Themed Special Sections 2023:
Increase revenue while customizing content to suit your needs

Metro’s Themed Special Sections (TSS) are beautifully designed, fully templated, 100% unbranded, ready-to-use sections that are completely customizable to localize content. They are available in two sizes — tab and magazine size — and can be conveniently downloaded in either QuarkXPress® or InDesign® format in the MCC Editorial Library.

What's Included:

Fully templated sections with ad spaces in place, ready to present and sell
   Now composed with free fonts from Google

37 Titles for 2023
   24 Full Size (20 pages)
   13 Mini Sections (12 pages)

Alternate Cover Designs

Matching Graphic Headers

“Did You Know” Features

Multiple-Advertiser Directories

Marketing Materials
   Self-promotion ads targeted at advertisers and readers
   Self-promotion ads designed for web or social media use

Customize and Sell for Maximum Local Impact

Every aspect of your TSS can be customized by you, beginning with the cover design. Each edition offers a second cover design option to help you stand out with an alternate title as well. Of course, you always have the option to substitute local photos for maximum customization and local impact.

Customize your TSS:

Swap out photos

Delete or add to articles

Edit copyright-free text to serve as local content for advertisers

Divide or reconfigure ad spaces to add additional sales opportunities

Resize the complete section to suit your needs

Since Metro TSS layouts are provided in Quark and InDesign formats, you maintain complete control of your finished product. Localize your offerings any number of ways: insert local photos within the cover or for individual articles; highlight information within an article and attribute it to an advertiser. Or, for example, create a health tip from a chiropractor or a wine or beer pairing recommendation by a restauranteur or wine store owner to insert into your articles. Likewise, should your publication print a different size than the ones provided, your production staff can easily adjust page and ad sizes to suit your needs. 

Self-Promotion Ads

Ensure your section’s success with collateral self-promotion materials for print, including a customizable rate card, web and social media ads and teasers.

Online Special Sections

There are matching digital components to all full-size print TSS available as an optional purchase. They are fully customizable with your own publication’s logo. Articles can be edited to add local content; and ad spaces in different sizes are ready to sell. No web design experience is necessary to complete and customize your online sections thanks to Metro’s convenient online content management system.

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About Us

Metro Creative Graphics, Inc. is a leading provider of advertising, creative, editorial and sales support resources designed to help media companies boost revenue and streamline production with their print and digital products. Metro is unmatched in serving the needs of today's publishers with ready-to-use spec ads, stock-quality images, copyright-free editorial features, print special sections, themed websites, sales and marketing support, and digital ad development tools. The company's responsiveness and passion for performance has been helping publishers create, sell and profit beyond their business expectations for over a century.

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(8:45am - 5:45pm EST) (Outside U.S. and Canada 212.947.5100, ext. 253)

PO Box 130, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

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