J.B. Smoove Sweetens the Deal in a Crown Royal Vanilla Spot

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Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new and trending TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, a company that catalogs, tags and measures activity around TV ads in real time. The New Releases here ran on TV for the first time yesterday. The Most Engaging ads are showing sustained social heat, ranked by SpotShare scores reflecting the percent of digital activity associated with each one over the past week. See the methodology here.

Among the new releases, creative types demonstrate how they use their Toyota Corollas to help them with yarn bombing and popup barber shops; Clay Matthews gets into fight mode in a continuation of Jack Link's "Workin' Out With Sasquatch" campaign; and people are shown taking extreme measures to stop themselves from using their phones in AT&T's ad for its data-free TV plan.

A "comfort pony" and a "motivational meerkat" star in a TD Ameritrade spot promoting its in-app chat service.

Finally, J.B. Smoove sweetens the deal with vanilla flavored everything -- wafers, sundae, waffles, and even pizza and Mom's meatloaf -- in an ad for Crown Royal Vanilla.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Toyota: I Do the New Toyota: I Do the New
Network: NBC
Show: The Voice
Primetime Airing: Oct. 3, 9:28 pm ET
Jack Link's Beef Jerky: #SasquatchWorkout: Boulder Crushes Jack Link's Beef Jerky: #SasquatchWorkout: Boulder Crushes
Network: Discovery Channel
Show: Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Primetime Airing: Oct. 3, 8:14 pm ET
AT&T Wireless: Extreme Measures AT&T Wireless: Extreme Measures
Network: Cartoon Network
Show: Steven Universe
Primetime Airing: Oct. 3, 8:58 pm ET
Crown Royal: Full Stomach Crown Royal: Full Stomach
Network: History Channel
Show: American Pickers
Primetime Airing: Oct. 3, 8:32 pm ET
TD Ameritrade: Comfort Pony TD Ameritrade: Comfort Pony
Network: MSNBC
Show: MTP Daily
Airing Date: Oct. 3, 2:55 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
H&M: New Autumn Collection 2016 H&M: H&M TV Spot, 'New Autumn Collection 2016' Song by Lion Babe
Online Views: 806,895
Social Actions: 43,837
SpotShare: 6.17%
Pizza Hut: Homesick Alien Pizza Hut: Pizza Hut Grilled Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza TV Spot, 'Homesick Alien'
Online Views: 1,579,963
Social Actions: 3,978
SpotShare: 5.17%
Apple iPhone: Balloons Apple iPhone: Apple iPhone 7 TV Spot, 'Balloons' Song by Toulouse
Online Views: 868,726
Social Actions: 26,327
SpotShare: 4.90%
Xbox: Gears of War 4: Launch Xbox: Gears of War 4 TV Spot, 'Launch'
Online Views: 740,634
Social Actions: 9,377
SpotShare: 3.06%
2K Games: WWE 2K17: Welcome to Suplex City 2K Games: WWE 2K17 TV Spot, 'Suplex City' Feat. Brock Lesnar, Song by Petula Clark
Online Views: 222,539
Social Actions: 21,834
SpotShare: 2.52%

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