Best of Saskatoon 2021

Get out the Vote!

Are you in the running?
Mobilize your voting base with these tools

Welcome to the 20th edition of Saskatoon’s premier reader poll on the city’s best stuff

In September and October, thousands of Planet S readers will be flocking to our Best of Saskatoon online poll to nominate, and then vote for, their favourite businesses and organizations. Now is your chance to grab their attention!

Planet S is promoting Best of Saskatoon with:

  • High visibility promos in Planet S magazine and on the website
  • Social media posts across Planet S channels
  • E-newsletter invitations
  • Promotional video
  • Radio Ads

How it works

1. Nomination Round
August 31 to September 26
The public submits nominations in an open field. Nominees with the most nominations move on to the voting round.

2. Voting Round
October 3 to 31
The public votes on a multiple‑choice ballot of the top nominees.

3. Results
December 15
All the winners and runners-up will be published in print and online. The popular  webpage will remain up for an entire year.

4. Awards
Winners are entitled to an official
certificate identifying the category (or categories) they won, as well as the option of receiving a free window decal.

What you can do

Get Noticed

Promote yourself! We have free self‑promotion toolkit with printable posters, social media assets and more. It will be available as soon as the poll launches. 

Increase your Visibility to Voters

Get professional promotions across our multiple channels. All the options are shown below. There’s something for every budget. Don’t miss the money-saving bundles! Ad design is free with purchase.

Ballot Ad

Get a banner ad right on the web ballot. There are three options:

Ballot Layout
SPONSORSHIP: A 600 × 120 pixel ad right above the ballot. Only one sponsorship is available. It runs the entire length of the nomination and voting rounds.

SECTION AD: A 600 × 75 pixel ad at the top of a section. One advertiser per section; first come, first served.
$299 per round ($598 for the entire run)

Available sections: City Life, Arts, News Media, People, Pets, Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Services, Home, Vehicles

CATEGORY AD: A 390 × 90 pixel ad at the top of a category. See last year’s poll for a list of categories.
$199 per round ($398 for the entire run)

Featured Entrant

Have you been nominated? If so, congrats! You have a unique opportunity to promote yourself.

Ballot Layout

Get a featured information card on the ballot in the category you were nominated for. This card can have a photo, a text description (max 50 words), address (linked to Google Maps), phone, website link and all your social media links (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok). The feature card appears above the other entrants.

$99 (voting round only)

This price is per entry. If you have been nominated in multiple categories, each category counts as a separate entry.

Sidebar Ad

Ballot Layout
Get a web ad (300 × 250 pixels) on the sidebar of Only five sidebar slots are available! Sidebar ads, unlike the ballot ads, appear on all pages of the website, inlcuding the Best of Saskatoon ballot page.

$399 per round ($798 for the entire run)

Mailing List

Ballot Layout

There will be eight emails sent to our nearly 10,000 subscribers (four per round) promoting Best of Saskatoon. Banner ads are available on the email footers.

  • Banner Ad for 1 round: $200
  • Banner Ad for 2 rounds: $400

Print Ad

Sample cover

Get a full-colour ad in an issue of Planet S magazine (design available for free). Eligible issues: September 29, October 13, October 27.

  • 1/8 page: $398
  • 1/6 page: $509
  • 1/4 page: $660
  • 1/2 page: $1,225


Save with these combination packs! For details on the individual promotions, see above.

Get Started!

Got questions? Ready to book your spot? If you are interested in any of these unique promotions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you shortly. Spaces are limited so please act quickly to reserve your space. 

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