Skip to comments.My Message to Geico, and their answer. (Glenn Beck Advertising)
Posted on 08/14/2009 2:39:05 PM PDT by xmission
My Message to Geico, and their answer.
I learned yesterday afternoon that Geico had succumbed to lefty pressure, and pulled their advertising from Glenn Beck's show. I decided to email them and tell them that I would be pulling my insurance from their show if they did this.
My Message to Geico:
>General Category: Other > Specific Category: Other > State: NH > > Comments: I read that Geico has pulled their advertising from the Glenn > Beck show due to pressure from a radical leftist group. > > We currently use Geico for all of our car and recreational vehicle > insurance. If this is true, I will be moving all of my insurance to > another company. > > I will also be telling all of my friends, and forwarding this message by > email to everyone that I know. > > I think you should quickly reconsider.
Thank you for contacting GEICO.
Thank you, first of all for your business and also for your interest in this matter.
This week we took action to move our marketing messages from the Glenn Beck show and you are wondering why.
Well you deserve an answer.
If the inflammatory nature of the comments on a program overshadows our message and causes GEICO to be drawn into a national debate, we are likely to reconsider where we place our marketing messages, which is what we did.
GEICO delivers very important messages through its major marketing campaigns: were saving customers dollars, were easy to do business with, were looking out for our policyholders. Thats what we hope the public hears and sees and focuses on.
As a company, we do not take positions on controversial issues.
As an advertiser, while a national debate on issues can be healthy and appropriate, we dont see ourselves in the role of taking part in those debates.
Our business is auto insurance. We want to bring people value and we attempt to reach large audiences with that message.
It is of little benefit to us if a program gets so much attention that our message is drowned out.
GEICO Corporate Communications
They don't take positions on controversial issues?
They took a position by withdrawing. I encourage you to withdraw also.
Call USAA ASAP
Next we kidnap the Gecko. “If you wanna see the little fellow again, you better go back to sponsoring Glenn Beck.”
email link so we don’t have to search for it??
And, if not, why not?
(You can tell by the smarmy accent that he's from a socialist country anyway!)
Geico wants to place their ads only programs that get no attention whatsoever? May I suggest they try telepathy?
Love it.. As a GEICO customer I have the opportunity to take direct action. I will cancel them with relish.
oh crap! did USAA pull advertising too?
Just make sure you don’t switch to progressive insurance, they are even worse
50 and over? Withdraw from AARP, too.
Geico= Warren Buffet company.
I had to use the form here:
Gieco = Government Employees Insurance Company
They used to exist strictly for govt. employees.
Now, they insure everyone.
Gieco abandoned New Jersey drivers in the early 70’s. I don’t care how cheap they are - I’ll never insure anything I own with them.
“I was thinking about getting an insurance quote from Geico.”
Go ahead, you don’t need to sign up, but they will spend time (time=$) preparing one. Then you can ask, are you the Geico that pulled advertising based on political pressure? And you know the rest.
It’s true: Geiko is run by cavemen.
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