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.

From the 1st Annual Shorty Social Good Awards

HBO/GOT IRC: Rescue Has No Boundaries

Finalist in Emergency Relief, Corporate-Community

Entered in Entertainment, Influencer & Celebrity, Multi-Platform Campaign, PSA

About this entry

HBO's objective was to help IRC raise support and awareness of the refugee crisis happening in Europe. The goal was to draw attention with a special call to action that specifically spoke to the plight of the women and children of the crisis, who are particularly vulnerable to death, sexual and physical assault, and human trafficking. Stand With US to help rescue and resettle the millions of displaced refugees in danger.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

HBO, Game of Thrones and IRC collaborated together to launch a multiplatformed campaign that would activate fans of the show. The outcome was a campaign that united Game of Thrones and IRC in a common cause, entitled RESCUE HAS NO BOUNDARIES #RealmToTheRescue.

Social Engagement on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.

Rescue Has No Boundaries PSA: Exclusive first look in the New York Times.

Sisters PSA: Exclusive first look in Vanity Fair.

Dedicated Website that included talent testimonials answering the question "Why I participated?"

Featured fundraiser partnering with OMAZE for fans to win a chance to attend the Season 6 Premiere and after-party.


Rescue Has No Boundaries PSA:

-Facebook views: 50,089 views

-FB engagement: 2846 (reactions, shares, likes)

-FB reach: 126,000 people

-YouTube views: 322,357 views

Video from the trip to Greece:

-Facebook views: 132,830 views

-FB engagement: 5,382 (reactions, likes, shares, comments)

-FB reach: 415k people

-YouTube views: 15,066

Rescue Has No Boundaries PSA/Lena's moment:

Facebook views: 181,620

FB engagement: 5,342 (reactions, likes, shares, comments)

FB reach: 513,585 people

OMAZE: Raised $380k in 22 days, 10, 184 donors from 91 countries.

529 unique donations on the IRC landing page/donation forms.

Collectively raised over a quarter of a million dollars.


Video for HBO/GOT IRC: Rescue Has No Boundaries

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


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