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 during the weekend. 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.
Verizon has a tie-in with the new "Star Wars" installment, meanwhile, showing that limited data plans can thwart Chewbacca's mission to save the galaxy from evil. Finally, Twitter enlists an unsual poster boy, Pope Francis, to advertise its curated news tweets feature, called "Moments," all part of its ongoing effort to refuel its user growth.
As always, you can find out more about the best commercials on TV at Ad Age's Creativity.
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