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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

Social Spidey

Finalist in Instagram Video

About this entry

Build excitement and anticipation for the release of SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING with a unique fan centric social stunt.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

Spider-Man arrives at his own World Premiere, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING. How would the teen superhero share this moment with fans? He would choose one of the most popular social media platforms and live stream his big debut.

With a selfie stick in hand, Spider-Man used Instagram Live to notify the film's Instagram fans that he was arriving at the World Premiere, exclusively sharing this once in a lifetime moment. The live video not only let premiere onlookers be a part of the experience, as Spider-Man took selfies with the crowd, but fans watching along could feel what it's like to be Spider-Man as he backflips with the selfie stick in hand onto the red carpet.

The full video was saved to Instagram Stories so fans could catch the superhero in action after the live stream finished. In addition, Spidey's social video was edited and repurposed as an in-feed post on the handle.


The Instagram video, garnering nearly half a million views, was a highly impactful stunted moment giving fans from around the world an opportunity to be a part of the premiere experience and share their excitement via the comments.


Video for Social Spidey

Produced by

Sony Pictures Entertainment

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