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.

Char-Broil Videos: Frame By Frame BBQ Stop Motion Series

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In 2016, Char-Broil hired McBeard to create a month-long social video campaign to increase brand recognition and drive in-person sales across home improvement stores. McBeard aimed to leverage Char-Broil's new innovative products to redefine the concept of classic grilling. The goal was to drive impressions and clicks to product landing pages.


McBeard created daily social content: entertaining humorous posts, educational BBQ tips, and inspirational lifestyle photography. In May, we created a successful stop-motion series of three short-form videos to promote three premier products in an entertaining and engaging way. Our strategy for the videos was twofold:

1. Run each video as a targeted ad on Facebook and Instagram to create awareness

2. Retarget users to ultimately drive clicks

We rolled out one video per week, and then retargeted users who viewed the video with campaign-specific ads that directed them to the site for purchase. In this way, we were able to capitalize on the brand recall achieved by the videos and turn that recognition into clicks.


We successfully drove nearly 25 million impressions and over 50,000 clicks to the products page of the Char-Broil site, effectively accomplishing our goals of generating brand awareness via site clicks.

Specifically, over the course of one month, all three videos drove:

Facebook CTR: .97%

Facebook Clicks: 51,684

Facebook Views: 5,367,461

Facebook Impressions: 19,387,407

Facebook Completion Rate: 68.24%

IG CTR: .19%

IG Clicks: 1,581

IG Views: 830,234

IG Impressions: 5,542,038

IG Completion Rate: 94.31%

Total Clicks: 53,262

Total Impressions: 24,929,445

Produced by

McBeard, A Fullscreen Brandworks Company, Char-Broil


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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.