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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From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards Best use of Branded Content

This award honors those most effective and creative incorporation of branded content by a brand, agency or organization.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Nominees

"Foley Artist" - Bumblebee
For the last 12 years, fan favorite Bumblebee has given heart to the robot filled, action-packed Tr…
"The Daily Show Presents Butt Chugging" - Blockers
What happens when a studio partner and their NSFW red band trailer come to you to drive awareness? …
12 Days of HoneyBaked Christmas
After six decades of serving The World's Best Ham, The Honey Baked Ham Company was ready to enter i…
All American Family Portrait
As the world and specifically photography has gone digital, American families are no longer printin…
All I Really Want for Christmas
Kool-Aid Man has been crashing through walls since the 1970s. While there is widespread awareness a…
Best Fiends Animated Shorts
Seriously, a mobile-first entertainment company, is "doing Hollywood backwards" by building an ente…
Cal-Organic Farms: Passion That Grows
Through utilizing assets from a video mini-series partnership between Cal-Organic Farms and Tastema…
finalist
audience honor
Can't Judge a Book
Mastercard has been a sponsor of the GRAMMYs for years, tying our passion for music with music's bi…
finalist
Can't Judge a Book
Mastercard has been a sponsor of the GRAMMYs for years, tying our passion for music with music's bi…
Canvas designed by Citi Branded Content
When it comes to testing communities, Citi, might not spring to mind. You might think a tech startu…
Charlie's Perfect Pitch
Spoiler alert: Mastercard is in the credit card industry and the JetBlue Mastercard is a travel car…
Cheez Doodles Creates a Cheesy Cult Life Coach
After more than 20 years of media silence, Cheez Doodles fell off of consumers' radars with the exc…
Culture of Proximity: Visual Communication and Fame
Viacom has always occupied a unique role in our cultural ecosystem, able to shape and dictate cult…
Days Inn + Fatherly Making Travel Baseball Brighter
At Days Inn, we're all about making our time together brighter. We're your cheer captain that encou…
Dream In Black
AT&T wanted to create a long-term communications platform geared towards the African American commu…
Driving Innovation and Efficiency in Facilities
As a marketing team, our objective in building our brand is to tell the stories of our people and t…
Fine Art Everyday
The Samsung Frame TV is designed to be more than just another TV. It's a television when it's on, a…
JW MARRIOTT. The world’s first luxury hotel Instagram magazine
Create connection and engagement while showcasing the essence of JW Marriott Hotels by breaking do…
finalist
L.L.Bean Be an Outsider at Work
After more than 106 years in business, L.L.Bean was widely known as a fall and winter brand, repres…
LIT! Above The Noise
Viacom Velocity and Beats by Dr. Dre collaborated to extend the impact of their Beats' 'Above the N…
finalist
Love Has No Labels, Rising
The original short film Rising is a powerful extension of the award-winning Love Has No Labels camp…
Malibu Games — the championship of summer fun
Malibu is a coconut rum with a budget as trivial as the cocktail umbrella. Not the typical choice o…
Netflix Queer Eye 'Yass, Australia’
Our brief was to launch Season Two of Netflix's Queer Eye in Australia with a local twist. Netflix …
finalist
Now That's A Cardiac
In the fall of 2018, Cadillac was looking for a big idea that would generate buzz and coverage arou…
ROADM8 – The Ultimate Road Trip Companion
A great vacation starts with a super road trip. And you can't have a super road trip without super …
Reach For Better
Franklin Templeton Investments (India), one of the leading fund houses in the country, in partnersh…
Reef First Beach
SITUATIONReef wanted to re-launch its brand around a singular purpose:To unite the world as one bea…
winner
Rice Krispies Treats® Love Notes
Back-to-school is a cluttered time with a multitude of brands fighting for mindshare. It is also an…
Spread the Happy Season 2
In partnership with Ferrero's Nutella, Brand Programming Studios created the Spread The Happy Serie…
Steak-umm's "Woke" Twitter Rant
The objective of the rant on Twitter was to spark attention, start conversations, and continue to b…
The Away Game
Tim Hortons is Canada's largest QSR, with over 4,000 locations. It was founded by NHL legend Tim Ho…
The Chicago Bulls and BMO Harris Bank present, “The Bullchelor,” starring Robin Lopez
Longtime Bulls partner BMO Harris Bank comes to the table each season looking to breakthrough the s…
The Hook for Currys PC World
In June 2018, Blue 449 tasked social publisher The Hook with a perception altering brief for Britis…
The ItAll Social Experiment
We've seen a profound shift today in the way people eat and shop. The diet era born out of the 1980…
The Raisin Bran Bran Bod
Kellogg's Raisin Bran® has been an American pantry staple for decades. However, media today often f…
The Spruce X Lowe's "Clever Kitchen Hacks"
Lowe's, one of the leading destinations for home improvement, sought Dotdash out for its unique exp…
UOR & MTV’s THE CHALLENGE
MTV accepted the challenge to establish Universal Parks and Resorts as a world-class vacation desti…
Welcome to Atlanta
The objective for the integrated campaign "Welcome to Atlanta" was to connect the attitude of the t…
Wendy's 50 Cent Frosty
Wendy's partnered with Comedy Central to promote the return of their 50-Cent Frosty deal. We were t…
WestJet Christmas Miracle: Uniting Through Traditions
For the past twenty-two years, WestJet has been known as a low-cost domestic carrier. However, with…
WestJet Thanks: Giving hope
Hope Air is the only charity in Canada that provides free flights to low-income Canadians of all ag…