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Fully-templated Print & Online Special Sections Overview

Fully-templated Print & Online Special Sections Overview

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"I haven't seen so much enthusiasm in a long time. My sales staff is really pumped up, and some of them have been selling between $10,000 and $15,000 in each section!"
Tampa Tribune, Tampa, Florida

Now you too can get a complete, ready-to-sell special sections package for print and online — the ultimate combination you need to attract advertisers and readers, grow revenue, and expand your multimedia efforts.


If you want to increase ad sales revenue (and who doesn't?), while reducing the time it takes to bring a section from concept to final product, Metro's fully templated print special sections are a great solution with an exceptional return.

These beautifully designed, 24-page print templated sections come complete with eye-catching cover designs and page layouts filled with timely editorial content, dynamic imagery, and designated ad positions. All are available with or without in-position spec ads and a ready-to-go sell page. Two or three are available each month, which you can view and use online through its e-Edition or by downloading a PDF. Best of all, two coordinate with Metro's online e-Sections, giving you a complete package to sell in combination, expanding your ad sales options and revenue.


  • Two or three complete 24-page, professionally-designed layouts
  • Templates available with or without complete spec ads
  • Initial advertiser prospect list suggestions
  • Downloadable PDF available for presentation
  • Online e-Edition for viewing and presenting
  • Marketing support materials, including a rate sheet and ads, to promote your sections to readers and advertisers


  • QuarkXPress® or InDesign® formats available
  • Ready-to-sell advertising opportunities in full-, half- and quarter-page increments
  • Completely customizable for black and white or combination printing requirements


Metro e-Sections are a key component of Metro’s multimedia e-Connect program (visit the e-Connect area of our site for futher info). These timely and highly marketable themed online e-Sections are ready to sell and present live on your site. For a combination sales opportunity, two of the three monthly e-Sections coordinate with a print templated section's design and content. To assist in your sales efforts, print and online marketing materials are provided for each e-Section.


  • Three themed sites delivered each month
  • Sales support materials for each e-Section
  • Print and Web ads to promote your e-Section to advertisers and readers


  • Easy to co-brand
  • Ready-to-sell advertising opportunities
  • Easy to deploy with user-friendly Content Management System (CMS)
  • Ability to add your own content
  • Easy to market and sell with multiple ad positions and sizes
  • Photo, video, social sharing, mapping and special offers options
  • Ability to customize title/name and images