13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media and digital channels, campaigns, websites and applications. The regular deadline is on February 4th, 2020.

From the 5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards

“With Love, Me” presented by Your Cancer Game Plan

Winner in Healthcare & Pharma

Entered in Video Series

About this entry

Merck Oncology is committed to fighting cancer on all fronts and providing patients and caregivers with support beyond medicine. In this spirit they addressed a need heard time and again across the cancer community: people facing cancer primarily seek to connect with others who have gone through a similar experience.

In collaboration with more than a dozen patient advocacy groups, Merck asked patients and caregivers: “What advice would you give yourself on the first day of your diagnosis?”

The result was “With Love, Me”— an integrated campaign featuring the heartfelt stories of people who have battled cancer either as fierce survivors or loving caregivers, sharing their hard-earned wisdom in the form of letters to their former selves. Journalist and cancer awareness and research advocate, Katie Couric, who lost her husband and sister to the disease, served as campaign “storyteller” to share the compelling narratives of those affected by cancer.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

Our objectives:

Our strategy:

Our Creative Execution

Results

The campaign exceeded all benchmarks with significant results as the video content spurred new highs in website traffic and video views. To date:

Media

Video for “With Love, Me” presented by Your Cancer Game Plan

Produced by

W2O, Merck

Links

Entry Credits

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, Snapchat, and the rest of the social web.

the Regular entry deadline is on February 4th, 2021.