We’re connecting you with what’s happening nearby



What is Whim?

Whim is an app that tells you everything you need to know about today in your city.

Our local reporters work within your community to inform and inspire you on a daily basis across various local topics. Whether it be local news, events, live music, pop-up shops, food trucks, farmers markets, local fashion tips, fitness activities, or anything else going on in your city, with Whim, you are the first to know.

On Whim, you can see what everyone in Charleston is talking about and receive real-time updates of what’s happening nearby. You will be informed on local topics happening right now and be inspired to discover everything that your city has to offer, curated by our local reporters. You can learn, discover, and truly become a part of the community by joining the conversation happening on Whim and staying up to date with what your neighbors are talking about.


How do I become a Whim reporter?

Become a paid creator who generates real-time updates for your city.

In order to provide you with the most relevant reports of what’s happening in your city, we only invite those with a proven passion and audience. We start out by hand-picking socially-engaged local personalities who are experts in their field of news, lifestyle, or food & beverage. Once we’ve built out a small team of a few local experts, we encourage our reporters to invite others in their network to join us on Whim and help filter and curate the flow of information and inspiration through their own eyes, experiences, and perspectives. All of our Whim reporters are included in a pot-o’-gold every month and awarded a percentage of the funds according to their metrics and engagement from Whim users. So the more amazing and engaging content you produce, the more you are seen by our users, and the more you get paid at the end of the month!


What if I just want to browse?

You can!

Are you new to the area and want to know what’s going on nearby? Our local reporters provide you with curated local news, lifestyle, and food and beverage tips. Discover live reports from events that are actually worth going to and deals and discounts that only locals know about. Experience the city like locals do, just by scrolling through the feed.


When will Whim be available in my city?

We plan to bring Whim to other cities in the Southeast very soon.

We’re working hard to bring Whim to other cities in the Southeast, after the successful rollout of our first reporter-driven model. We’re spending July 2021 piloting our reporter program and then will aim to launch in Charlotte, NC, and Atlanta, GA, near early Fall. If you really want Whim to come to your city soon, please email local@whim.social to let us know!


I am a business owner, can I create or claim my business profile?

See what reporters are posting about your business today.

If you are a business owner in Charelston, there is a chance that your business already has a profile on Whim, which means our reporters have already been posting to your business! Download ‘Whim Social’ from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, and search for your business name under the search icon at the top of the map (home) screen.

I wish to change my business’ feed and profile information.

If you would like to manage your business’ feed, make changes to your business’ details, or if your business does not have a profile and you’d like one created, email local@whim.social. We will schedule a phone call to take care of your requested changes.

I’m with a PR Agency and I want to manage multiple locations.

We love working with PR agencies and would be happy to grant you special access to your clients’ profiles! To request access to your clients’ business profiles, email local@whim.social. We will schedule a phone call to get you set up.


Can I advertise my business on Whim?

Why, yes. You can.

If you would like us to send a Whim reporter to your location to make a video or share about their experience at your business with the community, please email Erika at erika@whim.social. We would love to work with you to develop compelling content to advertise your business on Whim and across our social media channels.