As the voting deadline of Sunday May 31 rushes up, readers have been quick to show their support for businesses and the arts under lockdown
The Time In Awards, which give Time In readers the chance to vote for their favourite innovations in hospitality and the arts during the Covid-19 crisis, close at 9pm on Sunday May 31, with winners to be announced on Tuesday June 2.
“We’re thrilled with the response,” says Time Out Australia editorial director, Cass Knowlton. “Since pivoting to Time In, our traffic figures have been through the roof, so we’re not surprised that the Time In Awards have captured the imagination of our national unique audience of over 1.5 million*.
“The voting reflects the desire of our readers to show their support for the restaurants, bars, shops, theatres and galleries who have changed their strategies to help their employees and their community.
“What’s especially gratifying is that we’re asking readers to vote in more than 20 categories, and 11,000 people have been interested enough to scroll through the entire survey. That’s a high level of engagement.”
Awards sponsor Impos has recently announced the launch of Cinch, a new online ordering platform that enables restaurants to quickly and seamlessly launch takeaway and delivery services without the crippling fees charged by other ordering and delivery apps.
“Impos are a great fit with the Time In Awards because their Cinch product is responsive to the difficult times facing the hospitality sector,” says Time Out Australia commercial director Elise Bucholtz. “Cinch charges a flat monthly fee of $90 and no percentage of sales, and is also currently waiving all setup fees, and that’s the kind of better deal that hospo is crying out for.
“We’re also delighted to be partnering with Cargo Crew uniforms – their stylish aprons are perfect for at-home baking and are a hospitality industry favourite – and Moon Dog Brewing, because frankly we all deserve a beer after the last couple of months we’ve all been through.”