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

John Sabine
Director of Social, Merriam-Webster

Mariana Ramos
Client Strategy Lead, Freelance

Emeka Obia
Integrated Strategy Director, Publicis West Africa

Humphrey Ho
CEO, Hylink Group

Rebecca Armstrong
CEO, North

Katy Hornaday
Chief Creative Officer, Barkley

Hital Pandya
Global Group Creative Director, Leo Burnett Chicago

Taylor Guthrie
Group Director, Strategy, Media Experts

Dave Rosner
CMO, Audigent

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

Maggie Perlich
Senior Vice President, Burns Entertainment

Miriam Malta
Creative Director, BBDO LA

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

Ashley Owen
Head of Strategy, Self Employed

Dominic Riley
Digital Publicity & Partnerships, Netflix

Naz Nazli
Creative Director, Creative X, Meta

Josh Zimmerman
Founder, CEO, Creator Coach

Mauricio Dias
Associate Creative Director, AKQA

Todd Feitlin
Executive Creative Director, 305 Worldwide

Julie Bloomfield
Head of Strategy & Social, Buddha Jones

Zeena Koda
2K Games, Head of Digital Community Marketing

Eddy Hiraldo
Copywriter, Social, TBWA/Chiat/Day

Carrie Shade
Creator & Social Media Manager, Against Suicide Movement

Alexander Rea
Freelance ECD, Aux Works

Hannah Gulla
Senior Brand Strategist, DoorDash

Lisa Gruber
Associate Director of Communications, VMLY&R

Gemini Babla
Director, Marketing, Google

Andrew Levine
Marketing, NA

Jotham Ndugga-Kabuye
Senior Director of Marketing, Twitch

Stephen Leps
Brand and Content Strategy Director, IBM

Will Cady
Global Brand Ambassador, Reddit

Shefik Macauley
Executive Producer and Host, Shefik Presents Invocation

Jennifer Blanco
Global Director of Social Media, Indeed

Lauren Jones
Director, Social & Influencer Marketing, Mattel

Kate Wolff
Founder & CEO, Lupine Creative

Gregg Weiss
Vice President, Social Media Strategy, Previously Scholastic

Sarah Harnisch Amatuzio
International Creative Director, Freelance/Independent

Pam Fujimoto
Executive Creative Director, Golin

Hira Mohibullah Amin
Executive Creative Director, VMLY&R Kansas City

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

João Inácio
Creative Director, DEPT Agency

Bernice Chao
Asians in Advertising, Co-Founder

Adam Robinson
VP, Paramount Social Impact, Paramount

Emily Furtado
Vice President, Client Services, Media Experts

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

Lara Daniel
Co-Founder & CEO, Pulse Advertising

Armani Barron
Senior Art Director, Advoc8

Sarah Gardner
Director, Social Media, National Geographic

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

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

Heather Hatlo Porter
CCO, Chegg Inc.

Greg Swan
Chief Creative and Strategy Officer, The Social Lights

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

Erica Kraus
Executive Producer, APM Studios

Michael Tennant
Founder and CEO, Curiosity Lab

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

Jaime Padilla
Founder, Principal, Prado & Padilla

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

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

Carolyn Rooke
Group Director, Social Strategy, VMLY&R

Lauren Gallo
Senior Director, Marketing Brand Creative, Nike

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

Josh Paialii
Head of Creative, The Many

Katie Soo
Senior Director, Brand Marketing Creative, DICE

Gemma Craven
Founder & CEO, Bosseur

Jude Ambrosio
Group Strategy Director, Ayzenberg Group

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

Alix McAlpine
VP of Creative Strategy, Giphy

Brendan Davis
Director of Digital Communications, GLAAD

Nickie Thongton
ACD/Art Director, McCann

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

Marianna Ruiz
EVP, Executive Creative Director, Edelman

Ahmet Hüsrev Sefer
Creative Director, Bilyoner

Jen Dorman
Executive Creative Director and Brand Leader, Critical Mass

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

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

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

Ravi Sunnek
EVP, Porter Novelli

Preeti Nadgar
Chief Strategy Officer, US, Essence Mediacom

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

Victoria Taylor
Director of Community, Stealth Mode Startup

Jared Kozel
EVP, Executive Creative Director, Wunderman Thompson

Chrissie Hanson
CEO, OMD USA

Carla Marshall
Content Marketing Consultant, (Independent Consultant)

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

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

Tricia Clarke-Stone
Founder & CEO, SHIFT

Pete Johnson
Founder, Chief Creative Officer, LOVE + RESPECT

John Attanasio
CEO & Co-Founder, Toonstar

Dmytro Lynnyk
Creative Director and Inspirer, Linnikov Agency

Kate Winick
Formerly Peloton, Currently Consulting, Senior Director, Social Media

Andrew Caravella
Founder, AC3 Ventures

Gabe Gordon
CEO, Reach Agency

Cary Smith
Executive Creative Director, Critical Mass

David Skerrett
Group Strategy Director, Critical Mass

Hung Lang
Senior Connections Strategist, Digitas

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

Felix Lundqvist
Art Director, Critical Mass

Jason Perelson
Partner, creativeXpeople at Synergy Group

Erika Bradbury
Consultant, Consultant

Liana Ogden
Senior Creative Strategist, Demonstrate x DDW

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

Carolina Valencia
Director of Partnerships and Communications, Epicenter-NYC

Erica Henderson
Creative Director, INNOCEAN USA

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

Dmitrii Osipovskii
Interactive Creative Director, PPK

Ashley Tolusic Einhorn
President & Sales Consultant, TALOOP

Adina Smith
SVP, Marketing & Communications, Kroll

Stephanie Perez
Founder, YeahFooeer

Juan Pablo Valencia
Creative Director, TBWA\Central Asia & Caucasus

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

Adam Morgan
Senior Director of Brand and Creative, Splunk

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

Deidre Osei
Independent Social Impact Consultant, Avidli

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

Nic Alum
CEO, Cultureland

Rick Song
President, Brand Innovators Strategy Group

Ash Khan
Client Management Lead, Marriott Media NetworkGlobal Brand and Marketing/Marriot Media Network,, Marriott International

Madison Li
Senior Marketing Manager, AT&T

Samira Rafi
Creative Director, Boomerang Communication

Kat Saoyen
VP, Creative Director, McCann

Jan Harling
CEO, Virtus Asia Consulting

Yadira Harrison
Co-Founder, Verb

Susannah Rubin
Associate Creative Director, Publicis

Lewis Williams
EVP Head of Brand Impact, Weber Shandwick

Pilar Franco Borrell
Head of Art, Felicidad Collective

Rachel Theberge
Creative Director, Reach Agency

Scott Terry
Director of Business Affairs, Forsman & Bodenfors

Zaina Madain
Social Media Lead, Films, Peacock

Rosswell Saunders
Group Creative Director, Freelance

Howie Kleinberg
President, Glow

Liam Tjoa
CEO, GoSpooky

Tim Leake
Founder/CEO, Lightbulb

Marcus Hartung
Creative Director, Ogilvy

Dan Moth
Creative Director, VML Aotearoa

Eric Sandler
VP, Marketing, Pushkin Industries

Leslie Ann Hall
CEO, Iced Media

Maz Farrelly
Conference Speaker, MazSpeaks.com

Goldie Chan
Founder, Warm Robots

Luke McDade
Creative Director & Strategy Executive, Netflix

Kathy Zucker
Zucker Productions LLC, Owner and CEO

Mike Proulx
VP, Research Director, Forrester

Crissy Bogusz
Motion Graphics Artist, Bravo

Jason Li
Global EVP, Strategy, Whalar

Zeyi Yang
Tech Reporter, MIT Technology Review

Kenny Gold
Managing Director, Deloitte Digital

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

Camila Romero
Managing Director, The Electric Factory

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

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

Florence Achado Brown
Chief Executive Officer, Vee69

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

Alex Schmider
Director, Transgender Representation, GLAAD

Natasha Wellesley
Executive Producer, Ventureland

Jordan Makow
VP, Production, Big Spaceship

Val Vacante
VP, Solutions Innovation, dentsu

Stevie Morris
VP Social & Content Marketing Strategy, Razorfish

Michael Graham
Creative Director, Media Monks

Bipasha Mookherjee
Creative Director, Episode Four

Morgan Wynne
Copywriter, Kalderos

Keith Pape
CEO and Chief Consultant, YellowPike Media


Global Social Media & Community Manager, Logitech

Lindsay Harris
Chief Purpose Officer, Tombras

Danielle Brigida
Senior Director of Communications, World Wildlife Fund

Lowry Yankwich
Independent Podcast Producer, LBY Media

Erika Lovegreen
Previously: SVP, Marketing, ICUC.social

Sami Lambert
Director of Social, Adweek

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

Jason Morros
VP, Head of Integrated Marketing, Edison Properties

Justin Baum
Creative Director, Lenovo

Jason Mitchell
CEO, Movement Strategy

Andrew Borin Cresswell
Creative Director, Freelance

Jason Dailey
Director, Head of Agency, Meta

Kirill Lazariev
CEO and Founder, Lazarev.agency

Sam Reichman
Associate Creative Director, Snowday

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

Annie Heckenberger
SVP Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness

Mark Durney
Senior VP, Porter Novelli

Annie Granatstein
VP Content Marketing, Marriott International

Madeleine Nischan
Head of Post Production, COLOR Creative

Adele Mulford
CEO + Chief Creative Cultivator, The Cultivate Company

Gregory Littley
Creative Director, Freelance/ Contractor

Kaleesha Rajamantri
Head of Worldwide Shopping Events, Amazon Ads

Roddy Hyduk
Co-Founder, Snowday

Rob Engelsman
Co-Founder & Strategy Partner, Quick Study

Valerie Carlson
Critical Mass, Chief Creative Officer

Steve Howze
Copywriter, Forsman & Bodenfors

Albert Thompson
Managing Director, Digital Innovation, Walton Isaacson

Eduardo Longa Nose
Associate Creative Director, AKQA LA

Mars Milisic
Creative Director, The Savvy One

Tunisia Wilson
Creative Director, FX/Disney

Michelle Wong
CMO, Sprinkles

Peter Bray
Founder / ECD, Bray & Co.

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

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

Michael Campos
CEO, Head of Strategy, Neue Lane

Laura Mignott
Global Chief Experiential Officer, VMLY&R Commerce

Nkululeko Vilakazi
Creative Director, _Machine

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

Damian Galvin
Senior Creative, VMLY&R

Luca Jacchia
Creative Director, DOOM Entertainment

Jacquie Henderson
Head of Marketing, Midnight Oil

Meg Riley
SVP, Head of Social, MullenLowe

MEET MORE 16TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS JUDGES

Learn more about the 16th 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!

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!