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3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

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

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From the 5th Annual Shorty Awards

Purina: The Petcentric Moment Studio

Finalist in Facebook Brand Presence

About this entry

Petcentric by Purina is driven by the notion that life is better with pets, and they needed to share this message. To get into peoples’ social feeds, they needed a completely new and clever strategy. Petcentric engaged the Deep Focus Moment Studio, the agency’s creative newsroom for hire. Its real-time social creative production team generates engagement-optimized visual and video content that appeals to the interests and sensibilities of brands’ target audiences. We shot, produced and published a steady cadence of owned content that illustrated the joy of bringing pets into your life. Through the real-time efforts of the Moment Studio, we created a publishing program that rivals sites such as Buzzfeed. To achieve a step-change in reach, we monitored each content item and when one hit threshold virality organically, we boosted it via paid media and pushed it into more news feeds, pushing even more engagement and even leading to an improvement in the brand’s Facebook edgerank score.The results were stunning. In the first six weeks engaging with the Deep Focus Moment Studio, Petcentric has achieved a 28-day reach of more than 38 MM unique users on Facebook alone and, as a bonus, acquired nearly 350,000 additional likers. Individual posts achieved incredible engagement: one post received nearly 200,000 likes and nearly 20,000 shares. This same post received Viral reach of over 1.7MM and an overall reach of nearly 15MM. The program has also created unprecedented earned success. One unpaid post received combined organic and viral reach topping 150,000, a virality rate of nearly 14% and a PTAT over 13,000. Because this asset was created with Deep Focus’s Moment Studio, the cost per engagement was fractions of a cent and the asset is wholly owned with rights in perpetuity, costing Purina a fraction of traditional creative. We have seen the following since Petcentric and the Moment Studio at Deep Focus embarked on this program: • A 49% increase in fans (likers), without paid acquisition ads. • A 312% in PTAT (People Talking About This, Facebook’s measure of interaction with content). • A 395% increase in monthly reach, going from just under 8MM to just over 38MM. • A 120% increase in mobile penetration. Most importantly, we have spread the joy of pet ownership to millions, and furthered the Petcentric brand mission.

Why does this entry deserve to win?


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Deep Focus


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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