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See below for official categories. The regular entry deadline is February 7th, 2019.

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

WestJet Christmas Miracle: 12,000 mini miracles

Winner in Physical & Digital

Finalist in Travel & Tourism, Integrated Campaign

Entered in Multi-Platform Campaign, Social Good Campaign

About this entry

To stand out during holiday season, WestJet brought a memorable and heartwarming experience to both guests and employees alike. Objectives included:

Why does this entry deserve to win?

For the past 3 years WestJet has been a leader in content marketing especially during the holiday season. To build on this equity WestJet created their 2015 holiday campaign – WestJet's 12,000 mini miracles. In a world where releasing video content during the holidays has become a cluttered space, WestJet took a new approach to content marketing in hopes of creating a movement, as opposed to a moment. The goal of the campaign was to encourage 12,000 WestJetters across the network to perform and submit (via social channels) 12,000 mini miracles (or random acts of kindness) on December 9th over a 24 hour time period. Starting in London, UK across to Hawaii, US each mini-miracle submitted with #WestJetChristmas was tracked in real time by an internal team of WestJet volunteers at a Command Centre located in Calgary using the social tracking system Hashtagio. The campaign began with the idea of involving WestJet's entire network, 101 bases in total, but evolved into a movement globally.

An in-depth, experiential strategy was developed and executed, including:

Results

The success of the concept was the first of its kind (for WestJet) to rely on user generated content being submitted in 24 hrs.

Media

Video for WestJet Christmas Miracle: 12,000 mini miracles

Produced by

studio m , WestJet

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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, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and the rest of the social web.

The Regular Entry Deadline is February 7th, 2019