THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards Best use of a Hashtag

This award honors the most creative and effective use of hashtags across any platform for a specific brand, cause, marketing campaign, product, or service.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Finalists

finalist
gold honor
MasterCard #AcceptanceMatters
The MasterCard brand is built around the central belief that everyone, everywhere, deserves to live…
finalist
silver honor
#FeelsLikeHome Best Hashtag
At Qantas, there's one hashtag that encompasses all that we feel about Australia, and all that we w…
finalist
silver honor
#FlipOffFur
The goal was to use limited advertising budget to raise awareness and create engagement among those…
finalist
silver honor
Freedom to Marry - Love Must Win
Marriage equality is one of the defining civil rights issues of our time, and one that a majority o…
finalist
bronze honor
#StandUp4
There's been a sharp increase in consumer awareness and critique of brands' social responsibilities…
finalist
bronze honor
Chevrolet #BestDayEver
In the first quarter of 2015, Chevrolet was suffering from declining brand health measures, lagging…
finalist
bronze honor
M&M’S Red Nose Day Campaign
In 2015, M&M'S launched a movement to raise money and awareness for the first U.S. Red Nose Day, a …
finalist
bronze honor
Vikings Hashtag Raids
HISTORY's hit show 'Vikings' had built a strong following over its two previous seasons, resonating…
finalist
#HavasPeepShow
The Breast Cancer Awareness installation inside advertising agency Havas Chicago's lobby was design…
finalist
Always Unstoppable
How do you continue the phenomenal momentum created by #LikeAGirl?In 2014, #LikeAGirl was one of th…
finalist
Blue Shirt Day
STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national bullying and cyberbullying prevention organization for …
finalist
Dove and Twitter #SpeakBeautiful
Dove has been committed to making beauty a source of confidence, not anxiety, for the past 10 years…
finalist
George Takei & #BoycottIndiana
On March 24, 2015, George Takei became aware of a new bill – SB101 – that the governor of Indiana h…
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Taco Bell #liVeMAs at the VMAs
Taco Bell set forth to reinforce its presence in the QSR sector, proving that food is not just fuel…
finalist
The #62MillionGirls Yearbook
Due to a wide range of cultural and economic barriers, 62 million girls worldwide continue to be de…

Nominees

#DrinkGoodDoGood – Bringing Awareness and Produce to Food Deserts
What was once seen as a reflection of narcissism, selfies have now become a symbol of selflessness,…
#DrinkUpAshanti
Drink Up is the Partnership for a Healthier America's consumer campaign to encourage people to drin…
finalist
silver honor
#FeelsLikeHome Best Hashtag
At Qantas, there's one hashtag that encompasses all that we feel about Australia, and all that we w…
finalist
silver honor
#FlipOffFur
The goal was to use limited advertising budget to raise awareness and create engagement among those…
winner
#GayIsOK
Lush actively supports LGBT rights, but this is a challenge for a global business present in coun…
#GronkIsMyCoPilot
As the city's largest airline, JetBlue continues to invest in Boston – building its offerings from …
#HANKandERIC
Our objective was to create a trending hash tag that would promote Hank's brand new single "Are You…
#HaloFeeditForward
Despite large retail partners and a passionate following, Halo premium pet food was largely unknown…
finalist
#HavasPeepShow
The Breast Cancer Awareness installation inside advertising agency Havas Chicago's lobby was design…
#HaveUFoundtruTV
Summary:#HaveUFoundtruTV was a real-time brand awareness effort that anticipated, then capitalized …
#LeftSwipeDat
truth is a non-profit brand that combats teen smoking. Smoking is being re-glamorized in pop cultur…
#SXSBest
When you and 30,000 of your closest friends arrive at South by Southwest Interactive, the excitemen…
#SaidNoSchoolEver
Hefty is the only trash bag that supports Box Tops For Education, one of America's largest school e…
finalist
bronze honor
#StandUp4
There's been a sharp increase in consumer awareness and critique of brands' social responsibilities…
#TBThanksgiving – Celebrating 30+ Years of Turkey Talk-Line Wisdom
For more than 30 years, Butterball has provided turkey expertise to holiday cooks. Nowadays life ha…
finalist
Always Unstoppable
How do you continue the phenomenal momentum created by #LikeAGirl?In 2014, #LikeAGirl was one of th…
Ask Pharma
Every year, over a million children die of pneumonia and other respiratorydiseases around the world…
Bench #LoveMyHood Global Social Media Campaign
Global street wear brand Bench were going through a period of change, reclaiming the creativity, en…
Best Use of a Hashtag: #Fargoals
Couples have #RelationshipGoals, Taylor Swift has #SquadGoals, but how about the citizens of Fargo?…
finalist
Blue Shirt Day
STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national bullying and cyberbullying prevention organization for …
Brooks #thankyourunning ignites a global gratitude movement
The competitive set for running shoes is packed. Brooks Running, the Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary,…
finalist
bronze honor
Chevrolet #BestDayEver
In the first quarter of 2015, Chevrolet was suffering from declining brand health measures, lagging…
Community for Yahoo
The Assignment: Take a show that in spite of an enthusiastic fan base, has changed networks, platfo…
finalist
Dove and Twitter #SpeakBeautiful
Dove has been committed to making beauty a source of confidence, not anxiety, for the past 10 years…
finalist
silver honor
Freedom to Marry - Love Must Win
Marriage equality is one of the defining civil rights issues of our time, and one that a majority o…
finalist
George Takei & #BoycottIndiana
On March 24, 2015, George Takei became aware of a new bill – SB101 – that the governor of Indiana h…
High-Five. Give $5. Save Big Cats.
For World Lion Day, National Geographic asked the public to "High Five. Give $5. Save Big Cats" - t…
JetBlue's Soar With Reading
Launched in 2011, JetBlue's Soar with Reading (SWR) program is designed to encourage kids' imaginat…
finalist
bronze honor
M&M’S Red Nose Day Campaign
In 2015, M&M'S launched a movement to raise money and awareness for the first U.S. Red Nose Day, a …
finalist
gold honor
MasterCard #AcceptanceMatters
The MasterCard brand is built around the central belief that everyone, everywhere, deserves to live…
Panini America #WhoDoYouCollect
As the world's largest manufacturer of officially licensed sports trading cards and collectibles, o…
Sherwin-Williams Social Media Aggregator Tool
Content created by consumers and influencers is as critical a component of the Sherwin-Williams soc…
Show How You're #AuditorProud
The auditing profession's greatest asset is its people. High quality human capital is critical to p…
Smashburger's Sin City Survival Tips
With the release of the Sin City Burger (American cheese, fried egg, apple wood-smoked bacon, hayst…
finalist
Taco Bell #liVeMAs at the VMAs
Taco Bell set forth to reinforce its presence in the QSR sector, proving that food is not just fuel…
finalist
The #62MillionGirls Yearbook
Due to a wide range of cultural and economic barriers, 62 million girls worldwide continue to be de…
finalist
bronze honor
Vikings Hashtag Raids
HISTORY's hit show 'Vikings' had built a strong following over its two previous seasons, resonating…