Would it be okay to ask questions regarding TV commercials here? For example,

  • In what country [this] commercial was produced?
  • What is the background song title used in [this] commercial?
  • What is the x person doing in [this] commercial?
  • Production methods applied to commercials, and how they differ from those used in TV programs or movies
  • Practices employed in television advertising (e.g. why I sometimes see the same ad twice in a row)
  • Particular advertising campaigns (e.g. why there are so many car commercials on American television)
  • How ads affect the structure of TV programs (how ad slots are allocated) Or any others that come to mind.

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I don't see any particular reason why a question about the production, or analysis of a commercial would not be on topic. That said, I personally do not think you are going to get a lot of interest in questions about commercials, and may attract both down and close votes.

Addressing the specific examples, its generally considered just trivia to ask about the songs/music in movies and tv - and we are not a music site. If the music in some way is particularly important to the commercial, then this starts to become analysis. Questions just asking to identify a song are generally closed.

The 'what country' / 'what is the x person doing' questions could be viewed as just trivia - but that depends on the question.

  • Yeah, i'm just ot sure if there will be a lot of interest in these questions.
    – DForck42
    Commented Dec 10, 2012 at 15:09
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    Not only trivia, but some questions might be considered Too Localized.
    – Tablemaker
    Commented Dec 10, 2012 at 16:17
  • Also note that the question What is the background song title used in [this] commercial? is now off-topic for different reasons.
    – JAD
    Commented May 23, 2018 at 6:49

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