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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.

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A$NAP Ferg Woodies Story

Entered in Snapchat Story

About this entry

With the 2016 MTV Woodies Festival returning to SXSW in Austin, Texas, our goal was to explore new ways to cover the festival and broadcast show taping. With rock & roll documentaries as inspiration, our hope was to produce a real-time docu-style video that would take fans behind the scenes, on stage, in the audience and in the green room to uncover the true vibes of the 2016 Woodies. But rather than approach traditionally as either a livestream or post-produced package, we hoped to translate this format to a new platform that resonated with the MTV audience.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

In order to cover the 2016 MTV Woodies Festival in a new format catered to MTV's highly tuned in and social audience, we leveraged Snapchat to offer a new perspective on the event. The doc-inspired coverage centered around A$AP Ferg, a Woodies performer and A$AP Mob member. The live story follows Ferg as he arrives at the Woodies Festival, hangs out backstage with fellow Mob member and Woodies' host A$AP Rocky, prepares for his performance and ultimately takes the stage. We utilized Snapchat's in-app functions, iPhone lens adapters and camera mounts in addition to creating hand-drawn slates to aid in the setup of the story.


Ultimately for us, this was about telling A$AP Ferg's Woodies story in a very raw and authentic way. We did not limit ourselves to time constraints; the uncalculated story unfolded in the spirit of experimentation and collaboration (with Ferg).

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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 10th Annual Shorty Awards will be held in April 2018 in NYC.