Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than eight million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.
A few highlights: Jean-Claude Van Damme shows up in a Tostitos ad to suggest that you "get together already" with your friends—because otherwise they might replace you with Jean-Claude Van Damme. Sprite's Big Taste baseball pitcher character (LeBron James) conducts a post-game interview of sorts—with the "game" being the Sprite commercial itself. And an old refrigerator gets mourned as it gets taken away—but a family's sadness is quickly forgotten when an awesome new Samsung fridge with a touch screen takes its place.
Attention Index: 68 (32% more interruptions than avg.)
Data provided by iSpot.tv, Attention and Conversion Analytics for TV Ads
TV Impressions - Total TV ad impressions delivered for the brand or spot.
Est. TV Spend - Amount spent on TV airings for the brand's spots.
Attention Score - Measures the propensity of consumers to interrupt an ad play on TV. The higher the score, the more complete views. Actions that interrupt an ad play include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV.
Attention Index - Represents the Attention of a specific creative or program placement vs the average. The average is represented by a score of 100, and the total index range is from 0 through 200. For example, an attention index of 125 means that there are 25% fewer interrupted ad plays compared to the average.