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

Waymon Hudson
Frontier, Director of Customer Communications

Paul Kontonis
CMO, Revry

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

Catherine Manzanares
Social Lead, Drama, Amazon Studios

Mike DiGiacomo
SVP and Art Director, BerlinRosen

Dionna Dorsey
CEO & Co-founder, The Creative Ladder

Henry Donahue
Executive Director, Save The Music

Phillip Dietz
Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi

Bharat Kumar
Executive Creative Director, Havas

Sergio Spaccavento
Executive Creative Director and Brand Leader, H48

Takae Takahashi
VP Creative Director, BBDO NY

Jorge Richardson
Founder, HOPE Hydration

Kainaz Karmakar
Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy India

Anthony Coleman
Creative Director, Brand Creative, Nike

Michelle Lawrence
Creative Director, Laundry Service

Gabriel Durán
Creative Director, Crunchyroll

Bing Chen
CEO & Founder, AU Holdings & Gold House

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

Angel Van Der Biest
Title Social Lead, Netflix

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

Simone Deaderick
Global Creative Excellence Leader, MRM McCann New York

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

Jenny Park
Senior Manager 2, Brand Partnerships, LinkedIn

Daniela Bontorim
Celebrity Partnerships, Talent Partnership Advisors

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

Nick Walsh
Director, Social Media, Hulu

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

Marcus Hartung
Creative Director, Ogilvy

Albert Thompson
Managing Director, Digital Innovation, Walton Isaacson

Brian Jones
Senior Director, Brand Creative, Mint Mobile

Rachael Datz
Managing Director of Social, VMLY&R

Ken Lowery
Creative Director, Social Media, Cheil Dallas

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

Morgan Thomas
Associate Creative Director, Cheil

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

Stephanie Horton
Senior Director, Global Marketing, Commerce, Google

Ashley Rudder
Chief Creator Officer, Whalar

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

Zeena Koda
2K Games, Head of Digital Community Marketing

Fahad Khawaja
Founder & CEO, Hue

Leonardo Arcoverde
VP, Creative Director, McCann Health NY

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

Roddy Hyduk
Co-Founder, Snowday

Anthony Allen Ramos
Vice President of Communications and Talent, GLAAD

Josh Mizrachi
Group Creative Director, Havas

Kiran C K
Director of User Interface, Independent

Burak Canpolat
Art Director & Designer

Shawn Ahmed
Non-Profit Digital Communications Specialist, Freelance

James Gregson
Creative Director

Amy Carvajal
Chief Creative Officer, Code & Theory

José Eslinger
Creative Director, BBDO LA

Steve Bowen
Creative Director, PPK

Patricia Gray
EVP, Performance Marketing, KINESSO

Nishant Mendiratta
Roku Inc., Software Engineering Manager

Michelle Underwood
SVP, Group Creative Director, Havas

Sean DallasKidd
Partner & CCO, Demonstrate x DDW

Adu Adu
Social Media Executive & Podcast Host and Producer, A Dose Of Black Joy & Caffeine Podcast

James Maclean
Creative Director, Maclean Creative

Maximilian Eugster
CEO, Agentur am Flughafen AG

Ivellisse Morales
Founder & CEO, bombilla

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!

David Berkowitz
Serial Marketers, Founder

Mitu Yima
Digital Director, Born This Way Foundation

Jeff Barrett
Global Influence and Communications Consultant, Adbove

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

Jim Tobin
Chief Executive Officer, Ignite Social Media

Jeffrey Cannata
Group Comms Planning Director, David & Goliath

Adam Harris
Global Head, Brand Partnership Studio, Twitch

Paul Marvucic
Director, Product Marketing, Patreon

Marcelo Ramirez
Executive Creative Director, Havas

Carter Hansen
Head of Marketing, Step

Jennifer Ahdoot
Digital Director, iHeartRadio

Marcus Collins
Head of Strategy, Wieden+Kennedy New York

Jennifer Walters
VP Campaign Director, The AdCouncil

Noor Keim
Director, Social Strategy, INNOCEAN USA

Shawna Klein
Creative Director

Rafael Gonzaga
SVP Executive Creative Director, BBDO LA

Lori Martin
VP, Group Creative Director, INNOCEAN USA

David Mesfin
Creative Director, INNOCEAN USA

Chris Sojka
Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder, Madwell

Mélissa Charland
Creative Director, Publicis (Montréal)

Lauren Ferreira
Creative Director, TBWA\Media Arts Lab

Amy Lin
Head of Corporate Brand & Digital Marketing, Zoetis

Mariana Peluffo
Global Creative Director, Publicis One Touch

Harrie Bakst
Partner & Cofounder, WCPG

Steve Spurgat
Managing Partner, Big Human

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

Marty Hoefkes
Creative Director, FCB Canada

Jodi Patkin
SVP of Brand Marketing and Communications, theSkimm

Wesley Kim
Vice President, Global Head of Marketing, Belkin

Dani Calogera
Vice President, Brand & Digital Marketing, SHOWTIME

Carolina Saraiva
Global Creative Director, The Walt Disney Company

Nichole Geddes
Principal Creative Director, Riot Games

Erica Rupp
Head of Community, Content, Snap Inc.

Kasumi Mihori
SVP Brand Creative, Self-Employed

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

Reonna Johnson
VP / Director of Growth Strategy, Deutsch LA

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

Dora Pruzincova
Chief Creative Officer , DDB Prague

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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