10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The 10th Annual Shorty Awards will be held April 15th, 2018 in NYC. See below for official categories.

Brands & Organizations

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

Fargo - Commemorative Plates

Finalist in Graphics


For the third chapter of Fargo, the FX social team tapped into the warm fuzzy feeling of Minnesota nice while mixing in the more sinister Fargo edge fans know and love. The goal of the commemorative plate series was to introduce the new characters in a way that organically tied to the Fargo landscape, while creating chatter and buzz for the anticipated, new instalment.


The FX Social team captured custom photography with the Fargo cast at the marketing shoot in Calgary, Canada. From there, the images were utilized to create a commemorative plate for each starring character from the show. Illustrations and custom filters transformed the faces of the characters to the commemorative plate style, and clues about the characters were subtly hidden in the boarders and background. The unique look of the plates helped break through the social clutter, while the creative series fit into an overall larger social campaign that mixed charming mid-west culture with Fargo's unique, sardonic humor.


Seven commemorative plates made up the series which garnered a reach of over 1.3M on Facebook alone. Fans reacted enthusiastically, building buzz and anticipation for the new chapter of Fargo, while the creative content added to the overall aesthetic of our social campaign.


Produced by

FX Networks, RPA Agency

Entry Credits

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The 10th annual shorty awards will be held april 15th, 2018 in new york city


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