12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


The final deadline to vote for your favorite nominee or to enter your brand or organization was on Thursday, February 20th, 2020.

Influencers

Honoring the most notable and viral influencers and creators from 2020. See below for official categories.

Brands & Organizations

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

Schitt's Creek

Entered in Television

Objective

We want the Schitt's Creek presence on social media to reflect the voice of the show. As such, our social voice has been fine-tuned to ensure that when new and existing fans alike find, follow and engage with @SchittsCreek, they can easily recognize the same love and acceptance that are core values of the show.

Strategy

The passion behind the Schitt's Creek social accounts is real. We are undeniable, unabashed and massive fans of the show. And sharing that genuine passion through our accounts has made for real, authentic connections with other fans of the show, and creating a space where everyone belongs. Sure, it's work — but it's also pure joy.

We firmly believe in being genuine, and on Twitter we couldn’t hide our delight, surprise and — hopefully — humility throughout the entire Primetime Emmy Awards experience. Like when we found out we'd been nominated for four awards.

Across social, we offer a Schitt’s Creek-tinged take on trending topics, the latest memes and today’s cultural zeitgeist, but our own content can speak for itself. Whether it’s 29 seconds of Alexis Rose trying to wink or saying what everyone’s thinking before the finale. And we’re not afraid to play the long game. Check out the first word of every one of our tweets from April 23rd to June 5th — and the reaction.

On Instagram, we’ve taken advantage of the space as a place to further extend the Schitt's community with the kind of lush photography Instagram users originally wanted along with countless memes. We're building out our Stories archive to provide fans another place to engage with the likes of articles, interviews, and outtakes, as well as to follow the buzz around the show as the cast attend events like the MTV Awards and the Emmys.

GIFs are at the forefront of today’s Internet language, and we’re incredibly proud that our ever-expanding GIF library is a huge part of it. Whether you know Schitt’s Creek or not, the range of expressions means there’s always a perfect GIF for the situation. And if one doesn’t exist, just ask and we’ll make it for you.

Results

In 2019, Schitt’s Creek was the most tweeted-about Canadian television show. We garnered billions of GIF views, over 76 million Twitter impressions and over 4.8 million engagements (for an overall engagement rate of 6.4%). On Instagram, our followers more than doubled, reaching just under 500k before the end of the year. We had over 80 million Instagram impressions and 6.2 million engagements — but we really doubled-down on creating the best social community we could. For us, it's not always about numbers, it's about inclusion — and we feel the social campaign has reinforced our previous work.

One fan from Scotland tweeted the show and creator Dan Levy after coming out to her mother, while the fandom rallied to raise over $20,000 for charity in Dan’s name for his birthday.

Schitt’s Creek’s social content is relevant, consistently creative, unique and surprising — and above all our social accounts are fun, welcoming and safe places for our fans. No matter who you are, or where you are, you have a home @SchittsCreek.

Media

Produced by

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

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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, and the rest of the social web.

the final deadline FOR voting and entering in the 12th annual shorty awards WAS on thursday, FEB 20TH.