Shorty Social Good Awards

Entries for the Shorty Social Good Awards are now closed. Stay tuned for the announcement of finalists! View entries submitted below.

The Shorty Social Good Awards honor groundbreaking corporate social responsibility and sustainability campaigns that organizational and marketing teams have worked so hard to realize. While the Shorty Awards have long-honored the best of social media, this competition includes efforts made by organizations to improve sustainability and diversity internally, foster globally-minded business partnerships and increase employee community and civic engagement.

Archived from the 5th Annual Shorty Awards

#WalkingDeadNT1 : The First Zombie Attack on Twitter

Finalist in Twitter Hashtag

About this entry

For the belated launch of "Walking Dead" in the French market, we captured existing fans -- and new ones -- with the first-ever Twitter-based zombie attack. Our hashtag, #WalkingDeadNT1, was key to attracting the Walkers to Tweeters. And the results … were contagious.This entry deserves to win because the challenges were enormous, and our hashtag was key to declenching the solution. Walking Dead was two years late to the French market. NT1, which bought the rights to license it, was a little-known network with a lot of faith but a small budget. At the time, it also had minimal social exposure. 30,000 users were attacked, generating 550,000. The premiere was screened by 5.6% of French viewers, a figure that only rose with episodes that followed. It was also one of the most-Tweeted premieres in France. NT1 also generated worthwhile long-term social results: following a rise in Facebook fans (22%) and Twitter followers (12%), today it's the third most-watched channel in France for our target audience. In 2012 it was France's 5th most-Tweeted TV topic, and -- amazingly -- rated the #1 "social/connected" TV topic for series, according to Twitter Trends.

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