Congratulations to our 2021 Joey Award Nominees!
How you were nominated:
From November 3 to November 5, we asked our thousands of email subscribers to name their favorite local businesses. The top 3 in each category are now moving on to our widely-publicized final round!
Here’s the link to our South Division Round 2 Ballot. When our final round is complete, we have a special prize this year of free advertising space for our 2021 winners, more on that below.
(See separate ballots for our West and North divisions)
Voting is open through Noon on Thursday, November 18.
Reaching out to your fans and customers via Facebook, Instagram, and email is the best way to gather support. Here’s some suggested wording:
We need your help! We’re honored to be nominated Favorite [Dance Studio] by the audience of Community Kangaroo in the annual Joey Award competition. Please take a moment to show your support by voting for us by Thursday, November 18! communitykangaroo.com/joey-awards-south
Facebook tip: When you include the voting link mentioned above in the text of your Facebook post, a nice preview image will pop up. Tapping on the preview takes your followers straight to the ballot! (No need to upload or create your own image unless you’d like to).
Instagram tip: Here’s a square image that’s handy for Instagram. (If you prefer to say “I” instead of “we,” use this version) Since Instagram won’t make the voting link “live” in your post, you could temporarily put it in your bio. If you’d rather not do that, then your followers will need to type in the URL, so you can direct them to the shorter URL of our homepage communitykangaroo.com where we’ve linked to the contest.
Prizes for Round 2 Winners
1. Physical Prizes
We’ll mail a window cling and certificate to distinguish your business as a Joey Award Winner
2. Digital Prizes
We’ll email a Joey Award Winner logo on a transparent background that can be used on marketing materials. We’ll also list your business for a year on our website, including a link to your site. (See last year’s winners for Metro South and MetroWest)
3. Advertising Space on Community Kangaroo (for our 2021 winners)
In this unique year of ongoing uncertainty for local businesses, we’re giving away valuable ad space to reach our audience of engaged local families. Each category’s winner will receive a header image in the weekly e-news to one region reaching 900 to 2,000 families in a 2-to-3-town region closest to your business.
Best of luck to all our nominees!
Contact Sharon with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org