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Kentucky Lt. Governor Bashing the Study of History (updated April 9)

Don McNay | Posted 04.09.2016 | Politics
Don McNay

I was stunned when Kentucky's Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton told the Eastern Kentucky University Progress (a paper that I wrote for from 1978 to 1980) that, "I would be looking for degrees that would land a job. I would not be studying history."

Weak Slogans Weaken Your Brand

Ira Kalb | Posted 10.04.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

Slogans that do not help the market understand what companies do or what makes them unique are largely ineffective. Even worse, if they make hard to believe claims, they can cause prospective buyers to not trust the company. Once trust is gone, sales and profits head south.

Here's A Preroll Ad That You'll Want To Watch Till The End

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business

After sitting through the first five unavoidable seconds of a YouTube preroll ad, most people don’t bother watching the spot till the end. But Geico...

Whether You Go With Aetna, Allstate, AIG or Another, Avoid the Four Big Insurance Traps

George Bradt | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
George Bradt

Don't get trapped by overindulgence, bells and whistles, too many organizations taking their slice of the pie or those prone to fly-by-night. When it ...

WATCH: A 2-Headed, 6-Legged Baby Gecko

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 12.31.2013 | Weird News

GEICO may soon have a new mascot. This week, a two-headed, six-legged baby gecko was found in Phuket, Thailand. Apparently, three men living in an...

Can You Have Your Cake and Eat It Too?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

Mistakes occasionally turn out to be colossally successful. Can you organize your life to make that possible? A number of years ago, there was a ver...

Will the Gecko Slay All Insurance Agents?

Don McNay | Posted 06.07.2013 | Business
Don McNay

After 30 years of affiliation with the insurance industry, I have a deep appreciation for insurance agents. I wonder how many will be left five years from now?

Get Others to Share Your Ideas and to Buy

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

An anger-evoking true story that's spreading, "Exec loses job after allegedly slapping toddler on plane," quickly moved Dan Schawbel to write on Faceb...

Pop Travel: Where Advertisers Find Their Animal Stars

Posted 08.06.2012 | Travel

Most Americans spend more time on the couch than the road, which means that when we see wildlife it is often trying to sell us soft drinks. There is n...

Chuck E. Cheese Guy Hopes People 'Experienced Jesus Christ' Through His Work

Posted 07.03.2012 | Business

Jesus Christ will no longer be coming to you through Chuck E. Cheese commercials. Duncan Brannan, the actor that gave voice to that mouse-rat thin...

Ron Dicker

WATCH: Want To Be Twitterich? | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.22.2012 | Small Business

What would you do with a million Twitter followers -- and not have to be Charlie Sheen-crazy or Justin Bieber-dreamy to get them? In an experiment ...

Warren Buffett's Potential Successors

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2012 | Business

Feb 25 (Reporting By Ben Berkowitz; Editing by Eric Beech) - Legendary investor Warren Buffett said on Saturday that Berkshire Hathaway has identifie...

It's Time to Talk About Insurance, Even If You Don't Want To

Don McNay | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Don McNay

As people work to make money on Main Street, insurance plays a key role in making sure that an illness, fire, or accident does not put them out of business and that the financial goals for families and charities are met if the person who set the goals dies before they are achieved.

Buffett Admits Berkshire's "Bountiful Years Will Never Return"

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

The challenge to the nation's greatest investment genius has become more difficult; "to increase per-share intrinsic value at a rate greater than the increase (including dividends) of the S&P 500."

Short, Sweet and Ignorant

Seaton C. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Seaton C. Smith

2011-02-10-Seaton.jpg Black History Month is half over and nothing significant has popped up for us to remember. No marches. No speeches. Not even a Tyler Perry movie.

Meet the Gecko and Flo -- The Faces of Economic Death

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

If you've turned on the tube these last few weeks, you've probably been a collateral casualty of the biggest televisual war of attrition in recent mem...

Why Does Flo From the Progressive Insurance Ads Slightly Turn Me On?

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Comedy
Harmon Leon

Should I seek counseling over wanting to consummate my internal passion for a slightly annoying woman who sells car insurance on TV ads?

Best And Worst Company Logos Ever

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.09.2011 | Small Business

The Gap has found itself in a little marketing hot water, after replacing its longtime logo with a new one that Ad Age described as "something a child...

The 8 Most Annoying Ad Mascots On TV | WalletPop Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Most people settle onto the couch and flip on the TV in order to unwind and relax. We have our favorite shows and there are even certain commercials t...

Voice Actor Fired By Geico, Lance Baxter, Blames FreedomWorks (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The voice actor who was fired by Geico after leaving a disparaging voicemail for the tea party PAC FreedomWorks, spoke to Fox News' about Geico's deci...

Warren Buffett's Plays Axl Rose In Hilarious New Geico Commercial (VIDEO))

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Yes, you read that headline correctly. In a new commercial from Geico that we don't feel at all sheepish in calling both incredibly catchy and kin...

D.C. Douglas, Former Geico Voice Actor, Fires Back At FreedomWorks (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

D.C. Douglas may have lost his gig as a voice over announcer on Geico commercials, but he's found another use for his time and talent ... making a ton...

Music: The Warm Sounds Born of Extreme Darkness and Bitter Cold (Includes Free MP3s!)

Tim Mohr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tim Mohr

The northwesternmost outpost of the Hanseatic league--the drizzly harbor town of Bergen, Norway, nestled on the country's craggy west coast--is an unlikely hotbed for new music.

Letterman Unleashes On Geico Character (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Evidently, David Letterman is no fan of those Geico commercials in which the "money you could be saving" sports googly eyes and stares at you til you ...

Health Care Reform: Still An Original And Simple Proposal

Dr. Paul Toffel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Paul Toffel

Whose plan gets my nod, for bipartisan reality and feasibility, to save and improve our unique, innovative American health care system and not saddle our country with unsustainable debt? I vote for Senator Max Baucus.