ENTER THE 2021 SHORTY IMPACT AWARDS

Previously known as the Shorty Social Good Awards, the Shorty Impact Awards is an awards program created to raise global awareness around the positive impact brands, agencies and non-profits can have on society.

Social Campaigns

Community

Arts & Culture

Civic Engagement

Disability Awareness

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Gender Equality

Education & Community

Financial Literacy

Public Safety

Youth & Family

Environment

Conservation & Preservation

Sustainability & Renewable Energy

Social & Racial Justice

Animal Rights & Welfare

Humanitarian Aid & Developing Nations

Social Justice & Human Rights

Racial Justice

Veteran & Service Support

Health & Wellness

Fitness & Nutrition

Mental Health

Public Health

Reproductive Health

Grassroots

Grassroots Efforts

Self-Defined (Social Campaigns)

Self-Defined

Social Presence

Single-Platform

Clubhouse

Discord

Facebook

Instagram

LinkedIn

Pinterest

Reddit

Snapchat

TikTok

Triller

Tumblr

Twitch

Twitter

YouTube

Multi-Platform

Multi-Platform

Emerging Platform

Emerging Platform

Social Hit

Single Post or Activation (viral)

Clapback

Social Engagement

Community Management

Community Management

Engagement Tools

Access & Rewards

Call to Action

Chatbots

Contests

Gamification

Polls & Surveys

Integrated Experiences

Fundraising

Live Events

Shopping

Television

Real Time Response

Real Time Response

User Generated Content

User Generated Content

Self-Defined (Social Engagement)

Self-Defined

Social Partnerships

Brand Partnership

Celebrity Partnership

Entertainment Partnership

Influencer Partnership

Non-Profit Partnership

2021 SHORTY PHENOM AWARDS

Previously known as the Shorty Social Good Awards, the Shorty Impact Awards is an awards program created to raise global awareness around the positive impact brands, agencies and non-profits can have on society.

Individuals

Account Management

Analytics

Animation

Art Direction

Brand Marketing

Campaign Management

Communications

Community Management

Copywriting

Creative Direction

Culture

Data Analysis

Design

Editing

Illustration

Partnership Management

Photography

Production

Project Management

Public Relations

Research

Sales

Strategy

Talent Management

Self-Defined

Team

Account Team

Analytics Team

Client Team

Communications Team

Community Team

Content Team

Creative Team

Culture Team

Design Team

Legal Team

Marketing Team

Partnership Team

PR Team

Production Team

Research Team

Sales Team

Social Media Team

Strategy Team

Video Team

Self-Defined

Leader

Account Team Leader

Analytics Team Leader

Client Team Leader

Communications Team Leader

Community Team Leader

Content Team Leader

Creative Team Leader

Culture Team Leader

Design Team Leader

Legal Team Leader

Marketing Team Leader

Partnership Team Leader

PR Team Leader

Production Team Leader

Research Team Leader

Sales Team Leader

Social Media Team Leader

Strategy Team Leader

Video Team Leader

Self-Defined

Voice

Clubhouse Voice

Discord Voice

Facebook Voice

Instagram Voice

LinkedIn Voice

Pinterest Voice

Reddit Voice

TikTok Voice

Triller Voice

Tumblr Voice

Twitter Voice

YouTube Voice

Best Overall TikTok Presence

This award honors the best brand presence on TikTok. Unlike Best use of TikTok, this award honors year-round presence.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Finalists

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Flighthouse - Most Followed Brand on TikTok
Flighthouse started out in 2015 when CEO Jacob Pace discovered a musical.ly (now TikTok) account with 1M followers. He quickly turned that into what is now 27.5M followers and the most followed brand on the entire app. The objective was to become the MTV for Gen Z - a place where people can be updated on the latest trends and pop culture, while al…
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#BestThingSince
In 2020, America’s most famous carryout-only pizza brand, known for their delightfully wacky commercials, tasked us with announcing their biggest news ever on the biggest stage ever. So during the third quarter of “the professional football championship game,” we told millions around the world — Little Caesars was grabbing a slice of the delivery …
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Overtime: The #1 Sports Account Dominating TikTok
Overtime set out to capture the hearts and minds of the under-35 audience on TikTok. At the time that we started programming TikTok, Overtime was only a little over three years old. This meant that while we were growing insanely fast on social media, we were far behind older brands who had an established presence on the other platforms for five or…
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Totino’s Brings the Weird to TikTok
At the start of 2020, Totino’s didn’t have a presence on TikTok. And while we’ve grown an engaged following on Instagram and Twitter with more than double the benchmarks for industry engagement rate through strategically tapping into meme culture, there was no guarantee that this success would translate to TikTok, which would require us to go all …
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WWE TikTok
Although WWE surpassed 1 billion social media followers in 2019, there was still uncharted territory and untapped engagement for WWE in the social media space. Enter TikTok, the fastest growing social-media platform in the world, which had also just celebrated its own 1 billion milestone, in total app downloads. By launching its TikTok profile,…

Nominees

90 Day Fiance and Beyond: Nourishing the Social Audience
For TLC, one of our primary objectives is to find out the audience on new social platforms and nourish them, as well as offer them exciting new takes on the content they already love! In 2020, this translated to 1) creating a presence on TikTok, as well as 2) finding new short-form video formats as companions for fan favorites. Specifically for the 90 Da…
Comedy Central TikTok
Comedy Central aims to expand our brand’s reach and relevance – particularly among Gen-Z comedy fans – via a robust presence on this relatively new and fast-growing social platform. We aim to increase the average views on our TikTok videos and grow our Tiktok following, all while featuring a diverse array of platform-specific comedy content.
Kaja's Explosive Growth on TikTok in 2020
The team initially set out to test & learn on the platform without initial goals for followers or engagement. We identified TikTok as an important channel for our brands early on because our audiences are similar and having watched the growth of the platform, we identified the app as a place for Kaja to gain more global brand awareness. We knew the playful …
MTV's Jersey Shore TikTok
The Official Jersey Shore TikTok account was created to expand the presence of our IP on social media and increase views and engagement for our show content on a popular new platform. Additionally, we wanted to bring Jersey Shore to the younger audience on TikTok’s platform to help usher in a whole new generation of Jersey Shore fans.  
Nickelodeon TikTok
TikTok is the fastest growing content destination, especially for GenZ, which is Nickelodeon’s core audience. Nickelodeon taps in to its archives, activating the power of nostalgia to reach the app’s growing Millenial userbase. By posting comedic scenelifts, hashtag challenges, in-app edits and original content with talent, Nickelodeon aims to be a must fol…
San Diego Zoo TikTok
The San Diego Zoo pounced onto TikTok to engage its diverse audience with educational and fun animal-themed videos. We create content that inspires followers to connect with wildlife and care about conserving the planet, so all life thrives. Beyond simply building brand affinity, the main objectives for launching our TikTok account were:  Become the n…
VH1's RuPaul's Drag Race S12 RuVeal
Ultimately our goal was to harness the uniquely interactive power of Twitter to create a memorable experience for fans. Every season the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12 Queen RuVeal, or cast announcement, is an integral part of our pre-season content strategy and significant performance driver across social channels. For Season 12 we wanted to explore a new an…
VH1's RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12
The resurgence of shortform content and its dominance in the social landscape is largely, if not wholly, due to TikToks global popularity. Since launching the RuPaul’s Drag Race channel in August 2019 our team sought to explore both our voice and emerging fandom on the platform by leaning into popular trends and resurfacing both custom and catalog content t…
Waste-Ed
We’re sowing the seeds of sustainability by creating and sharing inspiring, purpose-driven and solution-oriented stories across social media. We use our voice on TikTok to foster optimism and a sense of personal empowerment, informing our growing and engaged community of the small steps they can take today to tackle climate change as well as big ideas, big …