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John Malkovich Tries To Reclaim His Domain Name In Squarespace's Super Bowl Ad

Spot Directed by Miles Jay Will Run in First Half

By Jeanine Poggi. Published on Feb 01, 2017

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John Malkovich finally reaches the person who is being John Malkovich in Squarespace's Super Bowl spot.

In the commercial, Mr. Malkovich is in his design studio talking on the phone to the person who has already claimed the domain name JohnMalkovich.com trying to convince them to give it back.

"You think when people contact JohnMalkovich.com they are actually looking for you?" he says to the person on the other side of the call. "Maybe, maybe they are looking for me."

Squarespace will run the 30-second spot in the first-half of Super Bowl LI. This is the company's fourth consecutive commercial in the big game. It will also air a 60-second commercial in the pre-game.

The company released an extended version of the pre-game spot last week.

Squarespace worked with JohnXHannes, a creative collective based in New York, on the campaign. Smuggler's Miles Jay directed.

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Credits

Date
Feb 01, 2017
Agency:
JOHNXHANNES
Client:
Squarespace
Executive Creative Director:
Hannes Ciatti
Production Company:
Smuggler
Director:
Miles Jay
Executive Creative Director:
John McKelvey
Executive Producer:
Kristine Ling
Head of Client Management:
Verena Zannantoni
Senior Art Director:
Conor Hagan
Senior Copywriter:
Matt McCarron
Senior Planner:
Iain Newton
Operations Director:
Karen Lo
Business Affairs:
Waving Cat Productions
Director:
Miles Jay
Production Company:
Smuggler
DOP:
Chayse Irvin
Executive Producer:
Allison Kunzman
Executive Producer:
Patrick Milling Smith
Executive Producer:
Brian Carmody
Production Designer:
Carly Reddin
Stylist:
Jurgen Doering
Parisian Service Company:
Premiere Heure
Parisian Producer:
Catherine Guillot
US Line Producer:
Alex Orlovsky
Editorial:
NO6
Editor:
Chan Hatcher
Editorial Assistant:
Kenneth Larkin
Editorial Assistant:
Randy Baublis
Post Producer:
Michelle Dorsch
Post Producer:
Malia Rose
Managing Partner:
Carr Schilling
VFX:
No7
Lead Flame Artist:
Verdi Sevenhuysen
Audio Finishing:
Formosa
Executive Producer:
Lauren Cascio
Mixer:
John Bolen
Color:
Company 3
Colorist:
Tom Poole
Producer:
Clare Movshon
Photography Production:
Flower Ave
CEO:
Anthony Casalena
Chief Creative Officer:
David Lee
Director of Brand Marketing:
Amory Wooden
Talent:
Natasha Ivankovitser
Design Lead:
Donovan Mafnas
Design Lead:
Andre Felipe Ribeiro
Design Lead:
Tom Sears
Design Lead:
Luis Gonzalez
Designer:
McLane Teitel
Designer:
Shawn Lee
Photo Retoucher:
Craig Reynolds
Photographer:
Zach Gold
Producer:
Michael Power

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