Archive: September 2011

Memory of the Month: Look it up!

By on September 28, 2011 at 2:39 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. Once upon a time – OK, it was up until the 1970s – GEICO underwriters would refer to the enormous rating manuals you see here to find the proper rate […]

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How to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day. Arrrr!

By on September 19, 2011 at 6:00 AM

Ahoy! You probably didn’t get the day off work or school for today’s very important—but little known— holiday. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate “Talk Like a Pirate Day”. The premise is simple. Just talk like a pirate all day on September 19. Need help? You’re in the right place, matey. Some Simple Terms […]

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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: 75 years young today!

By on September 9, 2011 at 8:43 AM

Strike up the band and let’s get this party started! It’s GEICO’s birthday today! Yes, the company Leo Goodwin had the nerve to launch during the Great Depression is now 75 years young. I say young because, unlike some septuagenarians, GEICO still acts like a brash upstart in many ways. Our ads amuse some and […]

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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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