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Welcome to Bradenton's Best

Bradenton is a unique place. We live, shop, eat, and play in Florida’s beautiful Manatee County and we wouldn’t have it any other way. In celebration of our great communities, Bradenton Herald presents Bradenton’s Best.

In 2023, we had over 1,800 businesses, organizations, and individuals competing to be named in the top three spots of 231 categories. We received 212,000 votes awarding 540 businesses! This contest is truly designed to engage the community in celebrating the places, restaurants, and local businesses we love.

Bradenton's Best Promotion

Bradenton’s Best has strong support from,, Bradenton Herald Newspaper and social media.
Nominations and voting are driven by print, digital and social promotions.

  • Digital Display

  • Bradenton Herald Newspaper Ads

  • Organic Social Media

  • Paid Social Media

  • Paid Targeted Eblast

  • Eblast to Subscribers

  • Home Page Takeovers

  • Ad Network Digital Display

Bradenton Herald invests over $200,000 in marketing support promoting Bradenton’s Best, driving participation and ensuring success for the community and local businesses.

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