Shorty Awards In the News

"Natasha Leggero will host the sixth annual Shorty Awards, which will be held on April 7 in New York City and highlight the best content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine and the rest of the social media landscape."

The Hollywood Reporter

"The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences announced its Shorty Award finalists Wednesday morning for its sixth-annual social media-themed awards, with big names such as Lena Dunham, Albert Brooks and Sir Ian McKellen making the cut."

Variety

"New platforms continue to emerge and evolve at an unrelenting pace. While most struggle to keep up, Shorty Awards finalists are thriving in this environment," Greg Galant, executive producer and cofounder of the Shorty Awards tells Adweek. "

Adweek

"Finalists for the 6th annual Shorty Awards were announced Monday, highlighting the best content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine and the rest of the social media landscape."

The Hollywood Reporter

"They may be called the Shorty Awards, but the honors for various online video, business, entertainment, journalism and social-media stars are getting a bit longer this year"

Deadline Hollywood

"Miss USA, Erin Brady, and Miss Teen USA, Cassidy Wolf, will be presenters at the sixth annual Shorty Awards, Confidenti@l has learned."

Daily News

"Best category: The sixth annual Shorty Awards recognize social media, with categories including #Comedian, #SportsTeam and #FanSite. They also have a category called Weird, which every award should have."

Variety

"Last week, AdWeek announced the contenders for this year's Shorty Awards honoring the best brands on Twitter, Vine, Instagram, and beyond...In other words, these brands are the Iron Man of marketing."

Inc.

"Brands such as Red Bull Racing, Abercrombie Kids, International Cricket Council, Vodafone Zoozoos and M&M's also found success leveraging 'Gangnam Style,' as detailed by the Unmetric infographic below from the Shorty Awards"

Mashable

"They also unveiled a hilarious video created especially for the show, featuring Tracy Morgan, who attempts to answer questions in 140 characters or less and fails."

Huffington Post

"The nominations alone are worth scrolling through. "

Washington Post

"For this year’s Shorty Awards, Wozniak is a finalist in the Foursquare Mayor of the Year category in which he’s competing against New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg."

Mashable

"The awards honor particularly clever and adept creators of concise social media content across a variety of platforms"

The Washington Post

"They also unveiled a hilarious video created especially for the show, featuring Tracy Morgan, who attempts to answer questions in 140 characters or less and fails."

Huffington Post

"The legitimacy of the awards – last year 650 people attended; this year 1.6 million Shorty-nominating tweets were posted – also show the elevated significance of that which is being posted to social networks on the web."

Wall Street Journal

"...in four — ahem, brief — years, the Twitter-based awards show has grown to 1.6 million tweet votes for its latest voting period, which ran Jan. 4 through Feb. 17."

Variety

"Among the new categories Shorty Awards producer Sawhorse Media added this year is “Best Presidential Candidate in Social Media."

Mashable

"Neil Patrick Harris, Kiefer Sutherland and Jim Gaffigan were among those attending the ceremony, which honor Twitter users' entire body of work, not just an individual tweet."

Hollywood Reporter

"For several years, advertising awards shows have been starting to sign sponsors to underwrite the general bestowing of honors or, in several instances, present specific awards that are created on behalf of the sponsors. That is also the case for a newcomer in the kudos field, the Shorty Awards, which honor communication on Facebook, Twitter and in other social media"

The New York Times

"In Social Media, 'Judy Consumer' Can Beat Britney Spears in the Influence Game "

Huffington Post

"This is the third year in which the world of 140-character communications has its own awards — the Shorty Awards. I’m honored to have been nominated by a couple hundred people so far in the #green group (the process goes through this month). This is no small part because some Twitter user named @LeoDicaprio led a nomination blitz Tuesday night in recognition of my recent focus on the relatively low cost of conserving wild tigers (and a possible role by a successful company that names its operating systems for tigers and other big cats)."

The New York Times
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    AMC TV April 10, 2014
  • Clever Girls Collective Honored to Be Awarded Three Prestigious Shorty Awards
    Street Insider April 14, 2014
  • Clever Girls Collective Honored to Be Awarded Three Prestigious Shorty Awards
    Digital Journal April 14, 2014
  • Shorty Awards: Who’s Who of Social Media Honored in New York City
    Black Enterprise April 14, 2014
  • Top comedians: 'How we use social media'
    Erin Burnett OutFront April 14, 2014
  • How to win at Social Media: Twitter
    Erin Burnett OutFront April 6, 2014
  • How to win at Social Media: Tumblr
    Erin Burnett OutFront April 6, 2014
  • How to win at Social Media: Vine
    Erin Burnett OutFront April 6, 2014
  • ‘The Wolverine’ Wins Shorty Award for Home Entertainment Campaign
    The Wrap April 14, 2014
  • Dr. Jennifer Arnold Wins Shorty Award in New York Life’s #KeepGoodGoing Category
    New York Life Blog April 8, 2014
  • How One Tiny Business is Dominating Social Media
    Inc. April 16, 2014
  • North Wales teen wins international award for activism in mental health
    philly.com April 18, 2014
  • ‘The Wolverine’ Wins Shorty Award for Home Entertainment Campaign
    The Wrap April 14, 2014

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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, Foursquare and the rest of the social web. The 6th annual ceremony will be held in New York City and livestreamed on the web on April 7, 2014.

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