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Fully-templated Print & Digital Special Sections Overview

Fully-templated Print & Digital Special Sections Overview

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If you want to save time, speed sales and increase special sections ad revenue, starting today, call 800-223-1600 for further information! (SEE 2020 THEME SCHEDULE BELOW)

"I haven't seen so much enthusiasm in a long time. My sales staff is really pumped up, and some of them have been selling between $10,000 and $15,000 in each section!"
Tampa Tribune, Tampa, Florida

Now you too can get a complete, ready-to-sell special sections package for print and online — the ultimate combination you need to attract advertisers and readers, grow revenue, and expand your multimedia efforts.

PRINT TEMPLATED SPECIAL SECTIONS: Ready-to-present, sell & generate profits

If you want to increase ad sales revenue (and who doesn't?), while reducing the time it takes to bring a section from concept to final product, Metro's fully templated print special sections are a great solution with an exceptional return.

These beautifully designed, 24-page print templated sections come complete with eye-catching cover designs and page layouts filled with timely editorial content, dynamic imagery, and designated ad positions. All are available with or without in-position spec ads and a ready-to-go sell page. Two are available each month, which you can view and use online through its e-Edition or by downloading a PDF. Best of all, they coordinate with Metro's Mobile Responsive e-Sections, giving you a complete package to sell in combination, expanding your ad sales options and revenue.


  • Two complete 24-page, professionally-designed layouts (Page size is 10.5" x 11.25", with a live area of 9.5" x 10.25" — live area content can be easily adapted to fit on multiple page sizes)
  • One per month also available at magazine size
  • Templates available with or without complete spec ads
  • Initial advertiser prospect list suggestions
  • Downloadable PDF available for presentation
  • Online e-Edition for viewing and presenting
  • Marketing support materials, including a rate sheet and ads, to promote your sections to readers and advertisers

NOTE: File sizes are large so download time will be determined by your connection speed. If you have any questions about the documents, downloads or sizes please call 1-800-223-1600 or email us using the link to the right.


  • QuarkXPress® or InDesign® formats available
  • Ready-to-sell advertising opportunities in full-, half- and quarter-page increments
  • Completely customizable for alternate page counts and printing requirements

THEMED E-SECTION WEBSITES: Build digital advertising & audiences

If you want to expand digital advertising and audiences then Metro's mobile-responsive e-Section themed websites are the answer. These timely and highly marketable sites are ready to sell and present live on your site. For a combination sales opportunity, two of the three monthly e-Sections coordinate with a print templated section's design and content. To assist in your sales efforts, print and online marketing materials are provided for each e-Section.


  • Three mobile responsive themed sites delivered each month — expand digital advertising and audiences
  • Sales support materials for each e-Section — print or email rate cards to initiate sales
  • Print and digital ads — promote e-Sections to advertisers and readers


  • Easy to co-brand
  • Ready-to-sell advertising opportunities
  • Easy to deploy with user-friendly Content Management System (CMS)
  • Ability to add your own content
  • Easy to market and sell with multiple ad positions and sizes
  • Photo, video, social sharing, mapping and special offers options
  • Ability to customize title/name and images

Fully-templated Print & Online Special Sections Schedule

Plan for increased print & online sections revenue with Metro's lineup of highly-salable themes:

* Online e-Section only
** Magazine size also available

NEW - Health & Medical Guide **
Emergency Preparedness & Response

Spring Home **
Tech Culture, Gadgets & Gaming
Valentine's Day *

Living 50 Plus **
DRIVE Into Spring
St. Patrick's Day *

Lawn & Garden Guide **
NEW - Thanks to Our Nurses
Easter *

NEW - Parents, Kids & Community **
Women Today
Prom & Graduation *

NEW - Play it Safe **
Cancer Awareness & Prevention
NEW - Summer Vacation & Living *

School Year **
Fun & Games
NEW - What's Cooking & Brewing *

Fall Home & Garden **
NEW - Fit & Healthy
NEW - Student Artists, Athletes & Scholars

Holiday Gift Guide **
Drive & Ride
NEW - The Great Outdoors

Holiday Gifts & Lifestyle **
NEW - Think Pink
Halloween *

Dining & Entertaining **
Giving Back
NEW - Paws & Claws

Financial Planning **
Best Year Yet! Resolutions 2021
Shop Local *

* Online e-Section only

** Magazine size also available


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