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Top 80 Commercial Trends in September

From Comedic Air Safety Ads to Reality Show Cereal Campaigns

— September 25, 2016 — Marketing
Successful TV spots are always known for their attention-grabbing and memorable quality -- whether pulling at viewers' heart strings or making them laugh unexpectedly -- and these September 2016 commercials do just that.

In addition to standouts like comedic air safety ads that parody pre-flight instruction videos, other notable examples include parody reality show competitions that are actually used to promote a popular cereal. Additionally funny kid's fashion ads are another standout that make young viewers in anticipation of back to school shopping trips.

When looking at the month's more sentimental ads, notable examples include empowering Muslim campaigns that dispel negative stereotypes linked to religion and gender along with friendship-themed auto commercials that simultaneously celebrate the latest Olympic games in Rio.
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Activity
Freshness
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Missing Letter Ads
Missing Letter Ads
NHS Blood and Transplant Drop Letters from Everyday Signs to Encourage Donors
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75
Customer-Focused Rental Ads
Customer-Focused Rental Ads
Enterprise UK Emphasizes Customer Service Through Cultural Differences
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74
Car-Focused Clothing Ads
Car-Focused Clothing Ads
This Commercial Considers the Outcome of Dressing Well Everyday
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73
Luxe Pop-Up Commericals
Luxe Pop-Up Commericals
The Givenchy Essentials Video Preps Consumers for a Temporary Tokyo Store
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72
Puppy Origin Commercials
Puppy Origin Commercials
The Humane Society of the US Exposes the Sad Prevalence of Puppy Mills
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71
Undercooked Chicken PSAs
Undercooked Chicken PSAs
This Campaign Warns Consumers About the Dangers of Undercooked Chicken
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70
Media-Mocking Soccer Ads
Media-Mocking Soccer Ads
This adidas Commercial References Media Soccer Coverage Satirically
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69
Smartphone Storage Jab Ads
Smartphone Storage Jab Ads
Google Photos' Ad for 'Free Up Space' Teases iPhone Users
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68
Collegiate Computer Campaigns
Collegiate Computer Campaigns
Windows 10's 'College Students' Ad Depicts Two Regular Students
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67
Olympic Payment Technology Ads
Olympic Payment Technology Ads
The Olympics Commercial Shows the Ways Customers Can Pay With Visa
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66
Multi-Role Phone Commercials
Multi-Role Phone Commercials
Christoph Waltz Humorously Portrays the New Samsung Phone's Many Uses
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65
Stereotype-Defying Healthcare Ads
Stereotype-Defying Healthcare Ads
Planned Parenthood Highlights Its Health Services in This Ad
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64
Emotional Pregnancy Vitamin Ads
Emotional Pregnancy Vitamin Ads
Elevit Exposes How Chinese Mothers Have to Go to Ultrasounds Alone
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63
Sweaty Olympic Ads
Sweaty Olympic Ads
Gatorade Sweat is a Selling Point for Its Beverage in This Commercial
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62
Olympic Outfitter TV Ads
Olympic Outfitter TV Ads
This Commercial Showcases Ralph Lauren's Olympic Apparel
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61
Monstrous Corn Dog Ads
Monstrous Corn Dog Ads
Foster Farm's Commercial Depicts a Small Boy with a Huge Appetite
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60
Friendship-Themed Auto Ads
Friendship-Themed Auto Ads
Toyota's Olympic Campaign Celebrates the Beauty of Friendship
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59
Olympic-Inspired Cereal Ads
Olympic-Inspired Cereal Ads
This Ad Features the Lucky Charms Leprechaun Helping a Pole Vaulter
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58
Enchanting Theme Park Ads
Enchanting Theme Park Ads
The 'Wongderland' Commercials Show Services That are Made from Dreams
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57
Designer-Focused Furniture Ads
Designer-Focused Furniture Ads
This Video Tributes the People Featured in the New IKEA Catalogue
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56
Empowering Muslim Campaigns
Empowering Muslim Campaigns
Hijup.com Shows How Women Wearing Hijabs are Fighting Controversy
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55
Humorous Innuendo Ads
Humorous Innuendo Ads
SiriusXM Canada's 'Dick's Pizza' Ad is a Cheeky Way to Promote a Contest
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54
Celebrity Music Video Ads
Celebrity Music Video Ads
Football and Grime Come Together in This New adidas Commercial
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53
Celebrity Storytelling Ads
Celebrity Storytelling Ads
'Wild Turkey Bourbon' Shows Its History Through Authentic Short Films
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52
Child-Written Promotional Campaigns
Child-Written Promotional Campaigns
Target's Back-to-School Ads were Written and Directed by Kids
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51
Animal-Themed Olympic Ads
Animal-Themed Olympic Ads
The BBC Sport Olympic Ad Features Jungle Animals Performing Athletics
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50
Sporty Social Media Campaigns
Sporty Social Media Campaigns
Ford's New Snapchat Ad Plays on the Spirit of the Olympic Games
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49
Auditory Tequila Campaigns
Auditory Tequila Campaigns
This Herradura Tequila Ad Visualizes the 'Sound of Smoothness'
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48
Forgettable Celebrity Ads
Forgettable Celebrity Ads
Footlocker Uses C-List Stars to Prove That It's Important to "Stand Out"
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47
Heartfelt Ramadan Taxi Ads
Heartfelt Ramadan Taxi Ads
This 'Go-Jek' Ad Focuses on Families to Show the Importance of Drivers
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46
Comprehensive Clinic Commercials
Comprehensive Clinic Commercials
The New Planned Parenthood Ad Reveals the Clinic's Many Services
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45
Boundary-Pushing Olympic Ads
Boundary-Pushing Olympic Ads
Nike's 'Unlimited' Campaign Goes Beyond the Brand's Signature Tagline
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44
Adventurous Telecom Campaigns
Adventurous Telecom Campaigns
Rogers' 'Roam Like Home' Campaign Spotlights International Coverage
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43
Inconsiderate Donor Ads
Inconsiderate Donor Ads
'Donate Life' Shows Even Rude People Can Save Lives with Organ Donation
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42
Cat-Centered Car Ads
Cat-Centered Car Ads
Honda's Cat Ads Show Furry Felines Falling in Love with Vehicles
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41
Cannabis Drink Commercials
Cannabis Drink Commercials
This Ad for the 'Legal' Drink Explores Flavor Through Song
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40
Unbranded Beer Commercials
Unbranded Beer Commercials
The 'Golden Challenge' Ad Features Long Jump Record Holder Bob Beamon
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39
80s School Supply Ads
80s School Supply Ads
This Walmart Commercial Shows Kids Reinterpreting a Whitesnake Song
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38
Anti-Police Brutality Campaigns
Anti-Police Brutality Campaigns
Campaign Zero's Star-Studded PSA Addresses US Racial Injustice
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37
Split-Screen Luxury Ads
Split-Screen Luxury Ads
The Seabourn Cruise Line Ad Shows the Unique Experiences Offered Onboard
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36
Rapper Apparel Commercials
Rapper Apparel Commercials
The YG 4HUNNID Collection Was Showcased with a Promotional Music Video
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35
Targeted Insurance Ads
Targeted Insurance Ads
'CoverFox' Hunted Users to Bombard Them with Funny Insurance Reminders
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34
360-Degree Fragrance Films
360-Degree Fragrance Films
Charlotte Tilbury's Debut Fragrance is Being Teased with a VR Film
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33
Marginalized Athlete Ads
Marginalized Athlete Ads
Powerade's Ad Tributes Shakur Stevenson's Rise to the Olympics
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32
Simplified Furniture Ads
Simplified Furniture Ads
'Let's Relax' by IKEA Reminds That Furniture is Meant to Be Functional
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31
Anti-Vegetable Burger Ads
Anti-Vegetable Burger Ads
This Video Promotes the Complete Lack of Greens in the Wendy's Baconator
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30
Kid-Driven Car Ads
Kid-Driven Car Ads
BMW Korea Got Little Kids to Drive a Car Around a Race Track
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29
Confessional Canine Campaigns
Confessional Canine Campaigns
Schmackos' 'Canine Confessions' Hears from Different Breeds
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28
Abandoned Shopping Cart Ads
Abandoned Shopping Cart Ads
'RetailMeNot' Humorously Depicts Unpurchased Online Shopping Carts
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27
80s Feline Commercials
80s Feline Commercials
'Temptations' Uses Nostalgia & a Cat Band to Promote its Kitty Treats
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26
Familial Fast Food Commercials
Familial Fast Food Commercials
McDonald's South Africa Focuses on Sibling Love in This Commercial
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25
Shakespearean Toothpaste Commercials
Shakespearean Toothpaste Commercials
Crest's Back-to-School Ad Touts the Benefits of Oral Care
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24
Criminal Car Rental Ads
Criminal Car Rental Ads
This Commercial Features Prisoners Escaping with a Rented Car
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23
Identity-Celebrating Ads
Identity-Celebrating Ads
This Clairol Hair Color Ad Stars Transgender Model Tracey Norman
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22
Comedic Kids' Fashion Ads
Comedic Kids' Fashion Ads
This Old Navy Back to School Ad Features Amy Schumer as the Cool Aunt
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21
Comedic Air Safety Videos
Comedic Air Safety Videos
Air New Zealand Promotes Safe Flying Through a Hollywood Parody
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20
Travel-Oriented Olympic Ads
Travel-Oriented Olympic Ads
Air Canada's 'Fly the Flag' Ad Celebrates the Beauty of Travel
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19
Theatrical Flavor Commericals
Theatrical Flavor Commericals
These Texas Pete Ads Show the Power of the Flavor Its Products Offer
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18
Fast Food Luggage Ads
Fast Food Luggage Ads
Bojangles Gave Travelers Full Meals on Airport Luggage Conveyor Belts
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17
Pleasure-Focused Chocolate Commercials
Pleasure-Focused Chocolate Commercials
This Dove Chocolate Ad Follows a Woman Living for Pleasure
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16
Slow Motion Clothing Commericals
Slow Motion Clothing Commericals
Uniqlo Lifewear's Ad Considers Why People Wear What They Do
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15
Scanning App Commercials
Scanning App Commercials
This Commercial Was Created for a Scanning App Targeted at Students
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14
Unconventional Beauty Ads
Unconventional Beauty Ads
This Dove Commercial Follows the Story of an Androgynous Model
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13
Personified Beef Ads
Personified Beef Ads
This Wendy's Commercial Shows That Frozen Beef Patties Aren't Welcome
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12
Realistic Back-to-School Ads
Realistic Back-to-School Ads
The New Staples Ad Deals with Kids Destroying Their School Supplies
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11
Promoted Social Media Videos
Promoted Social Media Videos
Pinterest is Rolling out a 'Promoted Videos' Feature for Advertisers
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10
Poetic Multicultural Smartphone Ads
Poetic Multicultural Smartphone Ads
This iPhone Commercial Features the Voice of Maya Angelou
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9
Visualized Home Temperature Commercials
Visualized Home Temperature Commercials
Mitsubishi Electric's Ads Show Custom Home Temperatures
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8
Anti-Abuse Beer Ads
Anti-Abuse Beer Ads
'Cerveza Tecate' Defines Men By How They Treat Women in This Commercial
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7
Retro Automobile Ad Collections
Retro Automobile Ad Collections
'Automobile Design Graphics' Gathers Artful 20th Century Brochures
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6
Vertical Video Ads
Vertical Video Ads
The 'Flipboard' App Has a New Video Feature for Advertisers
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5
Personified Food Pop-Ups
Personified Food Pop-Ups
This Human Fast Food Vending Machine Surprises People at a Laundromat
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4
Parent-Centered Cannabis Ads
Parent-Centered Cannabis Ads
The CDPHE Tells Parents to Educate Their Kids on Safe Marijuana Use
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3
Future Olympian Ads
Future Olympian Ads
This 'Fatherly' Ad Shows Kids with Incredible Talent and Supportive Parents
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2
Parody Pop Ads
Parody Pop Ads
In Reference to a Cindy Crawford Pepsi Ad, 'SumOfUs' Reveals the Brand's Eco Damage
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1
Curvy Athlete Denim Campaigns
Curvy Athlete Denim Campaigns
Ronda Rousey & Buffalo Jeans Promote Denim Made for Curvy Women
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