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10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Entries for the Shorty Awards are open now! Official categories listed below.
The early entry deadline is November 30, 2017

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 2nd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards

The Big Hundred

Silver Distinction in On a Shoestring

About this entry

After the 2016 election, many Americans felt bitter and helpless. Social media became the place where they went to vent. During the first 100 days of the new administration, our goal was to give people on social media a way to turn their post-election negativity into something positive each day. We called it: The Big Hundred.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

Every day for the first 100 days, we asked influencers to post a simple positive action that anyone, anywhere could do. Each day, we had comedians, illustrators, and artists create posts about actions they cared about. Celebrities like Mayim Bialik, Brooklyn Decker, Sarah Silverman, Hannibal Burress, Kristen Schaal along with artists like Andy Rementer, Craig and Karl, Lisa Congdon, and Mike Perry made content. They created posts in their own tone that turned social actions into snackable social content that people wanted to share. The actions spread via influencers' social feeds, fans, passionate citizens, and our own growing social channels. And, to get the word out, we partnered with Funny or Die to create a launch video that told people to follow a new Instagram called The Big Hundred.




Results

We racked up followers, buzz and some impressive press in places like People Magazine, Mashable, the LA Times, Teen Vogue, and Vice. With a spend of zero dollars, we reached 6,845,021 estimated social impressions and over 230 million estimated earned media impressions. The coolest thing? People actually did stuff. They donated clothes, supported public schools, committed to gay pride events, wrote their senators, shopped local, and spread good vibes on social media. During a time of division and negativity, we created a channel of positivity that spread outward and inspired action in the real world.

Media

Video for The Big Hundred

Produced by

The Big Hundred, Funny Or Die, PES, Raconteur PR, Sechel PR

Links

Entry Credits

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, YouNow, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

The 10th Annual Shorty Awards will be held in April 2018 in NYC.