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 6th Annual Shorty Awards

Tombstone Pizza Bites of Fright

Entered in Vine, Food & Beverage

About this entry

Tombstone Pizza wanted to be the Official Pizza of Halloween. They challenged us to help them secure this honor by reaching moms and kids during this busy season in a unique and compelling way. We needed a way to cut through the Halloween madness. So we listened, and learned everything we could about Halloween rituals, and one stood out. Pizza and a Movie Night – the night the family crowds around the tube, shares a pizza, and scares themselves silly. Knowing how much Moms and Kids love their mobile phones, we got an idea: let’s bring the movie to the kitchen table, every night. Through our proprietary creative newsroom – an always on operation skilled at conceiving high quality social creative in hours instead of months – we produced 31 six second horror films on Vine in 31 days, one every day of October. With this, our Vine horror film festival, Bites of Fright, was born! These family friendly films were published to Vine, Twitter and Facebook to optimize distribution and sharing daily. They covered the ins and outs of modern monster culture; Halloween hijinks, an insider’s look at the world of vampires, bats and punny pumpkins.The campaign was not only delightfully spooky (and weird), but people loved it and loved sharing it. - We achieved a virality rate 23 times higher than the brand’s previous content, and a full 3.4 times higher than we projected - We saw a 230% lift in fan acquisition rate on Facebook - Bites of Fright content was 6.3x more engaging than other brand content running in October

Why does this entry deserve to win?


Produced by

Deep Focus


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,, 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