Support local businesses and promote your brand by sponsoring a Five Star Awards.

Investment: $15,500

What’s included?


  • 750,000 total co-branded ROS impressions on and your banner ad on ballot
  • Sponsored social post on a niche brand’s Facebook page (SmartShopper, Out & About, Go Ask Mom) promoting ballot
  • 8 subsection front takeovers (excluding Home, News, and Weather) (see notes for sections / exact dates pending availability) promoting your business
  • 1 enhanced listings on the ballot
  • Ongoing presence in WRAL Voters’ Choice Go-To Guide
  • 300,000 targeted display ads promoting your business

EVENT: (Sale must be closed before November 13)

  • Your logo featured on event promotional graphics and signage
  • Company representative may share message about their support for local businesses * Sponsored table at event & ability to hand out swag or participate in gift bags
  • Shout out from MC on stage at the event