That’s an emphatic yes, please! You can reach thousands of engaged Upstaters by submitting your event or volunteer opportunity on the Submit an Event page. There is no charge to submit an event. Be sure to fill out the form accurately and completely – it’s what will decide if people will participate. Once submitted, the ITK Team will review and post submissions deemed complete, accurate and of interest to ITK readers.
2) How do reviews work?
We take being honest and transparent seriously—maintaining your trust is very important to us. All reviews are solely the opinion of the ITK Team and based on personal experience. We do not accept payment or gifts for restaurant reviews.
Our highly trained, and hungry, Forked Foodie tribe personally visits each of the restaurants posted on In The Know Upstate™ and rates each based on food, service, atmosphere and overall experience. Only restaurants that provide an excellent experience to their customers are reviewed and posted on the site. Our goal is to make it easy for Upstaters find great places to eat by showcasing the many amazing restaurants in the Upstate.
New reviews are posted weekly – we’ll never run out of delicious eats around here!
Reviews and all articles on InTheKnowUpstate.com are posted at our discretion.
3) Can I name a restaurant, food truck or bar to review?
Absolutely! We love hearing about great places from fellow Upstaters. Send us an email at connect@InTheKnowUpstate.com and tell us why it’s so great. Suggestions will be considered based on how helpful the information would be to readers and timing of other content.
4) Who is the Forked Foodie?
We will never tell! The Forked Foodie is masked for a reason: to ensure the experience is the same other Upstaters would receive. ITK has a dedicated team of hungry locals extensively trained to enjoy delicious food and drinks and share their experience. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it.
5) Why should I sign up for the weekly Upstate Update newsletter or follow ITK on social media?
Free stuff, great ideas for things to do, and amazing new places to experience – sent to you in an easy format to help you plan your week ahead. Refuse to live a boring life – sign up today and start loving life locally.
Oh, and free stuff. Did we mention FREE STUFF?
By the way, we NEVER sell your information. That’s just gross.
6) How do I advertise on ITK?
Advertising on InTheKnowUpstate.com is one of the best ways to reach potential and existing customers across the Upstate, without the expense and restrictons of traditional advertising. Our reach is extensive, getting into the hands and heads of Upstaters spanning multiple cities and towns every single day – in a medium that is engaging and easy to use. It’s an audience you want to connect with, and we can help.
We offer customized options to meet the needs of your business and will work with you to design a strategy to help your business grow. Click here for more information and get ready to experience the unique benefits only ITK can offer.
7) How does ITK make all this amazing content FREE?
We want to help as many Upstaters as we can to love life locally. Keeping the site free allows more people to discover things to do, eat, and experience across the Upstate. To do that, we work with local businesses to advertise their services (if we feel it’s a good fit for our readers).
Paid advertising can be in the format of online ads, sponsored content, giveaways, social media and newsletter posts, and affiliated links. Opinions of the ITK Team are solely our own and are based on our personal experience.
Sponsored content will always have a clear indicator. If the ITK Team shares an opinion in sponsored content, it is based on our personal experience and is solely the opinion of our Team. Affiliated links and recommended products and sites are posted at our discretion and based on our experiences.
8) How is ITK involved in the community?
Being part of our local community is what we’re all about. The Upstate is our home, both personally and as a business. We look for opportunities to support and engage with local nonprofits and community events. If you know of a great opportunity for ITK, please email us at connect@InTheKnowUpstate.com and tell us about it!
9) How does ITK support local businesses?
Local businesses are the heart of the Upstate and helping them succeed is part of our vision. ITK offers a unique opportunity to reach potential and existing customers in a medium that has extensive reach and impact, without the expense of traditional advertising. We work with local businesses to understand their needs and how they can help our readers, then design a strategy to help their business grow.
10) How can I work with ITK to promote my business/music/art/non-profit?
ITK offers many options to get in front of Upstaters, from online advertising and sponsored content to social media, giveaways and our weekly Upstate Update newsletter. We’d love to work with you and help you be even more successful. Click here for more information and get ready to experience the unique benefits only ITK can offer.
11) How do ITK contests and giveaways work?
Good question! We love making people happy, and we know nothing says happiness like winning goodies and exclusive access. Contests and giveaway rules will be clearly communicated in the appropriate channel so you know what it takes to get involved and increase your chances to get some amazing goodies in your hands.
Contests and giveaways are at the discretion of ITK and can be revoked at any time. For further details and rules, please visit the super fun fine print all business are required to have by clicking here.
12) I have a great idea for the ITKUpstate website. Can I share it?
YES PLEASE! If you have any idea, tell us about it and why you feel it would make it easier for Upstaters to love life locally at connect@InTheKnowUpstate.com. Ideas might include:
- Interesting people around the Upstate
- Cool products and gadgets that Upstaters would love, especially if it’s made or sold locally
- Suggestions for articles and spotlights
- Ways to improve the ITKUpstate website – we are all about constantly improving to bring our readers and amazing experience!
- Etc… It’s in your head, and while we’re pretty nifty, we haven’t mastered mind reading (yet). So, tell us about it and let’s see what kind of magic can happen.