Squarespace's Super Bowl Ad With John Malkovich Wins the Emmy for Best Commercial

Spot eclipses two Ad Council efforts


Squarespace fended off a two-pronged challenge from last year’s winner, the Ad Council, to win the 2017 Emmy Award for outstanding commercial at the Creative Arts Emmys this weekend.

The website maker won for its Super Bowl spot, “Calling JohnMalkovich.com,” in which the actor turned fashion designer argues by phone with someone squatting on his eponymous web address. The spot was made by Squarespace and creative agency JohnXHannes.

“Squarespace has always taken pride in our creative campaign work,” the brand’s chief creative officer, David Lee, told Adweek in a statement.

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