Thursday, April 9, 2009

Let me get this off my Geico chest...

I know I said I wasn't going to post for awhile because of all the work I've been doing on the house, but I have to break my rule this evening. I finished painting the exterior of the house tonight...watered all the flowers, set out the sprinklers to water the grass seed I laid out...barbecued some ribs for my son and me...then finally sat down to relax and watch some TV at about 9:00 p.m. One of the first things that came on was a Geico commercial with this:

I'm sorry, but is there anyone else out there who thinks this is the most totally lame, unimaginative and ridiculous advertising scheme that a company could come up with?? Every time I see it I think, "What the hell were they thinking??" In my opinion, these commercials are obnoxious and make consumers look like idiots. In fact, I'm so totally turned off by it, I would intentionally stay away from Geico because I think this advertising campaign is so stupid.

On another note, I thought their gecko ads were pretty cute, imaginative and funny.

Maybe I'm just jaded because of my insurance experience from hell when my son had his accident in January. And maybe they're desperate because of the current economy. I don't know. But I do know that those ads don't give me the slightest desire to check "all the money I could be saving" with Geico.

Okay...I'm done venting. Back to working on the house.


Jamqueen said...

Had the same feeling when I 1st saw the new commercials--how stupid!

Life's a Beach! said...

I haven't seen the new ads yet. But I did notice in Money or Business Weekly that their new slick ad is letting everyone know that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway owns them.

Warren Buffett and the Gecko. They Go Together Like Pie and Chips. (Do pie and chips go together?)

Islagringo said...

I don't get it but then we don't get American commercials here.

Isla Deb said...

Ann - least I know I'm not the only one.

Beck and Wayne - You haven't missed anything by not seeing these ads. Frankly, I can't believe people were paid for coming up with this campaign.

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