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9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

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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.

WWE

Winner in YouTube Presence

Finalist in Television, Integration with Live Television

Entered in Entertainment, Sports, Instagram Presence, Facebook Live, Live Streaming Video

Objective

In the world of WWE, the show doesn't end once the final bell rings. The conflicts and controversies continue across WWE's digital media platforms, which operate 24/7.

Our WWE Digital and Social Media teams are comprised of a 50-person group of editors, producers, designers and photographers creating content for WWE's flagship website and App, WWE's hugely popular YouTube channel and 300-plus social media channels for WWE and its Superstars on a daily basis.

And when WWE's shows end on cable, the entertainment continues on WWE Network, WWE's over-the-top streaming video network with 1.5 million subscribers worldwide. Subscribers can access more than 7,000 hours of on-demand in-ring action.

WWE's dedicated, passionate global fan base that expects fresh, unique content at all hours, and WWE's Social and Digital Teams deliver.

With team members based in Stamford, Conn., New York City, Dubai, Germany and Mexico, as well as traveling team members visiting arenas across the globe year-round, our social producers have the ability to shoot a video at a WWE Live Event in London, send it back to Connecticut and post it to WWE's multiple digital and social platforms in a matter of minutes to a majority of WWE's more than 730 million combined social media followers across 14 platforms.

It's this seamless integration that has made our Social and Digital Teams the industry leader.

Strategy

TWITTER: With 155 million combined Twitter followers, WWE on Twitter acts the main source of breaking news and like-minded conversation for the WWE Universe, giving WWE fans worldwide the chance to interact and engage with our larger-than-life WWE Superstars -- some of the most-followed athletes in the world on social media.

INSTAGRAM: The goal of WWE's Instagram accounts is simple: provide a unique mix of candid photography from behind-the-scenes of WWE Live Events, as well as images from Superstars' travels around the world that captivates the WWE Universe's interest and imagination. WWE's network of company and Superstar-run Instagram accounts have seen 95% follower growth in 2016, now totaling a combined 96 million followers. WWE has also become a top user of Instagram's Live Story feature, running 4-6 produced Live Story packages a month.

YOUTUBE: The WWE YouTube channel's original content and series allows the WWE Universe to see Superstars and Divas in new ways, and allows WWE to extend evolving storylines to a second medium. This is in addition to the hours of WWE TV episode highlights added to the channel every month. With more than 6 billion video views and more than 13.9 billion viewed minutes of video in 2016, WWE is the No. 1 Sports channel on YouTube ahead of the NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, ESPN and NASCAR.

FACEBOOK: The goal of WWE's flagship Facebook Page is to offer one location for all of a WWE fan's needs, but our network of Pages provides the Facebook user more opportunity to define their news feed with information on their favorite specific Superstars and WWE TV programs by following the appropriate Facebook Page in the network.

Want to talk to your favorite Superstar and ask them a question? Join an exclusive Facebook Live session on that Superstar's Facebook Page and get inside their mind as they travel the world to our 320 Live Events a year. WWE broadcast more than 58 hours of Facebook Live content on our WWE shows' and Superstars' Pages.

For capsules on every WWE Digital and Social Platform, including multimedia, strategy, results and more, visit our online portfolio: http://wweawards.com/2017-wwedigitalsocial

Results

FACEBOOK:

YOUTUBE:

With more than 6 billion video views and more than 13.9 billion viewed minutes of video in 2016, WWE is the No. 1 Sports channel on YouTube ahead of the NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, ESPN and NASCAR. In addition, WWE on YouTube has more than 13.7 million subscribers, which is more than MLB, NHL, ESPN, NASCAR, MLS and NBC Sports' YouTube channels COMBINED.

TWITTER:

For capsules on every WWE Digital and Social Platform, including multimedia, strategy, results and more, visit our online portfolio: http://wweawards.com/2017-wwedigitalsocial

Media

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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, Musical.ly, 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.