How to Ace an Interview, According to Pepsi's Latest Spot

Plus, the Five Most Engaging Commercials Right Now

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Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new and trending TV commercials tracked by, 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, an ecstatic motocross biker announces the Honda Dream Garage Sales Event, a Square Jellyfish car-vent smartphone mount facilitates mother-daughter bonding time on a beach, and Kia promotes its 2016 Sorento as a blend of rugged and refined. Plus, Pepsi presents a unique approach to nailing the interview in its newest TV commercial.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Pepsi: Interview Pepsi: Interview
Network: FXX
Show: The Simpsons
Primetime Airing: Mar. 17, 8:28 pm ET
Honda: Dream Garage Sales Event: Cycle Honda: Dream Garage Sales Event: Cycle
Network: ABC Family
Show: Pretty Little Liars
Primetime Airing: Mar. 17, 8:45 pm ET
Kia: Has It All Kia: Has It All
Network: CBS
Show: NCIS: New Orleans
Primetime Airing: Mar. 17, 9:21 pm ET
The UPS Store: United Problem Solvers The UPS Store: United Problem Solvers
Network: USA Network
Show: Modern Family
Primetime Airing: Mar. 17, 8:38 pm ET
Square Jellyfish: Beach Trip Square Jellyfish: Beach Trip
Network: MSNBC
Show: The Rachel Maddow Show
Primetime Airing: Mar. 17, 9:50 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Android: Friends Furever Android: Friends Furever
Online Views: 1,216,518
Social Actions: 36,800
SpotShare: 3.50% Brad Bellflower: Launch Brad Bellflower: Launch
Online Views: 1,259,440
Social Actions: 5,077
SpotShare: 1.11%
UnitedHealthcare: Our Song UnitedHealthcare: Our Song
Online Views: 24,230
Social Actions: 13,700
SpotShare: 1.09%
GEICO: Free-Range Chicken GEICO: Free-Range Chicken
Online Views: 14,709
Social Actions: 12,824
SpotShare: 1.05%
Reebok: Pump to Adapt Reebok: Pump to Adapt
Online Views: 996,437
Social Actions: 6,253
SpotShare: 1.04%

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

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