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 13th Annual Shorty Awards Best Online Event/Activation

This award honors the most creative and innovative event or activation produced for an online audience. Creative use of filters, visual effects, live streaming, and interactive elements are all eligible.

Nominees

finalist
gold honor
#BuyBlack Friday Show
Small businesses are the heartbeat of our communities and many are facing an economic crisis, due t…
2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival
In a year like no other, iHeartRadio had to find new and innovative ways to continue its tradition …
AD: The Iconic Home — A Virtual Showhouse
Showhouses and showrooms are the heartbeat of the design industry. But when the COVID-19 pandemic f…
Adult Swim and Ben and Jerry's Presents Run The Jewels Holy Calamavote
Run The Jewels is the rap super group led by Killer Mike and El-P. Killer Mike has long been an Atl…
Allergan x Girls Inc. Mentorship Initiative
Allergan, a global leader in pharmaceuticals and aesthetics, partnered with Girls Inc., a non-profi…
Amway’s Artistry Studio™
Looking good and feeling good often go hand in hand. But when you’re someone who is always on-the-g…
winner
Chipotle Together
Before March 2020, approximately 20% of Chipotle’s sales were digital. But with a global pandemic s…
ComplexLand
Complex Networks champions the people, brands and new trends you need to know now (and will obsess …
DC FanDome
Are you ready to explore the Multiverse? DC and WarnerMedia brought the sights, sounds, and excitem…
DRIVING RECORD RATINGS BY COLLIDING GAMERS AND NASCAR DRIVERS
Fox Sports tasked Mediahub with using the 2020 Super Bowl to draw viewers to their NASCAR Daytona 5…
finalist
gold honor
audience honor
Dell Small Business Podference
Small business owners are always looking for expertise and knowledge to improve their businesses. A…
Disney+ Launch in India: Red Carpet Premiere
The launch of Disney+ came bundled with a unique proposition in India, since it was going to be pai…
FreeWheel Connects
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the US in March 2020, FreeWheel quickly rethought and shifted its en…
FunimationCon 2020
FunimationCon 2020 is one of the first anime conventions to offer a completely free,all-virtual exp…
GLAAD's "Together in Pride: You are Not Alone"
GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy or…
Get Got by a Gran
Senior loneliness is more than a sad reality. It's a medical minefield, increasing the likelihood o…
winner
Global Pride Crossing
The Parade Must Go On(line) Pride Month (June) – a celebration of equality, dignity and acceptan…
HBO Insecure S4 - Virtual Block Party
Each year, fans of the Emmy-nominated HBO comedy series, Insecure, look forward to the new season a…
Holiday Even Brighter - Virtual Cooking Classes
2020 was tough - but the Texas spirit is tougher, and there's nothing more Texan than H-E-B, a much…
Honda Virtual Adventures - Niagara Falls
In the early days of the pandemic, the world was full of uncertainty. From our perspective, people …
I May Destroy You - Gathering the Pieces
To create a campaign to promote HBO’s new series, “I MAY DESTROY YOU,” which premiered on June 7, 2…
Julia Child Week
The early days of pandemic lockdown put a premium on virtual community, binge-worthy media and sour…
MTV's 2020 Video Music Awards Stan Cam
In 2019, the VMA Stan Cam launched as a first-of-its-kind, real-time interactive streaming experien…
MTV's 2020 Video Music Awards Virtual Photo Booth
In lieu of a traditional red carpet for the MTV Video Music Awards, the MTV Brand social team partn…
MTV's Friday Livestream
MTV’s Friday Livestream is a 24-hour, interactive music video livestream event combining classic th…
MUCINEX® DISRUPTS THE OTC LANDSCAPE BY GOING DTC | Launching with Live-Streamed YouTube Fashion Show
MUCINEX® is America’s #1 doctor recommended cough and cold brand that consumers trust to help impro…
Microsoft Windows Ugly Sweater – Softwear 3.0
Since 1995 the percentage of female computer scientists has dropped from 37% to 23%. That comes as …
finalist
gold honor
New York Fashion Week Goes Home with Lowe’s | #FashionGoesHome
From resetting routines to resetting expectations, how people connect, create and communicate under…
PERFECT MARC JACOBS Virtual Global Launch Event
PERFECT MARC JACOBS, the newest fragrance from Marc Jacobs Fragrances, is a celebration of self-lov…
Planet Fitness 2000th Location Celebration
Planet Fitness has a goal of being the leader in accessible fitness. This isn’t just a philosophy t…
finalist
gold honor
Porsche x Puma: Two Icons of Fast Sneaker Launch
For the last five decades, the Porsche 911 Turbo has been known for its iconic design, speed and un…
Red Rocks Unpaused
Visible is a new phone service with a uniquely relevant offer - it’s entirely digital (sign up, pay…
STARZ's Countdown to #PowerGhost Pre-Show Event
After the explosive series finale of the legacy series, fans of the STARZ’ hit series Power were ea…
Santa Calling
2020 was a year of really grown-up stuff. A global pandemic. Schools closed. Jobs lost. And with CO…
Stand Up for Heroes 2020
New York’s most anticipated night of hope, healing and laughter, returned for its 14th annual celeb…
THE CRAFT: LEGACY Twitter Watch Party Event
2020 was a tough witch. To summon some excitement, THE CRAFT: LEGACY sought out to create a day-lon…
The #FENTYSKINLAUNCHPARTY Has Entered The Chat!
As a brand launching at the height of a global pandemic, we knew that an in-person activation just …
The Farm Must Go On
Farmers are the backbone of our nation. Even when faced with insurmountable challenges, one missed …
Transhood TRANSlation
Celebrate the release of the HBO Original Documentary Transhood with an activation that highlights …
Virtual Experience Hub
We began our innovation journey developing the Virtual Experience Hub in May 2019 with the intent t…
Virtual HBCU Homecoming
Some might say COVID-19 caused a triple pandemic across Black America – impacting health, housing, …
Woke Art Fest
Inspired by the life and work of artist Keith Knight, comedy series WOKE takes an absurdly irrevere…
Xero on Air
Xero On Air was a new type of Xero experience. It was a Netflix-style video series designed to upda…
YouTube Brandcast Delivered
During the IAB Newfronts, digital platforms and publishers show off new programming, formats, and a…
Zales #PrideTogether
Zales, know for bold jewelry and self expression was looking for a way to tap into culture that was…
philosophy, the wellbeing beauty brand, launches self-care cinema nights virtual watch party series
In December 2020, philosophy partnered with Scener, the virtual theater destination, to host a firs…