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 1st Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best Business-NGO Partnership

This award honors an outstanding partnership between a business and non-government organization to achieve a social good goal with measurable results.


Around the World in 200 Milliseconds
The Federation for Internet Alerts (FIA) is helping save lives, quickly. FIA uses ad technology and the global cloud to disseminate emergency alerts to digital devices around the world in the event of a child abduction or natural disaster. FIA was started in recognition of the massive potential the internet had to save lives and the FIA Alert Hub …
Connor's Cure
WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon and her husband WWE Executive of Talent, Live Events and Creative Paul "Triple H" Levesque are strong supporters of pediatric cancer care and research at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Stephanie and Paul became involved with Children's Hospital in 2014, when they met WWE fan Connor Michalek.Con…
Matter to a Million: small loans fuel big dreams
Poverty is real for too many people around the world, leaving those who need it most without access to the skills, technology or capital they need to turn their dreams of self-reliance into reality. From HP's roots as a start up more than 75 years ago, we know what it takes to launch and grow a business. That's why in 2014, the HP Company Foundati…
No Kid Hungry Raises $250K on Giving Tuesday; Providing over 249 Million Meals to Kids In Need
It's common knowledge that the end of the year is a productive time for non-profit organizations and the causes for which they advocate. After all, the holiday season is a time for giving and people have begun consciously searching for meaningful ways to get in the spirit while spreading joy as well. (And if that spirit happens to include a tax de…
The Ugly Truth
“The Ugly Truth” public awareness advertising campaign aims to shine a light on the realities of sexual exploitation, prostitution and trafficking in the U.S. by challenging commonly held perceptions about prostitution, exposing the myths, and bringing to light the cold hard facts about the problem, of which most people are unaware. We also wanted…


(re)Branding to Spark A Global Movement
SocioFabrica was tasked with building a brand for International Bill of Rights (IBOR), an initiative that sought to channel the public's outrage around human rights atrocities into government action. IBOR was founded by Dr. Kirk Boyd to leverage 20 years of civil rights litigation experience in an effort to promote a peaceful coexistence and global communit…
2016 Night of Heroes Gala: Julie Keys
This video is meant to honor our "2016 Hero of the Night" recipient from this year's PenFed Foundation Night of Heroes Gala and to make people aware of the PenFed Foundation's mission to provide financial stability and security to our nation's heroes. We wish to honor the unsung heroes, family members and caregivers of our nation's defenders. Keys summed up…
Hollister Co. & Operation Warm Partner for "Buy a Coat, Give a Coat" Campaign
Hollister Co. and nonprofit, Operation Warm Coats for Kids, partnered together in fall/winter 2015 season for a "Buy a Coat, Give a Coat" program with a goal of providing 10,000 brand new, Operation Warm winter coats to children in need across the United States.
Pencils of Promise & Stuart Weitzman: Shoes for Schools
Pencils of Promise (PoP) partnered with Stuart Weitzman to launch a campaign to build three schools, one in each of our partner countries (Ghana, Guatemala and Laos). Stuart Weitzman designed a limited edition yellow sandal that served as a focal point for the Shoes for Schools campaign. Our overall goals were to elevate both brands by (1) demonstrating Stu…
Team8 Tour: Building Healthy Communities
EcoMedia, a CBS Company, was founded to serve one simple mission: To channel corporate advertising dollars to effective nonprofits, thus improving the quality of life in communities across America. Through our patent-pending EcoAd®, as well as our EducationAd℠ and WellnessAd℠, EcoMedia presents projects and initiatives in critical need of funding — books fo…

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