TV, TV on the wall, who's the funniest of them all?  And who's the most effective at pushing their respective companies' brands and pitching drivers to change their insurer?  For that business-side of the story, there's an interesting article published by the Insurance Journal.

Flo from Progressive

For the purposes of this post, we focus on the entertainment side of things.  You've gotta admit, it was cool to see Geico's Gecko, on journey around the country, make a pit stop in Texas (There's also the "Brooklyn Bridge" ad which has a fresh beat and the Gecko mocking a NY accent).

The Farmer's Insurance Professor

Whether it's the Gecko, Progressive's "Flo," or the Farmer's "Professor," these commercials are big productions with great writing and spot-on acting.  They're so good, the mascots have cult followings.  And the companies have all created YouTube pages to push the messages.

The Nationwide Spokesman

Here are a few of our favorites:

Allstate's "Mayhem": The Quarteback

Progressive's "Flo": Flobot

Farmer's "Professor": Lint Ball Fire

Nationwide's "World's Greatest Spokesperson": Good News, Bad News

Geico's "Gecko": Texas Journey

Allstate's "Mayhem"

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