Advertiser FAQ: Best Restaurants Ballot

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about Avenue’s 2021 Best Restaurants ballot.

We are working on our 2021 Best Restaurants in Calgary list and this year we want to engage our audience even more. To do that, we created a Best Restaurants Ballot to collect submissions and votes from diners across the city in multiple categories. We developed a similar project earlier this year for Best Wedding Services in Calgary and more than 15,000 people participated multiple times throughout the project. Because of the enthusiasm for dining in Calgary, and in particular the enthusiasm from Avenue‘s audience, we anticipate engagement will be even higher for the Best Restaurants Ballot.

The platform we are using allows us to develop advertising opportunities to help leverage that engagement. We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions about advertising in the ballot here.

For the full breakdown of packages and pricing, please contact your account executive or email us at

And, for an explainer on the 2021 Best Restaurants Ballot in general, please visit this post.

Does a business have to advertise in the magazine to advance to voting or be chosen as a winner?

No. No purchase is required to participate in the competition or to win the competition. Our goal is to engage our audience and community partners for input on the best restaurants in Calgary.

For interested businesses, we are not shy in telling you that advertising with Avenue is the best way to remind the voters about your business and ask for their votes.

Also, building this competition and developing the content and promotion around it, takes a lot of time and money. We wouldn’t be able to do it without our advertisers.

What do I do if I want to advertise?

Please fill out this form and we will get back to you with more information on advertising within the ballot, on and in our print magazine.

What are enhanced listings and why would I want one?

Enhanced listings allow you to add an image and/or more text to your business listing. It also creates a dedicated URL that you can share. You can see an example and what it looks like compared to other listings and register for more information on how to purchase and enhanced listing here.

Why can’t you give the enhanced listings away?

The price of enhanced listings helps us cover the costs of doing this competition, including the production work to put that enhanced listing online.

If you have a question that you don’t see answered here, please contact us through this form.

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