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

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

Phillip Dietz
Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi

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

Nishant Mendiratta
Roku Inc., Sr. Software Engineer(Mobile)

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

Jorge Richardson
Founder, HOPE Hydration

José Eslinger
Creative Director, BBDO LA

Christopher O'Keeffe
Co-founder and Head of Narrative, Executive Producer, Podcation & JAR Audio

Rachael Datz
Managing Director of Social, VMLY&R

Bing Chen
CEO & Founder, AU Holdings & Gold House

Simone Deaderick
Global Creative Excellence Leader, MRM McCann New York

Henry Donahue
Executive Director, Save The Music

Morgan Thomas
Associate Creative Director, Cheil

Nick Walsh
Director, Social Media, Hulu

Takae Takahashi
VP Creative Director, BBDO NY

Tatiana Holifield
Sirius XM & Pandora, VP, Social Content & Growth Marketing

Leonardo Arcoverde
VP, Creative Director, McCann Health NY

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

Gabriel Durán
Creative Director, Crunchyroll

Sean DallasKidd
Partner & CCO, Demonstrate

Michelle Underwood
Group Creative Director, Havas

Dionna Dorsey
CEO & Co-founder, The Creative Ladder

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

Kiran C K
Director of User Interface, The Brink Agency

Michael Porter
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Development, Telescope Inc.

Fahad Khawaja
Founder & CEO, Hue

Brian Jones
Senior Director, Brand Creative, Mint Mobile

Michelle Lawrence
Creative Director, Laundry Service

Paul Kontonis
CMO, Revry

Mike DiGiacomo
SVP and Art Director, BerlinRosen

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

Daniela Bontorim
Celebrity Partnerships, Talent Partnership Advisors

Sergio Spaccavento
Executive Creative Director and Brand Leader, H48

Ashley Rudder
Chief Creator Officer, Whalar

Amy Carvajal
Chief Creative Officer, Code & Theory

Albert Thompson
Managing Director, Digital Innovation, Walton Isaacson

Anthony Coleman
Creative Director, Brand Creative, Nike

Waymon Hudson
Frontier, Director of Customer Communications

Catherine Manzanares
Social Lead, Drama, Amazon Studios

Anthony Allen Ramos
Vice President of Communications and Talent, GLAAD

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

Angel Van Der Biest
Title Social Lead, Netflix

Jenny Park
Senior Manager 2, Brand Partnerships, LinkedIn

Bharat Kumar
Executive Creative Director, Havas

Stephanie Horton
Senior Director, Global Marketing, Commerce, Google

Zeena Koda
2K Games, Head of Digital Community Marketing

Marcus Hartung
Creative Director, Ogilvy

Kainaz Karmakar
Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy India

James Gregson
Creative Director, LEGO

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

Roddy Hyduk
Co-Founder, Snowday

Ken Lowery
Creative Director, Social Media, Cheil Dallas

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

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!

Harrie Bakst
Partner & Cofounder, WCPG

Carter Hansen
Head of Marketing, Step

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

Wesley Kim
Vice President, Global Head of Marketing, Belkin

Noor Keim
Director, Social Strategy, INNOCEAN USA

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

Erica Rupp
Head of Community, Content, Snap Inc.

James Maclean
Creative Director, Maclean Creative

Mariana Peluffo
Global Creative Director, Publicis One Touch

Marcelo Ramirez
Executive Creative Director, Havas

Reonna Johnson
VP / Director of Growth Strategy, Deutsch LA

Jodi Patkin
SVP of Brand Marketing and Communications, theSkimm

Jennifer Walters
VP Campaign Director, The AdCouncil

Nichole Geddes
Principal Creative Director, Riot Games

David Mesfin
Creative Director, INNOCEAN USA

Jeff Barrett
Global Influence and Communications Consultant, Adbove

Amy Lin
Head of Corporate Brand & Digital Marketing, Zoetis

Paul Marvucic
Director, Product Marketing, Patreon

Marty Hoefkes
Creative Director, FCB Canada

Marcus Collins
Head of Strategy, Wieden+Kennedy New York

Carolina Saraiva
Global Creative Director, The Walt Disney Company

Lori Martin
VP, Group Creative Director, INNOCEAN USA

Patricia Gray
Vice-President, Digital Media, Media Experts

Adam Harris
Global Head, Brand Partnership Studio, Twitch

Lauren Ferreira
Creative Director, TBWA\Media Arts Lab

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

Jennifer Ahdoot
Digital Director, iHeartRadio

Josh Mizrachi
Group Creative Director, Havas

Rafael Gonzaga
SVP Executive Creative Director, BBDO LA

Mitu Yima
Digital Director, Born This Way Foundation

Jeffrey Cannata
Group Comms Planning Director, David & Goliath

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

Mélissa Charland
Creative Director, Publicis (Montréal)

Steve Spurgat
Managing Partner, Big Human

Shawn Ahmed
Non-Profit Digital Communications Specialist, Freelance

Dora Pruzincova
Chief Creative Officer , DDB Prague

Dani Calogera
Vice President, Brand & Digital Marketing, SHOWTIME

Shawna Klein
Creative Director

David Berkowitz
Serial Marketers, Founder

Jim Tobin
Chief Executive Officer, Ignite Social Media

Kasumi Mihori
SVP Brand Creative, Self-Employed

Chris Sojka
Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder, Madwell

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.

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/Originality/Innovation

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!

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