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 a Spokesperson

This award honors the best integration of a spokesperson in a social media or digital marketing campaign.

See previous winners and honorees here.


In 2020, which marked the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote, Verizon launched the Future Fund, a $5M commitment to support emerging female talent across entertainment and technology. Our goal is to demonstrate Verizon’s commitment to advancing gender equality in technology.  
(Re)Introducing Jake...from State Farm
Our brand objective was to ultimately drive consideration of State Farm with non-customer Millennials (23-39) through top-of-mind awareness. The problem we faced was that Millennials saw State Farm as an old-fashioned brand for their parents, not for them. To change perceptions, we reintroduced Jake from State Farm on social channels to do two …
Motorola razr presents Joyride—a fashion film that flipped tech’s status quo
Less than a year after we broke the internet by bringing back the razr - a disruptive device that has long been connected to fashion and culture since its original debut in 2004 - we needed to win over the Status Shopper audience once again with our newest 5G device How? By inserting razr into the cultural zeitgeist and capturing the attention of …
New Jingle for a New Era
The events of summer 2020 sparked a nationwide reckoning on racial injustice, exposing deep-seeded racism throughout American culture—even in the country’s most well-known ice cream truck jingle. When a viral video surfaced the racist origins of the song “Turkey in the Straw,” we knew that Good Humor had the responsibility to respond immediatel…
Sam Elliott, “When We Vote” (For Joe Biden for President)
At a time when the United States was more divided than ever before, the Biden For President campaign knew that beyond the obvious end objective - motivating voter turnout and winning the Presidency - it was also crucial to find creative, impactful ways to bridge the divide between political parties and unite the country. President Trump had thr…
Stay Home, Save Lives
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chicagoans were not taking the stay-at-home orders seriously. Deaths were trending up and lives were at risk. Lori Lightfoot, the Mayor of Chicago, knew that steps needed to be taken to stop the spread of the virus to prevent Chicago from becoming a “hot spot” and to prove the pandemic could be contained. We…


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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