Among the new releases, Dr Pepper strikes a patriotic note in a spot that builds on its continuing "Always One of a Kind" campaign, while Pennzoil extends its campaign starring country music icon Tim McGraw by showing him sinking a basketball by, uh, using his guitar as a bat (you'll just have to watch it). And Starbucks -- having just rolled out Oprah Chai Tea in time for Mother's Day -- continues its big push in the tea space by promoting its Teavana Shaken Iced Teas, which, according to Starbucks, its baristas shake "by hand 10 times to mix and unlock the unique flavors."
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