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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 10th Annual Shorty Awards

All Tan-Kind: Baywatch

Entered in Facebook Live

About this entry

On Memorial Day weekend, Paramount Pictures released Baywatch, a feature adaptation of the nostalgic TV series, whose tried and true appeal had been updated with stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Zac Efron. To best convey the franchise's fresh new direction and make a splash in the social sphere, we targeted viewers using the equally new platform, Facebook Live. Through a variety of multi-platform, cross-channel social stunts, Viacom fans were hit up from all angles with a multitude of Baywatch inspired content.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

Fans from around the world enjoyed MTV's hour-long Facebook Live Global Event which streamed live from the Baywatch world premiere in Miami, Florida. This Facebook Live event marked the first time MTV partnered with a studio, its biggest film stars, and a Viacom domestic sister net, to bring fans coverage from a premiere in a single co-livestreaming feed. MTV's from nineteen countries & continents used their Facebook pages to drive tune-in to our stunt and shared MTV's live & on-demand feed to their local fan followings. To amplify views, MTV engaged our Snapchat audience with an ad that redirected fans of a web view experience to the red-carpet Facebook Live event.


In total, the Facebook live stunt delivered +7.5 Million livestream content views, +49 Million overall impressions and +27 Million Snapchat views in one single day. Throughout this campaign, fans engaged with owned and organic content a total of 224,201 times through likes, comments, shares, retweets, favorites, reblogs and the creation of organic tweets and posts across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. This Facebook Live stunt contributed to a significant 21% of the Baywatch movie conversation on social.


Produced by

Viacom Velocity, Paramount Pictures


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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, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held November 15, 2018 in New York City