The Cape Cod A-List saw great success this year with over 10,000 votes, which makes it our most successful Cape contest to date. One business that also saw great success during this year’s contest is Uptown Dog Cape Cod. They previously won in the 2009 contest, but this year they blew the competition away in the Pet Store category by garnering almost 50% of the votes.
Uptown Dog Cape Cod was very engaged throughout the whole contest, and was active about their nomination on Facebook. They created a Voter Deal in contest and promoted it on their social networks. While Voter Deals are a great incentive to get your customers to vote, it’s also great to see a business reward their customers after they have already won. They created a post that displayed their winner’s certificate and thanked everyone for voting for them with a special “Celebratory Sale”. The limited time sale was a great way to get their customers reengaged after the contest was over and to show appreciation of their support.
On a side note, we couldn’t help but notice that Uptown Dog Cape Cod has a Doggie Birthday Club. If you/your pet becomes a member of this club, your furry friend will receive a special birthday treat during their birthday month! CityVoter is a pet friendly office and we love dogs, so it is always great to see businesses that celebrate dogs as well.
How do you celebrate your success after the contests? Let us know in the comments!
Each spring we run the Best of Northwest Escapes contest which showcases local getaways and excursions and features many great businesses. One local business that has consistently been at the top is Campbell’s Resort on Lake Chelan. In 2011, they won BEST Resort and Girls Weekend Destination. In this year’s contest, they received four impressive awards including 2nd in BEST Guys Weekend Destination, 2nd BEST Resort, 2nd BEST Honeymoon Destination and 5th BEST Beach.
One of the features of our revamped Business Center is the ability to highlight top voters on a business’ fan page. With Campbell’s social media during the contest we were able to see this feature in action! The personal note in each of their posts to thank the individual voter and remind others to vote is a really nice touch and makes the post stand out more. This is a great way to show customers that you appreciate their votes by thanking them and in turn inspire others to vote for your business.
To celebrate their win in 2011, Campbell’s created a ‘Best Girls Get-Away Package’. The package featured a lakeside guestroom, spa treatments and local wine. We can’t wait to see what they what they will do this year!
Have you used the tools in our Business Center? Let us know your experience in the comments!
Images via Campbell’s Resort
This year marks the first KSL Local Salt Lake County AList contest. It saw great success throughout the 10 week competition with almost 31,500 votes! The Hair Salon and Wedding Cakes categories garnered the most votes and the American Bistro category was a very close race.
The WISN Spring Fever and King5 Best of Northwest Escapes are fun contests with spring/summertime attractions and activities. Get in the mood for summer with On the Water categories such as Boat Tours and Water Ski Club as well as a Local Excursions section. The Spring Fever contest received almost 6,000 votes during the three week voting period. The Best of Northwest Escapes was a success with over 42,500 votes during the four week contest.
We have many more exciting contests that will kick off soon so stayed tuned!