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.

From the 7th Annual Shorty Awards Best Mobile App

You no longer need to be working out of a garage to develop an effective iOS, Android, or mobile web app for consumers. A majority of the top brands have developed mobile apps internally or with an agency to provide information, sell products, offer customer service, create original content and more. This award honors the best use of an app in a marketing campaign by a brand or an agency. Tell us how you developed it and what it did.

Click here to see the previous winner and nominees.

Nominees

AJ+ Mobile App
AJ+ is a recently launched digital-only news channel, headquartered in San Francisco, California. At the forefront of new technology and quality journalism, the AJ+ mobile app serves users contextual news in the form of short videos, infographics, quizzes, polls, and online conversations. Arranged in stacks, the AJ+ app recognizes that news isn't just a ...
BarkBuddy
Swipe. Like. Contact. Adopt. BarkBuddy uses these four simple steps to get you an adoptable pup as fast and close as possible. Available in the Apple App Store, this app is designed to locate adoptable pups near you, saving you a trip to the animal shelter.With over 2 million adoptable dogs in the US alone, BarkBuddy focuses on getting as many pups adopte...
Deception Force “Know, Control, Expose" Security Campaign
IT professionals are bombarded with messaging about security. Juniper Networks used strategic thinking to devise a way to pique the interest of IT pros through entertaining content, while also communicating that the company's intrusion-deception technology changes the game of thwarting data center attacks. So how did we entertain and educate an audience o...
Denny's Atari App
Denny's decided to remix some of their most loved dishes, so we decided to find some other classics to remix to promote the limited-time menu. We picked our three favorite Atari titles and rebooted them with a Denny's twist, creating three app games from scratch, in-house at our agency. Asteroids became Hashteroids, Centipede became Centipup, and Break Ou...
EveryBlock.com
EveryBlock is a free mobile app and online service that features information about what's happening on a specific block, in a specific neighborhood or in a specific community. Designed to enhance neighborhood life, the kinds of information users can view and share on EveryBlock range from news feeds from local government entities and schools and messages ...
Fandango
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, sells tickets to more than 25,000 screens nationwide. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. For many theaters, fans c...
MTV EMA 2014
The MTV EMA is a one-of-a-kind annual event that celebrates music from around the globe, from international superstars to local-favorite artists—and gives fans around the world the power to choose award winners. The 2014 event, hosted by Nicki Minaj, marked the EMA's 20th anniversary and was broadcast live from Glasgow, Scotland. The show aired in more t...
My Talking Angela
Talking Angela is the purrfect girl! She's smart and stylish, funny and sweet. And she's basically a fashion superstar! Fans can now make this amazing kitty their BFF. They can enter her enchanting world, engage with her and watch how she responds; Angela will repeat everything when players talk to her! Fans get to adopt Angela as an adorable kitten and n...
ONE CHILD Backtalk Text Game
Backtalk is an interactive text game, simulating the experience of the protagonist in SundanceTV's miniseries One Child, by thrusting viewers/players into the action via a text conversation that parallels the story that unfolded on-air.Accessed by way of your phone, Backtalk isn't an exact replication of the series' story. On-air the catalyst in One Child...
The WWE App with WWE Network
Available on Apple iOS and Android devices, The WWE App acts as the digital center of the WWE Universe for non-subscribers, bringing WWE's global fan base closer to WWE's Superstars and Divas than ever before. The WWE App's interactive second-screen companion platform richly enhances the viewing experience during all of WWE's television programming.A key ...
Yo! Test Ride
The world's smallest car uses the simplest form of communication to get consumers in the electric drive.

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, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards will be held in April 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.