Are You Thinking About Switching to Samsung, Like Lance? (Watch the Newest Ads on TV)

Plus, the Five Most Engaging Spots on TV Right Now

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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, a bunch of kids frolic adorably in ultra-affordable clothing from H&M ("mix & match kids' t-shirts + pants = $9.95") while the humble potato is celebrated by Kraft Mayo (much like the radish and lettuce before it). And Best Buy introduces us to a guy named Lance who is thinking of switching to Samsung (from, presumably, an Apple iPhone); it's a plug for Best Buy's Samsung Experience store-within-a-store.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Best Buy: Samsung Experience Shop: Make an Easy Switch Best Buy: Samsung Experience Shop: Make an Easy Switch
Network: TNT
Show: Castle
Primetime Airing: Aug. 6, 8:50 pm EST
Kraft Mayo: The Potato Kraft Mayo: The Potato
Network: Comedy Central
Show: South Park: Shart Week Part 2
Primetime Airing: Aug. 6, 9:55 pm EST
H&M: Back to School Styles H&M: Back to School Styles
Network: NBC
Show: America's Got Talent
Primetime Airing: Aug. 6, 8:08 pm EST
Experian: Personalized Help Experian: Personalized Help
Network: Fox News
Show: The O'Reilly Factor
Primetime Airing: Aug. 6, 8:19 pm EST
Pilot Pen: Josh Pilot Pen: Josh
Network: Disney XD
Show: Kickin' It
Primetime Airing: Aug. 6, 10:56 pm EST
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Under Armour: I Will What I Want Under Armour: I Will What I Want
Online Views: 8,239,852
Social Actions: 185,276
SpotShare: 11.34%
Bud Light: Block Party Slip 'n' Slide Bud Light: Block Party Slip 'n' Slide
Online Views: 1,918,010
Social Actions: 130
SpotShare: 1.00%
Foot Locker: Short Memory Pt. 1 Foot Locker: Short Memory Pt. 1
Online Views: 1,473,641
Social Actions: 4,333
SpotShare: 0.92%
Adidas: BOOST Changes Everything Adidas: BOOST Changes Everything
Online Views: 238,710
Social Actions: 17,716
SpotShare: 0.80%
Samsung: ADD52 Samsung: ADD52
Online Views: 1,194,950
Social Actions: 1,533
SpotShare: 0.70%

As always, you can find out more about the making of the best commercials on TV at Ad Age's Creativity.

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