Scouts Talent for 'Secret Life of Pets' Real-Life Trailer in New Spot

Plus, Five of the Most Digitally Engaging Spots on TV Right Now

By Published on .

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, a blue suede couch catches the eye of a interior decor savvy home intruder in State Farm's new spot; a man and his son scrounge up just enough change to buy a pizza from Little Caesars; the secret as to how Mr. Sketch Markers acquire their fruity aromas is revealed; and characters from Nintendo video games take the field to compete in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Finally, a casting call from encourages people to submit clips of their pets re-enacting scenes from "The Secret Life of Pets." The best clips will be part of a real-life rendition of the movie's trailer.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
Powered by
New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
State Farm: Furniture State Farm: Furniture
Network: FXX
Show: The Simpsons
Primetime Airing: Jun. 13, 8:56 pm ET
Little Caesars Pizza: Pocket Change Little Caesars Pizza: Pocket Change
Network: Hallmark
Show: The Middle
Primetime Airing: Jun. 13, 10:16 pm ET
Mr. Sketch Markers: Banana Mr. Sketch Markers: Banana
Network: ION
Show: Criminal Minds
Primetime Airing: Jun. 13, 9:20 pm ET The Secret Life of Pets: Pets at Home Casting Call The Secret Life of Pets: Pets at Home Casting Call
Network: FX
Show: Despicable Me 2
Primetime Airing: Jun. 13, 9:01 pm ET
Nintendo: Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Team Up Nintendo: Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Team Up
Network: Nick
Show: Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
Primetime Airing: Jun. 13, 8:05 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Chevrolet: Silverado Strong: Steel Bed Outperforms Aluminum Bed Chevrolet: 2016 Chevrolet Silverado TV Spot, 'Steel Bed Outperforms Aluminum Bed'
Online Views: 4,288,526
Social Actions: 45,271
SpotShare: 6.09%
Sprint: Paul Switched Sprint: Sprint TV Spot, 'Paul Switched'
Online Views: 2,170,169
Social Actions: 17,832
SpotShare: 2.76%
Red Lobster: Surprise Red Lobster: Red Lobster Lobster & Shrimp Summerfest TV Spot, 'Surprise'
Online Views: 8,784
Social Actions: 30,850
SpotShare: 2.01%
Apple iPhone: Shot on iPhone by Craig J. Apple iPhone: Apple iPhone TV Spot, 'Shot on iPhone by Craig J.' Song by Ricky Remedy
Online Views: 1,274,823
Social Actions: 5,045
SpotShare: 1.27%
Apple iPhone: Shot on iPhone by John L. Apple iPhone: Apple iPhone TV Spot, 'Shot on iPhone by John L.' Song by by Loyle Carner
Online Views: 1,046,108
Social Actions: 3,884
SpotShare: 1.04%

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

Missed the previous installment of Hot Spots? Click here.

Most Popular