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Metro Times, Detroit's award-winning media company, has served as the city's source of alternative news, events and culture since 1980.

Local Community. Local Readers. Local Advertisers.
We dig deep into the issues that affect our community and we fearlessly cover the most important things happening in Detroit's cultural landscape. We are the voice for Detroit's fun, intelligent, socially conscious night owls and like our readers, we want to make this city a better place to live, one story at a time.

Metro Times delivers an outstanding audience of adults who are educated and active in the marketplace. As our advertisers will tell you, the Metro Times gets results!

Our readers have 3-4 times more interest in local verticals than the average internet user, and are more likely to be young professionals with a vested interest in their local community.
Source: Quantcast


We also extend beyond the website and magazine to reach over 190,000 people across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Our followers are local, highly engaged, and turn to Metro Times for where to shop, eat, drink and explore in Detroit.

MARKETING
Metro Times understands that a well-rounded advertising plan must include SEO services in this day and age. That’s why we offer services that encompass increasing your local search ranking, website optimization and content, social media marketing, and paid search, to name just a few.

We can also offer audience extension services, reaching demographics and specific purchase intent to pinpoint your message to your potential customers. And on top of all that, we can deliver your messaging to our subscriber list to truly provide a direct marketing call-to-action. One size fits all is a thing of the past - all of our plans are highly customizable to suit your initiative, desired audience and budget.

EVENTS
Metro Times produces a variety of festivals and boutique events throughout the year, reaching a broad range of local consumers with an interest in culture, dining and nightlife. Our event portfolio includes some of the city's most beloved fests, like Shuck Yeah, Hall of Whiskey, Pig & Whiskey, United We Brunch, Vodka Vodka, and Flavor. Sponsor a Metro Times event, and you get so much more than logo placement. Custom on-site activations, category exclusivity, data collection, pre and post mini-events - you name it, we can do it.

Not only do most of Metro Times' events sell out every time, but we’re constantly expanding our events to appeal to wider and larger audiences. From beer events, to food events, to music events and beyond, we’ll make your on-site presence highly successful.

MEDIA
More than 650,000 readers turn to Metro Times in print and online every month to plan their social calendar and stay in the know on the latest in news, arts, and culture and events. Metro Times is published every Wednesday. Space reservation and copy deadline for display advertising is 5 pm Wednesday, one week prior to publication.

In addition to our constant print and digital presence, Metro Times produces multiple lifestyle magazines throughout the year. From City, Summer, Fall Arts, and Gift Guides, to Flavor and Drink, to Best of Detroit, Lust, and Made in Michigan, we have the content our readers want and the audience you need.

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By Metro Times Staff

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By Lee DeVito

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By Metro Times Staff

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By Metro Times Staff

Take a carriage ride through downtown Detroit
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    For more information, including pricing, see downtowndetroitparks.com.
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December 7, 2022

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