Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Atlanta Nominated in 2010 City's Best Program

AOL Inc. today announced the launch of the 2010 City’s Best program, providing a guide to the best local food, entertainment and lifestyle options in 25 major U.S. metropolitan markets. Atlanta has been selected as one of the featured cities. With a commitment to providing the highest quality and most relevant information at the local level, City’s Best editors and writers in Atlanta have visited and selected the best food, entertainment and lifestyle venues, creating a high-quality local directory of listings. Now, AOL will engage Atlantans to vote for – and ultimately determine - the “best of the best” that Atlanta has to offer.

City’s Best voting kicks-off today, October 13, and will run through November 30. Individuals will “vote” for their favorite spots from a list of top 10 businesses in specific categories. A winner will be determined for each of the categories in Atlanta and announced on December 14. Categories were selected based on local popularity and general public interest to ensure participation from the greatest number of people.

“Simply put, City’s Best is the easiest way to find and engage with what’s best in our cities,” said Jon Brod, President of AOL Ventures, Local and Mapping. “Launching City’s Best is an important step in AOL Local’s goal of providing the highest quality, most relevant and most accessible local information, from hyper-local to major-metro markets. We are tapping into professional editors and writers, in addition to community members through their participation in the voting process to find and share the best in Atlanta.”

Beginning today, Atlantans are invited to join the quest for its “City’s Best” by visiting www.citysbest.com or downloading City’s Best applications for iPhone and Android to vote for their favorite businesses within a variety of food, entertainment and lifestyle categories. Joining Atlanta, the other metro-markets selected for AOL’s 2010 City’s Best launch include: Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Twin Cities and Washington, DC.