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Metro’s Themed Special Sections program provides a great return on investment!
Learn more about Metro’s Themed Special Sections program here, as well as the coordinated digital components available to help you grow print and online ad sales:

Amp up ad sales revenue while minimizing production time with fully written and designed, presentation-ready special sections!

  • Fully templated 20-page section layouts and NEW 12-page mini-section layouts
  • Cover design, articles, images and ready-to-sell ad positions in place
  • 24 available themes including health and wellness, home and garden, dining, seniors and more
  • 100% unbranded, copyright-free article content that can be edited to match your legacy titles or “localize” any way you like
  • Purchase by subscription for unlimited section access or a la carte
  • All 2024 sections are available in TWO SIZES: 10.5” x 11.25” Tab and 8.25” x 10.75” Magazine
  • E-edition and PDF links facilitate selling to prospective advertisers by printed presentation or email
  • Rate sheet layout and promotional ads also included
  • Completely customizable for alternate page counts and printing requirements
  • InDesign® and Quark® formats both available
  • Coordinated online Themed Websites & Directories available to pair with print sections

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Health & Wellness - 11/5/2024
Readers turning over a healthier leaf at the start of a new year won't want to miss Health & Wellness. A focus on healthy lifestyles makes this section the perfect place to introduce health-conscious readers to the many local businesses who can help them achieve their health and wellness goals in the year ahead.

Brides - 11/20/2024
As the calendar turns to a new year, engaged couples direct their focus to wedding planning. Brides presents the perfect opportunity for local wedding vendors to showcase their services to happy couples on the cusp of tying the knot.

Spring Home - 12/5/2024
As spring flowers get ready to bloom, homeowners begin to revisit their renovation plans. Spring Home shines a light on the latest remodeling trends and popular projects while serving as the ideal space for contractors to connect with renovation-minded homeowners.

Living 50 Plus - 12/20/2024
Life after 50 is filled with adventure, and Living 50 Plus has all readers need to make the most of this exciting time in their lives. Advertisers from various industries can utilize this unique section to connect with this influential and growing demographic.

Children's Health - 1/3/2025
Parents know that no concern is too small when it comes to their children's well-being. Children's Health draws attention to issues that can affect youngsters' mental and physical health so parents have all they need to raise happy, healthy children.

On the Road (mini)- 1/17/2025
The return of warm air in spring also marks the return of road trip season. On the Road connects local automotive businesses with drivers eager to get back on the open road.

Home Interiors - 2/5/2025
There's no shortage of ways for homeowners to transform rooms throughout their homes. Whether homeowners are considering a full facelift or minor tweaks here of there, Home Interiors is loaded with inspiration and tie-in opportunities for local contractors looking to capitalize on home improvement season.

Confetti - 2/20/2025
Graduations, children's birthdays and anniversaries are just a few of the milestone moments worthy of celebration. Confetti can help families make the most of these special events and connect them with the local businesses who specialize in celebrating.

Senior Living 3/5/2025
Health, fitness, finances and more take center stage in Senior Living. As this powerful demographic continues to grow, local businesses can connect with seniors looking to make the most of their golden years.

How To - 3/20/2025
Home, health and recreation are high on readers' priority lists. How To includes a range of features focusing on these important topics, making this a great opportunity for local businesses across various industries to showcase their goods and services.

Weddings - 4/4/2025
Summer is the season to walk down the aisle. Weddings is an invaluable resource for the many local vendors who thrive on ensuring happy couples' wedding days are events they will remember forever.

Summer Fun & Games 4/18/2025
Puzzles and games are a go-to pastime with timeless appeal. Local businesses can capitalize on readers' passion for crosswords, word searches, and more by running alongside these games that never go out of style.

Outdoor Living - 5/5/2025
Updated outdoor living spaces have become must-have features for homeowners everywhere. Contractors who specialize in home exteriors won't want to miss this unique opportunity to showcase their goods and services to homeowners eager to to upgrade their outdoor living spaces.

Our Neighborhood - 5/20/2025
Local businesses are the backbones of their communities. Our Neighborhood shines a spotlight on all restaurants and retailers do to make their communities great places to live while also providing a showcase for those firms to connect with local residents.

Back to School - 6/5/2025
As summer draws to a close, families prepare to return to school. Back to School connects families with the local businesses that make it possible to start the new school year off on the right foot.

Emergency - 6/20/2025
Weather events are the new normal, and that only underscores the importance of being prepared and the significant role local heroes play to keep their communities safe. Emergency Preparedness brings all that together, making this a go-to guide for communities everywhere.

Fall Home - 7/3/2025
Welcoming weather makes fall an ideal time to tackle home renovation projects. Contractors can utilize Fall Home to connect with locals looking to renovate before the busy holiday season kicks in.

Holiday Gift Guide - 7/19/2024
Savvy shoppers know it's never too early to start shopping for the holiday season. Holiday Gift Guide caters to holiday shoppers and the many local businesses looking to capitalize on the lucrative holiday shopping market.

Breast Cancer Awareness - 8/5/2024
Breast Cancer is a formidable disease that affects millions of women across the globe each year. Breast Cancer Awareness focuses on what women can and what has already been done to defeat this disease once and for all.

Holiday Lifestyle - 8/19/2024
The holiday season is a magical time of year. Holiday Lifestyle focuses on the many ways celebrants can make this season even more special, and local retailers won't want to miss this unique chance to highlight their own goods and services.

A Night Out - 9/5/2024
Few things are as enjoyable and memorable as a night out on the town. A Night Out can help businesses make the most of consumers' affinity for entertaining evenings by running alongside a host of features focusing on the many ways to make the most of local nightlife.

Holiday Hosting - 9/20/2024
Hosts know that welcoming friends and family into their homes for the holidays embodies the spirit of this special time of year. With recipes, hosting tips and more, Holiday Hosting appeals to local hosts and provides numerous tie-in opportunities for advertisers who can make hosting that much better.

Money Matters - 10/4/24
Financial challenges abound as the world continues to confront unpredictable economic developments. Money Matters is a useful vehicle to connect consumers with the many local financial institutions and professionals who can help them navigate these unique times.

Giving Guide - 10/21/24
The end of the calendar year is a season of giving. Giving Guide offers advice on how to give wisely and responsibly and connect with the local organizations and professionals who can make giving season as beneficial as possible for donors and charities alike.

Our clients say it best:

We have used Metro’s themed sections to generate thousands of dollars of local revenue.”
– Clinton Herald, Iowa
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I've used several of the themed special sections from Metro and they are a real time saver!
– Shaw Media, Illinois
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The quality content, artwork, and low cost make Metro’s themed special sections a no-brainer.
– West Volusia Beacon, Florida
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Metro themed sections provide a yearly dose of new, broad copy and art to supplement our own local content, and are easily customizable to fit our unique needs.
– Pulaski Citizen, Tennessee


* Available by Separate Purchase

Cost-effectively grow digital revenue with mobile-responsive themed sites and directories that are ready to sell and present live on your site, no HTML knowledge needed!

Amp up ad sales revenue while minimizing production time with fully written and designed, presentation-ready special sections!

  • 24 available themes coordinated to match all print Themed Special Section titles
  • Connect advertisers with niche audiences, build SEO and increase traffic to your website
  • Can be co-branded with your logo or information and customized with local content
  • User-friendly content management system (CMS) lets you go live and start selling on day one
  • Photo and video galleries, social sharing, mapping and more features
  • Pricing from only $50 per month
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