Each season the Shorty Awards carefully curates a group of Real Time Academy members to judge the current competition. Here are the 8th Annual Shorty Impact Awards judges whose expertise expands across fields such as marketing, design, communications, strategy and more:

Cassandra Douglas
Digital Director, Southern Poverty Law Center

Dupe O. Ajayi
Global Marketing Lead, AirBnB

Ravi Sunnak
EVP, Porter Novelli

Denise Vitola
VP Brand Integration PR, Social and Influencer, Bayer

Kirill Lazariev
CEO and Founder, Lazarev.agency

Isak Hultström
Designer, Forsman&Bodenfors

Christopher O'Keeffe
Co-founder and Head of Narrative, Executive Producer, Podcation & JAR Audio

John Osborn
Director, Ad Net Zero

Phillip Dietz
Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi

Mary Toves
Group Creative Strategy Director, Disney

Victoria Gates-Fleming
SVP, Creative Strategy & Insights, Day One Agency

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

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

Anthony Allen Ramos
Vice President of Communications and Talent, GLAAD

Jared Kozel
EVP, Executive Creative Director, VML

Bernice Chao
Asians in Advertising, Co-Founder

Georgii Speakman
Managing Director, OUT.LI.ER

Melinda Lee
President, Media Networks, Stage TEN

Meredith Goldberg-Morse
Director, Social Impact, Showtime and MTV Entertainment Studios (Paramount)

Dennis Williams
SVP of Corporate Social Responsibility, Warner Bros Discovery

Mark Durney
Senior VP, Porter Novelli

Pierre Babineau
Vice President, Growth & Creative Services, Mediabrands Content Studio

Aaron Keller
Founder, Capsule

Liz Levy
Executive Creative Director, Hulu

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

Denise Melanson
Senior Director of Social Impact, Wasserman

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

Kevin Williams
Vice President, Digital Products, lanned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)

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

Kiran C K
Director of User Interface, The Brink Agency

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

Valerie Carlson
Chief Creative Officer, Critical Mass

Stevie Morris
VP Social & Content Marketing Strategy, Razorfish

Crissy Bogusz
Motion Graphics Artist, Bravo

Soo Young Kim
Global Brand & Ads Product Marketing, Google

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

Maz Nadjm
Global Head of Social Media Practice, Tata Consultancy Services

Jacquie Henderson
Head of Marketing, Midnight Oil

Taylor Carter Erin
Creative Director, Instacart

Jaime Padilla
Founder, Principal, Prado & Padilla

Joel Nomdarkham
Chief Impact Creator, Amplify Studios

Laura Mignott
Global Chief Experiential Officer, VML Commerce

Madison Cameron
Director of Strategy and Social Impact, David & Goliath

Yadira Harrison
Co-Founder, Verb

Madison Li
Senior Marketing Manager, AT&T

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

Ahmet Hüsrev Sefer
Creative Director, Bilyoner

Paul Armstrong
Founder, TBD Group

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

Meg Riley
SVP, Head of Social, MullenLowe

Carolina Valencia
Director of Partnerships and Communications, Epicenter-NYC

James Gregson
Creative Director, LEGO

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

Kat Saoyen
VP, Creative Director, McCann

Mike Proulx
VP, Research Director, Forrester

Steve Howze
Copywriter, Forsman & Bodenfors

Tiffany Edwards
Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Droga5

Stephen Leps
Brand and Content Strategy Director, IBM

Amy Smith
Chief Strategy & Impact Officer, TOMS

Rajesh Janakiraman
Engineering Manager, Google Inc.

Brooke Havlik
Brooke Havlik Communications, LLC, Communications Strategist and Consultant, Climate + Human Rights

Jason Perelson
Partner, creativeXpeople at Synergy Group

Harun Zankel
Freelance Art Director / Creative Director, Havas NY

Todd Feitlin
Executive Creative Director, 305 Worldwide

Liana Ogden
Senior Creative Strategist, Demonstrate x DDW

Dan Moth
Creative Director, VML Aotearoa

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

Andrew Levine
Marketing, NA

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

Daniela Bontorim
Celebrity Partnerships, Talent Partnership Advisors

Founder, Waiting In The Sky

Cary Smith
Executive Creative Director, Critical Mass

Miles Ludwig
Vice-President, Digital Media, Sesame Workshop

Greg Swan
Chief Creative and Strategy Officer, The Social Lights

Carrie Shade
Creator & Social Media Manager, Against Suicide Movement

Annie Granatstein
VP Content Marketing, Marriott International

Dylan Abruscato
Head of Marketing & Partnerships, Capital

Gregg Weiss
SVP, Consumer Social Media, Citi

Brittany Hennessy
Head of Creator Relations, Carbon August

Hung Lang
Senior Connections Strategist, Digitas

Daniel Nunez
Chief Creative Officer, Laundry Service

Shefik Macauley
Executive Producer and Host, Shefik Presents Invocation

René Eugster
Founder, ECD, Agentur am Flughafen

Nic Alum
CEO, Cultureland

Elizabeth Pigg
Chief Marketing Officer, That's It

Michael Graham
Creative Director, Media Monks

Florence Achado Brown
Chief Executive Officer, Vee69

Leonardo Arcoverde
VP, Creative Director, McCann Health NY

Tynesha Williams
SVP Executive Creative Director, 3AM

Michael Campos
CEO, Head of Strategy, Neue Lane

Sarah Harnisch Amatuzio
International Creative Director, Freelance/Independent

Joshua Weaver
CEO and Chief Consultant, Josh Weaver Group

Deidre Osei
Independent Social Impact Consultant, Avidli

Samira Rafi
Creative Director, Boomerang Communication

Genevieve Taft-Vazquez
Global Director, Human Rights & ESG, The Coca-Cola Company

Anthony Yell
Chief Creative Officer, Razorfish

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

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

Andy Cantu
Creative Director, McKinney

Tiffany Rivers
Senior Director, Social + Influencer Marketing, Media Cause

Maggie Perlich
Senior Vice President, Burns Entertainment

Eric Sandler
VP, Marketing, Pushkin Industries

Josh Paialii
Head of Creative, The Many

Andrew Caravella
Founder, AC3 Ventures

Sergio Spaccavento
Executive Creative Director and Brand Leader, H48

Jason Dailey
Director, Head of Agency, Meta

Filip Williander
VP, Head of Technology & Innovation, The Community

Shawn Ahmed
Social Impact & Communications Specialist, The Uncultured Project (Retired), Consultant (Current)

Paul Kontonis
CMO, Revry

Alex Ruiz
Group Digital Director, Disney Yellow Shoes Creative Group, The Walt Disney Company

Marianna Ruiz
EVP, Executive Creative Director, Edelman

Peter Bray
Founder / ECD, Bray & Co.

Dmytro Lynnyk
Creative Director and Inspirer, Linnikov Agency

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

Ashley Owen
Head of Strategy, Self Employed

Brian Anthony Hernandez
Senior Celebrity News Editor, Bustle

Jen Dorman
Executive Creative Director and Brand Leader, Critical Mass

Tim Leake
Founder/CEO, Let's Lightbulb

Lucy Marcus
Co-Founder, CEO, Marcus Venture Consulting

David Skerrett
Group Strategy Director, Critical Mass

Lisa Gruber
Associate Director of Communications, VML

Nickie Thongton
Creative Director, Ogilvy

Kathy Zucker
Zucker Productions LLC, Owner and CEO

DeNora Getachew
CEO, DoSomething

Michael Porter
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Development, Telescope Inc.

Christena Pyle
Chief Equity Officer, Americas, Dentsu

Keith Pape
CEO and Chief Consultant, YellowPike Media

Jorge Richardson
Founder, HOPE Hydration

Lauren McCracken
Managing Director, and Head of Integrated Planning, OMD USA

Fahad Khawaja
Founder & CEO, Hue

Marcus Benigno
Chief Communications & Marketing Officer, ACLU

Will Cady
Global Brand Ambassador, Reddit

Burak Canpolat
Senior Art Director & UI / UX Designer, FCB Health Reaktor

Jabulani Sigege
Executive Creative Director, _Machine

Chandra Guinn
Executive Director, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, McKinney

Alex Dalman
Head of Social & Innovation, VCCP

Indy Selvarajah
Executive Creative Director, Ketchum, London

Alice Nathoo
VP Social Impact, Headspace

Dave Rosner
CMO, Audigent

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

Raquelle Zuzarte
Founder & CMO, Equity Project For All

Rebecca Armstrong
CEO, North

Armani Barron
Senior Art Director, IMC

Sam Reichman
Executive Creative Director, Snowday

Cristina Gnecco
Co-Founder & Head of Partnerships, Hope Hydration

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

Erica Myers
Director of Digital Marketing, Starz

Maz Farrelly
Conference Speaker, MazSpeaks.com

Ananela Chirinos
Creative Director, Yellow Studio Inc

Morgan Thomas
Associate Creative Director, Cheil

Sarah Evans
Founder & CEO, Sevans PR

Lewis Williams
EVP Head of Brand Impact, Weber Shandwick

Gemini Babla
Director, Marketing, Google

Emeka Obia
Integrated Strategy Director, Publicis West Africa

Peter Minnium
President, US, Ipsos

Scott Terry
Director of Business Affairs, Forsman & Bodenfors

Nick Walsh
Director, Social Media, Hulu

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

Carmen Boon
VP, Public Affairs, Food Bank for New York City

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

Chuck Rachford
Executive Creative Director, Current Global

John Attanasio
CEO & Co-Founder, Toonstar

Lola Bakare
CMO Advisor & Inclusive Marketing Strategist, [email protected]

Carol Dunn
Executive Producer, Human Worldwide

Madeleine Nischan
Head of Post Production, COLOR Creative

Shadille Estepan
Communications and Creative Manager, Born This Way Foundation

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

YuJung Kim
Group Publisher, The Dodo and SB Nation

Jude Ambrosio
Group Strategy Director, Ayzenberg Group

Eduardo Longa Nose
Associate Creative Director, AKQA LA

Camila Romero
Managing Director, The Electric Factory

Adam Robinson
VP, Paramount Social Impact, Paramount

Alix McAlpine
VP of Creative Strategy, Giphy

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

Jenny Mak
Creative Partner, DDB

Nicole Hockley
Co-Founder & CEO, Sandy Hook Promise

Alex Schmider
Director, Transgender Representation, GLAAD

Maryam Al-Khawaja
Founder and Director, Al-Khawaja Consulting

Amy Starnes
Chief Innovation Officer, Best Friends Animal Society

Dave Hohman
Group Creative Director, McKinney

Tunisia Wilson
Creative Director, FX/Disney

Christine Whitemarsh
Senior Marketing Manager, Brand & Communication, True Value Company

Hannah Strashun
Vice President, Group Campaign Director, The Advertising Council

João Inácio
Creative Director, DEPT Agency

Carla Marshall
Content Marketing Consultant, (Independent Consultant)

Katie Bisbee
CRO/CMO, Donorschoose

Kinal Shah
Head of Brand and Global Marketing, Bloomberg Media

Mariana Ramos
Client Strategy Lead, Freelance

Hital Pandya
Global Group Creative Director, Leo Burnett Chicago

Annie Heckenberger
SVP Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness

Natasha Wellesley
Executive Producer, Ventureland

Gemma Craven
Founder & CEO, Bosseur

Waymon Hudson
Frontier, Director of Customer Communications

Katie Soo
Senior Director, Brand Marketing Creative, DICE

Hira Mohibullah Amin
Executive Creative Director, VML Kansas City

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

Whit Hiler
Executive Creative Director, Cornett

Erika Lovegreen
SVP, Marketing, ICUC.social

Matt Bravmann
Senior Marketing Director, Awards Strategy, Paramount+

Erika Bradbury
Consultant, Consultant

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

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

Jason Mitchell
CEO, Movement Strategy

Singleton Beato
Global EVP, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, McCann Worldgroup

Lindsey Gamble
Associate Director of Influencer Innovation, Mavrck

Zeyi Yang
Tech Reporter, MIT Technology Review

Adina Smith
SVP, Marketing & Communications, Kroll

Dominic Riley
Digital Publicity & Partnerships, Netflix

Felix Lundqvist
Art Director, Critical Mass

Humphrey Ho
CEO, Hylink Group

Erica Henderson
Creative Director, INNOCEAN USA

Alexander Rea
Freelance ECD, Aux Works

Amy Carvajal
Chief Creative Officer, Code & Theory

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

Win Sakdinan
Senior Director, North America Business Marketing, Snap (Snapchat)

Brian Jones
Senior Director, Brand Creative, Mint Mobile

Luke McDade
Creative Director & Strategy Executive, Netflix

Bipasha Mookherjee
Creative Director, Episode Four

Carys Afoko
Senior Director, Communications & External Affairs, Mozilla

Heather Hatlo Porter
CCO, Chegg Inc.

Eddy Hiraldo
Copywriter, Social, TBWA/Chiat/Day

Sherri Solinger
Creative Director, Revolve Agency

Monique Ruff-Bell
Head of Conferences, TED

Katherine Sharp
Senior Manager of Social Experience, All State

Dani Calogera
Vice President, Brand & Digital Marketing, SHOWTIME


The Shorty Awards recognize excellence in digital and social media.

All entries will be scored by judges on these major criteria:

Purpose/Impact: Demonstrate that the work and cause had importance and made a positive difference in society.

Impact & Engagement: Entries should demonstrate that their work had a positive impact on the cause they represent and/or successfully engaged their communities in a positive manner.

Creativity: Memorable and/or inspiring for its well-executed, “out of the box” originality and innovation.

Strategy & Execution: Clearly defined and effective communications plan that is key to a brand, agency or organization meeting their objectives.

Engagement: Positive interaction with the target audience and/or measurements of success.


The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!