The Post and Courier Charleston's Choice


Charleston's Choice Promotions Toolkit


The Post and Courier has provided marketing tools to help businesses promote voting to their loyal fans. We encourage you to use the hashtag #CharlestonsChoice, short urls (bitly links), download and share the images to use on your social media promotions. Keep checking for more additional marketing tools through the Charleston’s Choice process.

Phase 2: Voting Period: Through July 16

Bitly - Whole Ballot http://bit.ly/2t0uIzI
Bitly - Lowcountry Favorites http://bit.ly/2rWe5FJ
Bitly - Food & Dining http://bit.ly/2s0a0vk
Bitly - Drinks & Nightlife http://bit.ly/2tTO0n0
Bitly - Arts & Entertainment http://bit.ly/2sZpsg0
Bitly- Heatlh & Wellness http://bit.ly/2s0z4Cb
Bitly- Home & Garden http://bit.ly/2rWIcMZ
Bitly- Just for Kids http://bit.ly/2rWnBIY
Bitly - Pets http://bit.ly/2sG5hAP
Bitly- Real Estate http://bit.ly/2t0TyPM
Bitly- Recreation, Leisure & Outdoor http://bit.ly/2sGq07v
Bitly- Professional Services http://bit.ly/2tyDFxH
Bitly- Local Shopping http://bit.ly/2tyLxz8
Bitly- Automotive, Boat & RV http://bit.ly/2sGprL5



Get Out the Vote: Download Promotional Flyer



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2017 Charleston’s Choice FAQs (Download pdf, also shown below)

2017 Charleston's Choice Official Rules (Download pdf)


For more information, email charlestonschoice@postandcourier.com

{Click here to vist the online ballot}


Frequently Asked Questions

How can my business be listed on The Post and Courier Charleston’s Choice ballot?

If you do not see a busin¬ess listed, you can submit a “Write-In” nomination through June 18. After the “Write-In” nomination has been approved, it will appear on the ballot for voting. Businesses will be checked for validity, so please make sure the nomination is submitted with the correct name and the category is appropriate. If a business cannot be verified, the nomination will not be published on the ballot.


Does a business have to advertise to be on the ballot?

No. The Post and Courier welcomes all valid businesses to be nominated in relevant categories for free. If you do not see a business listed, you can submit a “Write-In” nomination through June 18. After the “Write-In” nomination has been approved, it will appear on the ballot for voting. Businesses will be checked for validity, so please make sure the nomination is submitted with the correct name and the category is appropriate. If a business cannot be verified, the nomination will not be published on the ballot. The Post and Courier offers paid marketing opportunities for businesses to promote their nomination, but all businesses can be listed on the ballot upon approval.


How many categories are there in The Post and Courier Charleston’s Choice?

Voters can “Voice their Choice” in 300+ Subcategories in Categories related to: Lowcountry Favorites, Food & Dining, Bars & Nightlife, Arts & Entertainment, Health & Wellness, Home & Garden, Just for Kids, Pets, Real Estate, Recreation, Leisure and Outdoor, Professional Services, Local Shopping and Automotive, Boats & RV.


Can my business be nominated in multiple Subcategories?

Yes. Businesses can be nominated in all relevant categories upon approval. For instance, ABC Restaurant can be nominated for Overall Restaurant and Downtown Restaurant. Businesses will be checked for validity, so please make sure the nomination is submitted in the appropriate category. If a business cannot be verified, the nomination will not be published on the ballot.

 

My business is interested in sponsoring a Category or Subcategory, but the Category or Subcategory has already been taken. What options do I have?

A business can sponsor 1 of 13 Major Categories or a Subcategory. If a Category or Subcategory is reserved, consider an option that is relevant to the audience voting in this category. For instance, ABC Seafood Restaurant located in Summerville wants to sponsor the Seafood Restaurant Subcategory, but this has already been reserved. Consider the Subcategory Sponsorship for Summerville Restaurant instead.


Are there ways for my business to be promoted on the ballot?

The Post and Courier offers several unique and affordable ways for your business to promote themselves on this popular ballot. Ask your account representative for more information or email charlestonschoice@postandcourier.com


What is the best way for my loyal customers to vote for my business in The Post and Courier Charleston’s Choice?

A simplified ballot system has also been created online at: www.PostandCourier.com/CharlestonsChoice Voters can cast their ballot in up to 300+ categories.

The Post and Courier has created a handy Promotions Toolkit to share with all your loyal fans! Feel free to share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, email database and more! Direct your fans to vote online: http://bit.ly/2pOJs2n (Shorter URL for www.PostandCourier.com/CharlestonsChoice). Don't forget to include the following hashtag in all your promotions: #CharlestonsChoice


When is the voting period?

The Post and Courier Charleston’s Choice voting period takes place in 2 phases.

Phase 1 Nomination/Voting Period:Tuesday, May 9 at Midnight– Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Phase 2 Finalist Period listing Top 10 Finalists in each Subcategory: Monday, June 26 at Midnight – Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. 

Phase 3 Celebration:
1 Winner and 3 Finalists will be contacted at the end of July/early August. Winners and Finalists will publish in a special Charleston’s Choice publication in The Post and Courier on Sunday, September 17. A special event to celebrate Charleston’s Choice is also being planned.


What happens if my business advances to the Phase 2?

Congratulations for advancing to the next phase of Charleston’s Choice. Up to the top 10 finalists will be included in the Phase 2 Voting phase. Votes are reset, so we encourage you to utlize the free Promotions Toolkit to share with all your loyal fans! Feel free to share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, email database and more! Direct your fans to vote online: http://bit.ly/2pOJs2n (Shorter URL for www.PostandCourier.com/CharlestonsChoice). Don't forget to include the following hashtag in all your promotions: #CharlestonsChoice


Are there ways for my business to be promoted on The Post and Courier Charleston’s Choice?

The Post and Courier offers several unique and affordable ways for your business to promote their services. Ask your account representative for more information or email charlestonschoice@postandcourier.com

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