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Old 08-11-2009, 05:20 PM   #11
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GEICO is a 100% online company catering to the 18-54 demo with little cash who are looking for a bargain....
Really? When I was in my 20s, I had GEICO for a time and dropped them for Farmers as GEICO seemed to be one of the more expensive insurers out there.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:33 PM   #12
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GEICO is a 100% online company catering to the 18-54 demo with little cash who are looking for a bargain....

Beck's demo is a 45-64 year old guy who has a 3,000+ sq/ft house, 2.5 kids, and probably is well into the 6 figure range. A Beck listener already has an agent who covers ALL his insurance he's done business with for years. Bad fit...

If this WAS a company that fit well with Beck's demo, say and investment firm or any kind of high-end product seller , they'd have ignored pressure from fringe lefty groups. They are largely anti-corporate/anti-business anyway, which is a big part of the reason there's no real traction by any leftist radio. What business wants to sponsor kooks who bash business?
Okay... First of all. Where did you get that 3,000+ sq/ft house, 2.5kids, and into the 6 figure range? Ive been trying to find his ratings since I read you say this. And so far I cant find nothing but people complaining about his rating being low back two years ago on Headline News.

And also, I thought the idea of these car insurances ads was to encourage people to switch and "save" on their insurance. So ya they might already have someone covering it but they are still advertising it never the less to get new leads.

I highly doubt the Glenn Beck demo is that well off. Some maybe, but most I doubt have a 3,000sq/ft house making 100,000+ a year.

And if you want to know why liberal talk radio doesn't work? Who listens to talk radio? Same people as Beck's demo! Thats why the liberals have overrun the internet. Our demo frequents here!

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Old 08-11-2009, 05:48 PM   #13
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Okay... First of all. Where did you get that 3,000+ sq/ft house, 2.5kids, and into the 6 figure range? Ive been trying to find his ratings since I read you say this. And so far I cant find nothing but people complaining about his rating being low back two years ago on Headline News.

And also, I thought the idea of these car insurances ads was to encourage people to switch and "save" on their insurance. So ya they might already have someone covering it but they are still advertising it never the less to get new leads.

I highly doubt the Glenn Beck demo is that well off. Some maybe, but most I doubt have a 3,000sq/ft house making 100,000+ a year.

And if you want to know why liberal talk radio doesn't work? Who listens to talk radio? Same people as Beck's demo! Thats why the liberals have overrun the internet. Our demo frequents here!

Yeah....when you're sitting around collecting unemployment and food stamps you really have nothing better to do.
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:09 PM   #14
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What do "white affluent homeowners making 75+" not need car insurance?
They buy good insurance.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:11 PM   #15
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They buy good insurance.
Fair enough.

On a side note this just in off the press, Men's Warehouse and Sargento Cheese have pulled ads from Beck's program.

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Thank you for contacting Menís Wearhouse and bringing to our attention your concerns with the Glenn Beck program on Fox News. While we support free speech and do not make advertising decisions based on our own personal ideologies, after reviewing his recent incendiary comments we have decided to remove our advertising from his program. We hope that this decision will allow you to continue to patronize Menís Wearhouse. I would encourage you to please share our decision with anyone else who may have expressed a similar concern.

Thank you again for contact Menís Wearhouse.

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ONE DUDE off Dailykos sends then a email. And they drop Beck...

He sent this by the way...

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I've been a fan of Men's Wearhouse for a while, buying all my dress pants and suits at your stores -- partly because of your stock of tall sizes, partly because of your knowledgeable and active sales staff, and partly because of your presence around the country (I travel a great deal for work.) Sadly, that relationship may now have to end -- you have started to advertise on one of the most hurtful, inflammatory, and thought-free shows on television, and I cannot support any company who gives Glenn Beck of Fox "News" even one advertising dollar. Please tell me this was an aberration and will be corrected. Thank you.
This is starting turning into a god damn game to see who can get the most sponsors to drop Glenn Beck.

And for the Cheese ad thing, this is the release that guy got, dunno what he sent.

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We deeply appreciate your reaching out to us and sharing your comments and concerns about Sargento ads appearing during ďThe Glenn Beck Show.Ē We sat down with the marketing department to talk about it and I learned that we buy time periods not specific programs. But in any event, theyíve made the decision to exclude that program from our future ad rotation. Simply stated, Sargento ads wonít be airing during that show. Again, thanks for contacting us.
So, to summarize he's been dropped by GEICO, Lawyers.com, Progressive Insurance, Procter & Gamble, SC Johnson, Men's Warehouse, and Sargento Cheese. Not sure what he has left honestly... Besides Cash4Gold. I do remember seeing that on his show before.
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Really? When I was in my 20s, I had GEICO for a time and dropped them for Farmers as GEICO seemed to be one of the more expensive insurers out there.
Back a few years when I was writing insurance for Travelers, we sat in a call-center and took leveraged calls from Citi-bank CC company.

For the most part, we found State Farm and Farmers to be pretty dang good, though we beat them at times. Geico was the same, but they were a cheap company. We could often get people to switch based on quality of service.

That isn't always true though. StateFarm and Farmers are local, and in someplaces, are quite a bit higher (New York was hilarious).
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i gotta give it to glen...

he is the proudest alcoholic i have ever seen. :

dude needs tommy johns surgery from tipping the bottle back so much.

he consults carson palmer and john smoltz on rehab tips.

he still cant tell what is better- a "bottle in front of me" or a frontal labotomy.
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What do GEICO, Lawyers.com, Progressive Insurance, Procter & Gamble, SC Johnson, Men's Warehouse, and Sargento Cheese have in common ?

They've all just dropped advertising on one of the most watched shows in it's time slot.
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he still cant tell what is better- a "bottle in front of me" or a frontal labotomy.
Maybe you could help him out, tony. You've had both, right ?
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next.

glen dont need any help being an idiot dickwad. atleast oreilly is understandable and provides some sort of entertainment.
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