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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

Uk'shona Kwelanga - the first WhatsApp Drama Series

Winner in Financial Services, WhatsApp

Audience Honor in Financial Services, WhatsApp

About this entry

Grow awareness of Sanlam as a provider of funeral insurance.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

We created Uk'shona Kwelanga - the world's first drama series told entirely through WhatsApp. The story was told in texts, voice notes and video clips and followed the Langa family from Soweto as they prepared for the funeral of their patriarch. Family tensions explode as financial pressures mount and the modern world clashes with tradition.

The series was delivered in 7 daily episodes as if you were following a real family conversation on Whatsapp throughout each day.

We used the broadcast list function to allow a one to many delivery of the message and easy to follow user experience.

Results

146% increase in leads conversions.

880,000 minutes of content consumed (average time spent 20 minutes in total).

46000 subscribers.

3 million rands+ earned media impressions.

Media

Video for Uk'shona Kwelanga - the first WhatsApp Drama Series

Produced by

King James Group / King James Digital, Sanlam

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Entry Credits

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