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Top 40 Commercial Trends in September

From Student Prodigy Campaigns to Shoppable Music Videos

— September 30, 2015 — Marketing
These September 2015 commercials range from authentic fatherhood campaigns to minimalist anti-aging ads that feature a celebrity with little to no makeup. As consumers continue to seek authenticity and honesty from the media, major brands are taking notice and are investing in heartwarming and non-fictional marketing tactics.

Whether casting real families rather than models and actors or breaking stereotypes with senior commercial stars, major brands are looking to connect to younger audiences by being as transparent with them as possible.

In addition to the month's heartwarming ads, these September 2015 commercials also include charitable and uplifting examples -- Claro's 'Signs of Progress' telecom commercial empowers females in an under-privileged community -- as well as commercials that exaggerate workplace life by injecting it with extreme or fun scenarios that immerse viewers into a fantasy world.
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Activity
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Progressive Telecom Marketing
Progressive Telecom Marketing
Claro's Signs of Progress Ad Transforms a Small Community's Economy
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36
Generational Software Campaigns
Generational Software Campaigns
The Windows 10 Commercial Connects the World Through Technology
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35
Wholesome Snack Branding
Wholesome Snack Branding
Honey Maid's Latest Commercial Depicts Real American Families
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34
Uplifting Rugby Player Ads
Uplifting Rugby Player Ads
This Humorous Ad Shows England's Rugby Team Being Carried by Fans
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33
Cartoon-Inspired Sneaker Ads
Cartoon-Inspired Sneaker Ads
The New Nike Campaign Features Blake Griffin & Marvin the Martian
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32
Dreamy Energy Drink Ads
Dreamy Energy Drink Ads
This Ad Features a Dreaming Kim Kardashian Woken by Hype Energy Drink
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31
Bacon-Themed Film Festival Ads
Bacon-Themed Film Festival Ads
This Ad for the Chicago Latino Film Festival Has Bacon Subtitles
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30
Driver-Assistance Campaigns
Driver-Assistance Campaigns
This AAA Campaign Aims to Attract Generation X Drivers
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29
Emotional Caregiver PSAs
Emotional Caregiver PSAs
This AARP Ad Demonstrates How Quickly Children Can Become the Caregiver
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28
Clumsy Human Commercials
Clumsy Human Commercials
Toyota's 'Humanness' Ad Urges Caution in Our Distracting, Dangerous World
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27
Kaleidoscopic Shoe Ads
Kaleidoscopic Shoe Ads
This Instagram Video Shows Shoes in Swirling Snowflake Patterns
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26
Breakfast Defector Campaigns
Breakfast Defector Campaigns
This Taco Bell Breakfast Campaign Asks People to Reconsider Breakfast
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25
High-Intensity Training Commercials
High-Intensity Training Commercials
The Under Armour #RuleYourself Ad Stars Steph Curry
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24
Immersive Car Creation Videos
Immersive Car Creation Videos
This 360-Degree Virtual Reality Ad Tours the Infinity QX30 Interior
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23
Uplifting School Commercials
Uplifting School Commercials
Old Navy's School Commercial Shares a Message from Boys & Girls Clubs
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22
Seasonal Beer Branding
Seasonal Beer Branding
The Corona Extra 'Dear Summer' Commercial Recounts the Season's Highlights
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21
Customized Profile Picture Upgrades
Customized Profile Picture Upgrades
The #PimpMyProfile Coors Campaign Upgraded User Photos
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20
Bicultural Road Trip Ads
Bicultural Road Trip Ads
This Fast-Paced Goodyear Commercial Follows One Man Through 53 Cities
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19
Silly Endorsement Ads
Silly Endorsement Ads
This Hispanic Crest Commercial Pokes Fun at Profession-Based Promos
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18
Shoppable Music Videos
Shoppable Music Videos
This Music Video-Style Advertisement Features UK Duo Rizzle Kicks
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17
Canadian Beard-Honoring Ads
Canadian Beard-Honoring Ads
This Humorous Ad Promotes 'Dollar Beard Club' Shipping to Canada
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16
Defensive Deodorant Ads
Defensive Deodorant Ads
This Old Spice Ad Features Two Men Promoting Different Grooming Products
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15
Musical Software Ads
Musical Software Ads
A Woman Finds the Magic of Youth in This HP Sprout Commercial
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14
Hip Student Commercials
Hip Student Commercials
Old Navy's Back to School Shopping Ad Stars the Funny Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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13
Camouflage Publicity Ads
Camouflage Publicity Ads
Jaguar's F-Pace SUV Shows off its Extreme Weather Adaptability
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12
Celebrity Mascot Ads
Celebrity Mascot Ads
KFC Has a SNL Star Play Colonel Sanders in Its Celebrity Commercials
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11
Student Prodigy Campaigns
Student Prodigy Campaigns
Dell's Back-to-School Campaign Introduces 'The New Experts'
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10
Elderly Accessory Campaigns
Elderly Accessory Campaigns
Ethel and Frank's Mockery Ads Star Granny Supermodels
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9
Spanish Fast Food Ads
Spanish Fast Food Ads
This Clever McDonald's Commercial Features the Latin Hit Song 'Gloria'
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8
Football-Branded Beer Cans
Football-Branded Beer Cans
These Bud Light Beer Cans Promote the NFL with Team-Specific Logos
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7
Comedic Brand Channels
Comedic Brand Channels
Grace Helbig Works with Marriott Hotels in a Fun Digital Campaign
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6
Hilarious Mobile Infomercial Apps
Hilarious Mobile Infomercial Apps
MikMak's New App Puts a Funny Twist on Horrible TV Infomercials
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5
Floating Fast Food Barges
Floating Fast Food Barges
A&W Creates a Floating Restaurant with a Water Accessible Drive Thru
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4
Hilarious Ink Cartridge Ads
Hilarious Ink Cartridge Ads
These ecofill Ads Illustrate the Importance of Printer Cartridges
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3
Minimalist Anti-Aging Ads
Minimalist Anti-Aging Ads
This Olay Ad Features Katie Holmes Looking Fresh-Faced and Natural
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2
Emotive Hispanic Campaigns
Emotive Hispanic Campaigns
This Heartwarming Kraft Singles Ad Tells the Story of Two Young Girls
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1
Bilingual Cereal Commercials
Bilingual Cereal Commercials
This Cheerios Commercial is in Spanish with English Subtitles
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