Bad Cellphone Reception Won't Work for You on Mother's Day: It's Last Night's New Ads

Plus, the Five Most Engaging Spots 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, Taco Bell is giving a free Biscuit Taco on May 5 to those who "defect" from the breakfast served in the fictional dictatorship of its latest ad campaign.

Brands have also started trying to capitalize on Mother's Day: Verizon argues its better reception helps you win more love from your mother than your sibling who does not have Verizon. And 1-800-Flowers.com makes the more straight-forward pitch: You should get your mom flowers.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Taco Bell: Free Biscuit Taco Taco Bell: Free Biscuit Taco
Network: TNT
Show: NBA Basketball
Primetime Airing: Apr. 28, 9:09 pm ET
Verizon: Flipside Stories: Birthday Brunch Verizon: Flipside Stories: Birthday Brunch
Network: ABC
Show: 20/20
Primetime Airing: Apr. 28, 10:43 pm ET
Weight Watchers: Another One Bites the Dust! Weight Watchers: Another One Bites the Dust!
Network: ION
Show: Criminal Minds
Primetime Airing: Apr. 28, 8:23 pm ET
Papa Murphy's Pizza: Taste the Difference Papa Murphy's Pizza: Taste the Difference
Network: CW
Show: Seinfeld
Primetime Airing: Apr. 28, 10:56 pm ET
1-800-FLOWERS.COM: Be the Reason Mom Feels Loved 1-800-FLOWERS.COM: Be the Reason Mom Feels Loved
Network: USA Network
Show: NHL Hockey
Primetime Airing: Apr. 28, 8:04 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Foot Locker: It's Really Happening Foot Locker: It's Really Happening
Online Views: 2,486,451
Social Actions: 55,709
SpotShare: 4.61%
Samsung Mobile: What Does Color Feel Like? Samsung Mobile: What Does Color Feel Like?
Online Views: 2,997,358
Social Actions: 5,350
SpotShare: 1.73%
Nike: Better for It: Inner Thoughts Nike: Better for It: Inner Thoughts
Online Views: 2,593,986
Social Actions: 8,126
SpotShare: 1.71%
adidas: Here's to the Takers adidas: Here's to the Takers
Online Views: 1,350,338
Social Actions: 17,399
SpotShare: 1.71%
GEICO: South Pole, Dora the Explorer: It's What You Do GEICO: South Pole, Dora the Explorer: It's What You Do
Online Views: 2,089,387
Social Actions: 10,425
SpotShare: 1.62%

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

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