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.

NBC News: Decision 2016

Finalist in Facebook Live

Entered in News & Media


For NBC News' election day coverage on social platforms, we had several objectives:


Since our goal was to provide quick and short, yet highly-informative news in new formats (in a crowded space), we had to cut through the noise and devise a plan that would get news out in the fastest way possible.

To make sure we could be in as many platforms and places as possible, we coordinated real-time programming across multiple talent, locations, pages and broadcast methods, in a hyper-fast environment. We also organically drove consumption of this content with out any use of paid/boosting.

We worked across multiple states in the US to get perspectives from voting locations throughout the country and provided unique perspectives throughout the night's event.



Video for NBC News: Decision 2016

Produced by

NBC News Digital


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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.