5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

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From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards

In The Know

Entered in Facebook Video

About this entry

In The Know is a social-first video brand built for culture-seekers and trendsetters to find stories that matter. With the future in mind, we aim to build a trusted brand familiar to Generation-Z and Millennial audiences alike. In The Know leads the way for the latest and greatest viral stories, trends, and products. Our objective is to showcase topics that people want to share and enjoy together. In The Know is dedicated to continuously creating quality content to educate and inspire our followers.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

Aiming to become a global medium for future generations, In The Know sought to expand in international and topical reach. In 2019, we launched over 10 new social verticals that cover new topics and international locations beyond the traditional American audience. Giving a voice to different races and cultures, we pride ourselves in the ability to tell stories that shine the spotlight on topics that deserve to be heard. From In The Know Mexico to She’s In The Know, we strive to present refreshing, relevant content in our new age.


Additionally, In The Know recognized the potential for growth by utilizing the skills of our Verizon Media counterpart, AOL. From the workforce we already had, we evolved to build out an editorial text and digital mini series team under the brand’s umbrella to offer more than just short viral video hits.


In The Know wants to become a destination for all users’ needs and, thus, created a stronger commerce strategy. We are mindful of the products that Millennials and Generation-Z users seek out and we have dedicated an entire team to commerce text and video content. We offer a curated view of the products that serve our followers best.


Each video producer-editor owns videos from end-to-end, which allows for distinct perspectives across our brand. Each contributor to the team pitches an idea, sources or shoots the concept, edits the video, and crafts the social post. This ensures that each team member has a deep understanding of what content performs best on our platform and what viewers wish to see.  


In The Know has expanded massively over the past year to become a multifaceted network capitalizing on video, text, and commercial content. Our staff increased by two-fold, and in our efforts to embrace diverse identities, we have created diverse stories amongst our new verticals. We’ve increased our accessibility to global audiences by launching videos in Mandarin, Spanish, and soon German and Portuguese. The newly-branded In The Know miniseries highlight the shapers of the 21st century in shows like Next Gen and Futurists. Commerce strategy has become more engaging to our audience with our new daily “In The Know: Finds” live show that premieres across social platforms. Our brand offers only premium content to our 62+ million followers and counting.


Video for In The Know

Produced by

Verizon Media Group


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.

finalists for the 5th annual shorty social good awards will be announced in mid-october!