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Instant Recognition Helps This Inflatable Gecko Mascot Draw a Crowd

Posted in Financial Industry Marketing Using Inflatables

2015 05 GEICO Gecko Inflatable 01Inflatable Gecko Mascot Catches the Attention of Crowds

If you search through the history of advertising, you might find a smaller mascot than the GEICO Gecko, but we doubt you'll find another with this much personality. His Cockney-Aussie accent and dry sense of humor have earned him a huge following, making this tiny green lizard one of today's most recognizable personalities. Fans enjoy watching him ordering takeout from a tiny New York City apartment, visiting a battleship, and even hiking the Rockies with a pair of famous cartoon characters.


It's no surprise, then, that GEICO's Event Marketing Buyer, Jason Mildenstein, chose the iconic mascot to represent them at upcoming events. In fact, this 8-foot-tall inflatable gecko has everything you'd want in a mascot: eye-catching appeal, instant recognition, and he's pretty photogenic, too. You'll often find visitors dropping by the GEICO booth just to pose for a picture with the famous lizard, giving the company a well-deserved boost in traffic everywhere he goes.

Best of all, though, despite his size, he's super portable — a critical consideration when you're tasked with attending more than 1,000 events each year. That makes this larger-than-life gecko both a crowd pleaser and a favorite among the staff.

"Just wanted to say how much we LOVE our inflatables.  We tested them in our lobby where they were, of course, an instant hit for school group photos. Our leadership was quite pleased with the durability and the realism."

- Mike Hennessy, Carnegie Science Center

"[There was] fun, excitement, and encouragement for everyone to actually walk under/through [the arch] and it worked.  We have cheerleaders and small children at the finish line by the arch handing out stickers, saying ‘I did it.’ Before we had the arch, [people] would straggle in anywhere."

- Jackie Allen, March of Dimes