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3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

See below for official categories. The final entry deadline is September 20th, 2018.

The 11th Annual Shorty Awards will open for entries on October 22nd, 2018.

From the 5th Annual Shorty Awards

12-12-12 Concert to Benefit Robin Hood

Finalist in Social Media Manager

About this entry

In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, the 12-12-12 benefit concert was announced in early November to raise money for the Robin Hood Relief Fund. In just a few weeks, the producers, Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company put together a historic line-up of artists including: Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney. Additionally the concert was broadcast via television and online channels to over 2 billion households. The social media challenge was to engage the online and television audiences and inform them of the benefit as well as ways to donate. Several unique digital partnerships were leveraged including Foursquare, Get Glue, Google+ & Facebook.Prior to November 15, the 12-12-12 concert had no online presence, and by the end of the concert on December 12, there were over 75,000 Facebook fans and 20,000 Twitter followers. The concert hash tag, #121212concert, garnered over 2 billion impressions during the show. Almost every social platform was employed to promote the event and ways to give. From startups like Mahaya that provide a social recap of the event with tweets and instagrams to Foursquare who created a virtual check-in that resulted in a donation and a "Be Robin Hood" badge —one of the largest charity engagements they ever had. The large digital presence for 12-12-12 was only possible due to the collaboration between social teams at Clear Channel, iHeart Radio, MSG, HD Made, and others. Social media was a major driver for awareness of the event, as well as reminding people to tune in and to donate.

Why does this entry deserve to win?


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Robin Hood


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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, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch,, and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held November 15, 2018 in New York City