Contest: What’s Your Favorite Local Business?


East Carson Street, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from joseph a’s photostream

Hey, Pittsburgh! What’s your favorite local business? Is it where you get you morning coffee or your go-to place for the best slice in town? Is it that bar where all your friends go or the newest hot club? Is it an especially caring dentist or that little shop where you always find the most amazing and unique gifts? Is it in Downtown or right around the corner? Well, here’s your chance to share your favorite with the rest of Pittsburgh and earn a $200 gift card to spend there.


Observatory Hill Commercial, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from joseph a’s

The Polesky Agency is sponsoring a contest via Instagram and Facebook to help promote local businesses and their social media marketing efforts. To enter, you’ll need to take a digital photograph of your favorite Pittsburgh area business — make it as creative and illustrative as possible as you’re being judged on it’s quality. Then, post that image on Instagram and on The Polesky Agency’s Facebook page with the tags #ThePoleskyAgency and #(name of your favorite business) in the caption. Don’t use Instagram? That’s OK as long as you post it to the Agency Facebook page. You’ll also need to like The Polesky Agency Facebook page — this is all about using social media after all.

One winner will receive a $200 gift card to the business in the winning picture and two semi-finalists will each receive a $25 gift card for their favorites. You can read all of the contest details here, but you’ll want to act fast — the contest ends July 31st.


North Side Storefronts, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from joseph a’s photostream