11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories
See below for official categories. The regular entry deadline is
February 7th, 2019
The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.
Social Good Campaign
Business to Business
Family & Parenting
Food & Beverage
Government & Politics
Health & Fitness
Home & Decor
News & Media
Pets & Animals
Retail & E-Commerce
Travel & Tourism
Wine, Beer & Spirits
By Overall Presence
Campaign by Platform
Content and Media
Contest or Promotion
Polls & Surveys
Influencer & Celebrity Brand Partnership
Websites & Apps
Books & News
Food & Beverage
Health, Fitness & Medical
Kids & Lifestyle
Photo & Video
Travel & Weather
Strategy & Engagement
Call to Action
Creative use of Technology
Integration with Live Television
Large Media Buying Strategy
LGBTQ Community Engagement
Mid-Range Media Buying Strategy
Multicultural Community Engagement
Physical & Digital
Real Time Media Buy
Real Time Response
Shoe-String Media Buying Strategy
Social Media Tool
Video by Platform
Snapchat Discover Story
Live Event Coverage
Live News Coverage
Live Streaming Video
Long Form Video
Short Form Video
Shorty Social Good
Real Time Academy
In The News
From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards
Best in Entertainment
This award honors the social media efforts supporting musicians, films, comedians, plays and other forms of entertainment. All forms of entertainment are eligible for this award.
See previous winners and honorees for
Best in Music
Best in Film.
What would you look like drawn as a character from Peanuts? Wouldn't you like to find out?Peanutize Me! was designed to generate awareness for the film The Peanuts Movie. It allows anyone (plus celebrities/influencers) to create a hyper-shareable version of themselves as an animated Peanuts character. The ultimate goal was to capitalize on the ...
Universal Pictures' Furious 7 opened in theaters on April 3, 2015 with high expectations. The seventh film in the Fast and Furious franchise needed to be bigger, better and more explosive in order to reinvigorate the substantial existing fan-base, while also generating interest and anticipation among a new community of fans.We set out to create ...
NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS – AMERICA COMES TOGETHER FOR AUTISM PROGRAMS
For Night of Too Many Stars 2015, TV and film's brightest stars -- including Louis C.K., Paul Rudd, Maya Rudolph, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman and Steve Carell -- assembled for an evening of surprising performances and outrageous behavior hosted by Jon Stewart. Since 2006, Night of Too Many Stars has raised over $23 million, giving children an...
STX Entertainment's "The Gift"
STX sought to create intrigue and excitement leading up to the premiere of their first major motion picture. The thriller 'The Gift' centers around a forgotten high school friend, Gordo (Joel Edgerton), mysteriously coming back into the life of a former classmate (Jason Bateman) with a series of mysterious and personal gifts.The studio wanted to...
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
In the world of WWE, the show doesn't end once the final bell rings. The conflicts and controversies continue across WWE's digital media platforms, which operate 24/7.Our 11-man WWE Social Media team is an integral part of a 48-person team of editors, producers, designers, photographers and one WWE Hall of Famer creating content for WWE's flagsh...
BACK TO THE FUTURE 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Anticipation for Back to the Future Day was high, but turning those strong feelings about the franchise into sales required new creativity and planning:• Making Back to the Future day truly historic through social buzz & new content• Reaching a new generation of fans where they live – online on social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr ...
Spotify Found Them First
Spotify wanted to reward top streamers, who were the reason a lot of artists like Hozier and Lorde made it big through Spotify.
Spotify Taste Rewind
With hundreds of millions of streams every day on Spotify, the vast majority are the latest hits and contemporary artists. Our task was to encourage listeners to dip deeper into Spotify's catalogue of 30 million songs.
Universal Unfriended Social Campaign
Unfriended took a classic idea – a bullied girl commits suicide then returns for revenge – and gave it a modern, digital twist. Her tormentor posted a humiliating video online; so she'll exact her revenge online as well. The entire movie plays out on the screen of a group Skype as friends of the bullied, dead and back for revenge Laura Barns, se...
In one of the most important moments in music history, the Beatles arrived on streaming services on Christmas Day, 2015. Spotify's challenge was to distinguish itself as the premier platform for exploring the catalogue among many competing services. In order to accomplish the goals of creating awareness in an ownable way, driving users to liste...
Luke Bryan Digital Autograph Application
On the heels of Luke Bryan's album release for "Kill the Lights", the goal was to create a unique digital marketing campaign enabling Luke to connect to his fans in a personal way and ultimately drive more awareness and sales around his album.
Oxygen's Very Real
Oxygen Media recently underwent a new brand study and redesign to ensure that it stays connected to its audience of young, diverse women. While Oxygen on-air began the process of adjusting its filters for shows, Oxygen Digital launched a new section of Oxygen.com named after the network's new tagline, Very Real. Very Real creates original conten...
Selfie Induced Horror
For the release of the film THE GALLOWS, Warner Bros wanted to gain attention and engagement from teens and young adults. The film is a found-footage, supernatural horror story that covers the lives, and unfortunate deaths, of a group of high school students spanning 20 years. With limited pre-existing brand awareness, the challenge was creatin...
We created a series of experiments we called "Spotify Singles." Each Single took a cultural insight about music and–powered by Spotify data–created a unique, fun way to both share and discover music.
Trainwreck Social Campaign
Judd Apatow, America's comedy king-maker and director of such hits as The 40-Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up, had found his new queen in Amy Schumer. While some knew Amy's rough-edged humor from her Comedy Central show, she was still relatively unknown to the cineplex crowd. Clearly, the pressure was on to deliver on Trainwreck through social cha...
2015 MTV EMA
Axe and Cross Viral Website / The Last Witch Hunter
A cursory glance at AvatarLabs and Lionsgate's The Last Witch Hunter (TLWH) digital marketing program suggests the familiar, but this endeavor was everything but ordinary. Content strategy needed to account for an atypically long six-month promotional window. Creative needed to be distinctive, yet harmonize with initiatives developed by other ag...
Bravo's Daily Dish
With The Daily Dish, Bravo aimed to tap into the passions of pop culture junkies (Real Housewives addicts and Bravo virgins alike) through original digital content exploring their food, fashion, travel, and celeb obsessions, all delivered through a multiplatform ecosystem that included social media, linear television, mobile apps, and bravotv.co...
Chegg Music 101: #EdOnCampus
Every school year students have the same course of events on the horizon – going to class, doing homework, and taking exams. Chegg knows the student experience is about more than what happens in the classroom, and lets face it, everyone needs a study break now and then. To ease the madness students feel throughout the semester, Chegg teamed up w...
Cineplex celebrates movie lovers with FanScreen!
Cineplex set out to capture ownable whitespace in the social conversation around film in order to develop and nurture the passion for movies and create deeper and more meaningful engagement with their audience.The key objectives are to:- Develop a comprehensive strategy that includes engaging content, UGC, Influencers and strategic paid campaign...
Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber
The unprecedented momentum behind Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber created an opportunity for us to blow out the event for fans both of the Roast series and of the young pop megastar in its crosshairs. With such a huge audience onboard, we knew that we had a solemn duty to ensure the burns from the broadcast could be felt across social me...
2015 marked the 9th season of Doctor Who, which has a long and storied history in pop culture since premiering in 1963. With the newest iteration of the series and the most current, BBC America's goal was to continue building the community's activity through organic always-on social media that doesn't simply end when the season does. Our goal wa...
Lily & The Snowman
Great brands are anchored in a higher purpose. For Cineplex – the largest theatre chain and one of the largest entertainment companies in the country – that purpose is helping Canadians "prioritize pleasure". Cineplex believes entertainment is meaningful and we could all use more of it in our lives.Our objective then was to inspire people to red...
Season 3 of Orphan Black explored themes of sisterhood, identity, science and sexuality. We focused on the theme of family - both the unconventional family in the show, and the fandom now representing one big family.Our overarching objective was to grow the online audience for Orphan Black, raise awareness for the new season, sustain a conversat...
16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® - Social Media Celebration
A Walk in the Woods
A Walk in the Woods is a journey into the human heart between two old friends embarking on an adventure in the second half of their lives. They set out on the 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail rediscovering their friendship while sharing epic moments along the way.Ignition partnered with Broad Green Pictures to create the #TakeAHike campaign that reinvigorated...
E! Online Mobile App
The E! Online app makes it easier than ever for fans to access the breaking pop culture news, photos, and videos they can't live without. With the app, they are able to stay constantly connected with the latest articles from the world's leading source in entertainment news. They can view clips and bonuses from their favorite series like The Royals, Botche...
Netflix Social Media
Netflix has one goal on social media, to be entertainment's biggest fan.
Nicho Powers Sean Paul 2015 Summer Tour Engagement
Upon the release of his new single, Grammy Award-winning reggae artist Sean Paul wished to give fans an opportunity to experience the energy and excitement of his 2015 Full Speed Riddim Summer Tour. While the tour took place across Europe and Japan, Sean Paul wanted to provide his global audience with a taste of his upcoming performances, regardless of th...
The Lobster - Digital Activation
Our mission was to create buzz around the UK release of The Lobster, the first English language movie directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, a quirky Arthouse Blockbuster with an all-star ensemble cast including Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, John C. Reilly, Olivia Colman, Lea Seydoux and many more.Synopsis - "In a dystopian near future, single people, ...
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, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and the rest of the social web.
The Regular Entry Deadline is
February 7th, 2019
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