13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media and digital channels, campaigns, websites and applications. The regular deadline is on February 4th, 2020.

From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards

2018 MTV Video Music Awards

Winner in Live Events

About this entry

The MTV Video Music Awards are a pop cultural phenomenon where everything might happen!


Why does this entry deserve to win?

In our overall approach to VMA coverage, we strove to engage our fans across their native social landscape in the lead up, during, and following the broadcast while working closely with talent to create premium, exclusive content to promote the show.

In the lead up, we teased fans to get them excited, engaged and drive awareness to tune in:

During the show we kept the momentum rolling and allowed our fans to engage with the VMAs in real time:

After the show wrapped, our coverage continued as fans were eager to consume all the content we had to offer:



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

the Regular entry deadline is on February 4th, 2021.