Local businesses, picture this:
You registered with Locals Love Us to make it easier for customers to vote for you.
You used our free campaign tools on your social media accounts and displayed in your store.
You were voted THE BEST by your fellow locals!
You earned a spot in the Locals Love Us guide and website, and worked with our team to design ads that highlight the best of your business.
At Locals Love Us, we think the celebration should happen all year long, not just when we share the winners and distribute the guide. Your business is voted one of the best for a reason, and this should be shouted from the rooftops all the time!
There are so many ways to celebrate your award, so we’ve put together some ideas and photos from your fellow winners! Take a look and see which ideas you love the best, and get started on your own celebration!
1. Put those award plaques on display
When people walk by your store/open the door, let them know you are the best! Minuteman Press in Davenport, Iowa has put together a fun display of their award plaques, even highlighting the years they earned the #1 spot!
Whether you want to put an award sticker in your window or cover a wall like Minuteman, people know what our award plaques mean – you are the BEST!
2. Celebrate your win AND the community
Bass Pro Shops in Shreveport, Louisiana is a go-to location to pick up a guide. Not only do customers stop by and leave with quality outdoor equipment, they can also pick up a guide of the local best! You may have heard the phrase, “Community over competition,” and what better way to embody this than by sharing the love with all of the winners?
3. Share ALL the photos on your social media
Celebrate with your customers that voted for you! When you receive your award plaque, capture the moment! Monteith Abstract and Tile in Temple, Texas got the staff together for a photo to share! It doesn’t matter if you’re a one-man-shop or need a drone to fly up high to get all of your employees in the photo – YOU are the best! Customers love to see you celebrating their votes, so snapping a photo and sharing it on social media with words of thanks is a great way to connect with them!
4. Use our logo and your award plaques
You’ve earned a spot on our winner list – let people know! When you win, you get access to winner plaques AND our logo – perfect to use on your advertising outside of our guide! Eventide in Fargo, North Dakota highlighted their LLU status on a billboard, and many of our LLU winners share our logo on their website, too! Like we’ve shared before, people recognize our winner plaques and logo – use them and enjoy the advantage of instantly being recognized as one of the best!
However you decide to celebrate, be sure to keep campaigning for votes! We want to keep celebrating with the best (that’s YOU) every year, and nothing makes us happier than seeing businesses like those in the photos above collecting their award plaques and sharing the love with the community!