Israeli web company Wix.com betting big with Super Bowl spot
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Israeli web company Wix.com betting big with Super Bowl spot

Website platform firm pays millions for 30-second ad that will be seen by over 100 million Sunday night

Mercedes-Benz Stadium is lit up ahead of Sunday's NFL Super Bowl 53 football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots in Atlanta, on Saturday, February 2, 2019. (AP/David Goldman)
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is lit up ahead of Sunday's NFL Super Bowl 53 football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots in Atlanta, on Saturday, February 2, 2019. (AP/David Goldman)

Website design company Wix.com is the only Israeli company to reveal a commercial that will air during the Super Bowl on Sunday night in Atlanta, Georgia.

Wix’s 30-second spot will run in the third quarter the game and features supermodel Karlie Kloss, the company said in a statement. It is the fifth year in a row that the company has advertised during the big game.

With a worldwide audience expecting to reach over 100 million viewers, CBS is charging a record $5.25 million on average for a 30-second spot during the game between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots, the Sporting News reported.

Kloss is married to Joshua Kushner, younger brother of US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Other Israeli companies have previously taken the plunge and invested the megabucks in Super Bowl commercials.

Home soft-drink machine manufacturer Sodastream hired Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson for their 2014 Super Bowl ad that helped spur a boycott call against the company. That boycott failed to pan out and Pepsi bought the company last year for $3.2 billion.

SodaStream has not said if it will have an ad during this year’s game.

The game will be shown in 170 countries and is expected to draw an audience of over 100 million worldwide.

While football is mostly a novelty in Israel, expats and others across the country are expected to gather in living rooms and bars for kickoff at 1:30 a.m. local time. The game will be broadcast locally on the Sport 5 and METV channels.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (right) with NFL Hall of Fame member Joe Montana at the Kraft Family Sports Campus inaugurated in Jerusalem in 2017 (Jessica Steinberg/Times of Israel)

Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, is a key sponsor of the American football adult and high school leagues in Israel.

In 2017, Kraft brought an all-star delegation of NFL stars to Israel for the dedication of a new American football stadium in Jerusalem.

Israel’s tackle football championship game, the Israel Bowl, is scheduled for February 28, in Jerusalem.

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