WHO WILL BE JUDGING MY WORK?

Each season the Shorty Awards carefully curates a group of Real Time Academy members to judge the current competition. Here are the confirmed 15th Annual Shorty Awards judges:

Featured Judges

Adu Adu
Global Head of Social Media, Logitech

Rob Alley
Head of Entertainment, Media, and Telecommunications, Amazon, Brand Innovation Lab

Gemini Babla
Director, Global Brand Marketing, Google (YouTube)

Nadja Bellan-White
Global Chief Marketing Officer, VICE Media Group

Andrew Borin Cresswell
Director of Originals, Hulu/Disneystreaming

Ali Cheikhali
Creative Strategy Lead, Google Creative Works MENA, TR, SSA, Google

Bing Chen
CEO & Founder, AU Holdings & Gold House

Ranjana Choudhry
VP Advertising & Social Media , Wakefern Food Corp.

Anthony Coleman
Creative Director, Brand Creative, Nike

Sean DallasKidd
Partner & CCO, Demonstrate

Rachael Datz
Managing Director of Social, VMLY&R

Simone Deaderick
Global Creative Excellence Leader, MRM McCann New York

Michael DiGiacomo
SVP and Art Director, BerlinRosen

Henry Donahue
Executive Director, Save The Music

Dionna Dorsey Calloway
CEO & Co-founder, The Creative Ladder

Gabriel Durán
Creative Director, Crunchyroll

Jose Eslinger
Creative Director, BBDO LA

Lauren Ferreira
Creative Director, TBWA\Media Arts Lab

Michael Graham
Creative Director, Media.Monks

James Gregson
Creative Director, LEGO

Hannah Gulla
Brand Strategy Lead, DoorDash

Adam Harris
Global Head, Brand Partnership Studio, Twitch

Jabari Hearn
Managing Partner, Los Angeles, AKQA

Jerry Hizon
Chief Creative Officer , Dentsu Creative Philippines & Dentsu Creative Manila

Sophie (Xiuning) Ho (He)
Global Head of Brand for WhatsApp, Meta

Stephanie Horton
Senior Director, Global Marketing, Commerce, Google

Kainaz Karmakar
Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy India

Wesley Kim
Vice President, Global Head of Marketing, Belkin

Banoo Klein
Senior Director, Business Development & Strategy, Maximum Effort

Bharat Kumar
Executive Creative Director, Havas

Michelle Lawrence
Creative Director, Laundry Service

Bolong Li
VP, Head of Growth Marketing, Amazon - Audible

Ken Lowery
Creative Director, Social Media, Cheil Dallas

Dmytro Lynnyk
Creative Director and Inspirer, Linnikov Agency

Catherine Manzanares
Social Lead, Drama, Amazon Studios

Paul Marvucic
Head of Global Responsibility & Creator Product Marketing, TikTok

David Matt
Chief Creative Officer, Foundry 360 @ Dotdash Meredith

Alix McAlpine
Senior Director, Creative Strategy, Giphy

Jotham Ndugga-Kabuye
Senior Director, Head of Global Social Media, Twitch

Jenny Park
Senior Manager 2, Brand Partnerships, LinkedIn

Shama Rahman
Brand Director, New York Magazine

Carolyn Rooke
Group Director, Connections Strategy, VMLY&R

Alex Ruiz
Group Digital Director, Disney Yellow Shoes Creative Group, The Walt Disney Company

Win Sakdinan
Senior Director, North America Business Marketing, Snap (Snapchat)

Alberto Santiago Deida
Creative Director, JSD Agency (Puerto Rico)

Takae Takahashi
VP Creative Director, BBDO NY

Victoria Taylor
Senior Community Editor, LinkedIn

Albert Thompson
Managing Director, Digital Innovation, Walton Isaacson

Michelle Underwood
Group Creative Director, Havas

Angel Van Der Biest
Title Social Lead, Netflix

Eva Wallmark
Art Director and Partner, Åkestam Holst NoA (Sweden)

Nick Walsh
Director, Social Media, Hulu

Lewis Williams
EVP Head of Brand Impact, Weber Shandwick

Filip Williander
VP, Head of Technology & Innovation, The Community

Michelle Wong
CMO, Sprinkles

MEET MORE 15th ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS JUDGES

Learn more about the 15th Annual Shorty Awards judging panel. A group of leaders in the ever-changing digital space. The judges' expertise expands across different fields such as marketing, design, communications, strategy and more!

Crystal Ackley
Senior Consultant, Social Strategy & Insights, Self-Employed

Jennifer Ahdoot
Digital Director, iHeartRadio

Amina Ahmad
Senior Social Manager, Freeform

Shawn Ahmed
Non-Profit Digital Communications Specialist, Freelance

Sarah Harnisch Amatuzio
International Creative Director , Freelance/Independent

Jude Ambrosio
Strategy Director, Ayzenberg Group

Reema Amin
Head of Influencer Marketing and Strategy, Unilever - The Uncovery

Pierre Babineau
Vice President, Growth & Creative Services, Mediabrands Content Studio

Harrie Bakst
Partner & Cofounder, WCPG

Jeff Barrett
Global Influence and Communications Consultant, Adbove

David Berkowitz
Serial Marketers, Founder

Nick Bianchi
AVP Brand Marketing Management, DIRECTV

Katie Bisbee
CRO/CMO, Donorschoose

Chrissy Bogusz
Senior Motion Graphics Artist, Beachbody

Daniela Bontorim
Celebrity Partnerships, Talent Partnership Advisors

Matt Bravmann
Senior Marketing Director, Awards Strategy, Paramount+

Kiran C K
Senior User Interface Designer, MediaMonks

Will Cady
Global Director, Reddit's KarmaLab

Dani Calogera
Vice President, Brand & Digital Marketing, SHOWTIME

Michael Campos
CEO, Head of Strategy, Neue Lane

Jeffrey Cannata
Group Comms Planning Director, David & Goliath

Burak Canpolat
Senior Art Director & UI / UX Designer, FCB Health Reaktor

Mishy Cass
Executive Creative Director, DNA Advertising

Rachel Chan
Brand Media Strategy & Activation, Verizon

Bernice Chao
Head of Integrated Creative and Co-Founder, Zambezi and Asians in Advertising

Mélissa Charland
Creative Director, Publicis (Montréal)

Melissa Chen
Senior Manager - Brand, Campaigns, & Experiential, Dell

Karen Chong
VP, Audience Strategy, Age Inclusion, Office Diversity, AARP

Marcus Collins
Head of Strategy, Wieden+Kennedy New York

Lara Daniel
Co-Founder & CEO, Pulse Advertising

Philipp Dietz
Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi

Tyler Dmytrow
Senior Director, Head of Social & Strategy Solutions, Reprise Canada

Renee Eugster
Founder, ECD, Agentur am Flughafen

Maz Farrelly
Boss Lady, Maz Speaks - Absolutely Farrelly

Emily Furtado
Managing Director, Performance, Media Experts

Nichole Geddes
Principal Creative Director, Riot Games

Marcus Gilmore
Associate Brand Account Director, The Narrative Group

Rafael Gonzaga
SVP Executive Creative Director, BBDO LA

Patricia Gray
Vice-President, Digital Media, Media Experts

Taylor Guthrie
Managing Director, Social Media, Media Experts

Carter Hansen
Head of Marketing, Step

Chrissie Hanson
CEO, OMD USA

Jan Harling
Director, Brand Media and Performance, foodpanda

Marcus Hartung
Creative Director, Ogilvy

Annie Heckenberger
SVP Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness

Erica Henderson
Creative Director, INNOCEAN USA

Monica Herman
VP Group Creative Director, Giant Spoon

Mark Hickman
Digital Strategy Director, ONE Sotheby's International Realty

Marty Hoefkes
Creative Director, FCB Canada

Sera Holland
Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Global Markets, Ketchum

Katy Hornaday
Chief Creative Officer, Barkley

Caitlin Horrigan
Senior Director, Global Advocacy, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Waymon Hudson
Frontier, Director of Customer Communications

Sarah-Leith Izzard
Regional Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy (Hong Kong)

Reonna Johnson
VP / Director of Growth Strategy, Deutsch LA

Brian Jones
Senior Director, Brand Creative, Mint Mobile

Ro Kalonaros
Global Director, Content & Culture, Omnicom Group

Noor Keim
Director, Social Strategy, INNOCEAN USA

Soo Young Kim
Head of Product Marketing, YouTube Ads, YouTube

Shawna Klein
Creative Director

Linda Knight
CCO, Observatory Agency

Paul Kontonis
CMO Advisor, Elle Media LLC

Laurie Kretchmar
Principal, Up With Social

Stephanie Lager
Co-founder, Head of Creative & Strategy, Mango Creative Co.

Kathrin Lausch
CEO, Studio Cadeaux- A Stagwell company

Kyrylo Lazariev
Founder, Lazarev.agency

Madison Li
Senior Marketing Manager, AT&T

Amy Lin
Head of Corporate Brand & Digital Marketing, Zoetis

Gregory Littley
Social Strategy & Content Production, Freelance

Erika Lovegreen
SVP, Marketing & Communications, ICUC

Ian Mackenzie
Chief Creative Officer, Performance Art

James Maclean
Creative Director, Maclean Creative

Lori Martin
VP, Group Creative Director, INNOCEAN USA

David Mesfin
Creative Director, INNOCEAN USA

Kasumi Mihori
SVP Brand Creative, Self-Employed

Marisa Milisic
Creative Director, Deutsch LA

Seema Miller
Chief Security Officer, Constellation - Stagwell

Josh Mizrachi
Group Creative Director, Havas

Ivellisse Morales
Founder & CEO, bombilla

Adam Morgan
Executive Creative Director and Brand Leader, Adobe

Gabi Mostert
Creative Director, Homeground (UK)

Preeti Nadgar
Head Of Strategy, Global Clients, Mediacom

Madeleine Nischan
Post Production Supervisor, COLOR

Liana Ogden
Senior Creative Strategist, Demonstrate

Karin Onsager-Birch
Ex- VP of Creative, Lyft

Dmitrii Osipovskii
Interactive Creative Director, PPK

Hital Pandya
Global Group Creative Director, Ogilvy Chicago

Jodi Patkin
SVP of Brand Marketing and Communications, theSkimm

Mariana Peluffo
Global Creative Director, Publicis One Touch

Jason Perelson
Creative Director, creativeXpeople at Synergy Group

Kim Pick
Executive Creative Director, New Zealand, VMLY&R New Zealand

Sascha Piltz
SVP, Group Creative Director, MRM McCann New York

Dora Pruzincova
Chief Creative Officer , DDB Prague

Marcelo Ramirez
Executive Creative Director, Havas

Sam Reichman
Associate Creative Director, Snowday

Jorge Richardson
Founder, HOPE Hydration

Dominic Riley
Senior Director, Social Media, Hello Sunshine

Meg Riley
SVP, Head of Social Strategy, MullenLowe

Anthony Roberts Jr.
Senior Marketing Manager, Shoe Carnival

Erica Rupp
Head of Community, Content, Snap Inc.

Eric Sandler
VP, Marketing, Pushkin Industries

Carolina Saraiva
Global Creative Director, The Walt Disney Company

Carrie Shade
Creator & Social Media Manager, Against Suicide Movement

Chris Sojka
Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder, Madwell

Rick Song
Chair of the Board of the Directors, The Advertising Club of New York

Katie Soo
Chief Business Officer, TBA

Sergio Spaccavento
CCO, Conversion E3

Steve Spurgat
Managing Partner, Big Human

Lindsay Stein
Chief Purpose Officer, Tombras

Greg Swan
Chief Creative and Strategy Officer, The Social Lights

Scott Terry
Director of Business Affairs, Forsman & Bodenfors

Morgan Thomas
Associate Creative Director , Cheil

Ronnie Ting
Head of Design and Experiences, MRM//McCann

Jim Tobin
Chief Executive Officer, Ignite Social Media

Mary Toves
Group Creative Strategy Director, Disney

Val Vacante
VP, Solutions Innovation, dentsu

Jon Wagner
Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy New York

Jenn Walters
VP Campaign Director, The AdCouncil

Natasha Wellesley
Executive Producer, Ventureland

Morgan Wynne
Copywriter

Sophie Yan
Director, Cultural & Entertainment Advocacy, Everytown for Gun Safety

Mitu Yima
Digital Director, Born This Way Foundation

Josh Zimmerman
Founder, CEO, Creator Coach

Kathy Zucker
Zucker Productions LLC, Owner and CEO

JUDGING CRITERIA

The Shorty Awards recognize excellence in digital and social media.

All entries will be scored by judges on these major criteria:

Strategy: Entries should include a clearly defined and effective communications plan that is key to a brand, agency or organization meeting their objectives.

Creativity: Entries should demonstrate how their work is memorable and/or inspiring for its well-executed, “out of the box” originality and innovation.

Engagement: Entries should demonstrate how the work was key in successfully driving positive interaction with the target audience.

THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!