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11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

See below for official categories. The early entry deadline is November 29th, 2018.

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

Bar Rescue 360

Entered in 360 Video

About this entry

Give Bar Rescue fans a detailed, interactive look at the show's most dramatic bar makeovers through the use of 360° video technology, hosted by the show's star, Jon Taffer. A natural digital extension of on-air episodes, the 360° element of these videos allowed users to experience the bar's improvements as though they were there with Taffer in person.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

Each 360° video was published to Facebook and Youtube after its corresponding episode aired, giving fans a richer experience of the renovations they just watched on the show. A multiplatform promotion campaign was then launched that included efforts from Spike.com, Bar Rescue's social accounts, Spike's social accounts and Jon Taffer's social accounts to maximize impact across their digital footprints.


Nearly half a million organic video views across Bar Rescue's Facebook and YouTube accounts.


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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