As a local business, you should be familiar with the Bethpage Best of Long Island contest. If this is your first year as a nominated business, then congratulations! Since there is only one winner per category, it is vital to get as many votes as possible. This helpful guide will navigate you through the process of promoting your business nomination.
What is Bethpage Best of Long Island?
As a reminder, the Bethpage Best of Long Island contest is an annual business and professionals awards program. It provides your business with an opportunity to be voted as the very best of Long Island (within a category). This recognition adds credibility and brand awareness to your business or organization. The Best of Long Island voting process begins on October 1 and will go through December 15, 2015.
Best of Long Island 2016 Nominees
The 11th Annual Bethpage Best of Long Island has recently published its 2016 nominees. There are 12 categories and numerous sub-categories, each with 15 to 18 business nominations. This year there is only one winner per category, so it is very important to make sure your business stands out amidst the competition. Fat Guy Media is proud to announce that we have been nominated for the Best Social Media Agency and Best Web Design Services categories.
How to Promote Your Nomination
Spread awareness to your clients, fans and followers about the Best of Long Island voting process. Here are a few creative ways to get the word out. Remember, there is only one winner per category so start promoting today!
Start by downloading the official “We’ve Been Nominated” logo, which can be downloaded here. Then, consider placing your logo in as many places as possible, such as your website, receipts or email signature. The options are endless. Below is an example of how Fat Guy Media customized the logo to add a personal touch. We added an additional line that reads “Vote Fat Guy Media for Best Social Media Agency and Best Web Design Services”.
Don’t forget to consistently promote on your social media networks, especially Facebook. Consider adding the free Facebook cover photo as well as posting reminders on your page. This is a great way to get friends, fans and followers to share your post with their network, which can lead to many more votes. Below is an example of the Fat Guy Media Facebook cover photo, which we customized with our own logo and caption.
As part of your advertising mix, consider placing an ad in the “We’ve Been Nominated” guide which will be distributed in mid-November throughout Long Island. You can choose between a quarter page, half page or full page ad and fully customize it with photos and text.
We highly suggest increasing your visibility by promoting your nomination with a web ad. Again, you can customize your ad and choose which voting page it will appear on. Keep in mind that category page ads tend to sell out quickly so don’t miss your chance!
Be sure to vote Fat Guy Media for Best Social Media Agency and Best Web Design Services. Good luck to all of the 2016 nominees!