Shaken, Not Stirred: Starbucks Baristas Just Got Even More Bartender-ish

Thanks to the Roll-Out of Teavana Shaken Iced Teas. Plus, Watch More of Last Night's Fresh TV Spots

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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 releases, Dr Pepper strikes a patriotic note in a spot that builds on its continuing "Always One of a Kind" campaign, while Pennzoil extends its campaign starring country music icon Tim McGraw by showing him sinking a basketball by, uh, using his guitar as a bat (you'll just have to watch it). And Starbucks -- having just rolled out Oprah Chai Tea in time for Mother's Day -- continues its big push in the tea space by promoting its Teavana Shaken Iced Teas, which, according to Starbucks, its baristas shake "by hand 10 times to mix and unlock the unique flavors."

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Coca-Cola: How do You Describe Coke? Coca-Cola: How do You Describe Coke?
Network: ABC Family
Show: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Primetime Airing: May. 20, 8:49 pm EST
Dr Pepper: /1 Americans Dr Pepper: /1 Americans
Network: Food Network
Show: Chopped
Primetime Airing: May. 20, 9:09 pm EST
Nintendo: Crazy Plunge Test Nintendo: Crazy Plunge Test
Network: Animal Planet
Show: River Monsters
Primetime Airing: May. 20, 9:54 pm EST
Starbucks: Shake Up Starbucks: Shake Up
Network: NBC
Show: The Voice
Primetime Airing: May. 20, 10:11 pm EST
Pennzoil: Tim McGraw Pennzoil: Tim McGraw
Network: ESPN
Show: NBA Basketball
Primetime Airing: May. 20, 10:27 pm EST
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Google Play: Play Your Heart Out Logo Commercial Google Play: Play Your Heart Out Logo Commercial
Online Views: 2,145,668
Social Actions: 540
SpotShare: 1.68%
Guitar Center: The Greatest Feeling on Earth Guitar Center: The Greatest Feeling on Earth
Online Views: 328,841
Social Actions: 6,760
SpotShare: 0.75%
Red Bull: Sports and Music Red Bull: Sports and Music
Online Views: 803,864
Social Actions: 1,086
SpotShare: 0.70%
Head and Shoulders: Anaheim Angels Head and Shoulders: Anaheim Angels
Online Views: 264
Social Actions: 9,159
SpotShare: 0.68% Accuracy Matters: Mom Accuracy Matters: Mom
Online Views: 808,641
Social Actions: 506
SpotShare: 0.65%

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