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 12th Annual Shorty Awards Best Branded Podcast

This award honors the most creative and effective use of a podcast produced to promote a brand.

See previous winners and honorees here.


AARP's 'The Perfect Scam' Podcast
AARP’s "The Perfect Scam" podcast profiles America’s biggest scam stories. The series introduces listeners to compelling personal stories from scam victims and their families. Interviews with professional con artists and leading experts pull back the curtain on how scammers operate to educate listeners on how best to protect themselves from fraud.
Awake at Night
What keeps these humanitarian workers awake at night? That’s the exact question Melissa Fleming asked some of UNHCR’s workers in this podcast that was unveiled at a time when the number of people forced to flee their homes was at a record high. The podcast focuses on the incredible people who have dedicated their lives to helping people who have b…
Command Line Heroes
Open source software is changing the world—often quietly, behind the scenes. The first command line heroes created Linux, an open operating system that anyone could use and customize for themselves. Now, much of the infrastructure running the internet is developed in the open.  Command Line Heroes is an original podcast from Red Hat. In each ep…
Earning Curve
Interac is one of Canada’s most recognizable financial brands, playing a vital role in all Canadian transactional businesses, big and small. Recently, entirely new technology platforms and payment systems have bombarded merchants with many more options. Large companies have entire departments dedicated to managing that, but for small business owne…
NASA Explorers: Apollo
On July 20, 1969, humans set foot on the Moon for the first time. NASA Explorers: Apollo is a commemorative audio series for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Through the lens of today’s lunar explorers, this five-episode series follows the scientific and cultural legacy of the Apollo program. NASA Explorers: Apollo celebrates the 400…
Road to Resilience
Every day countless resilience stories play out across the Mount Sinai Health System. Whether it’s a patient in recovery or a researcher working towards a cure, resilience unites our community across eight hospitals, a leading medical school and a vast network of ambulatory practices. Our “Road to Resilience” podcast grew out of a desire to suppor…
Segment - Fixed That For You (FTFY)
Fixed That For You (FTFY for short) is an original podcast from Segment about solving challenging problems with data and algorithms. It was an ambitious storytelling project and a completely new medium for us (we had never done a podcast before), but we wanted to tell stories about data that anyone could understand and relate to. The podcast is ho…


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