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.

Best use of Podcast Mini Series

This award recognizes the most creative and effective use of a podcast developed in a multi-episode mini series format.


Blockbuster: The Story of James Cameron (Audiodrama Miniseries)
BLOCKBUSTER: THE STORY OF JAMES CAMERON began after the success of our company's first dramatized miniseries in 2019, which followed the friendship of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas in the late 1970s. That series earned acclaim from Forbes, Fast Company, The Verge, Gizmodo and many others as the first "biopod" (biopic-style podcast) — a miniser…
HBO Insecure S4 - InsecuriTEA Podcast
When HBO greenlit an adaptation of Issa Rae’s innovative web series, Awkward Black Girl, in 2016 -- taking it from YouTube to premium network television -- the network decided to utilize an equally-innovative promotional campaign to market the show. Leveraging podcasting trailblazers Francheska Medina of the wildly successful HeyFranHey and TheFri…
Move the Sticks 360 Series
Released as audio shows between April 2 – April 16, 2020, The Move the Sticks 360 Series brings the stories of top incoming NFL rookies to life through interviews with the athletes and the people who know them best. Our objective was to introduce players whom we expect to be the future of the NFL to our audience in a way that casual and hardcore f…
There Are No Girls on the Internet's DISINFORMED
When Kamala Harris was picked as Joe Biden’s running mate, we knew it meant she’d be facing a barrage of racist, sexist attacks. The research is clear that Black women are disproportionately targeted for disinformation and harassment online. But many still talk about our online experiences as if our identities don’t matter online.  On our podca…
Where I Stay
About Where I Stay: Angelica became homeless at age 12, but she never lived on the street. Instead: Prisons. Vegas condos. The living room of an Iowa drug queen-pin, and an inpatient facility for adolescents. This is Where I Stay -- a serialized audio documentary exploring "invisible" homelessness and housing instability in America through the len…
“Unknown 9: Out of Sight” Scripted Podcast
The goal of Unknown 9: Out of Sight scripted podcast is to expand the transmedia Storyworld of Unknown 9 by telling stories that intertwine and impact plotlines that are taking place simultaneously on various media such as the novels, web series, comic books, and the upcoming AAA video game Unknown 9: Awakening. All of this interconnected media is…


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