12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The final deadline to vote for your favorite nominee or to enter your brand or organization was on Thursday, February 20th, 2020.


Honoring the most notable and viral influencers and creators from 2020. See below for official categories.

Brands & Organizations

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards

Project Rebirth

Finalist in Business to Business

About this entry

Ryder is the largest fleet management and supply chain company in North America. And one of the biggest selling points for leasing with Ryder is access to their technicians. The maintenance offering at Ryder is second to none. And with more than 400 shops across the country, there's always a tech nearby. But for more than 80 years, that best-in-class service has only been available to those driving a Ryder truck.

Until now. Our assignment was to announce to fleet managers and owner-operators that Ryder's technicians are now available to anyone, anywhere, at any time. You can now have Ryder's famed maintenance offering, even if you aren't behind the wheel of a Ryder truck.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

What better way to announce the availability of the world's best technicians than to show them off?

When it comes to fleet vehicle maintenance, most decision-makers spend a lot of time looking for vendors, tips, shops, and insights online. We needed to create a piece of content that would be engaging, shareable, and make some noise in an incredibly quiet corner of this marketplace.

So we decided to kill off a truck in the most visually-stunning, over-the-top way and then bring it back to life in the kind of way only Ryder could. We partnered with one of the film industry's leading vehicle-stunt production companies and build a gauntlet that would destroy every integral aspect of Volvo's latest and greatest truck. Once it was dead, we towed it into a Ryder facility, put a team of technicians on the clock, and got to work bringing the truck back to life. We filmed them in real-time as they worked to make this incredibly complex—and incredibly ruined—piece of machinery roadworthy again.

The logic was simple: If we can fix this truck, we can fix any truck.


The campaign extended into our social media pages, where we posted teaser photos and videos. From the wreckage rose incredible results. In just two weeks, we saw over 6.5MM paid media views, 313,000+ organic YouTube views and over 10,095 visitors to the site. Specifically among the fleet audience, we had a 71% completion rate, a 263% increase over the industry average of 27%. The campaign even received coverage as far as Germany's automotive enthusiast magazine Autozeitung. And best of all for Ryder, the entire campaign delivered at an efficient $0.03 CPV, proving that sometimes, the best way to get people talking about truck maintenance is to destroy one.


Video for Project Rebirth

Produced by

CP+B Miami , Ryder

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, and the rest of the social web.

the 12th annual shorty awards will take place on may 3rd.