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 16th Annual Shorty Awards judges:

Victoria Keichinger
Vice President, Brand Marketing, Coldwell Banker Real Estate

Jason Li
Global EVP, Strategy, Whalar

Katherine Auguston
Creative Director, Code and Theory

Andrew Borin Cresswell
Creative Director, Freelance

Dmitrii Osipovskii
Interactive Creative Director, PPK

Kate Wolff
Founder & CEO, Lupine Creative

Stephanie Perez
Founder, YeahFoodBeer

Tristan Pineiro
VP Marketing and Communications, Grindr

Carolyn Thacher
Head of Social Media, Coinbase

Joy Moh
The Asian American Foundation (TAAF), Head of Communications & Marketing

Diogo Felippelli
VP, Social Media, FOX Entertainment

Eduardo Longa Nose
Associate Creative Director, AKQA LA

Stephen Leps
Brand and Content Strategy Director, IBM

Kjetil Njoten
Global Head of Creative, IMAX

Annie Granatstein
VP Content Marketing, Marriott International

Kara Hendrick
Associate Director, Employer Branding & Employee Engagement, Chewy, Inc.

Jude Ambrosio
Group Strategy Director, Ayzenberg Group

Shefik Macauley
Executive Producer and Host, Shefik Presents Invocation

Josefina Rodriguez
Social Impact Partnerships, Industry Relations, Google

Andrew Levine
Marketing, NA

Zeena Koda
2K Games, Head of Digital Community Marketing


Director of Community, Demand.io/SimplyCodes

Armani Barron
Senior Art Director, IMC

Jones Krahl
US Head of Creative, Deloitte Digital

Kevin Green
Executive Creative Director, Moroch

Albert Thompson
Managing Director, Digital Innovation, Walton Isaacson

Chrissie Hanson
CEO, OMD USA

Pam Fujimoto
Executive Creative Director, Golin

Christian Varsava
Global Social Media & Community Manager, Logitech

Pilar Franco Borrell
Head of Art, Felicidad Collective

Jacques Spitzer
CEO, Raindrop

Mars Milisic
Creative Director, The Savvy One

Lewis Williams
EVP Head of Brand Impact, Weber Shandwick

Pancho González
Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Inbrax (Chile)

Deidre Osei
Independent Social Impact Consultant, Avidli

Sergio Rio León
Creative Director, Grey Argentina

Tunisia Wilson
Creative Director, FX/Disney

Howie Kleinberg
President, Glow

Gerard Caputo
Group Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy, New York

Rebecca Armstrong
CEO, North

Jennifer Winberg
Senior Director, Social, Ogilvy

Hital Pandya
Global Group Creative Director, Leo Burnett Chicago

Heather Hatlo Porter
CCO, Chegg Inc.

Tania Rahman
Social Media Director, Fast Company

Dave Rosner
CMO, Audigent

Meg Riley
SVP, Head of Social, MullenLowe

Liana Ogden
Senior Creative Strategist, Demonstrate x DDW

Erica Kraus
Executive Producer, APM Studios

Melissa Eccles
Former Head of West Coast, Group Creative Strategy Director TikTok Creative Lab, TikTok

Zaina Madain
Social Media Lead, Films, Peacock

Julie Steinhagen
Co-Founder, Creative Director, Ugly Wolf

Michelle Wong
CMO, Sprinkles

Scott Terry
Director of Business Affairs, Forsman & Bodenfors

Firrdaus Yusoff
Head of Creative, Forsman & Bodenfors

Kaleesha Rajamantri
Head of Worldwide Shopping Events, Amazon Ads

Mary Corigliano
SVP Brand & Marketing, Comic Relief US

Katy Hornaday
Chief Creative Officer, Barkley

Crissy Bogusz
Motion Graphics Artist, Bravo

Ahmet Hüsrev Sefer
Creative Director, Bilyoner

Kenny Gold
Managing Director, Deloitte Digital

Atiya Zaidi
CEO/CCO, BBDO Pakistan

Victor Mattoni
Art Director, BBDO Group Germany

Lauren Garcimonde-Fisher
Vice President, Brand and Culture, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Maya Dukes
Managing Director, Creative (ECD), Delta Air Lines

Alexander Rea
Freelance ECD, Aux Works

Carmen San Segundo
Global Marketing and Communications Director for ESG and CSR, IBM

Julie Thorne
Group Account Director, Media Experts

Ashley Owen
Head of Strategy, Self Employed

Humphrey Ho
CEO, Hylink Group

Erica Henderson
Creative Director, INNOCEAN USA

Nickie Thongton
Creative Director, Ogilvy

Julia Fedor
Director, Global Advertising and Social Media Operations, United Airlines

Samara Mackereth
Chief Content Officer, NowThis

Gemma Craven
Founder & CEO, Bosseur

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

Madison Li
Senior Marketing Manager, AT&T

Carla Marshall
Content Marketing Consultant, (Independent Consultant)

Stephanie Ocampo
Senior Director, Social Media, MasterClass

Jessie Mash
Partner + Chief Business Officer, SonderCo

Carrie Shade
Creator & Social Media Manager, Against Suicide Movement

Jan Harling
CEO, Virtus Asia Consulting

Pete Johnson
Founder, Chief Creative Officer, LOVE + RESPECT

Nkululeko Vilakazi
Creative Director, _Machine

Danielle Brigida
Senior Director of Communications, World Wildlife Fund

Nicole Weiss-Calamar
Marketing Consultant, Freelance

Hannah Gulla
Senior Brand Strategist, DoorDash

Lindsay Harris
Chief Purpose Officer, Tombras

Rodrigo Melgar
Creative Director, Grey Group México

Alex Schmider
Director, Transgender Representation, GLAAD

Silas Nogueira
Senior Art Director, Leo Burnett

Lisa Gruber
Associate Director of Communications, VML

Jeff Semones
Managing Partner, Head of Social, EssenceMediacom

João Inácio
Creative Director, DEPT Agency

Beth Carroll
Head of Social Media, VML

Adam Robinson
VP, Paramount Social Impact, Paramount

Sam Reichman
Executive Creative Director, Snowday

John Attanasio
CEO & Co-Founder, Toonstar

Mehul Gupta
Co-Founder & CEO, SoCheers

Yank Barry
Philanthropist/Producer/Musician, Global Village Champions Foundation

Sarah Harnisch Amatuzio
International Creative Director, Freelance/Independent

Maz Farrelly
Conference Speaker, MazSpeaks.com

Andrew Caravella
Founder, AC3 Ventures

Miriam Malta
Creative Director, BBDO LA

Sami Lambert
Director of Social, Adweek

Tom Chirico
Senior Director, Head of Brand Engagement, Verizon

Gemini Babla
Director, Marketing, Google

Erika Lovegreen
SVP, Marketing, ICUC.social

Diana Dixon
Founder/Chief Executive Creative Officer, DixonCo

Jason Morros
VP, Head of Integrated Marketing, Edison Properties

Lizzy Hale
Head of Global Podcast Editorial, Spotify

Mike Wente
VP, Head of Creative Marketing & Brand Design, Verizon

Bernice Chao
Asians in Advertising, Co-Founder

Gregory Littley
Creative Director, Freelance/ Contractor


Creative Director, TBWA\Central Asia & Caucasus

Rob Engelsman
Co-Founder & Strategy Partner, Quick Study

Toph Clarke
Executive Creative Director, Intuit

Jordan Schultz
VP, Head of Social & Digital Creative, Known

Steve Howze
Copywriter, Forsman & Bodenfors

AJ Rivvers
Creative Partner, Creativeish Inc.

Shrenik Gandhi
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, White Rivers Media

Halley Knigge
Director of Co-op Communications, REI Co-op

Jamie Cordwell
Global Executive Creative Director, Edelman

Lauren Gallo-Rodriguez
Senior Director, Marketing Brand Creative, Nike

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

Kathy Zucker
Zucker Productions LLC, Owner and CEO

Adina Smith
SVP, Marketing & Communications, Kroll

Yuriy Mikhalevskiy
Creative Director Copywriter, Six Plus One

Carolina Valencia
Director of Partnerships and Communications, Epicenter-NYC

Cary Smith
Executive Creative Director, Critical Mass

Michael Graham
Creative Director, Media Monks

Yadira Harrison
Co-Founder, Verb

Jessica Rudis
Group Digital Strategy Director, The Walt Disney Company

Oren Greenberg
Fractional CMO, Kurve

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

Michael Campos
CEO, Head of Strategy, Neue Lane

Rachel Theberge
Creative Director, Reach Agency

Jennifer Blanco
Global Director of Social Media, Indeed

Damian Galvin
Senior Creative, VML

Ana Paola Noriega
Chief Creative Officer, FCB México

Carolyn Rooke
Group Director, Social Strategy, VML

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

Abhinit Agarwal
Senior Strategy Director, TBWA Singapore

Jacquie Henderson
Head of Marketing, Midnight Oil

Caroline McKenzie
Global Creative Marketing Lead - Franchise, Prime Video & Amazon Studios

Josh Paialii
Head of Creative, The Many

Samira Rafi
Creative Director, Boomerang Communication

Kristin Gallucci
Consultant/ Fractional CMO, Modern Marketer, Cognizant

Celia Ryan
Creative Director, Open Road

Ravi Sunnak
EVP, Porter Novelli

Adam Ledbury
Global Creative Director APAC, Uber

Amanda N. Hammar
Social Content Director- Developer Marketing, Cisco

Kirill Lazariev
CEO and Founder, Lazarev.agency

Goldie Chan
Founder, Warm Robots

Karen Levy
Previously: Head of eCommerce Digital Marketing, Tropicana

Jared Kozel
EVP, Executive Creative Director, VML

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

Annie Heckenberger
SVP Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness

Rosswell Saunders
Group Creative Director, Freelance

Sarah Gardner
Director, Social Media, National Geographic

John Sabine
Director of Social, Merriam-Webster

Julian Gamboa-Ramos
Senior Social Media Director, Maximum Effort

Katie Soo
Senior Director, Brand Marketing Creative, DICE

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

Amber Coleman-Mortley
Senior Director, Community and Culture, The Female Quotient

Emeka Obia
Integrated Strategy Director, Publicis West Africa

Preeti Nadgar
Chief Strategy Officer, US, Essence Mediacom

Josh Zimmerman
Founder, CEO, Creator Coach

Camila Romero
Managing Director, The Electric Factory

Joy Ekuta
Co-Founder, Chief Strategy & Operations Officer, Retrospect

Julie Bloomfield
Head of Strategy & Social, Buddha Jones

Nickolas James
VP, Social Media, Sinclair Inc.

Allison Hobbs
Senior Director, Creative Services, Mediabrands Content Studio

David Skerrett
Group Strategy Director, Critical Mass

Edward Hiraldo
Copywriter, Social, TBWA/Chiat/Day

Janis McGavin
Director of Marketing and Social Media, Los Angeles Center of Photography

Felix Lundqvist
Art Director, Critical Mass

Mike Proulx
VP, Research Director, Forrester

Sarah Minerella
Head of Social & Mobile, Ralph

Erika Bradbury
Consultant, Consultant

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

Madeleine Nischan
Head of Post Production, COLOR Creative

Zeyi Yang
Tech Reporter, MIT Technology Review

Mikki Bennett
Senior Manager, HBO + Max Originals Creative Marketing, Warner Brothers Discovery

Mauricio Dias
Associate Creative Director, AKQA

Sebastian Saldarriaga Rodriguez
VP Creative and Social Media, Sugarbear Pro

Liam Tjoa
CEO, GoSpooky

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

Keith Pape
CEO and Chief Consultant, YellowPike Media

Emma Kieckhafer
Global Head of Social Media, Babbel

Paul David
CEO, Literal Humans

David Matt
Chief Creative Officer, VP, Foundry 360 @ Dotdash Meredith

Will Cady
Global Brand Ambassador, Reddit

Lowry Yankwich
Independent Podcast Producer, LBY Media

Brittany Rice
Director, Social and Content, FX Networks/Disney

Lauren Jones
Director, Social & Influencer Marketing, Mattel

Morgan Selzer
Chief Content & Studios Officer, Headspace

Jason Perelson
Partner, creativeXpeople at Synergy Group

Felipe Galiano
Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy Germany

Gregg Weiss
SVP, Consumer Social Media, Citi

Rae Votta
Head of Podcasts, Netflix

Jason Chung
Director, Esports and Gaming Initiative, Clinical Assistant Professor | Head, Esports, Gaming and Media, NYU, Zuber Lawler LLP

Bipasha Mookherjee
Creative Director, Episode Four

Jason Rowland
Social Media Strategist, Google

Luke McDade
Creative Director & Strategy Executive, Netflix

Sara Badr
Creative Director, Ward6 Singapore

Nic Alum
CEO, Cultureland

Greg Harrison
Chief Creative Officer, MOCEAN

Erin Acuff
VP of Client Strategy, Insight Creative Group (ICG)

Stevie Morris
VP Social & Content Marketing Strategy, Razorfish

Renee Van den Oetelaar
Boomerang FT., Head Of Boomerang FT.

Taylor Guthrie
Group Director, Strategy, Media Experts

Mark Durney
Senior VP, Porter Novelli

Amy Luca
EVP, Global Head of Social, Media Monks

Kat Saoyen
VP, Creative Director, McCann

Adam Morgan
Senior Director of Brand and Creative, Splunk

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

Normurod Khasanov
CEO and Founder, ACIM Marketer, Senior Graphic Designer, ADMIRE

Kirsty Marrins
Digital Communications Consultant, Kirsty Marrins Ltd/ CharityComms Trustee

Jenny Huang
Director, B2B Brand Marketing, Gannett | USA TODAY NETWORK

Gino Morrow
VP of Design, Hypergiant

Bolong Li
VP, Head of Global Acquisition, Amazon, Audible

Shama Rahman
Senior Director of Brand & Growth Marketing, New York Magazine

Brandie June
Author & Marketing Director, Self & Shout! Studios

Hira Mohibullah Amin
Executive Creative Director, VML Kansas City

Saurabh Bhutyani
Principal GenAI/Analytics Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Michael Tennant
Founder and CEO, Curiosity Lab

Ryan Coan
Founder & CEO, Creative Riff

Tim Leake
Founder/CEO, Let's Lightbulb

Jaime Padilla
Founder, Principal, Prado & Padilla

Jayson Oertel
Head of YouTube, Adobe

Dan Moth
Creative Director, VML Aotearoa

Adele Mulford
CEO + Chief Creative Cultivator, The Cultivate Company

Srishti Alette
UX Design Lead (Senior UX Designer), Google

Leslie Hall
CEO, Iced Media

Karen Chong
Vice President of Audience Strategy, Age Inclusion, Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, AARP

Dominic Riley
Digital Publicity & Partnerships, Netflix

Roddy Hyduk
Co-Founder, Snowday

Sonika Patel
SVP, Head of Marketing, Ticketmaster

Mitesh Kothari
Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, White Rivers Media

Sauptik Dhar
Director of Artificial Intelligence, Eluvio

Rick Song
President, Brand Innovators Strategy Group

Greg Swan
Senior Partner, Midwest Digital Lead, FINN Partners

Justin Baum
Creative Director, Lenovo

Jotham Ndugga-Kabuye
Senior Director of Marketing, Twitch

Laura Mignott
Global Chief Experiential Officer, VML Commerce

Lauren Brenner
Head of Global Content Strategy, Spotify

Ashley Tolusic Einhorn
President & Sales Consultant, TALOOP

Jeannine Feyen
Director of Communications, Talkspace

Marcus Hartung
Creative Director, Ogilvy

Alix McAlpine
VP of Creative Strategy, Giphy

Luca Jacchia
Creative Director, DOOM Entertainment

Brendan Davis
Director of Digital Communications, GLAAD

Marianna Ruiz
EVP, Executive Creative Director, Edelman

Abby Ho
VP Marketing & Social, Disney Branded Television

Eric Sandler
VP, Marketing, Pushkin Industries

Robyn Nissim
Fractional VP of Social Media and Influencer Marketing, Social Proof Agency

Jen Dorman
Executive Creative Director and Brand Leader, Critical Mass

Michael Colella
SVP, Executive Producer, Creative Studio, Infillion

Florence Achado Brown
Chief Executive Officer, Vee69

Richard Haire
Business Development Manager / Digital Marketing Instructor, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Marissa Kraines
Vice President, Social & Content Marketing, Salesforce

Aaron Francois
Associate Strategy Director | Founder, Laundry Service | Black Visionaries

Tulani André
Vice President, Social Media, National Geographic

Peter Bray
Founder / ECD, Bray & Co.

Valerie Carlson
Chief Creative Officer, Critical Mass

Emily Furtado
Vice President, Client Services, Media Experts

Maggie Perlich
Senior Vice President, Burns Entertainment

Ariel Sims
SVP, Head of Paid Social, Digitas North America

Leslie Smith
Senior Manager of Marketing & Audience Strategy, Bumble

Soo Young Kim
Global Brand & Ads Product Marketing, Google

Lara Daniel
Co-Founder & CEO, Pulse Advertising

Mariana Ramos
Client Strategy Lead, Freelance

Susannah Rubin
Associate Creative Director, Publicis

Tricia Clarke-Stone
Founder & CEO, SHIFT

Jennifer Frommer
SVP, Partnerships, Sony Music

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

Anthony Roberts Jr.
Associate Manager, Media Content and Partnerships, KFC

Vilmar Fernandes
UX/UI, Strategy and Innovation, Google

Michelle Waring
Steward for Sustainability and Everyday Good, Tom's of Maine

Macarena Elissamburu Moreno
Creative Director, VML Argentina

Jordan Makow
VP, Production, SPCSHP

Dèja Mays
Art Director, Freelance

Gabe Gordon
CEO, Reach Agency

Ziad Ahmed
CEO/Founder, JUV Consulting

Jason Mitchell
CEO, Movement Strategy

Hung Lang
Senior Connections Strategist, Digitas

Jenn Bader
Founder & CEO, Bader

Jason Dailey
Director, Head of Agency, Meta

Naz Nazli
Creative Director, Creative X, Meta

Kinney Edwards
Global Head of Creative Lab, TikTok

Mitu Yilma
Director of Content + Brand, Born This Way Foundation

Natasha Wellesley
Executive Producer, Ventureland

Amina Ahmad
Senior Manager -- Social & Synergy Partnership Marketing, The Walt Disney Company

Todd Feitlin
Executive Creative Director, 305 Worldwide

Ben Yabsley
Group Creative Director, Dentsu Creative

Kate Winick
Previously: Peloton, Currently: Consulting, Senior Director, Social Media

Theresa Helmer
VP, Brand & Editorial, The Walt Disney Company

Val Vacante
VP, Solutions Innovation, dentsu

Dmytro Lynnyk
Creative Director and Inspirer, Linnikov Agency

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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