Stihl Heads Into the Void to Show the Otherworldly Power of Its Leaf Blowers Do not try this at home

Houston, we have a blower.

French agency Altmann + Pacreau gets cosmic in this ad for Stihl leaf blowers, employing astronaut imagery and the 2001: A Space Odyssey theme to fine effect.

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April 13, 2015, 11:13 AM EDT

Is Hillary Clinton's Campaign Logo as Bad as Everyone Is Saying? Critics immediately tee off on the design

It wouldn't be an election season without a full-on Internet-fueled art-school-esque critique of a candidate's logo. This week's victim: Hillary Clinton!

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April 13, 2015, 10:01 AM EDT

A Kid Grows Up Really, Really Fast in BBH's Latest Cute Ad for Robinsons From baby to a man in 60 seconds

BBH London has made some brilliant ads for British juice brand Robinsons over the years—notably, this Wimbledon spot and, of course, the famous "Pals" ad from 2013, which really is one of the great twist-ending ads ever.

Now, agency and client are back with a fun new :60 that uses some mildly freaky CGI to illustrate the new theme "They grow up fast."

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April 13, 2015, 9:19 AM EDT

State Farm Just Remade the 'Jake From State Farm' Ad Completely With Emojis Gift keeps on giving

State Farm probably still can't believe how popular the "Jake From State Farm" commercial has become. It became a cult favorite almost overnight and has been parodied relentlessly on Vine and elsewhere. Recognizing the love for all things Jake, the insurance company even gave him a Twitter account, which now has more than 33,000 followers.

The ad—technically called "State of Unrest (Jake)"—continues to air, and by now many people know the dialogue by heart. The dialogue is so familiar, in fact, that most people (and certainly the brand's social-media followers) can likely follow along with the remade version below, posted to Facebook today—with the narrative told totally in emojis.

Random Friday fun, and a great quick hit from the advertiser.

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April 10, 2015, 4:26 PM EDT

James Corden Bickers With James Corden as Samsung Galaxy S6 Ads Flood In Launch day fun

Forget about pre-order day for the Apple Watch. It's also launch day for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, which means ads for the smartphone are rolling out all over the world.

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April 10, 2015, 3:41 PM EDT

Ikea Is Replying to Questions on Facebook With Comical, Pun-Filled Memes The Shelf Guru is here to help

The viral success of Groupon's Banana Bunker post on Facebook appears to be rubbing off on other brands. See, for example, Ikea Singapore—which has started a whole new Facebook thread clearly with the intention of replying comically to everyone it can.

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April 10, 2015, 2:21 PM EDT

PETA Cuts Open Miley Cyrus' Little Sister for Ad Protesting Classroom Dissection Noah goes under the knife

Miley isn't the only member of the Cyrus family with a knack for exposing herself. In fact, younger sister Noah takes things one step further by posing as a dissected corpse for a PETA ad protesting classroom animal dissection.

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April 10, 2015, 1:05 PM EDT

Chrysler Goes Full Game of Thrones in This Ad Voiced by Peter Dinklage All hail America's bootstrap kings and queens

Your life might not be quite like Game of Thrones, but you can still feel like a boss power broker if you drive a Chrysler, says a new ad from the automaker.

"Kings and Queens of America," voiced by actor Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister on the hit HBO show, is launching just ahead of the fifth-season premiere this Sunday.

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April 10, 2015, 12:47 PM EDT

Toyota Japan Goes Deep With One of the Most Delightful Baseball Ads in a Long Time Taking it to the streets

Some people complain that modern baseball games last too long, but the one in this Japanese ad for Toyota's G cars will make you root for extra innings.

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April 10, 2015, 12:21 PM EDT

This Watchmaker Does Not Care If You Pre-order a Damn Thing From Apple Today Old-school grumpiness from Shinola

Traditional watchmakers are in a bit of a bind with the launch of the Apple Watch. Do they just ignore it, or do they make fun of it—and in so doing, admit its buzzworthiness and give it that much extra attention?

Shinola is going with the latter approach, launching ads from Partners & Spade in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal (suitably old-school placements, naturally) that rib the wondrous new Apple device, which is finally available for pre-order today.

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April 10, 2015, 11:38 AM EDT


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