Qcitymetro has been a respected voice in Charlotte for more than a decade. Founded in November 2008, we were one of the nation’s first digital-only news organizations devoted to serving a local black audience. Phone: 704-266-2299.

Our Mission

Qcitymetro is an independent, online news source based in Charlotte, N.C. Our mission is to be the leading source of news, opinion and other information relevant to the region’s thriving African American community.

Our Audience is…

  • Targeted: 90% African American, 8% white, 2% other
  • Decision Makers: 60% female
  • Educated: 36% bachelors degree, 24% graduate degree
  • Active: 20% are age 30 or younger; 29% are age 31-40; 24% are 41-50.
  • Established: 31% report individual income between $50,000-$80,000; 36% report income over $80,000.

Download our demographic sheet (.pdf).



We’re looking to partner with local brands eager to connect with Charlotte’s growing pool of African American consumers. Every sponsorship is different, based on a client’s marketing objectives. Got an idea you’d like to try? Let’s talk about it. Twelve-month commitment required.

Job Postings

We invite local employers to post their jobs on Qcitymetro. We’ve cultivated an audience of African American readers at every employment level. Our readers are digital-savvy, politically engaged and socially connected. Price: $150 per job.

Video Promotions

If a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine what a video is worth. We’ll work with you to produce a 30-second video to promote your event, nonprofit, church or business. We’ll post it to our website, newsletters and various social media channels.

Sponsored Articles

Our writers and photographers stand ready to craft quality articles to promote your brand. This content is search engine friendly, attracting new customers to your business long into the future. Price: $2,500 per article.  Example 1,  Example 2Example 3.

Banner Ads

We offer some of the most creative banner ads in the industry. Here are some of our favorites. Price: $200 per week to $1,000 per week, based on size and location.

Event Promotions

  • Email Marketing: We’ll email your flyer or promotional material to our 6,000-plus email subscriber. We also promote your event via social media + in our newsletters. Example 1, Example 2. Price: $250.
  • Featured Events: Your event gets premium placements throughout our website. We also promote it in our newsletters. Price $200. ( Download this media kit for package deals.)

Morning Brew Sponsorship

Readers say they love our Morning Brew newsletter. Now your brand can be a daily sponsor of our most popular product. Click here to reserve your space. Price: $300 per day.

Small Business Marketing

Still got Questions? Call 704-266-2299. We’ll build a marketing plan based on your budget.