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Targeted and salable ideas, images, spec ads, promotions, photos and event coverage to help your sales and creative teams succeed!

Create more effective and compelling print, online and mobile advertising for your important retail and service accounts, in-house promotions, and more with all of the resources delivered from the flagship Metro service.

Issued monthly, this jam-packed service is overflowing with high-caliber creative content — images and photos; timely spec ads, cover designs and quick-sell layouts; ready-to-use sales ideas and training tools — covering virtually every situation, holiday, special event and advertiser category key to that month.

Metro Newspaper Service (MNS) contains all of the basic elements a publication needs for day-to-day ad creation and marketing activities for print, online and mobile. With up-to-the-minute graphics, photos and coverage of the hottest topics and trends, researched and developed into ready-made sales opportunities, MNS gives you the targeted and salable ideas, images, spec ads, promotions, photos and event coverage you need to succeed.

  • Print & Online SearchBook — View all new content from each monthly edition in print, or online in Metro's interactive SearchBook, for planning, selling and production (a PDF of every SearchBook is also available).
  • Bonus Web Ad Supplement — Included as a separate e-Edition is the MNS bonus monthly Multi-Platform Ad Packages supplement. Here, you can see the Web and mobile ads available for each corresponding print ad in the most popular sizes for Web and mobile.
  • Copyright-free Features — Subscribers to MNS also benefit from access to a wealth of timely and topical copyright-free features in the Editorial Library.
  • E-mail Communications Network — Through Metro's e-mail communications network, a continuous stream of moneymaking ideas are delivered, along with links to the corresponding image, spec ad, editorial and information to help you execute each idea.
  • Coordinated Resources — Designed to work together with Campaigns & Classified, MiAD Spec Ad Library, Holiday Advertising Service, print Templated Sections and online e-Sections, MNS can set the wheels of creativity in motion for your multimedia ad sales and production teams.
  • Access — All MNS subscribers access the ever-growing Library of content and ideas using MetroCreativeConnection's (MCC's) user-friendly interface.
  • Search by keyword and helpful filter options.
  • Directly preview, print and download from the site.
  • Download spec ads in QuarkXPress®or InDesign® format.
  • Download all ad elements at the same time, or individually.
  • Search by print ads that have corresponding Web/Mobile ads to enhance your multimedia sales efforts.
  • Access is available to an unlimited number of users at your location (no seat license restrictions).
  • Gather selections in a Lightbox. Save them as a Collection. Share your Collection with others as a Project where multiple people in varying departments can simultaneously save, share and contribute to the Project.
  • Print layouts directly from the site for planning and prospecting.