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 25

Bitly - Whole Ballot https://bit.ly/2xn33w5
Bitly - Lowcountry Favorites https://bit.ly/2IZEHtP
Bitly - Food & Dining https://bit.ly/2skvkxH
Bitly - Drinks & Nightlife https://bit.ly/2LEXxIy
Bitly - Arts & Entertainment https://bit.ly/2LBIdMx
Bitly- Heatlh & Wellness https://bit.ly/2ITGp3R
Bitly- Home & Garden https://bit.ly/2LG6iSH
Bitly- Just for Kids https://bit.ly/2seoz1k
Bitly - Pets https://bit.ly/2kx5Nh7
Bitly- Real Estate https://bit.ly/2H0Ioxw
Bitly- Recreation, Leisure & Outdoor https://bit.ly/2GXd1ny
Bitly- Professional Services https://bit.ly/2sm64at
Bitly- Local Shopping https://bit.ly/2Jhzq4k
Bitly- Automotive, Boat & RV https://bit.ly/2L4LAuy




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2018 Charleston’s Choice FAQs (Download pdf, also shown below)

2018 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 business listed, you can submit a “Write-In” nomination through June 24. 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 If a business cannot be verified, the nomination will not be published on the ballot.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 24. 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 If a business cannot be verified, the nomination will not be published on the ballot.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 Groups are there in Charleston’s Choice?

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


Can my business be nominated in multiple categories?

Yes. Businesses can be nominated in all relevant categories upon approval. For instance, ABC Restaurant can be nominated for Overall Restaurant and Italian 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 Group or Category, but the Group or Category has already been taken. What options do I have?

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


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

A simplified ballot system has also been created online at: PostandCourier.com/CharlestonsChoice. Voters can cast their ballot in up to 300+ categories. Feel free to share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, email database and more! Direct your fans to vote online: https://bit.ly/2xn33w5 (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 29 – Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Phase 2 Finalist Period listing up to Top 10 Finalists in each category: Wednesday, June 27 – Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Phase 3 Celebration:
11 Winner and up to 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 16. A special event to celebrate the 2018 Charleston’s Choice is scheduled for Thursday, September 13.


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 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: https://bit.ly/2xn33w5 (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 Charleston’s Choice Ballot?

The Post and Courier offers several unique and affordable ways for your business to promote their services. Ask your account representative for more information.

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