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Minnesota’s Best celebrates the best in business, food, culture, and more, making it the perfect place to promote your business. Participating in Minnesota’s Best as a Presenting Sponsor is the best way to make your brand stand out and to get the most out of the program. 


Becoming a Presenting Sponsor is an opportunity to include your brand and messaging in every step of the process, from initial nominations to voting and results. Your brand will appear on nomination forms and ballots, on social media, in our magazine, and other promotional material. 



  • Logo/name inclusion in all event promotion

  • Event to be presented as ‘Star Tribune Minnesota’s Best party presented by SPONSOR’

  • Naming rights to mutually-agreed upon event feature (e.g. VIP area presented by Sponsor OR Stage presented by Sponsor)

  • Opportunities for additional exposure onsite via signage, displays or other outlets with agreement between ST & Sponsor

  • Sponsor name to be included in live announcements throughout event

  • Logo/name inclusion on TBD item distributed to all attendees (e.g. Swag bag)

  • Ten (10) GA event tickets and ten (10) VIP event tickets


  • Recognition as the sole presenting sponsor in all marketing materials

  • Name incorporated into the official event name: Minnesota’s Best Presented by Sponsor

  • Logo/name recognition in a media campaign valued at $1,500,000

  • Visibility and recognition on official program website

  • Branded with MN Best's promo videos to run on Facebook and YouTube


  • “Presented by” and logo inclusion on all advertising and materials, including on Minnesota's Best Magazine cover,, social media marketing, nomination form and voting ballots.​​


  • 728x180 ad position on first page of nomination form (clickable)

  • 728x400 ad position on exit page of nomination form (clickable)

  • 728x180 ad position on all nomination confirmation emails (clickable)

  • Half page ad in Sunday Print Promo Section


  • 728x400 Jumbo ad position on ballot rotating on entry and exit pages (clickable)

  • 300,000 digital display banners to be used throughout the year

  • 3 quarter page ads in the Sunday Print Promo Sections


  • 2-Page ad spread in premium position in Minnesota's Best Winners Magazine

  • Business Profile Listing for a year on

  • 2 Sponsored Content pieces to Run on with social media promotion

  • High-impact slider at for a year


OVER $400,000



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