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What car insurance company uses a gecko in its ads?

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Geico features a talking gecko in many of its advertisements. The Geico Gecko grew out of an advertising brainstorming session for the 1999/2000 television season, as people frequently mispronounced the company name.

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A 354-person online panel voted the Gecko as the 2015 most recognizable and memorable insurance mascot; previously, the Gecko won the 2005 icon of the year award. The Gecko receives invitations for special appearances at events all around the country.

Past tours have featured a tour bus decorated with popular Geico mascots, including the Gecko and the Hump-Day camel. The inside featured pinball machines customized with the company's branding and information. Geico also uses the Gecko in its social media advertising on sites including Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.

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