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The Classified Guys, known for their comedic column designed for the classified section, have joined with Universal Press Syndicate (UPS). Beginning January 2002, The Classified Guys’ column is sold and distributed to newspapers through Universal Press Syndicate, a division of Andrews McMeel Universal.

According to Lee Salem, Executive Vice President of UPS, "We are glad to have The Classified Guys onboard. Their dedication to the industry is giving a boost to newspaper classifieds." This announcement came after the growth of The Classified Guys' column to over 110 newspapers in just 8 months.

The goal of the column has always been to help newspapers drive classified readership and generate new advertising revenue. This alliance allows the guys to dedicate more of their time & effort toward promoting classified shopping and helping newspapers grow their classified section.

Who is UPS?
For more than a quarter of a century, Andrews McMeel Universal and its divisions, Universal Press Syndicate, Andrews McMeel Publishing and Universal New Media, have helped define American popular culture by giving a voice to storytellers of our age. Through comic strips, newspaper columns, books, calendars, greeting cards, gift items and web sites, this quite Kansas City company has discovered, nurtured and promoted many of the bards of our time.

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