Esurance Brings on Dennis Quaid In New Campaign


By The Chicago Egotist / /

Esurance is launching a new brand positioning featuring actor Dennis Quaid who talks about Esurance’s mission to make insurance painless in a fully integrated national campaign created by Leo Burnett Chicago. 

In the launch spot, Dennis Quaid gives a humorous performance that embodies the brand’s honest and straightforward approach to insurance. Quaid breaks the fourth wall, acknowledging he’s in a commercial and speaking directly to viewers about how Esurance is making insurance simple and straightforward — just like the ad itself. Oh, and he admits he’s in the ad because “apparently I’m highly likeable” according to a report he pulls out of his jacket.

“We listened to consumer feedback and heard their concerns loud and clear,” said Nancy Abraham, Vice President of Integrated Marketing Communications at Esurance. “So we’re on a mission to make the insurance experience better. From getting a quote to filing a claim, our customers will see just how fast, easy, and affordable insurance can be. And speaking of quotes, this one is getting really long, so I’m going to end it now.”

In a press release, Esurance took the same tone as the advertising and in bullet points expalined how it is making insurance easier for consumers to understand: if you are curious, you can read it here.


Brand: Esurance

Agency: Leo Burnett Chicago

Campaign: Surprisingly Painless



Jonathan Adkisson, President

Mark Pitchford, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Nancy Abraham VP, Integrated Marketing Communications

Laura Larson Manager, Integrated Marketing Communications

Brianne Safir, Integrated Marketing Communications


Leo Burnett

Brian Shembeda, EVP Creative Director

Jeff Candido, SVP Creative Director

Brian Siedband, SVP Creative Director

Gordy Sang, SVP Creative Director

Denis Giroux, SVP/Executive Producer

Kimberly Cowie, Senior Producer

Debbie Myszynski, EVP Business Leadership

Michelle Scallate, Account Director

Raleigh Ward, Account Executive

Eric Holubow, VP Strategy Director

Chris Clark, Music Director

Peggy Walter, VP, Director of Celebrity Services



Creative Director: Amanda Mearsheimer

Senior Art Director: Kat Hale

Senior Copywriter: Blase Mnich


O Positive

David Shane, Director

Ralph Laucella, Executive Producer

Marc Grill, Executive Producer

Rachel Perkins, Line Producer


Editorial: Cutters Studios

Editor: Grant Gustafson

EP: Patrick Casey


Audio: Another Country

Engineer: Peter Erazmus

EP: Tim Konn


Color and Finishing: The Mill Chicago


Music: Butter Music


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