These October 2016 commercials range from heartwarming furniture ads to short social media films that center around a darkly humorous theme that many can relate to -- our evolving obsession with mobile devices and the Internet.
While IKEA's heartwarming and familial ad follows a mother shopping with her little boy -- only to reveal that he is actually a college-aged young man moving out for the first time -- 'The Realest Real' mini documentary by luxury fashion house Kenzo enlists the help of Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein to create a fun, unexpected and quirky ad.
When looking at the month's empowering ads, standouts include Addition Elle's 'F* It Up!' campaign that features famed plus sized models who encourage girls to embrace their curves and individual traits rather than aspiring to meet unrealistic goals often set out by the fashion industry at large.
Top 45 Commercial Trends in October
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Subversive Fast Fashion Ads
High-Speed Product Promotions
Provocative Body Positivity Ads
Disability Awareness Ads
Influential Female Ad Campaigns
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