9th Annual

We are now accepting entries for the 9th Annual Shorty Awards. Early deadline to enter is November 10th, 2016.

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 6th Annual Shorty Awards Small Business

The #SmallBusiness Shorty Award, honors a small business effectively using the social web to grow their company. It's more important than ever for small businesses to understand how to pick the right social platforms to achieve goals. Small businesses are using Twitter to share advice,and information about their business; Facebook to generate interest for coupons, contests and events; YouTube to educate with how-to videos; LinkedIn to brand their business; Google+ to educational Hangouts with thought leaders; and are taking advantage of other social platforms like Pinterest and Instagram to visualize what matters most to their mission.

The #SmallBusiness Shorty Award winner will be selected based on the total number of nominations received, the impact and creativity of the nominee's tweets, and innovation in the use of social media as determined by the esteemed judges of the Real-Time Academy of Shorty Form Arts & Sciences. Eligible Twitter accounts are the brand account of the small business or the CEO Twitter account of the small business. The types of small businesses that are eligible include but are not limited to restaurants, mom & pop shops, startup technology companies, hospitality companies, educational companies, lawyers, real estate professionals, insurance brokers, blogs and magazines who employ 5-50 people.

Make sure to also nominate your favorite #BizInfluencer (writer, speaker, blogger, author, etc) from 2013, presented by Cox Business!


The Brooklyn Circus
New York Magazine review: Streetwear boutique Brooklyn Circus caters to a trendy Boerum Hill clientele, stocking graphic tees, military-inspired basics, sharp outerwear, and vintage accessories evoking the thirties and forties. BKc moved down the block to a new corner space in August 2008, tripling its size and adding women’s clothing to the mix...
The Hay Merchant
Hay Merchant, a craft beer bar in Houston, offers 80 beers on tap (75 taps and 5 cask engines) and a menu from James Beard Award nominee Chef Chris Shepherd. Located in a remodeled 1940s building in Houston's Montrose neighborhood, Hay Merchant was built with individually regulated pressure valves on each tap for perfect pours. Menu items inclu...
She's the First
She’s the First sponsors girls’ education in developing nations, giving them the chance to become the first in their families to graduate from secondary school. To fulfill this mission, She’s the First guides supporters to organize creative fundraisers and gives them a clearer understanding on complex global issues related to poverty. Harnessing...
Diamond Candles
Diamond Candles creates eco-conscious soy candles with a surprise ring hidden in each of our Ring Candles. As a small business in Durham, North Carolina, the company leverages the power of social media and attributes the platforms to much of the success as an online candle company. Early on, Diamond Candles found that customers flocked to Twitte...
804 Street Media
@804StreetMedia is a Five Star Company that offers Strategic Marketing & Advertising to clients all over the world. We are Social Media Marketing Professionals. @804streetmedia has utilized social media for years to connect, educate, entertain and inspire the world. Our business and method of tweeting has been favored by high profile names like...
Jay Philips
Jay Philips is a highly experienced leader with a focus in business intelligence and software development team building. She has successfully completed multiple large and small projects in a variety of industry domains including strict regulated financial & health care environments. Over the years, she has concentrated on learning more about the...
Chris Del Grande
Valued Merchant Services is a leading provider of Credit Card Processing, Merchant Accounts And Merchant Payment Services. We are A+ Rated with the Better Business Bureau and a two time Inc.com 500/5000 Fastest Growing Private Businesses List Honoree. We provide low rates, reliable service and cutting edge payment solutions to deliver the comple...