Qcitymetro has been a respected voice in Charlotte for nearly 10 years. Witness the impressive list of clients that turn to us for help reaching the region’s African American market. Whether your brand is large or small, our team is ready to help — 704-614-2272

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).

This marketing solution is not for everyone. We’re looking to partner with local companies and organizations that understand the value of brand marketing and are eager to connect with Charlotte’s growing pool of African American consumers. Got a crazy idea you’d like to try? Let’s talk about it; we’ll work with you to create the messaging you want. Twelve-month commitment required. Call 704-614-2272 and ask for Glenn.

Video Promotions
If a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine what a video is worth. We work with you to produce a one-minute video to promote your event, nonprofit, church, company, etc. We can post it to our website, newsletters and various social media channels. This promotional content can be used over and over again. Prices start at $1,000.

Sponsored Content
Our team of writers, photographers, designers and social media professionals stands ready to craft quality content to promote your brand. Unlike traditional advertising, our Sponsored Content has an endless shelf life, and many of our clients use it to enhance their own websites and social media pages. Our content is search engine friendly and is posted to some of the most popular social media channels; $1,000/article/week — Example 1,  Example 2Example 3.

Banner Ads
We offer some of the most creative banner ads in the online publishing industry. See some of our favs. Prices based on banner size and location.

Event Promotions
Email Marketing: We’ll email your flyer or promotional material to our 5,000-plus email subscriber. We also promote your event via social media + in our newsletters; $250/event —See Example 1, Example 2. (This option is not available to political campaigns.)

Featured Events: We’ll post your event at the top of our popular events page. We’ll also include it in our events slider featured on most pages of Finally, we’ll promote your event via social media and newsletters; $200. (Save $$$ with a package deal. Great if you host lots of events. Download our media kit.)

Morning Brew Sponsorship
Folks tell us they love our Morning Brew newsletter. And why not? Where else can locals go to get a morning jolt of news and information that’s particularly relevant to Charlotte’s African American residents? Now your business or organization can be a daily sponsor of our most popular product. $200/per day. Why wait? Click here to reserve your space.

Small Business Marketing
Business Directory: List your small business in the Qcitymetro Business Directory for no charge.

Coupons & Banner Ads: Get your business noticed with some of the most creative banner ads in the industry. Check out some of our favorites.