Publishing CRM Software

Total Publishing Business Management

Publishers, magazines, and media businesses use our publishing CRM to manage their sales, production, and accounting on one powerful platform. From prospecting, to flat planning, to invoicing, Ad Sales Genius can help you manage your business with data-driven software automation.

Go Beyond Typical Software for Publishers

Publishing CRM Software for Modern Media Companies

Publishing businesses like yours can trust our software to manage their sales contacts, calendars, and other standard CRM tasks—but you’ll also benefit from so much more. Our software’s capabilities goes beyond standard publishing solutions with available:

  • Full inDesign integration
  • Interactive flat planning tools
  • Automated print preflight checks

With Ad Sales Genius, you can move from sales to production to invoicing effortlessly. Not to mention, features like built-in marketing campaigns, advanced analytics reporting, and powerful accounting automation that allow you to unify your organization and streamline your processes.

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Ditch the Spreadsheets

Simple Ad Inventory Management

Keep tabs on your advertising inventory in real time. Set up recurring products for advertisers easily. No more spreadsheets or complicated calendars. We’ll manage what’s available to sell instantly. Your sales reps no longer need complicated ad traffic approvals to sell an ad.

Client Success Case Study: Omaha Publications

Omaha Publications’ publisher, Todd Lemke, nearly hired 1-2 additional staff members to cope with the company’s outdated processes. Then they switched to Ad Sales Genius. Read Omaha Publications’ client success case study to learn how our software increased profitability and saved the company time, money, and headaches.

The First Publishing CRM With Digital Programmatic Sales

Sell the Same Premium Inventory as Major Agencies

Ad Sales Genius helps you clear two of the biggest hurdles media companies face when trying to compete for digital programmatic ad sales:

No huge minimum ad spend to access premium inventory on the web, on streaming platforms, and across iOS/Android devices. Ad Sales Genius grants you access to the same premium inventory for a fraction of the spend.

No learning curve. From setting up the types of digital programmatic campaigns you offer, to packaging products in ways that maximize profit, we coach your sales reps to start selling digital advertising as effectively as possible.

Plan & publish Your Print Products

Powerful Visual Flat Planning

Drag and drop finished ads into your visual flat plan, complete with support for editorial, all within our easy-to-use magazine management software. Changes between inDesign and your Ad Sales Genius flat plan sync automatically, ensuring your works-in-progress are always up to date.

Complete Two-Way Adobe inDesign Integration​

Communication goes both ways between Adobe inDesign and Ad Sales Genius, which means any changes made to design assets within InDesign automatically translate to Ad Sales Genius. That’s one less step for your designers that also ensures your products are always accurate and up-to-date.

Fulfillment, Renewals & More

Easy Paywalls & Subscriber Management

Our Subscription Genius software integrates directly with Ad Sales Genius, which makes your magazine subscription management a snap. Automate renewals, build paywalls for online content, and even take your fulfillment in-house!

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Built-In Quality control

Automated Print Preflighting

Confirm that your design work will translate to print perfectly with automated preflighting checks within Ad Sales Genius. Not only can you make automatic corrections, but preflighted ads are marked clearly in your asset library to eliminate confusion if they are to be used again.

Simple Revisions and Approvals

Integrated Ad Proofing & Review

Back-and-forth during the advertiser review process can clog email boxes and lead to delays in production. With our integrated proofing and review process, your advertisers can approve or comment their changes directly within Ad Sales Genius.


Automatic Tear Sheets

If tear sheets are taking up too much of your time, you aren’t using the right magazine management software. Ad Sales Genius simplifies the process of billing clients by automatically including a copy of the ad and the page the ad is placed on. 

Ad Sales Genius Publishing FAQ

Why do I need a magazine CRM?

Ad Sales Genius is a full-featured magazine CRM platform, but it’s also much more. Our software is designed to help you expand ad revenue and maximize efficiency across magazine sales, production, and accounting. This means you can easily automate routine publishing tasks, eliminate duplicate data entry, and sell thousands of types of advertising. 

With Ad Sales Genius, you aren’t limited to traditional issue-based advertising. We give you the freedom to expand your publishing business by packaging and selling print ads, online placements, digital programmatic, events/expos, sponsorships, and much more.

What sets Ad Sales Genius apart from other magazine software?

At Ad Sales Genius, we’ve been invested in the success of the publishing industry since our inception. We’ve created a powerful CRM that allows magazines and media groups to expand their advertising inventory to meet market demands. With Ad Sales Genius, you won’t wait for software updates to unlock the features you need. And you don’t need to hire a costly software developer to create a custom solution.

Our team offers personalized training, free monthly webinars, and top-quality support to help ensure your teams get the most from our product, both now and for years to come.

How does software automation help publishers sell more advertising?

Think about the process your team follows from sales prospecting to collecting paid invoices. Our software combines a powerful publishing CRM with the data management of an ERP (enterprise resource platform). As a result, data automatically flows from one task to the next. Your sales, production, and accounting teams can work in sync to increase productivity across your business.
Automation translates to: faster, more accurate work, happier advertisers, and better allocation of resources to package, sell, and produce the advertising products with the best possible revenue potential.

What questions should I ask while evaluating magazine management software?

It’s important to do your homework while evaluating magazine CRM software. At Ad Sales Genius, we’re 100% confident in our software’s capabilities, and we encourage our prospective customers to perform their due diligence before switching to a new software solution.

Check out our magazine management software checklist to learn more about the types of questions you should ask while demoing new platforms for your publishing business.

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