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July 3rd, 2007, 09:04 PM #1Geico Commercials
I am sick and tired of these damm caveman commercials. I will never use Geico ever. I don't care if they give me free insurance, and to think that they are developing a tv show around this garbage.
July 3rd, 2007, 09:12 PM #2
July 3rd, 2007, 09:32 PM #3
July 3rd, 2007, 09:59 PM #4
Pure marketing Genius. It reminds of me of "Coca Cola" clothes back in the 80's.David Carter
July 3rd, 2007, 10:07 PM #5
It is not genius if I tell my large family and neighbors and they stop using this insurance company.
There is a reason why Hootie & the Blowfish's second album didn't sell well. Its called overkill. Every other commecial on fox sports ny is this geicko caveman stuff.
July 3rd, 2007, 10:12 PM #6
I don't watch much television but when I do I notice one thing. There is never, NEVER, any commercial break without a car commercial in it. Start looking for it, you'll see.
July 3rd, 2007, 10:25 PM #7
Personally, I love the caveman ads. They are currently the best ads on TV. However, even I will agree that making an actual TV series around it is a truly horrendous idea.Rick M.
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July 3rd, 2007, 10:38 PM #8Originally Posted by nyfalcon
Unless they put some nice looking ½ naked cave-woman commercials too, I just want to see my favorite green lizard back.
On the last caveman commercial I saw, the stupid caveman rather answer his cell phone, than get help from the ugly old looking therapist hack, he's visiting.
July 3rd, 2007, 11:35 PM #9Originally Posted by nyfalcon
As for the ads, despite avoiding TV they put out so many of those ads that even I've seen 'em too much.
But their ads aren't the reason I don't use Geico and don't intend to. My current insurance agent is only a block away, which means I can zip up there on the due date and know my payment will be credited. With Geico, who knows where they are? I never see a Geico office around here. So that'd mean mailing the check in. Almost all my other payments are done online, so chances are that I'd forget all about 'em until the last second, and by then it's too late to do a mail-in.
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July 4th, 2007, 12:03 AM #10
They must spend a ton on adv.
'professional announcer' campaign
sometimes just a regular commercial campaign
July 4th, 2007, 08:36 AM #11
I am so glad I rarely watch TV.
But I have seen that freak a time or too. Poor Vinny. Cut back on the TV my friend, TIVO through it, or write Geico in protest. If all else fails, write your congressman. I hear from a reliable source that you are quite talented with letters...
July 4th, 2007, 08:40 AM #12
They should bring back captain Caveman.Jamie
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July 4th, 2007, 09:26 AM #13
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While I don't like anything that re-re-re-...peats - either Warren Buffet really likes his cavemen or the ads work.
July 4th, 2007, 12:31 PM #14Originally Posted by Leader
July 5th, 2007, 08:53 AM #15
It turns out that Cavemen is just a proxy for the minority pov, in fact they're meant to be the new "minority".
Nothing decisive in mind here, it may simply be a social/cultural line as to who the ads connects to.
Joel Stein, of the LA Times, wrote a great op-ed on this. The ad writer (Joe Lawson), along with the directors, pitched the script to ABC. Geico gets a percentage, in return for relinquishing creative control.
"Lawson's great artistic crime is that he took a concept for a medium that sells things and shifted it to a medium whose purpose is to get people to watch the medium that sells things."
July 5th, 2007, 08:57 AM #16
If you hate them, you'll hate them even more when theirTV Show starts
July 5th, 2007, 11:52 AM #17Originally Posted by HardwareGeek
July 5th, 2007, 11:57 AM #18
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Just poor market research. I think a cavewomen series would get better ratings. Haven't read much about this series, are there going to be cavewomen too? Or just cavemen with modern women?
"The network even picked up a comedy called "Cavemen," adapted from the Geico commercials as an offbeat commentary on ethnic prejudice from the perspective of three prehistoric guys trying to make their way in the modern world."
Think Clan Of The Cave Bear, Quest For Fire, need cavewomen = ratings
July 5th, 2007, 03:16 PM #19
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