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J. Wellington Wimpy Has a Smartphone. Who Knew?

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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 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 spots, Bank of America shows "Popeye" cartoon character J. Wellington Wimpy -- the "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today" guy -- happily (if improbably) using its mobile-banking app; Taco Bell mocks the Egg McMuffin in a commercial that Ad Age's Maureen Morrison previewed on Monday; and Jos. A Bank promotes a conservative, by its standards, half-off sale, which will surely come as a disappointment to the writers at "Saturday Night Live."

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Taco Bell: Get With the Times Taco Bell: Get With the Times
Network: FOX
Show: Glee
Primetime Airing: Apr. 8, 8:33 pm EST
Mercedes-Benz: What is Performance? Mercedes-Benz: What is Performance?
Network: Golf
Show: Live From
Primetime Airing: Apr. 8, 9:44 pm EST
Bank of America: Popeye Bank of America: Popeye
Network: ABC
Show: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Primetime Airing: Apr. 8, 8:58 pm EST
Macy's: Customer Favorites Sale Macy's: Customer Favorites Sale
Network: TLC
Show: 19 Kids and Counting
Primetime Airing: Apr. 8, 9:15 pm EST
JoS. A. Bank: April 2014 Half Off Event JoS. A. Bank: April 2014 Half Off Event
Network: ESPN2
Show: SportsCenter
Primetime Airing: Apr. 8, 8:20 pm EST
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Nike: Risk Everything Nike: Risk Everything
Online Views: 7,274,053
Social Actions: 28,539
SpotShare: 9.09%
Honey Maid: This is Wholesome Honey Maid: This is Wholesome
Online Views: 1,084,081
Social Actions: 14,421
SpotShare: 2.62%
Supercell: Clash of Clans Supercell: Clash of Clans
Online Views: 1,203,873
Social Actions: 5,854
SpotShare: 1.65%
Amazon: Gary Busey Amazon: Gary Busey
Online Views: 305,092
Social Actions: 6,525
SpotShare: 1.04%
Taco Bell: Ronald McDonald Taco Bell: Ronald McDonald
Online Views: 627,714
Social Actions: 2,013
SpotShare: 0.73%

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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