Dear Advertiser,

Just a Little Friendly Advice

No Manolos For You June 2, 2008

Filed under: Love, KR — K @ 11:14 am
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Dear Progressive,

The Insurance Store created in your commercials is a great concept. However, the star of your commercial is the most irritating presence in ads since Alltel Chad stepped on the scene. Second, I think the priorities you are promoting are a little out of whack. In one commercial, a woman complains about the cost of car insurance, and upon seeing how much she can save (it’s around $400 bucks I think), she joyously announces she can buy new shoes. NEW SHOES??? You can barely afford car insurance and you are going to use your savings on NEW SHOES???? We are in a freaking recession, lady!!!! Why not pay down some of that credit card debt or get your poor children health insurance. AND THEN…our terribly annoying saleslady informs us that approximately 400 bucks can buy a “big tricked-out nametag.” No.




5 Responses to “No Manolos For You”

  1. kc Says:

    i think flo is hot! anybody know her real name? is she a actress or model?

  2. K Says:

    The actress’s name is Stephanie Courtney. You can check out her imdb page here:

  3. kc Says:

    thank you k

  4. Keri Says:

    I completely agree with the whole “$400 savings. let’s waste it” concept, but I think that the actress is adorable! She is quirky and a breath of fresh air. She doesn’t write the lines, she just does a good job delivering them.

  5. terrie Says:

    People, it’s a joke about the shoes…geesh.

    I LOVE the character Flo. she ha a fantatic delivery. She’s also cute without being too sexy. It’s nice to see a pretty, fresh face, with funny line, rather than a stick model with huge boobs and half her clothes off.

    Love it or hate it, you know the commercial, and that’s the goal.. great marketing on the part of Progressive..

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