THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

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

Special Project

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From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards Best Branded Series

This award honors the most creative and effective use of a branded content series, such as a digital web series or docu-series, by a brand, agency, or organization.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Nominees

finalist
audience honor
4 Photographers Shoot The Same Model
Is it the camera, or the photographer? The average person may assume that expensive, high quality c…
winner
AT&T Hello Lab Presents "Guilty Party"
Long gone are the days of passive consumption and primetime tune-in—we've officially surpassed the …
BBQuest
Texas Beef Council is tasked with finding a place on consumers' plates for beef through promotion, …
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…
finalist
DBS Sparks Mini-Series
SPARKS, an industry-first online mini-series, follows a group of young bankers navigating work and …
Discovering Routes travels with Diskubre
Discovering Routes travels with four young Filipinos to the Cordilleras of the Philippines to learn…
finalist
Extreme I.T. series
Our goal was to gain Lenovo some warranted notoriety; not just as the global leader in innovative c…
Far From Home
The main goal of the Olympic Channel original series Far From Home¸ presented by Bridgestone, was t…
Feed A Bee
Bees get a bad rap. Yes, they make that annoying buzz sound, and they do give us nasty stings from …
Food Interrupted
Our food system is at a tipping point -- four of the top five causes of death in the US are food re…
Goldman Sachs: The Long & Short of It
In an effort to position Goldman Sachs as a thought leader in both the financial industry and in th…
Goldman Sachs’ Talks at GS Interview Show
Goldman Sachs has long been a thought leader across disciplines– not just in finance. And their ab…
Grey Goose’s 'OFF SCRIPT' on Facebook Watch in partnership with Group Nine Media and Sunshine
Grey Goose sought to strengthen its cultural relevance through great entertainment powered by so…
Herbal Essences - "Common Scents"
The goal of the campaign went beyond increasing Herbal Essences' reach in the market and highlighti…
Kappa Crypto
Kappa Crypto was the first show of its kind to be fully sponsored on Snap Originals. When the show…
Kneading Dough
When it comes to financial education, statistics in the U.S. are quite alarming. Over half of the p…
MG CHANGEMAKERS
MG India (also known as Morris Garages) will unveil its first model in India next year. As a run up…
MTV Decoded Season 7
America is at a boiling point and it seems people are more divided than ever. So MTV created Decode…
finalist
Momsplaining Season 2
Johnson's® partnered with ELLEN for the relaunch of their brand by sponsoring the second season of …
Mountain Dew Overs
Amplify Mountain Dew ICE launch in the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards through a multi-platform marketin…
Never Stand Still
Against the backdrop of decreasing trust in the tech industry (where the 2018 Edelman Trust Baromet…
Olympic Outposts
THE OBJECTIVETo share Bridgestone's PASSION for the Olympic Movement and its stakeholders with a wi…
One Jets Drive
Debuting in June 2018, One Jets Drive began as a vision to take the team's social media content to …
Pizza Hut 'Hometown Heroes' (Produced by Verizon Media)
Establish Pizza Hut as the official pizza for football fans and create an emotional connection thro…
Samsung /make
Samsung needed to reach the next generation of mobile consumers. In a survey, 82% of U.S. teens sai…
Sauce Talk
Leaning on an extensive background as a linear TV channel and foremost digital content producer, VI…
Scene Queens (Franchise)
Hailed by the New York Times as "a cultural phenomenon," VH1's Emmy Award Winning RuPaul's Drag Rac…
SkoLOL
A football team strives to tell its best stories from the gridiron, often sagas of great determinat…
Spread the Happy Season 2
In partnership with Ferrero's Nutella, Brand Programming Studios created the Spread The Happy Serie…
StoryBooked Two
Our goal was to drive loyalty member engagement outside of the stay occasion by making our viewers…
Talking Snack presented by Hefty
You can find WWE Superstars in an arena most nights of the week. For Talking Snack, we wanted to ta…
The Alienist Docuseries
TNT's "The Alienist" goes back in time to the dawn of psychology and the first study of serial kill…
The Voices of Bears Ears
The Utah Office of Tourism — in partnership with San Juan County — produced and distributed a four-…
UpUpDownDown League of Legends Series
WWE partnered with Riot Games to create a groundbreaking e-Sports multi-platform campaign featuring…
VetriScience Take Good Care Video Series
VetriScience pet supplements have been used by veterinarians for over 35 years, but in recent years…
WILL IT CLOG?
Sadly, drain openers are not often the most sought after cleaning products. Research has shown that…
Women Crush Wednesday: STEM Edition
MTV's Instagram TV series Women Crush Wednesday: STEM Edition was crafted with a clear mission: to …
finalist
You Know That Scene Series
Focus Features built their brand on releasing movies that deserve to be discussed, like Lost in Tra…
adidas Originals SHPTLKS
Our objective was to excite and engage our largest streetwear community and satisfy their thirst to…
iHeartRadio Fan Vs. Artist Trivia
iHeartRadio's brand objective is to connect fans with their favorite artists through music, events …
iLobola Nge Bhubesi
Lion Lager is an iconic South African beer that once held the lion's share of the beer market back …