Winona Ryder Returns to Winona, Minnesota for Squarespace’s Super Bowl LIV Spot

NEW YORK, NY – January 28, 2020– Squarespace, the all-in-one platform for websites, domains, online stores, marketing tools and scheduling, today revealed the creative behind its sixth Super Bowl advertisement. The in-game advertisement titled Welcome to Winona features Winona Ryder as she returns to her namesake of Winona, Minnesota. Winona captures the essence of her hometown through photography as she builds her first website, The 30-second spot will run in the first half of the Big Game, and is part of a larger creative campaign showcasing the concept that no matter what your dream is, a website makes it real.

“Growing up in a small town, you come to value the independent businesses that make a place like Winona thrive. Winona represents a lot of small towns and cities that aren't talked about as often or don't get as much attention. Helping to give a voice and a platform through Squarespace to this town is really wonderful,” said Winona Ryder.

Squarespace Founder and CEO Anthony Casalena said, “Our mission at Squarespace is to be the all-in-one platform that powers the online presence for anyone who wants to stand out. For our sixth spot starring Winona Ryder, we set out to uplift the stories of small town America to inspire anyone to tell their unique story and legitimize their idea with a website.”

Welcome to Winona, produced by Squarespace’s award-winning in-house creative team, was primarily shot on location in Winona, MN, and features real Winonans. The campaign includes a digital long form film and a professionally produced photo book featuring portraits, landscapes, and still lifes shot by Winona Ryder. Squarespace is offering residents of Winona a comped website for one year to provide a platform to the people and places that make the town thrive, and support the small business and entrepreneurs who are the fabric of the community.

“We wanted to work with someone notable who had yet to create their online presence,” said David Lee, Chief Creative Officer of Squarespace. “Winona is an iconic actress with an iconic name, who also has an endearing origin story. Together, we set out to tell a story of self discovery, and follow along on her travels to the place where it all began. Welcome to Winona is an art project, a personal statement, and a meta journey about identity, but most importantly it’s also a celebration of the people and places that make Winona, Winona.”

Squarespace has been advertising at the Super Bowl since 2014 and has partnered with unexpected yet notable customers Keanu Reeves, Jeff Bridges, and John Malkovich, among others, to share how their websites came to life.

About Squarespace:

Founded in 2003 by Anthony Casalena while he was a student at the University of Maryland, Squarespace is a leading all-in-one website building platform, providing millions of dreamers, makers, and doers the tools they need to bring their creative ideas to life. Millions of websites and online stores have been created on Squarespace’s dynamic all-in-one platform, which allows customers to claim a domain, build a website, sell online, schedule appointments and market a brand. Squarespace’s suite of products combines award-winning design and world-class engineering, making it easier than ever to establish and own your online presence. Today, the company has more than 1,000 employees across three offices in New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Dublin, Ireland. Squarespace has been recognized by Fortune as one of the “50 Best Workplaces for Parents” and by Built in NYC as one of the “100 Best Places To Work” in New York City, among other accolades. For more information, visit