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11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

See below for official categories. The early entry deadline is November 29th, 2018.

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 9th Annual Shorty Awards

Road to College

Entered in Twitter

About this entry

To inspire college-bound students to start planning TODAY, and position Wells Fargo as a source for tips, tools and help.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

The months leading up to freshmen year are a busy time loaded with deadlines and big decisions but it's also big fun. College students and parents are proud to be making these decisions and excited for the next phase of their lives. To support students and parents during this phase, we designed a social experience to show how, when and where Wells Fargo can help along the "Road to College." In May of 2016, Wells Fargo hosted a single-day, live video event to visually depict milestones on the journey to college while also giving fans a way to interact and win prizes. Driven to the website via targeted social advertising on Twitter and Facebook, viewers tweeted with #GetCollegeReady to move the car down our Twitter-powered road. Throughout the day, users whose Tweet pushed the car past designated prize thresholds won prizes like smart watches, tablets and even $500 worth of quarters for laundry. Unique camera angles, prize reveals and the aspect of friendly social competition kept viewers engaged throughout the day.


Ultimately, the single-day event drove over 35,000 organic uses of the campaign hashtag (more than a tweet per second during the 8 hour live event), generating a wave of positive brand awareness for Wells Fargo during a peak season for college financial planning.


Video for Road to College

Produced by

Moroch, Wells Fargo


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 Shorty Social Good Awards will be held November 15, 2018 in New York City