WHO WILL BE JUDGING MY WORK?

Each season the Shorty Impact Awards carefully curates a group of Real Time Academy members to judge the current competition. Here are the 9th Annual Shorty Impact Awards judges whose expertise expands across fields such as marketing, design, communications, strategy and more:

Naz Nazli
Creative Director, Creative X, Meta

Lewis Williams
EVP Head of Brand Impact, Weber Shandwick

Alex Athanasiou
Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives, COLLINS

Dominic Riley
Digital Publicity & Partnerships, Netflix

Erica Henderson
Creative Director, INNOCEAN USA

Ashley Graham
Founder, PR Advisor, and Podcast Host, The Conscious Publicist®

Mary Toves
Group Creative Director, Disney

Jason Rowland
Social Media Strategist, Google

Emeka Obia
Integrated Strategy Director, Publicis West Africa

Kaleesha Rajamantri
Head of Worldwide Shopping Events, Amazon Ads

Diogo Felippelli
VP, Social Media, FOX Entertainment

Christina Hardy
Director, Talent and Influencer, Bumble

Eric Toda
Director, Business Social Marketing and Executive Director of Meta Prosper, Meta

Jonah Birns
Senior Creative Director, NBCUniversal TV & Streaming

Jack Gillard-Rayer
Content Producer, Amazon Music

Praveen Kumar Krishnamurthy
Product Marketing Manager, Adobe Inc.

Karen Levy
Former Head of eCommerce Marketing, Tropicana

Keith Pape
CEO and Chief Consultant, YellowPike Media

Alix McAlpine
VP of Revenue, GIPHY

Marcelo Ramirez
Executive Creative Director, Havas New York

Deidre Osei
Senior Account Director, Rocket Social Impact

Josh Mizrachi
Group Creative Director, Havas

Hung Lang
Senior Connections Strategist, Digitas

Kevin Petersen
Senior Manager, Digital Marketing, Lenovo

Michael Colella
SVP, Executive Producer, Creative Studio, Infillion

Ashley Frohnert
Director of Social Media, PETA

Josh Zimmerman
Founder, CEO, Creator Coach

Genevieve Taft-Vazquez
Sr Director, Human Rights and Sustainable Sourcing, The Coca-Cola Company

Susannah Rubin
Creative Director, Publicis

Scott Terry
Director of Business Affairs, Forsman & Bodenfors

Valerie Carlson
Chief Creative Officer, Critical Mass

Jones Krahl
US Head of Creative, Deloitte Digital

Pancho González
Co-Founder & CCO, Inbrax

Josh Paialii
Head of Creative, The Many

Stephanie Perez
Founder, YeahFoodBeer

Bill Strickland
Editor, Bicycling Magazine

Ravi Sunnak
EVP, Porter Novelli

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

Michael Campos
CEO, Head of Strategy, Neue Lane

Qianna Smith Bruneteau
Founder, Executive Director, American Influencer Council

Jamie Cordwell
Global Executive Creative Director, Edelman

Preeti Nadgar
Chief Strategy Officer, US, Essence Mediacom

Jeff Semones
Managing Partner, Head of Social, EssenceMediacom

Lisa Gruber
Associate Director of Communications, VML

Justin Baum
Creative Director, Lenovo

Michael Graham
Creative Director, Media Monks

Sascha Piltz
Executive Creative Director, MRM New York

Carla Marshall
Content Marketing Consultant, Sorbet Digital

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

Lucy Marcus
CEO, Marcus Venture Consulting

David Skerrett
Group Strategy Director, Critical Mass

Kiran C K
Director of User Interface, Independent

Victoria Taylor

Kirill Lazariev
CEO and Founder, Lazarev.agency

Tatiana Holifield
Sirius XM & Pandora, VP, Social Content & Growth Marketing

Katie Sturino
Founder, Megababe Beauty

Alexandre Faure
Managing director, The Agency Academy

Jason Dailey
Director, Head of Agency, Meta

Silas Nogueira
Sr. Art Director, Leo Burnett

Rob Engelsman
Cofounder & Strategy Partner, Quick Study

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

Crissy Bogusz
Motion Graphics Artist, Bravo

Cary Smith
Executive Creative Director, Critical Mass

Zaina Madain
Social Media Lead, Films, Peacock

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

Burak Canpolat
Art Director & Designer

George Olexa
Senior Director of Global Brand, Creative & Media, Intel

Eric Sandler
VP, Marketing, Pushkin Industries

Raquelle Zuzarte
Founder & CMO, Equity Project For All

Shawn Ahmed
Non-Profit Digital Communications Specialist, Freelance

Abhinit Agarwal
Executive Strategy Director, TBWA Singapore

Jaime Padilla
Founder, Principal, Prado & Padilla

Allison Hobbs
Senior Director, Content and Growth, Mediabrands Content Studio

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

Greg Swan
Senior Partner, FINN Partners

Goldie Chan
Founder, Warm Robots

Jason Perelson
Partner, ThinkPlaceX at Synergy Group

John Attanasio
CEO & Co-Founder, Toonstar

James Gregson
Creative Director

Maz Farrelly
Conference Speaker, MazSpeaks.com

Miriam Malta
Creative Director, BBDO LA

Castro Desroches
Group Creative Director, Translation llc

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

Adele Mulford
CEO + Chief Creative Cultivator, The Cultivate Company

Armani Barron
Senior Art Director, IMC

Dmytro Lynnyk
Creative Director and Inspirer, Linnikov Agency

Martin Grosse
Founder & CEO, Showhost, KÖNIGSKLASSE

Amy Carvajal
Chief Creative Officer, Code & Theory

Kymberlie Adams
Global Chief Marketing & Development Officer, Soroptimist International

Mitesh Kothari
Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, White Rivers Media

Nickolas James
VP, Social Media, Sinclair Inc.

Annie Heckenberger
SVP Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness

Erika Bradbury
Consultant, Consultant

Jenn Bader
Founder & CEO, Bader

Katherine Auguston
Creative Director, Code and Theory

Gregg Weiss
SVP, Consumer Social Media, Citi

Christian Varsava
Global Social Media & Community Manager, Logitech

Stephen Leps
Brand and Content Strategy Director, IBM

Bernice Chao
Founder, Asians in Advertising

Adam Robinson
Vice President, Social Impact, Paramount Global

Taylor Carter Erin
Executive Creative Director, Instacart

Andrew Borin Cresswell
Creative Director, Freelance

Sergio Spaccavento
Creative Director and Author, Micidial

José Eslinger
Creative Director, BBDO LA

Jake Katz
Founder, Waiting In The Sky

Erin Acuff
Vice President of Client Strategy, Insight Creative Group (ICG)

Joy Ekuta
Co-Founder, Chief Strategy & Operations Officer, Retrospect

Steve Bowen
Creative Director, PPK

Nic Alum
CEO, Cultureland

Sauptik Dhar
Director of Artificial Intelligence, Eluvio

Daniel Tolentino
Senior Art Director, AKQA

Danielle Brigida
Sr. Director of Wildlife Communications and Strategy, World Wildlife Fund

Pierre Babineau
Professor, Université de Moncton

Adam Gausepohl
CEO & Head of Creative, PopShorts, Inc.

Amber Coleman-Mortley
Senior Director, Community and Culture, The Female Quotient

Cathy Davenport Lee
Principal Creative Director, Eluvio

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

Christoph Kastenholz
Pulse Advertising, CEO & Co-Founder

David Clarke
Group Experience Design Director, AKQA

Jan Harling
CEO, Virtus Asia Consulting

Jen Dorman
Executive Creative Director, Critical Mass

Jessie Mash
Partner + Chief Business Officer, SonderCo

Lara Daniel
Co-Founder & CEO, Pulse Advertising

Nick Bilodeau
Executive Director, Quantum

Nkululeko Vilakazi
Creative Director, Machine_

Patricia Gray
EVP, Performance Marketing, KINESSO

Victor Mattoni
Art Director, BBDO Group Germany

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

Peter Minnium
Principal, M+ Consulting

Nishant Mendiratta
Roku Inc., Software Engineering Manager

Magnus Gylje
Head of Science, Swedish Radio (SR)

Caitlin Horrigan
Senior Director, Global Advocacy, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

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

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

Yadira Harrison
Co-Founder, Verb

Howie Kleinberg
President, Glow

Michelle Underwood
SVP, Group Creative Director, Havas

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

Florence Achado
Chief Executive Officer, Vee69

Adina Smith
SVP, Marketing, Brand & Communications, Principal Consultant

Sean DallasKidd
Partner & CCO, Demonstrate x DDW

Lowry Yankwich
Independent Podcast Producer, LBY Media

Adu Adu
Social Media Executive & Podcast Host and Producer, A Dose Of Black Joy & Caffeine Podcast

Renee Van den Oetelaar
Boomerang FT., Head Of Boomerang FT.

Steve Howze
Copywriter, Forsman & Bodenfors

James Maclean
Creative Director, Maclean Creative

Katie Soo
Chief Operating Officer, DICE

Zeyi Yang
Tech Reporter, MIT Technology Review

Tim Leake
Founder/CEO, Let's Lightbulb

Ahmet Hüsrev Sefer
Creative Director, Bilyoner

Maximilian Eugster
CEO, Agentur am Flughafen AG

Samira Rafi
Creative Director, Boomerang Communication

Shefik Macauley
Executive Producer and Host, Shefik Presents Invocation

Paul David
CEO, Literal Humans

Ariel Sims
SVP, Head of Paid Social, Digitas North America

Jason Morros
VP, Head of Integrated Marketing, Edison Properties

Mariana Ramos
Client Strategy Lead, Freelance

Matt Klein
Head of Global Foresight, Reddit

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

Ivellisse Morales
Founder & CEO, bombilla

Amy Starnes
Chief Innovation Officer, Best Friends Animal Society

Ben Yabsley
Group Creative Director, Dentsu Creative

Carlos Altamirano
VP Creative, Digitas Peru

Dan Trimarchi
Associate Creative Director, McCann New York

Diego Lauton
ECD, Ogilvy Amsterdam

Svetlana Stotskaya
Marketing and Brand Strategist, Mentor, Independent Consultant

Eugene Mischenko
E-Commerce & Digital Marketing Association, President

Tamas Adam
Creative Copywriter, VML

Aquayemi-Claude Akinsanya
CEO & Founder, Podcast Host, Content Creator and Young Leader, GCBR and TCSL Campaign

Tejaswi Agarwal
Senior Software Engineer, Uber

Charles Ifegwu
Managing Director, THE FIFTH

Paolo Deleon
Creative Director, Dentsu Creative Philippines

Gaby Surkin
Marketing Director, Bader Media Group

Jiayuan Wang
Design Director, Vision Studio

Troy Scarlott
SVP, Creative and Innovation, Horizon Media

Mijal Tenenbaum
Associate Director, Small Girls PR

Dustin Sveum
Executive Vice President, Small Girls PR

Kori Mastroieni
Founder/Creative Director, KDM Creative (currently consulting with Macy’s)

Kristen Connell
Design Director, Scholastic

Sarah Kincaid
Director, Performance Marketing, Kinesso

Olha Bahaieva
Lead UX/UI Designer, Dish Network

Augustina(Ao) Liu
Senior Product Designer, Toast, Inc.

Azizbek Sayidov
Chief Designer, Taboo Branding

Sophie Katsali
Global Social Media Manager, Canva

Andrew Levine
Marketing, NA

Yan Liu
Principal Product Designer, Microsoft

Gigi Harville
CEO/Founder, The Paul Harville Group

Ran Wei
Head of Marketing, Microsoft for Startups Microsoft

Vitali Zahharov
Head of Design, MØDDEN

Jen Moss
Chief Creative Officer, JAR Audio

Ahmed Alsagheer
Art Director/ Motion Designer, Asharq Business with Bloomberg

Karen Freberg
Professor of Strategic Communication and Director of The Bird’s Nest student agency, University of Louisville

Alex Brodsky
CEO, Playsense

Arun Gupta
Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM Architect, Confiance Tech Solutions

Lauren Haberfield
Executive Creative Director, Edelman

Justin Ayars
Founder & CEO, equalityMD

Trelanda Lowe
Filmmaker, Writer, Producer, Director, Podcast creator/host, Vision Edge Media

Sean Brown
Sr Director of Design and Development, Courageous Studios

Sunny Vachher
Founder : CEO : Executive Producer, SUNNY

Jose Nerves
Senior Art Director, Forsman & Bodenfors

Jhon Jaimes
Senior Copywriter, Dentsu Creative

Kai Deveraux Lawson
Founder, Head of Culture & Marketing, Valerie

Jennifer Stack
Head of Content, North America, Sid Lee

Marcela Angeles
VP Creative Director, Media.Monks

Tina Mulqueen
CEO, Kindred PR

Joanne Tombrakos
Storyteller, Marketing Strategist, NYU Professor, Author, Podcaster

Maria Rastatourova
Designer, Connector, & Entrepreneur, https://masharastatourova.com

James Nord
Founder & CEO, Fohr

Gabrielle Prawl
VP Group Creative Director, Razorfish

Cassidy Lashaway
Associate Creative Director, The Refinery

Pranjali Ajay Parse
Data Scientist II, Autodesk, Inc.

Ryan Coan
Founder & CEO, Creative Riff

Bipasha Mookherjee
Creative Director, Episode Four

Andrew Caravella

Grant Owens
Chief Strategy Officer, Critical Mass

Halley Knigge
Divisional Vice President, Communications, Community & Inclusion, REI Co-op

Gemma Craven
Founder & CEO, Bosseur

Daniel Thomer
Creative Director, VML New York

Satenik Ghazaryan
CMO, Armenia Digital Awards

Ashish Gupta
Director of Engineering, PopId

Oluwafemi Olugbade
Multimedia Storyteller, The Soundbaking Company

Jonathan Unger
CEO & Founder, Unger Media

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

Jasmine Presson
Chief Strategy Officer, Mediaplus North America

Madeleine Nischan
Head of Post Production, COLOR Creative

Nneka Norville
Global Communications & Corporate Citizenship Executive

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Brandon Pletsch

Eirasmin Lokpez-Cobo

Edward Mcdonald-Neidenbach

King Bach

Steve Rock
Chief Creative Officer, Good Kids Creative

JUDGING CRITERIA

The Shorty Impact Awards recognize excellence in digital and social media.

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

Creativity & Innovation

Demonstrate a well-executed strategy along with originality and innovation, resulting in a memorable and “out of the box” outcome.

Strategy & Execution

Clearly defined and effective strategic plan that is key to a brand, agency or organization meeting their objectives. The plan should be aligned with the objectives.

Impact

Demonstrate the performance, outcome and positive impact that meet or exceed the objectives of the work submitted. Results can be quantitative and/or qualitative.

THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

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

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