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

Magic Tree App Launch Social Media Campaign

Winner in Health, Fitness & Medical

Audience Honor in Health, Fitness & Medical

About this entry

The Magic Tree App is the first of its kind, created for children ages 5-8 who have a mother with breast cancer. The app allows parents to talk to with their children about the diagnosis through games, videos and other educational tools. The client was looking to drive awareness and downloads in the U.S. in March 2018.

The App was developed with input from patient advocacy groups and breast cancer experts. The Client learned that parents, specifically mothers with Breast Cancer often have difficulty discussing their diagnosis with their young children. While the Magic Tree App seeks to ease that conversation and help children understand their mother's diagnosis, the client needed a way to efficiently and effectively reach this audience.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

In order to efficiently and effectively reach the core audience – patients with Breast Cancer, specifically those with an MBC diagnosis, and their spouses/partners with children aged 5-8 - we collaborated with the Client to create and execute a multi-faceted social media campaign across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and breast cancer influencer blogs.

Tactics of the social media campaign were two-fold: A Consumer Blogger Campaign and an App Install Campaign.

Consumer Blogger Campaign

App Install Campaign


While traditional metrics exceeded expectations almost completely across the board (please see supporting materials for specific metrics), the multi-pronged approach resulted in a successful campaign execution that brought the unmet need to life and offered patients an important tool to meet these needs in an accessible and cost-effective way.

Highlights included:


Produced by

W2O, Celgene Corporation


About the Shorty Awards

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