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Top 30 Commercial Trends in October

From Unbranded Chip Campaigns to Empowering Back-to-School Ads

— October 3, 2019 — Marketing
These October 2019 commercials range from unbranded chip campaigns to empowering back-to-school ads. While examples like Gap's 'Forward' commercial encourage Gen Z generations that anything is possible -- the ad spotlights a talented cast of child musicians -- others like the Anti-Ad by Doritos suggest that the brand is so iconic that it needs no logo, branding or introduction.

Other October 2019 commercials to note include Spotify's 'Listen Like You Used To' campaign. The campaign is geared toward Generation X consumers and compares nostalgic lyrics from the past with those from today. Each is slightly updated with a relatable joke that mature consumers would relate to. One example compares "you're 24 hour party people" with "you're 2-4 hour party people" lyrics when referencing someone's mindset in 1988 versus their mindset in 2019.
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Whimsical Airline Sponsorship Ads
Whimsical Airline Sponsorship Ads
Qatar Airways' FIFA Women's World Cup Ad Celebrates Storytelling
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Animated Incontinence Ads
Animated Incontinence Ads
Elvie's #FreeFromPee Campaign Shares the Adventures of Bobo & Bladder
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Optimistic Tech-Focused Campaigns
Optimistic Tech-Focused Campaigns
Samsung's #DoWhatYouCant Ad Imagines a Bright Future
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Musical Legal Awareness Campaigns
Musical Legal Awareness Campaigns
Southern Poverty Law Center's 'Immigrant Songs' Offer Advice
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Positivity-Themed Animated Ads
Positivity-Themed Animated Ads
Dum-Dums Launched Its First Campaign in Thirty Years
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Break Dancing Clothing Commercials
Break Dancing Clothing Commercials
Flying Machine Recently Debuted Its New F-Lite Collection
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Storytelling Home Security Ads
Storytelling Home Security Ads
ADT's New 'RealProtection' Campaign is Heartwarming
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Positivity-Focused Cider Campaigns
Positivity-Focused Cider Campaigns
Somersby's Isn't That Wonderful Ad Highlights Sunny Optimism
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Healthy Eating-Centric Campaigns
Healthy Eating-Centric Campaigns
Beko's Eat Like a Pro Draws Inspiration from Athletes and eSports
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AI Food Insecurity Ads
AI Food Insecurity Ads
Feeding America Uses AI to Depict Food Insecurity in America
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Pizza-Branded Parent Stations
Pizza-Branded Parent Stations
Red Baron Launched the 'Parent Win' Campaign Online and In-Person
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Canadian Singer Coffee Partnerships
Canadian Singer Coffee Partnerships
Tim Hortons and Shawn Mendes Partner to Release a New Campaign
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Family-Focused Fast Food Ads
Family-Focused Fast Food Ads
ALMA's 'Uncle Roberto' Spot Highlights Intergenerational Relations
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Empowering Multicultural Ads
Empowering Multicultural Ads
Xfinity's 'More than one voice' Ad Promotes its Bilingual Remote
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Relatable Car Song Campaigns
Relatable Car Song Campaigns
Spotify's New 'Let the Song Play' Campaign is Relatable and Humorous
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Multicultural Diner Ads
Multicultural Diner Ads
This New Denny's Campaign Aims to Appeal to Black and Latinx Consumers
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Hobby-Themed Soccer Star Ads
Hobby-Themed Soccer Star Ads
Wish Launches a Series of #TimeOnYourHands Ads Starring Athletes
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Creativity-Focused Watch Campaigns
Creativity-Focused Watch Campaigns
A New adidas Watch Collection Pays Homage to Creativity 247365
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Empowering Back-to-School Campaigns
Empowering Back-to-School Campaigns
Gap Kids' 'Forward' Ads Spotlight Emerging Child Musicians
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Hilarious Hesitant Runner Ads
Hilarious Hesitant Runner Ads
Nike and Ilana Glazer Partnered to Spotlight the Joyride Sneakers
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10
Natural Climate Solution Campaigns
Natural Climate Solution Campaigns
Greta Thunberg & The Guardian Launched the #NatureNow Campaign
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Tech Brand Happiness Initiatives
Tech Brand Happiness Initiatives
LG's 'Experience Happiness' Campaign Aims to Help Youth De-Stress
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Dynamic Grocery Delivery Ads
Dynamic Grocery Delivery Ads
Postmates Partners with Martha Stewart for a New 'Postmate It' Ad
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Translucent Football Helmets
Translucent Football Helmets
Uninterrupted and LeBron James produced Glass Football Helmets
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Anti-Plastic Toy Campaigns
Anti-Plastic Toy Campaigns
Burger King is Fighting Single-Use Plastic with the Meltdown Campaign
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Relatable Nostalgic Streaming Ads
Relatable Nostalgic Streaming Ads
Spotify's Listen Like You Used To Campaign Targets Generation X
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Unbranded Chip Campaigns
Unbranded Chip Campaigns
The Anti-Ad by Doritos Has No Logo or Recognizable Brand Name
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3
Humorous Meatless Breakfast Ads
Humorous Meatless Breakfast Ads
Colton Underwood and Morningstar Debut 'Lose Your Veginity' Ads
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2
Podcast-Inspired Alcoholic Drinks
Podcast-Inspired Alcoholic Drinks
The 'Pink Whitney' is Inspired by a Popular Sports Podcast
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Ironically Direct Campaigns
Ironically Direct Campaigns
no name Launched A Straightforward and Hilarious Campaign
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