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Thanks for your interest in the Athens Banner-Herald Readers’ Choice BEST OF ATHENS Awards!

The Readers’ Choice Awards have grown tremendously since we first began, and it wouldn’t have been possible without your participation. There are no requirements or restrictions for businesses to be involved in the Readers’ Choice Awards. When the public votes, a voter may vote for any company they choose. Many companies have won a Readers’ Choice Award without doing anything or ever being an advertiser of ours; it’s all based on how the public votes.


How Can I Increase My Chances of Winning?

Step One: Engage your audience! Send e-mail blasts out to your customers. Tell your customers, “If you like us, we’d appreciate your vote!” Use social media to encourage people to vote for you. Create or purchase “Go Vote for Us” flyers and distribute them at your points of sale. The possibilities are endless!

Step Two: Make it easier to vote! We offer a Click-to-Vote option that lets your customers quickly and easily select your business. The standard package is $99 for one category of your choice (category list available upon request). You can select the Click-to-Vote option for an unlimited number of categories; all additional categories after the first are just $25 each.

Step Three: Increase your company’s visibility! The more often a potential voter sees your business name, the more likely they are to remember you when it comes time to vote! We offer a premium package for $499, which includes Click-to-Vote for one category of your choice (additional categories $25 each) PLUS 25,000 banner ad impressions on OnlineAthens.com and 25,000 banner ad impressions on the OnlineAthens mobile site. Print advertising options are also available; contact us for pricing and specifications.

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For more information, contact your advertising representative or call (706) 208-2280!


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Keep up-to-date with the latest updates from the 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards, plus tips to give your business the best advantage!

We have two mailing lists associated with Readers’ Choice. One is for the general public. These are our voters. The second is for key representatives at businesses who are interested in the Readers’ Choice Awards. This is called our “Campaign Manager” list and is not for the general public. Campaign Managers will receive many emails with information to help their business participate in the Readers’ Choice Awards. We strongly encourage businesses to pick someone at their company to join the “Campaign Manager” list so we can keep your company up-to-date!

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