO Now magazine Summer isn’t over yet, so why not pack up the kids and show them a part of the country they’ve never seen before? Here are seven spots across America that will give your child the best “What I did on my summer vacation” story. Venture up […]

Posted in: Odds & Ends

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 […]

Posted in: Odds & Ends, On the Web

Hey Hurricane, how’d you get your name?

By on August 8, 2011 at 12:18 PM

 Now that we’re getting into hurricane season, I thought I’d find the answer to a question I’ve had for some time: how do hurricanes get their names? Some of them are infamous and will never leave our memory – Hurricane Andrew and Hurricane Katrina are perfect examples of that – but why Andrew? And why […]

Posted in: Odds & Ends

Pig tales

By on August 1, 2011 at 12:01 PM

By: Heather Li, associate editor, GEICO Now magazine GEICO’s Piggy commercial was an instant favorite. Who could resist Maxwell’s infectious enthusiasm in the hilarious interpretation of the nursery rhyme “This Little Piggy Went to Market”? Piggy – GEICO Commercial We asked GEICO sales rep Thomas Shaw to explain how, with a little expert assistance, the […]

Posted in: Marketing & Communications