5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

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From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards

Cuervo: Clusterfest

Finalist in Wine, Beer & Spirits

About this entry

Cuervo came to Viacom to expand upon their 360 sponsorship of Clusterfest. They wanted to create content and an on the ground activation that would express its in-the-moment, up-for-anything spirit, acting as the catalyst for enjoyment at Clusterfest. With Cuervo we curated our own, exclusive underground show featuring comedian Matteo Lane to build excitement and anticipation for his performance at the festival.  

Why does this entry deserve to win?

Viacom tapped into Comedy Commune, an ongoing underground pop-up comedy show that had never been televised, yet had existed in the murky underground of the comedy world for years. The privacy of the event allowed Lane to truly be in the moment and allowed Cuervo to treat our fans to an exclusive behind-the-curtain look at his performance.  

Throughout the fly on the wall-style piece, Cuervo was featured as the drink of the night, lighting up the room with branded neon signs as audience members enjoyed their Cuervo cocktails. For a bigger peak behind the curtain, we followed Matteo to the green room for a laid back interview as a bar cart furnished with Cuervo cemented the sponsorship connection.  

The long-form campaign rolled out on Comedy Central’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter feeds, along with :30 second cutdowns for Instagram, to serve as lead-up content to hype the festival. 


With cocktails and spirits courtesy of Cuervo, this funny, docu-style spot showcased a night of stand-up and behind-the-scenes hangs, giving fans a rarely seen glimpse behind the stage of comedy.  

This buzz worthy campaign surpassed the client’s expectations and produced strong results in anticipation of Cuervo’s on the ground presence at Clusterfest. Our long-form content had 733K views across both Facebook and Twitter, in addition to 379K views on YouTube alone. This anticipatory docu-series got fans excited to see Cuervo and Matteo Lane on the ground at Cluterfest.  


Video for Cuervo: Clusterfest

Produced by

Viacom Velocity, Jose Cuervo

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.

winners and honorees will be announced at the shorty social good awards digital ceremony on november 19!