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Revenue Development Services From Metro®

Revenue Development Services From Metro®

Identify and capture every available revenue opportunity for your publication with creative, editorial and ad development solutions from Metro. A Metro subscription gives your entire team access to an unparalleled selection of professional spec ads, high-quality images, copyright-free articles, page layouts, digital solutions, special section content, games, puzzles, ideas and more to support your publication in print, online and in social media – with unlimited downloads for an unlimited number of users.

Here’s how to access, and make the most of, your subscription’s tools, resources and benefits:

Metro Newspaper Service Subscriber Benefits

Creative Library Spec Ads & Images

  • Spec ads for every event, holiday and advertiser category
  • Stock-quality photos, including hi-res files
  • Vectored art, retro art, backgrounds, headings and icon sets
  • Unlimited downloads for an unlimited number of users
  • Ads in QuarkXPress® and InDesign® formats
  • Corresponding web ads for top advertisers
  • New content added weekly

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Editorial Library Features

  • Copyright-free, non-branded articles
  • Use in print and online sections, pages and native advertising
  • Popular topics including home improvement, car care, health and wellness, pets, holidays and cooking
  • Social media messaging for every article
  • Sponsor-ready games, puzzles and horoscopes

Included With All of Metro’s Revenue Resources

Client Services

  • Available at 800-223-1600 or
  • Monday-Friday, 8:45 am - 5:45 pm EST
  • Help with ad, image and editorial content searches
  • Custom content requests
  • Personalized demos and walk-throughs
  • Technical and account support
  • Password updates


Additional Revenue Expansion Resources

Contact 800.223.1600 or for more information, or use the free trial links below.

Campaigns & Classified

  • Self-promotion ideas to build circulation and advertising
  • Real estate, recruitment and auto sales coverage
  • Print ad layouts, images, web ads and campaigns

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Wizard Spec Ad Library

  • Spec ads based on top advertising themes
  • All ads can be instantly customized in Wizard to present
  • Ads complement fully templated section themes
  • Campaign and web ad selections

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Themed Special Sections (TSS)

  • Professionally designed, fully templated sections
  • Ready to present, sell and print
  • Promotional ads and customizable sales sheets included
  • Titles for key topics like weddings, pets, wellness, the school year and more
  • Coordinated with Themed Websites and Directories for cross-platform ad sales

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Themed Websites & Online Directories

  • Ready to go live and sell
  • No HTML knowledge needed
  • Titles for key topics like weddings, pets, wellness, the school year and more
  • Coordinated with Themed Special Sections (TSS) for cross-platform ad sales
  • Goodbye, old-fashioned section PDFs. Hello, new online revenue!

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Holiday Advertising Service

  • Hundreds of fresh greeting ads annually
  • New holiday art, photos, covers and headings
  • Four fully templated special sections
  • Wizard included to quickly personalize spec ads
  • Archive of more than 10,000 holiday ads and images
  • Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year

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MiAD® Wizard

  • Instantly personalize print and digital spec ads and presentations for every sales call
  • Share ads and presentations from your laptop or mobile device, print and present, or email
  • All you need is internet access and a web browser
  • Achieve close rates up to 70 percent or more!

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Automotive Photo Library

  • Auto images from 2000 to present
  • Multiple, consistently lit views of each vehicle
  • Color views for every manufacturer color
  • Three interior shots of each vehicle
  • Location backgrounds for use with any model

Automotive Photo Library

Food & Dining Library

  • Bonus collection of professionally styled photos
  • New content added monthly
  • Grocery, dining, takeout, catering, cooking, baking and beverage coverage

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ADS On Demand (AOD)

When you need a custom print or digital ad or campaign, AOD delivers with overnight turnaround, low-cost per-ad pricing, no minimums, and no long-term contracts. With a convenient online ordering system to submit, track, view and revise orders, and personalized support from the Metro team, you’ll never risk missing a sales opportunity again. Receive up to five print and five digital ads at no charge when you set up a free two-week trial here!


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