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MLA Citation Guide (MLA 9th Edition): Advertisements


Works Cited List Citation

"Title of Commercial." Website Name, uploaded by Name of Uploader if different from website name, Day Month Year posted, URL. Accessed Day Month Year viewed (optional, add if there is no upload/publication date).


"Honda 'Paper'." YouTube, uploaded by Honda, 20 Sept. 2015,

"Reverse Selfie - Dove." Accessed 15 July 2021.

In-Text Citation

("Title of Commercial")



("Honda 'Paper'")

("Reverse Selfie - Dove")

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Works Cited List Citation

Advertisement from Name of Company That Owns the Product. Name of Magazine, Journal or Newspaper Where Advertisement Was Accessed, Date, p. Page number of advertisement.


Advertisement from Louis Vuitton. Vogue, Dec. 2015, p. 5. 

In-Text Citation

(Advertisement from Company Name)

Note: You may also shorten the in-text citation by listing the first noun.


Example:  (Advertisement)

Note: The following citation example is a Seneca Libraries recommendation
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Works Cited List Citation

Name of Advertising Agency. "Title of Advertisement." AdForum, Date of Publication/Broadcast.


McCann Erickson. "Girls Who Code: Why Girls Can't Code." AdForum, 2016.

In-Text Citation

 (Name of Advertising Agency)


Example: (McCann Erickson)

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