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.

Behind The Book Web Show

Entered in Sports


MGM Resorts International launched a first-ever weekly Facebook video series that provided an insider's look at sports betting in Las Vegas. @beatingthebook podcast host Gill Alexander and MGM Resorts Vice President of Race & Sports Jay Rood came together each week for 22 weeks and chatted betting lines, sports news updates and "bookie" lingo to help educate current and future guests of sports betting on the Vegas Strip while sharing a few laughs.




- Sold out VIP sports book seating for the season!

- Incredible Reach of: 9,244,934

- Video Views: 2,118,412 Million

- Total engagements: 935,000

- Increase in page likes: 2.6% increase in Facebook followers over the NFL season


Video for Behind The Book Web Show

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MGM Resorts International


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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,, 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.