Geico Knows You're Not Race Car Driver Casey Mears

Plus, Five of the Most Digitally 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, 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, Peyton Manning wants company while watching the NFL on DirecTV; an office becomes a battleground for Mobile Strike; a boy finds that mistakes are not that scary in this kid-created Target commercial; and Arby's announces its Loaded Italian sandwich with meatballs.

Finally, Geico explains that you don't have to be a race car driver like Casey Mears to save on car insurance.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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Top new ads recently aired on national TV
DirecTV: Peyton on Sunday Mornings: Phone Call DirecTV: Peyton on Sunday Mornings: Phone Call
Network: FXX
Show: The Simpsons
Primetime Airing: Jul. 29, 9:58 pm ET
Machine Zone: Mobile Strike: Break Time Machine Zone: Mobile Strike: Break Time
Network: Fox News
Show: Watters World
Primetime Airing: Jul. 30, 8:11 pm ET
Target: My Mysterious Pencil Target: My Mysterious Pencil
Network: NBC
Show: American Ninja Warrior
Primetime Airing: Jul. 31, 9:32 pm ET
Arby's: Aptly Named Arby's: Aptly Named
Network: FX
Show: The Bourne Legacy
Primetime Airing: Jul. 31, 8:14 pm ET
GEICO: Casey Drives GEICO: Casey Drives
Network: NBC Sports
Show: NASCAR Racing
Primetime Airing: Jul. 29, 8:14 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Hillary for America: Role Models Hillary for America: Hillary for America TV Spot, 'Role Models'
Online Views: 212,799
Social Actions: 42,765
SpotShare: 6.16%
DirecTV: Peyton on Sunday Mornings: Groceries DirecTV: DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket TV Spot, 'Peyton on Sunday Mornings: Groceries'
Online Views: 345,019
Social Actions: 16,610
SpotShare: 3.29%
Samsung Mobile: Go With Galaxy Samsung Mobile: Samsung TV Spot, 'Go With Galaxy' Song by Luke Christopher
Online Views: 8,312
Social Actions: 25,405
SpotShare: 3.27%
Carl's Jr.: Fantasy Carl's Jr.: Carl's Jr. Bacon 3-Way Burger TV Spot, 'Fantasy' Featuring Genevieve Morton
Online Views: 168,774
Social Actions: 9,166
SpotShare: 1.80%
Sprite: Pick a Can Sprite: Sprite 2016 Lyrical Collection TV Spot, 'Pick a Can' Song by 2Pac
Online Views: 158,866
Social Actions: 8,098
SpotShare: 1.61%

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

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