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Metro Newspaper Service

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Help your sales and creative teams succeed by arming them with the valuable resources in Metro Newspaper Service! Email us using the link above, or call 800-223-1600, to subscribe today!

Create more effective and compelling print, online, social 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, social 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 Edition & 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 for every SearchBook is also available).
  • Bonus Web & Mobile Ads — Each monthly issue of MNS includes bonus Multi-Platform Ad Packages. View these ads, created in the most popular sizes for Web and mobile for each of their corresponding print ads, in that month's e-Edition.
  • 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.
  • 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 Project. Share your Project with others so multiple people and departments can simultaneously save, share and contribute to the Project.
  • Print layouts directly from the site for planning and prospecting.