Accompanying the cover story is a large colour picture of the company's head of talent, Lara Ashworth, and its managing director, Steve Aukland.
But it's what's in the background that is really interesting - a wall covered with the sales team's achievements, including advertisers' bookings and their fees. If you can't quite work out what's scribbled on "The Success Wall", here's a few snippets.
Orange glossy, 450,000 copies, £125,000; Capital coverwrap, £50K; solus London Marathon activity from Adidas @ £100,000 are just a few juicy tips rival media owners and agencies might be interested in. "More," we hear you cry. Oh, go on then. Loot eight-page London feature and fractional ads, £110,000; Barclays sponsoring a national finance feature, £70,000; Nissan £50,000, first time in Metro.
There is, of course, a chance Metro designed the wall especially for the shoot, fabricating the figures for appearance's sake. But Diary thinks this highly unlikely.
Feel free to correct us on this one.