Google fiber adIn 2012, Google made more than $50 billion, almost entirely via plain, boring little text ads. So it’s more than a tad ironic that Google is so incredibly good at old-fashioned video ads.

The advertising industry’s top kudos show, the Clio Awards, gave Google the advertiser of the year award for 2013 for creativity and excellence in advertising this week.

Here are some of the best examples:

Google Fiber — and toy cars:

Build with Chrome — and Lego Sydney Harbor Bridges:

100,000 stars (go forth and explore):

And, of course, no gallery of great Google ads would be complete without Dear Sophie:

Image credit: Google; Hat tip: Mashable