9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

All finalists have been announced, stay tuned for more updates about the 9th Annual Shorty Awards on April 23, 2017

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.

Al Roker

Finalist in Journalist presented by Muck Rack

About Al Roker

For the past 20 years, America has woken up to Al Roker’s weather forecast on the Today show and laughed along with his cheery antics. Al is the loveable and trusted sidekick to an ever-changing morning show cast. Now he’s brought his toothy grin straight to social media, launching Roker Media this year as a platform to live stream content created by him and other talented social media stars. Live broadcasting is in his blood, and now his hundreds of thousands of fans follow him off-set as he cooks family dinner, has surgery on his knee, or joins the cast of the Broadway hit Hamilton on stage for a day. Al Roker’s good-natured attitude makes people willing to let him into their lives as he brings them so candidly into his.

Al Roker's best work on social

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,, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards were held April 23, 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.