Super Bowl advertising sucks, and GEICO takes a hit

Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share

3 February 2014

GEICO is among the worst of this year’s Super Bowl advertising

If you read my earlier blog on this inflated beast then you already know how certain I am that Super Bowl advertising is a failed medium (buying price-inflated time on too broad of an audience medium). Super Bowl advertising sucks. But here is the real downside for those that participate.

Your ad has to be NEW and it had better be FUNNY. After all, that is how these stupid ad agencies behave and it is what the untargeted audience demands.

“Therefore, GEICO should have avoided the venue all together. If it was going to participate, it forgot half of the equation — NEW.”

 

Super Bowl advertisingSuper Bowl advertising is getting worse

Enter GEICO. Hmm, let me see, a pig at a counter, getting his ID picture taken while he demonstrates that GEICO has a new mobile app. Haven’t I seen that before? Yes I have.

Therefore, GEICO should have avoided the venue all together. If it was going to participate, it forgot half of the equation — NEW. All the audience is left with is disappointment in the brand. Now there is great brand equity. Disappointment.

File that away with how much money 15% will save you when you switch to GEICO. Oh, and don’t forget to use the really cool app.

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