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.

From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards

The Spotify Portfolio

Silver Distinction in Native Advertising

Audience Honor in Native Advertising

About this entry

How do you make something original out of your portfolio of creative advertising work?

Why does this entry deserve to win?

Swedish Art Director Christian Söderholm has created his portfolio at Spotify. And while we've seen portfolios been built on platforms like Facebook, YouTube and Instagram before, this is the first time its been done entirely on Spotify.

While of course being forced to work within Spotify's limitations, Christian has tried to use it as an advantage. Each of his advertising cases are presented as an album, with the cover image used to show visuals. The place for song titles are used to make a short description of each case. And the actual songs are used as audio case presentations of his work. Even his biography is created in the same way.

So now everyone can save his advertising work next to their favorite albums and playlists. And as a bonus, Christian is now also actually getting payed each time someone is "listening" to his portfolio.


The portfolio was picked up by a variety of industry media around the world and was also widely spread in social media as a creative and groundbreaking way of getting exposure from a portfolio. With the help of the exposure since the portfolio was published, Christian has landed a new job as an Art Director.


Video for The Spotify Portfolio

Produced by

Christian Söderholm, Christian Söderholm


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