Ad Creation

Small business ad creation is provided at no charge to online, confirmed and paid advertisers. Businesses may provide their own ad, or have it created for them.


For businesses not advertising with The Grey Area™ news site, marketing piece creation rates start at $35 for a small ad and go up from there to creation of full-page flyers or business handouts. Our experts are available to create your full-page notice or flyer. Marketing piece creation is available in black-and-white or color. Designs may be for printing or online publishing. Matching materials may be created for different media at a per-piece rate.


Publishing consulting services are provided to businesses, newspapers, self-publishing authors, and non-profit organizations. A book composition expert is on-staff to prepare longer, technical documents using high-end tools like Adobe FrameMaker and the Adobe PDF creation tools; this yields high-quality results.

Experience ranges from aircraft and heavy equipment manuals to policy-and-procedure books to self-published novels. Whether you are publishing a 5-page guide or a 10,000-page tome, we have the tools and experience to get it done.

Newspaper layout may include ad placement, conversion of content from different sources, editing, and print-ready PDF creation. Prices are generally per-page, based on page size, amount of ad content, and frequency of publication.  Nonprofits and community organizations may qualify for discounted rates, if contracted for multiple issues or ongoing support for their periodical.

Call for an estimate for your book composition, newspaper layout, or corporate documentation needs. Estimates may be provided as a fixed-price quote, retainer/consulting hourly rates, or per-page layout rates. Contact our Sales Manager at 919.637.6973 for an estimate today.