Did Martin Scorsese's Super Bowl ad just prove the importance of web design?

An image of a man in a crowd from the Squarespace Super Bowl ad
(Image credit: Squarespace)

During Sunday's Super Bowl in Las Vegas, the adverts will surely be dissected as much as the play on field. And one of the contenders hoping to make an impression is the web design company Squarespace with non-other than Hollywood legend Martin Scorsese.

Scorsese directed and starred in the 30-second commercial, which depicts the arrival of aliens on Earth going totally ignored. Until the visitors launch a website, that is. It's an amusing tale that points out a truth of digital communication in 2024. See our full roundup for all of the best 2024 Super Bowl ads, and see our pick of the best website builders for photography if you need a site yourself.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.