10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The 10th Annual Shorty Awards will be held April 15th, 2018 in NYC. See below for official categories.

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.

From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards

Mystery Solved

Finalist in Integrated Campaign

About this entry

In the summer of 2016, Nest aimed to develop a campaign that generated awareness and interest in the release of its first outdoor security camera. . However, Nest wanted to avoid the security category cliches and scare tactics with a more creative concept that could work online and off to spark interest and conversation for the camera.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

What's the point of a security camera if you don't see everything that happened? Unlike other cameras, Nest Cam records 24/7 – so no mystery goes unsolved.

To provoke curiosity and engagement, we curated a collection of different outdoor/home mysteries, and then placed them in specific media locations, all under the campaign theme "Mystery Solved"From paint spills on a NYC billboard, to a "Audi" print ad exhibiting a missing car, we reimagined traditional advertising channels to showcase Mystery Solved. All of our OOH & print stunts drove to a landing page on which housed the actual clips shot on Nest Cam Outdoor which, thanks to 24/7 recording, solved the mysteries. The clips were shared out across social and digital over the course of 6-weeks to further amplify the story. Press and the public started to take notice of the campaign on social, resulting in even more earned impressions for the Mystery Solved campaign and the launch of Nest Cam Outdoor.


*Beat sales goals 45% during 6-week campaign period.

*38M+ offline impressions

*3M+ views across the video content

*400% lift in .com traffic to mystery solved landing page when campaign went live

*Press pick-up from Creativity Online, FastCo, Mashable, and more


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The 10th annual shorty awards will be held april 15th, 2018 in new york city

late Deadline for Brands & Organizations

02 . 22 . 18