Style & Feel

Simple. Clever. Humorous.

Prep Effort


Video Shoot Time

Approximately 1 Hour Or Less

It's hard to argue that one of the best, most effective ongoing advertising campaigns comes from a company in one of the most boring industries out there. When people think "insurance" they don't typically think about being entertained. However, Geico has done an unbelievable job of making a boring industry like insurance very entertaining. And, we'd be surprised if you didn't know Geico's tagline..."15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance".

Let's take a look at the Geico formula and how you could use the same formula to help promote your business.

Once you've watched the video above, read below to see how we've broken this video down to its different elements, showing how you can make this type of video for your business.

Video Structure

Attention Grabber

The key to every Geico commercial you see like this is that it starts off by being about something that is completely 180 degrees different than insurance.

"I realize I love you but as long as you are with Jessica there can never be anything between us"

The Reveal Statement

The video then pivots 180 degrees back to insurance to deliver the reveal statement.

"I just saved a load of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico"

Solution Statement

The key to the effectiveness of this campaign is the simplicity and the consistency with which they deliver the solution statement (tagline).

"15 Minutes could save you 15% or more on your car insurance"

If you are going to consider this type of campaign make sure you have a super simple and effective solution statement, ideally one with specific numbers or metrics like 15 minutes and 15 percent.

Other Ingredients


In the Geico videos, the setting is really important. The more believable your setting the more believable your opening attention grabber will be--so invest in finding the right setting for each video.


If you are going to run a campaign like Geico does it may be most effective to get a fresh faced set of actors for every video you do.

Don't be shy about getting customers, employees, or friends to be your actors.


The key to doing these type of videos for your business is going to be doing a series of videos across a campaign run. Letting people get to know your videos and the approach you are taking will make them look forward to your next video in the campaign.

Extra Cheese

For these type of videos, the cheesier the better. Don't be afraid to let your freak flag fly!

If this looks like the type of video you'd like to make for your business, fill out the form button below and we'll send you an editable template to help you create your storyboard.

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