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 early deadline is on December 3rd, 2020.

From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards

Tiny Hamster’s Tiny Tiki Party

Finalist in Video

About this entry

With a new product hitting the market, it can be difficult to gain awareness – especially when the product is related to urine. Since accidents can happen anywhere, sometimes leaving more than a stain behind, Clorox created Clorox® Urine Remover. It works on both stains and odors and is specially formulated for hard-to-clean porous and soft surfaces to break down urine, eliminating odors unlike other cleaners that just mask the smell.

During National Pet Month in May, Clorox sought to raise awareness for the new product and reach an audience of potentially heavy users: animal lovers.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

To help reach its target audience, Clorox partnered with viral video sensation: Tiny Hamster. To celebrate the start of fruit drink season and inevitable messes that will follow, the Tiny Hamster launched the latest installment in its viral video series: "Tiny Hamster's Tiny Tiki Party."

Given the popularity of the video series by Hello Denizen and history of previous pick-up by top media, the partnership was obvious. In this bite-sized journey, hamsters and a hedgehog are treated to tropical drinks at a local tiki bar. After having one too many, Tiny Hamster doesn't make it to the bathroom in time and ends up having an accident! Even the tiniest bladders can make big messes, so to help clean up, the Tiny Hamster enlists Clorox® Urine Remover.

Clorox and Hello Denizen worked closely on the plotline to create a natural product fit for the video series. The video also received an extra boost from Tiny Hamster's set of close followers and the ability to share over social media. The video premiered in May for National Pet Month on Hello Denizen's YouTube page, but was also shared out on both partners' social channels and sent to select media to help promote additional views.


The video secured more than 1.27 million views to date and even received praise for the natural fit. Media outreach also secured placements with top outlets like Digg, ABC News, BuzzFeed, Mashable, POPSUGAR, The Kitchn, USA TODAY, Yahoo! News, Hello Giggles, AOL and many more.

Sentiment for the video was overwhelmingly positive, with more than 98 percent giving the YouTube video a "Thumbs Up."


Video for Tiny Hamster’s Tiny Tiki Party

Produced by

Hello Denizen, Ketchum, The Clorox Company


Entry Credits

About the Shorty Awards

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the 13th annual shorty awards for brands and organizations is open for entries! early deadline on dec 3rd, 2020.