9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

All finalists have been announced, stay tuned for more updates about the 9th Annual Shorty Awards on April 23, 2017

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.

From the Shorty Social Good Awards

Airbnb Disaster Relief

Winner in Emergency Relief

About this entry

Following disasters and crises there is often a lack of temporary accommodation for those survivors displaced or relief workers who have deployed to support the response.

Airbnb's disaster response tool directly aligns with our core business strategy of providing temporary accommodations and engaging our community of hosts. In this specific initiative our hosts are opening their homes to share with neighbors impacted or relief workers who have come to support their community in a time of need.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

By activating our hosts through our disaster response tool, we have had thousands of hosts open their homes following disasters around the world. We have responded to natural disasters including the recent Canada Wildfires and Japan Earthquake to the recent terrorist attacks in both Brussels and Paris. Additionally, we have expanded this program to include donation of travel credits (financial donation from Airbnb) to non profit organizations for their relief workers where our "tool" may not be activated. Most successfully, we have been supporting the Refugee Response where hundreds of relief workers have and continue to be accommodated in our hosts homes in Lesvos, Kos and Serbia.



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About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards will be held April 23, 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.