Wave Goodbye
to the Summer Sales Slump

Are You Worried About How to Keep Your Registers Ringing After The Snowbirds Go Home? Stay Busy All Season Long with Discover Bradenton’s Summer Business Boost.

Less Traffic + Lower Revenues = Summertime Stress

Many Bradenton residents look forward to the summertime months. Fewer cars on the road and smaller crowds bring much-needed relief. But for local business owners, the Summertime Slump often brings stress and uncertainty. 


With the seasonal residents heading back north and families focused on vacations, your once-bustling business may suddenly feel empty. The drop in foot traffic can lead to a significant dip in revenue, leaving you worried about making ends meet.


But what if this summer could be different?


What if, instead of just surviving the off-season, your business could thrive?


At Discover Bradenton, we understand the unique challenges local businesses face during the summer months. That’s why we’ve created a comprehensive solution designed to keep your doors open and your registers ringing all season long.

Introducing Discover Bradenton's Summer Business Boost

No more watching the days crawl by, hoping for customers to appear. With our Summer Business Boost, you’ll have the tools and support you need to:

🚀 Attract new customers and keep them coming back

🚀 Engage with the local community and build brand loyalty

🚀 Generate buzz and excitement around your business


Our multi-faceted promotional campaign combines the power of digital marketing, community engagement, and grassroots strategies to drive traffic and sales to your business.

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun:
Your Ticket to Increased Visibility

Our digital entertainment guide helps locals and visitors discover Bradenton’s most exciting restaurants, retail shops, and attractions. As a paid Discover Bradenton member, you’ll have the opportunity to participate through a 1/2 page ad, full-page ad, or a complete magazine-style featured article about your business. 


By securing your spot in the guide, you’ll gain access to our extensive distribution network, ensuring your message reaches a wide and engaged audience through:


🌟Prominent placement on DiscoverBradenton.com (over 20k monthly visitors)

🌟Email distribution to our subscriber list (3,000+ subscribers)

🌟 Extensive social media exposure (17k followers, 96k average monthly reach) 

🌟Targeted paid social media promotion

Drive Foot Traffic with Our "Local Hot Spot" Shop Crawl

Take your summer marketing to the next level by participating in our “Local Hot Spot” Summertime Shop Crawl. Here’s how it works:

🌞 You’ll register to be a “Local Hot Spot” & provide 2 gift certificates (the amount is up to you)

🌞You’ll receive a unique QR code to display at your location from June 1st to July 31st

🌞 Visitors can scan the code to enter the Shop Crawl – once per location per day

🌞 Each week, we’ll draw names from the entries and give away gift cards from participating merchants

🌞 You’ll get a shout-out on our social media each time we give away one of your gift cards


We’ll handle all the marketing & promotion for you – just display the code in a prominent location and you’re done!

Get 12 Months of Hyper-Local Marketing Support

When you join Discover Bradenton’s Summer Business Boost, you’re not just gaining exposure for the season – you’re unlocking a full year of powerful marketing benefits. Your participation includes a one-year Discover Bradenton membership, giving you access to a wide array of tools and resources designed to help your business thrive.


As a member, you’ll enjoy:

🚀 Increased Visibility: Get noticed with a robust directory listing, business spotlights, and guest post opportunities.

🚀 Event Promotion: Easily post and promote your events on the area’s #1 event calendar, boosting attendance and engagement.

🚀 Exclusive Campaigns: Create a buzz and attract new customers with our member-only marketing campaigns and promotions.

🚀 SEO Boost: Improve your search engine rankings and drive organic traffic with high-quality backlinks from our site.

🚀 Marketing Mastery: Up-level your skills with access to our Marketing Success Academy, featuring courses, tutorials, and insider secrets.

🚀 Valuable Networking: Grow your business through our free members-only “Ditch the Pitch” networking lunches and monthly in-person happy hour events.

Ready to Make This Summer Your Best Yet?
3 Easy Ways to Participate!

1. Boost Your Revenues

Claim your FREE 1/2 page ad in our Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun.

  • You design and submit your own ad (JPG or PNG) 8″w x 5″h – or we’ll do it for you, for a nominal charge of $20.
  • Adding an offer or discount is strongly suggested, but not required. 

2. Accelerate Your Growth

Claim your full page ad, plus participate in our Summertime Shop Crawl. 

  • You design and submit your own ad (JPG or PNG) 8″w x 10″h – or we’ll do it for you, for a nominal charge of $20.
  • We provide your Shop Crawl QR code and handle all the marketing for you!

3. Launch Your Business 

Claim your featured article, get your business featured on our social media, and participate in our Summertime Shop Crawl. 
Limit 10 participants!

  • We’ll provide a professionally written featured article about your business.
  • The article will be published in Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun, posted on our blog, shared on social media, and promoted through our email newsletter.
  • We’ll highlight your business on our Facebook and Instagram pages.  
  • We provide your Shop Crawl QR code and handle all the marketing for you! 

Get Started by Choosing Your Option Below

Application Deadline: May 5th - Don't Wait!


  • 1/2 Page Ad in Summer Guide
  • 1 Yr. Discover Bradenton Membership


$280 + 2 Gift Cards
  • Full Page Ad in Summer Guide
  • Participation on Shop Crawl
  • 1 Yr. Discover Bradenton Membership

Frequently Asked Questions

Our summertime promotion is geared toward restaurants and bars, retail locations, and local attractions. Not sure if it’s the right fit for your business? Contact us and let’s chat! 

Half-page ads should be 8″ wide by 5″ tall. Full-page ads should be 8″ wide by 10″ tall. Please provide a high-quality image in JPG or PNG format. Email your ad to admin@discoverbradenton.com.

Yes! We can handle the ad design for a nominal fee of $20. Email your request to admin@discoverbradenton.com. We will invoice you for the design after we discuss your vison. Please be prepared to provide a high-quality version of your logo and any other images you want to include. 

The application deadline is Sunday, May 5th at 10 pm. Please submit your ad no later than the end of the day on Friday, May 10th.

If you’ve purchased an article, please provide a high-quality version of your logo plus any photos you want to include. We will follow up with you to discuss the article details. All submissions should be emailed to admin@discoverbradenton.com.

We’ll reach out to you to discuss delivery of your gift cards after the application deadline of May 5th. You’re welcome to choose the amount of your gift cards, we suggest a minimum of $10.