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Kansas City magazine will launch its annual Best of KC issue with the opening of the nomination phase on Thursday, April 2, 2020.

Here’s how to advertise in the nomination phase.

For a complete list of categories go here.

For more information about how the Best of KC Readers Poll works go here.



The most effective way to campaign is free—engage your supporters! Get your friends, family and loyal customers to nominate you. Send newsletters, post on social media, hang posters in your storefront and offer special discounts to customers who help your campaign. We have assets to help you activate your supporters: download them here.

However, some businesses also choose to advertise on the ballot as a way of helping their campaign.


Advertise on the nomination ballot

Category Ad, $250 or three for $500

Ad unit that appears next to your selected category during nominations. On desktop, this ad appears to the right of the of nomination. On mobile, this appears on the top of the nomination form.

• 300×600 desktop

• 300×250 mobile

• Link to your website

• Up to three per category, not exclusive

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Interstitial Ads: $1,000

Ads appear periodically as voters scroll through a group of categories. The ad takes up nearly the full screen.

• 970×250 desktop

• 300×600 mobile

• Link to website, or directly to your listing to encourage nominating.

• Two available per group, rotating with 50% share of voice for each.

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Group Landing Ad: $700

Your ad featured prominently in the relevant group (Food & Drink, City Life). This ad appears as a static footer and maintains a fixed position while voters scroll through the categories. This ad is present on every category within the group.

• 728×90 desktop

• 320×50 mobile

• Link to your website, or directly to your listing to encourage voting

• Two available per group, rotating with 50% share of voice for each

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Group Ad Package: $1,500 ( $1,950 value) SAVE $450

• Group Landing Page Ad

• Group Interstitial

• One Category Ad

• Add two more Category Ads $300

• Limited to two per group

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