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User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3557 times:

There is a new Geico Insurance television commercial airing on national television in the U.S. The setting is an business office in a building with a skyscrapper view out the window. The Gecko is standing on the desk and sitting behind the desk is a white male (actor I assume) conversing with the Gecko. The guy sort of looks like Bill Walsh, former head coach of the San Francisco 49ers but the voice does not sound like him. Is this guy an actor or famous? Thanks,

David


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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5845 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3542 times:

The "actor" is Warren Buffett, chairman/CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, owner of Geico Insurance.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Buffett



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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2848 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3485 times:

Okay, now I have a question about Geico commercials. Why do they have so many damn advertising campaigns at once? At one point there were 3 up and running at the same time, I think there are 4 now:
> Cavemen
> Normal people with a "celeb" (I still don't think Mrs. Butterworth is a celeb though)
> The lizard
> Now they started one with two wads of banded cash and a pair of eyeballs

Why are there so many!?!?!?  Confused

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User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3219 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3393 times:

It's not totally unprecedented for a company to have more than one unique ad campaign running concurrently but it is unusual to have so many. I would suggest that because their market is so diverse, management , or more likely their ad agency the Martin Agency, decided on this multi-"shotgun" approach to appeal to as many viewers as possible. Geico relies on most sales from customers telephoning or E-mailing on the spot; they have no sales agencies per se, so I think it's plausible they feel thay are reaching a more diverse cross section of prospective clientel.

BTW, the "actor" mentioned above is most certainly NOT Mr. Warren Buffet. regards...jack



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16694 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3391 times:

It's not Warren Buffet, nor is it Bill Walsh who sadly is dead.


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3390 times:



Quoting Tiger119 (Thread starter):

Are you talking about the one where he asks the Geko to wear the suit...? No way is that Warren Buffett



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User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3270 times:



Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 1):
The "actor" is Warren Buffett, chairman/CEO of Berkshire Hathaway,

- It was most definetely NOT Warren Buffett

Quoting STT757 (Reply 4):
Bill Walsh who sadly is dead

- I am sorry to hear that, when did he pass away?

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 5):
Are you talking about the one where he asks the Geko to wear the suit...?

- That's it, that's the one.

David



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