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 11th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Games

This award honors game makers and marketers who've tapped into social media in a creative way to effectively engage current gamers and grow their audience. Both online and mobile games and apps are eligible for this award.

See previous winners and honorees here.


Westworld: The Maze
HBO's Westworld tells the story of a Western-themed amusement park inhabited by lifelike robot "hosts" who create a world where any human appetite can be indulged. For the Season 2 finale, HBO tasked 360i with bringing the show world to life so that fans could inhabit it, much like the characters they follow each week. The result needed to be wor…
Celebrity Champion Challenges - Marvel Contest of Champions
With the hype around upcoming Marvel movies in 2018 reaching a state of unparalleled anticipation, 2018 was a key year for Kabam as the company aspired to expand mainstream awareness and association with these films for its mobile fighting game Marvel Contest of Champions, especially In light of the game's highly successful 3rd year of service.To …
Critical Role
What began in 2012 as a bunch of friends playing Dungeons & Dragons has evolved into a multi-platform entertainment sensation. Critical Role's goal has always been to create an inclusive and ever growing community of gaming fans that encourages creation and creativity. In summer, 2018, Critical Role opened its own studio and launched with its own …
The Call of Duty Alexa Skill -
EVERY CALL OF DUTY PLAYER COULD USE A COACH. WE HELPED BUILD THEM ONE.Even the best soldiers on the battlefield need a little backup. Armed Mind provided the voice and dialogue that fueled the Call of Duty Alexa Skill, which used in-game performance data, AI, and a whole lot of helpful insights to give soldiers personalized pertinent intel on how …
Xbox Game Pass Twitter Presence
Historically, the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds for Xbox have been the primary source for Xbox fans to get news and announcements. When we were tasked with launching new social channels for Xbox's subscription gaming service, Xbox Game Pass, this offered a unique challenge to differentiate ourselves and speak to a more specific audience i…


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, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, Snapchat, and the rest of the social web.

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