Attention Seekers, Time to Shine!

Best of the Pines success is almost here. We’re in Round 2: The Finals. Go for the GOLD!


1. Ask for them: We’ve created “Vote for Us” ads that you can use on your website (below). Be sure to place one in a prominent position so your customers see it, and then link back to so they can easily access the ballot.

2. Send reminders: Post regularly on your social media accounts, asking your followers to vote for your business and provide this link:

3. Repeat: Send emails to your customer database. Recommended dates:

   • July 15: Voting is now open!

   • July 23: Friendly reminder to vote

   • July 29: Last call – nominations end July 31

4. Speak up: Tell your customers which categories you want votes in. Download this PDF flyer to put by your register and make it a priority to ask your customers to vote for you.

5. Let us help: Download our free social media graphics. They are pre-formatted and labeled for the appropriate platform.

Note: The Pilot owns all copyright, including Best of the Pines images and other intellectual property rights in materials that are created by The Pilot for our advertisers. Reproduction of those materials without our expressed consent is a violation of the copyright law. All Best of the Pines images must include the “Nominate Us” or “Vote for Us” verbiage; use of the blank contest logo is prohibited. If you have any questions, please contact our ad director Ginny Trigg at 910-693-2481.

BEST OF luck to you!

TOOLKIT LINKS Copy and paste these URLs to help your customers jump to your group of categories on the ballot:

TOOLKIT FILES Click here to download the “Vote for Us” flyer as a PDF.  

TOOLKIT IMAGES Click on each image to view the full-sized image. Then, on a computer, right-click on each image to save to your device. On a mobile device, long press or tap-and-hold the image to save.

Downloadable Display Ad for Your Website (600×500):

Downloadable Display Ad for Your Website (970×200):