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Throwback Thursday: Readers Choice - Radiance Skin Care

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Jun 11, 2015 @ 11:48 AM

Earlier this week, Radiance Skin Care in Chelmsford sent us a picture of their Readers Choice awards for the last four years! Congratulations to this great local day spa for winning honorable mention consecutively for the last four years. What a testament to their success as a small business and the service they provide their customers. Will they pick up a fifth straight Readers Choice Award? Find out in a few weeks.

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Tags: Readers Choice, Wicked Local, Throwback Thursday

Promoting Your Readers Choice Award on Facebook

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Jun 10, 2015 @ 01:17 PM

For the last 20 years, Wicked Local has been recognizing successful local businesses through its Readers Choice Awards. The award, as voted on by the fans, is the answer to your question, “Am I doing everything right?” If you’ve won the award, clearly, you are. Your community respects and appreciates your business and has said thank you with this award.

Now it’s your turn to thank them. Turn to Facebook to help spread the news that you’re a winner, AND to reward your customers for voting for your business. Your Facebook page is the best place to share your message quickly and with the most people possible.

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Tags: Readers Choice, Small Business, Wicked Local

Throwback Thursday: Readers Choice Winner - Linguine’s Italian Eatery

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Jun 04, 2015 @ 12:58 PM

Wicked Local’s Readers Choice Awards are officially back! During the month of June, we're going to honor some of the past winners and show their award certificates. Today's selection is Linguine’s Italian Eatery in Marlborough, Massachusetts. This Italian restaurant received an honorable mention award back in 1999, and is the oldest picture of an award we have so far.

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Tags: Readers Choice, Throwback Thursday

The 2015 Wicked Local Readers Choice Awards Are Almost Here!

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Jun 03, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

For the last twenty years, Wicked Local has asked consumers to vote for their favorite local businesses in its’ annual Readers Choice poll. This year, we had 450,000 votes cast for all sorts of businesses, from restaurants to hair salons. The results of the 2015 Readers Choice Awards will be released later this month, but we wanted to start preparing businesses for a very busy summer.

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Tags: Readers Choice, Small Business, Marketing

Local Awards are Worth Winning

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Fri, Dec 12, 2014 @ 11:28 AM

When you watch award shows on TV, nominees often say, “It’s an honor just to be nominated.” They’re right, to be recognized as a finalist in any field is an honor. Don’t be fooled though, they all want to win.

If they win, they will be in the news. They will gain instant notoriety. Friends and family will be overjoyed that someone they know has won a prestigious award.

They’ll be advertised as an award winner on future projects. Winning an award can be like hitting the lottery. That’s true for any award, not just the televised ones.

All of the excitement, buzz and business that celebrities receive can also be duplicated for your business if you win a local business or industry award. Local and industry awards are great ways for your business to build respect within a community and increase their exposure. Awards are a testament to how hard local businesses work during the year.

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Tags: Readers Choice, Reputation, Customer Engagement

Readers Choice – You’re A Winner, Now What?

Posted by Robin Lorenzen on Wed, Jul 02, 2014 @ 01:32 PM

Last week we published our 19th annual Wicked Local Readers Choice Awards.  Congratulations to the more than 20,000 establishments throughout Eastern MA who were chosen by local consumers as the best in their town or region. 

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Tags: Social Media, Readers Choice, Reputation