10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Entries for the Shorty Awards are open now! Official categories listed below.
The late entry deadline is February 22, 2018

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 5th Annual Shorty Awards

WWE and Komen For The Cure team up for #RiseAboveCancer

Finalist in Twitter Hashtag

About this entry

In Fall 2012, WWE partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a non-profit working to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. For the entire month of October, WWE altered television programming and set design to help promote this very important partnership. In addition to these alterations to our main programming, WWE began using the hashtag #RiseAboveCancer to drive attention to our partnership and its success. WWE has been dedicated to serving a number of philanthropic organizations for many years and the partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure was something our entire company embraced. #RiseAboveCancer, a play on our most popular character John Cena’s motto “Rise Above Hate" became the forefront of a campaign that inevitably raised more than $1 million for Komen. This amount was achieved purely from sales of #RiseAboveCancer branded merchandise, including hats, T-shirts and wristbands, among other items, that featured the trademark pink coloring. This campaign was heavily promoted across a number of our platforms through various micro-content (Instagram pictures, GetGlue stickers, TOUT videos) and social promotion (Facebook posts about the partnership, YouTube videos of our Superstars and Divas talking about the partnership) inevitably creating an impressive 19,100,000 impressions during the seven-week campaign. Quick Social Statistics • 72,000 impressions of the campaign hashtag on Twitter • 94,000 YouTube video views of Komen-related videos • 100,000 stickers downloaded on GetGlue for the campaign • 18,740,000 impressions on Facebook of related posts • 93,000 impressions on Pinterest • 42,000 likes and comments on Instagram photos related to the SGK campaign

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

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

final Deadline for Brands & Organizations

02 . 22 . 18