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 early deadline is on December 3rd, 2020.

From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards

Archive Video Series

Gold Distinction in IGTV

Entered in Branded Series, Video

About this entry

The physical adidas Archive at the company’s headquarters in Germany is a treasure trove of the brand’s immense history and experience. Unfortunately, there is currently no easy way to convey the story of the archive to fans of the brand. We are frequently tasked with explaining the history of new shoe launches for the brand, and wanted to develop a system for doing so.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

We turned IGTV into a door to the Archives by launching an IGTV series. Each episode starts from within the Archive in Germany and is designed to help showcase the depth of the brand’s history as well as preview upcoming innovations and how they too are connected to the past.


6.2m views on IGTV & IG Stories, 600k engagements, 17% engagement rate (way above industry average), 91% higher engagement than typical in-feed videos, 31% higher engagement than other IGTV content


Video for Archive Video Series

Produced by

Annex88, Adidas


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

the 13th annual shorty awards for brands and organizations is open for entries! early deadline on dec 3rd, 2020.