Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I’d like to recommend an area for a future show. Do you accept suggestions?
Q: How long does it take to put a show together?
Q: I have a business in a town you’re doing an upcoming show on, and I’d like to be recommended. Can I pay a fee to be on the recommended list?
Q: I’ve been recommended, what does that mean?
Q: I’ve been recommended and would like to have my business be one of the highlighted features on the show. What are my chances?
A: That depends. For most shows, we get dozens, and sometimes over a hundred recommended businesses. To have your business as one of the highlighted features on the show however is much more difficult. We look for businesses with a story to tell, one that will be interesting to viewers and will be consistent with the look and feel of the show. A featured business will get a two, three, or four minute segment within the show that gives tremendous exposure to the business. The recommended length of that business segment is based on the story they have to tell.
Q: Is there a cost to be a featured business on the show?
A: While there is no cost to be featured on the show, we do ask that the business contribute to the cost of production for their individual segment. There’s usually a few hours of shooting involved, and many more hours of editing. There’s also the cost of the equipment to offset. For a two minute piece, that half that we ask the business to pay would be about $1000. For three minutes, about $1500, and for four minutes, about $2000. Featured businesses get their segment for use on their own website, social media, emails or marketing materials which can save them many thousands of dollars in content creation costs. The finished video segment is also listed separately on the Discover page and can help significantly in SEO.