While watching some TV earlier today I was struck by how nearly every commercial was for car insurance. Within 15 minutes there was a Geico ad, Liberty Mutual ad, Nationwide ad, Progressive ad and a Farmers ad. All of those within 15 minutes! and that got me to thinking…
I was a kid in the late 60’s thru the 70’s. I remember the night when they stopped airing cigarette ads. But I also remember seeing A LOT of commercials for gas stations.
There’d be ads for Gulf, Shell, Sunoco, ARCO, Esso, Exxon, etc… but I really can’t recall seeing an ad for any filling stations in years? Why is that?
Do people only go to certain stations for price only? Do none of the competitors bother with trying to beat the competition with better grades of fuel?
And getting back to my original observation, I don’t remember seeing many auto insurance ads when I was younger. Maybe an Allstate here or there, but today, they’re everywhere!
Anyone else notice this?