Q. How do I cite a commercial?


According to the APA Manual:

  • "List the primary contributors in the author position..."  So, the author would be the company name.
  • If it was broadcast on television, you should include the city it was broadcast in and the network that showed it.

Company Name. (Year). Title of commercial [Television commercial]. City of Broadcast: Network.

If you viewed the commercial online, add a "Retrieved from" statement at the end. 


Volkswagen. (2019). Volkswagen Tiguan Advertisement [Television commercial]. Retrieved from https://____

If you have more questions about APA, contact your Campus Library/ARC.

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  • Last Updated Apr 22, 2019
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