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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 6th Annual Shorty Awards

Tweethearts

Finalist in Twitter Campaign, IRL

Entered in Food & Beverage

About this entry

Sweethearts Candies are a Valentine’s Day staple. They’ve been around since Andrew Johnson was president (1866), but how do we make them seem more modern, cool, and current? Introducing #Tweethearts-- the mash-up of Sweethearts and Twitter. The #Tweethearts social campaign allows users to create customized Sweethearts candy hearts using Twitter. It works like this: people simply send a personalized tweet to @Tweethearts. After sending the tweet, they receive a response tweet with an image of their message printed on the Sweethearts candy. Users can then order the personalized candies for delivery, share the image virally, or both, turning something digital into something physical. With zero media dollars spent, we reached well over 2 million users across channels organically. Celebrity Mindy Kaling’s #Tweetheart reached over 700,000 people and received 27,000 engagements. Buzzfeed featured #Tweethearts on its homepage resulting in over 45,000 people seeing it. Thousands of people created personalized #Tweethearts and shared them through other social media platforms like Vince, Instagram, and Facebook. FastCo, Yahoo, USA Today, the New York Times, Boston.com, NECN, KTLA, and more covered the campaign. And Twitter used #Tweethearts as an example for best practices.

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

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held NOVEMBER, 15 2017 in NYC.