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#TipTuesdays: Templated Special Sections

LSA’s Special Sections can be perfect for creating your own section. However, it can be difficult to match things together and create a perfect section with a common theme.

#19 Templated Special Sections

Templated Special Sections come with editorials, cover pages, and ad space. All you have to do then is just to plop in your own content and it will be complete! Or if you’d like, you can customize the content to change it to meet your own specific needs.


Because templated sections are so large, it takes quite a bit of time to download all of the content. We thank you in advance for your patience!

They can be found at CreativeOutlet.com under Ad-Builder’s Special Sections, then scrolling down to Templated Sections.

These are especially great for the upcoming holiday season, so feel free to use them for a Holiday Special Section!

If you have any questions on Templated Special Sections, how to use them, or the Creative Outlet website, feel free to contact a sales representative at support@creativeoutlet.com for help.

#TipTuesdays: Special Sections

LSA’s Creative Outlet has everything you need to create your special sections. Everything from editorial pieces to covers to layout design.

These are ideal for holiday sections, and can be easily used for the upcoming season!


#18 Special Sections

There are special section designs for whatever you need one for: categorized by month or by subject. Pick and choose from various categories to create the perfect special section for your publication.

The Special Section’s editorials are articles that are pre-written for your use. You can even check how many words the article has and read a small excerpt of it.

There are also lots of cover options that you can peruse, deciding on the perfect cover and photos for your special section publication.

If you have any questions on Special Sections, how to use them, or the Creative Outlet website, feel free to contact a sales representative at support@creativeoutlet.com for help.

#TipTuesdays: Headline Helpers

Thinking of headlines for articles can be tedious and difficult work. When the article is completely finished and written, the last thing you want to do is to spend more time coming up with the perfect heading for it.

LSA’s Creative Outlet has all the resources you need to help you out.

#17 Headline Helpers

Headline Helpers is designed to do just that: help you create

There are sixteen indexes–plus a “Just Added!” section–that are divided by themes and categories. That way you can easily find what you need for your school-related ad by heading over to Index H.booksheadingc1508_x_th_c

Within each index are a whole slew of possible headlines at your disposal. You can use the headlines as is, or simply use them as inspiration to create one yourself.

To find the Headline Helpers, head over to Creative Outlet’s Ad-Builder package, and under the “Additional Content from Ad-Builder” you will find a section labeled “Headline Helpers.”

It’s as easy as that! If you have any questions on headline helpers, how to use them, or the Creative Outlet website, feel free to contact a sales representative at support@creativeoutlet.com for help.

National Parks Photos #TipTuesdays

LSA’s Creative Outlet has tons and tons of photos, graphics, and activities at your disposal. What many people overlook are the vast amount of photos of national parks.

2016 is the 100th year of the National Parks Service! Using these photos is the perfect way to pay homage to the wonderful service that is provided for us.

Mount Rainier close to paradise valley.
Mount Rainier close to paradise valley.

#16 National Parks Photos

Photos Unlimited has over 1.2 million photos of national parks across the United States. These images are beautiful and can be used to spruce up advertisements in a variety of ways.

There are photos of forests, waterfalls, mountains, prairies, rivers, glaciers, and more. Whether you want adventurous people portrayed in the photos or the simple elegance of a nature scene, Creative Outlet has plenty of photos for whatever you need.

To find them, head over to CreativeOutlet.com and under “Products,” click on “Photos Unlimited” for the full package.

If you have any questions on Photos Unlimited, how to use them, or the Creative Outlet website, feel free to contact a sales representative at support@creativeoutlet.com for help.

Self-Promotion Ads Tip

LSA’s Creative Outlet has lots of self-promotion ads that you can choose from. These are great for when you need to get the word out about your own business.

As part of #TipTuesday, LSA wants to show off the usefulness of these ads.

#15 Self-Promotion Ads

These ads are perfect for when you need to fill space in a newspaper, for example. Use the extra space to promote your own business, special deals you have going on, general promotion for your product, or other things that your clients may not be aware of.Print

Creative Outlet has plenty of these types of ads, and you can find them all underneath the Ad-Builder package, within the self-promotion section.

If you have any questions on self-promotion ads, how to use them, or the Creative Outlet website, feel free to contact a sales representative at support@creativeoutlet.com for help.

Adult Coloring Pages

Check out Ad-Builder’s newest product: adult coloring pages! Head over to Creative Outlet for the full list of pages.

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#13 Adult Coloring Pages

These are perfect activities for audiences of a wide range of ages. They are more intricate and complex than the typical children’s coloring pages. It is ideal for attracting customers’ attention towards the ads. An example of a perfect medium for these coloring pages is in newspapers.

All coloring pages are FREE with the Ad-Builder package in the Fun & Games section! There is a wide range of coloring pages for a variety of audiences.

If you have any questions about adult coloring pages, how to best use them, or where to find them, contact one of our sales representatives at support@creativeoutlet.com.

Ad Packages

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AdBuilder has lots of amazing products on Creative Outlet that many people are unaware of. Ad packages are one of these widely unknown products.

Using an ad package as opposed to only creating one ad can be incredibly beneficial for a company or organization. They help to create a single message that audiences will be able to easily associate to your

#13 Why Ad Packages Are Helpful

Creating a cohesive message and having a consistent theme is important when developing a series of ads. Readers will have a much easier time understanding what is being advertised, and they’ll be able to retain the information more easily. Repetition is key!

Ad packages consist of two print ads and one online ad. These allow for organizations to promote their business in a variety of mediums. Readers will then be able to have an easier time recognizing the source of the ad. They may see an online ad and see a similar ad in a magazine later on. The recognition helps them to retain the advertisement’s information.

Ad packages bring consistency to advertising. One message is easier to understand than three or four. Check them out on Creative

Questions on ad packages? Contact us at support@creativeoutlet.com for help.

How to Utilize Mazes

Click on the banner to see all of our mazes!

LSA Creative Outlet has recently released mazes for our customers! Let us help you utilize mazes to their fullest potential!

These mazes on Creative Outlet can be used to attract the customer’s attention towards ads. It also is a great way to gain audience interaction with the ads. They’re perfect for potential sponsored inserts in newspapers!

#12 Utilizing Mazes

All of our mazes are FREE with the AdBuilder package in the Fun & Games section! For more information on the mazes or to add the AdBuilder package to your marketing plan, contact one of our sales representatives or feel free to use our Live Chat option.

There is a large assortment of mazes that we offer. We  have a maze for everybody! There are varying difficulties (easy, medium, hard) and styles (delta, sigma, theta, etc.). This way you can pick the perfect maze for your audience.

For access to all of our mazes, head over to Creative Outlet or click on the banner above. Questions? Contact us at support@creativeoutlet.com.

What do the numbers in our file names mean?

Wondering what those seemingly random numbers and letters mean at the end of Ad-Builder files names on Creative Outlet? They actually help to date the photos and further specify what type of graphic they are.

The numbers refer to the month and year that the graphic was added, while the “H” and “C” stand for high-res 300dpi and color respectively.

Use this information to more easily find the exact graphic you need!


#11 File Name Numbers

This image, for example, has the file name “CalendarAugustHC0710.” The term “CalendarAugust” of course stands for what the graphic is of. The “C” means that the image is in color, as opposed to its black and white counterpart which has the same title without the “C” (CalendarAugustH0710). The “H” in the file name means that the graphic is high-res 300dpi.

Lastly, the “0710” refers to the month and year that the image was uploaded. The “07” means that this image was added in 2007, and the “10” means that it was added in October of that year.

Be sure to keep this in mind the next time you search for an Ad-Builder image on Creative Outlet! Questions?  Feel free to email us at support@creativeoutlet.com.


Copy Space – Your New Favorite

Today we continue our top suggestions for getting more out of Creative Outlet with Copy Space – your new favorite keyword combination!

A section of a roof against a cloudy sky
A section of a roof against a cloudy sky

#4 – Copy Space

When you are building ads and other marketing material for your clients, we know there are many times when you will need to drop copy into the context of the image.  You can EASILY find images that have the space allocated to do this with one simple search – “Copy Space”.   How easy you ask?  How about close to 85,000 images and ideas that will give you this freedom!  Here are few examples of exactly what you can find when you search.

As always, we are here to walk you though anything you might need!  support@creativeoutlet.com or call us at 309-690-5324.

Acoustic Guitar on Wood
Acoustic Guitar on Wood






Gift for Dad
Gift for Dad