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 Influencer and Celebrity Campaign

This award honors the best integration of an influencer, celebrity or ambassador as part of a social media marketing campaign. Integrations may include social profile takeovers, live hangouts, Twitter chats and viral video marketing campaigns among others.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Finalists

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silver honor
Apartments.com: #MovinOnUp
We created the #MovinOnUp social campaign to assist in building buzz around Apartments.com's first …
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bronze honor
"I Am A Witness" Bullying Prevention Campaign
Eighty eight percent of teens that use social media report witnessing others being mean or cruel on…
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bronze honor
Molly Hartley's Social Media Exorcism
Fox Home Entertainment tasked Digital Media Management with creating a social influencer campaign t…
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#LeftSwipeDat
truth is a non-profit brand that combats teen smoking. Smoking is being re-glamorized in pop cultur…
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El Streaker
In order to present DishLATINO as the ultimate provider of the world's best soccer matches, and to …
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Fostering Brand Loyalty via Fútbol – How MasterCard Owned Copa America 2015
Our objective was to amplify the MasterCard's sponsorship of Copa América Chile 2015, the biggest f…
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How HSN Took 1 Million+ People to the Serena Williams NYFW Show
When it came time to debut Serena Williams' fall collection, we wanted to deliver an interactive an…
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JBL #CordFail Effect (Back and Bigger Than Ever)
Originally launched in 2014, this second iteration of the #CordFail campaign was designed to make a…
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Lucy The Robot
BackgroundGlobal technology company, Double Robotics, wanted to launch into the Australian market w…
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Marshawn Lynch's Skittles Press Conference
Aside from being the Seattle Seahawks' best player, Marshawn Lynch is widely known for two things: …
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PlayStation: Happy Birthday PewDiePie
To create a viral moment for the PlayStation brand.
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SnapperHero: First Scripted Series on Snapchat
Entering Snapchat as a brand can feel a lot like being an awkward teenager trying to navigate lunch…
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Social Influencers Launch Nickelodeon's Latest Hits
This year, Nickelodeon dove headfirst into the influencer space across a variety of campaigns to h…
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Taken 3 - Liam Neeson LinkedIn Contest
Fans loved the Taken franchise, but cynicism about the final installment was high. Though Taken 3 c…
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That time Arby’s made friends with Jon Stewart
To fully understand the Arby's interaction with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show, one must go back a …
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The Board
K-Swiss is a heritage American sneaker brand established in 1966 that's known for one of the most i…

Nominees

VH1’s Candidly Nicole Presents “Candid Moments”
Following a memorable first season, VH1's Candidly Nicole geared up for its season 2 premiere by pa…
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bronze honor
"I Am A Witness" Bullying Prevention Campaign
Eighty eight percent of teens that use social media report witnessing others being mean or cruel on…
#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,…
#GoodIsWinning Campaign Engages Pope Francis with US Millennials
Following Pope Francis' directive for the Catholic Church to expand use of digital and social media…
#GronkIsMyCoPilot
As the city's largest airline, JetBlue continues to invest in Boston – building its offerings from …
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#LeftSwipeDat
truth is a non-profit brand that combats teen smoking. Smoking is being re-glamorized in pop cultur…
#SINCE2001: Hpnotiq Taps Nostalgia and Pays Homage to Its Boundary-Pushing Legacy
Hpnotiq, a refreshing blend of premium French vodka, exotic fruit juices and a touch of Cognac, lau…
100 Dancing Robots Come to Life (ft. Jordyn Jones)
There's no rule that says learning shouldn't be fun, or that playing can't be valuable. If there is…
ALDI Cart Smarts with Ben Bailey
ALDI has a different style when it comes to grocery shopping. They do things that might seem a bit …
Absolut Quality
With the rise of craft-spirit makers in the vodka category, compounding the struggle for consume…
Air Canada Inaugural Flights
There's something to be said about the celebration of travelling to new destinations. In a modern w…
Android Pay Case
Millennials have almost no involvement when it comes to their payment card. It's something they do …
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silver honor
Apartments.com: #MovinOnUp
We created the #MovinOnUp social campaign to assist in building buzz around Apartments.com's first …
BB-8 by Sphero - Force Friday Snapchat Launch
Over the years, the magic of Star Wars™ has always lived on screen and in our imaginations. Thanks …
Chevrolet's #BestDayEver
Chevrolet and Carat tasked several partners with creating epic real people surprises around the cou…
Cimorelli’s Skype Sourced Music Video
Change perception of Skype amongst the key target demographic of 18-26 year olds showcasing how the…
Cricket Wireless Gives Music Lovers “Something to Smile About”
BUSINESS CHALENGE Cricket Wireless and its Social Media Agency of Record, Max Borges Agency, want…
Domino’s/Hindsight
With the upcoming launch of their voice-ordering app and the next foray into advanced technology, D…
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El Streaker
In order to present DishLATINO as the ultimate provider of the world's best soccer matches, and to …
Flama - Coca-Cola Taste Of Fame
The main objective for Coca-Cola's Taste Of Fame campaign was for Coke to connect to Hispanic teens…
Flazéda by Pearl
Celebrity perfumery Xyrena collaborated with Pearl of RuPaul's Drag Race fame to release a signatur…
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Fostering Brand Loyalty via Fútbol – How MasterCard Owned Copa America 2015
Our objective was to amplify the MasterCard's sponsorship of Copa América Chile 2015, the biggest f…
Goosebumps Influencer VR Instagram Campaign
When the classic book series Goosebumps came to life in theaters, Sony pictures and their agency Un…
Harman Kardon; #MusicLife
The Brand and TargetThe Harman Kardon Wireless home audio system launched Harman Kardon's mission i…
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…
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How HSN Took 1 Million+ People to the Serena Williams NYFW Show
When it came time to debut Serena Williams' fall collection, we wanted to deliver an interactive an…
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JBL #CordFail Effect (Back and Bigger Than Ever)
Originally launched in 2014, this second iteration of the #CordFail campaign was designed to make a…
Jennifer Garner Partners with Huggies
Situation: For years, there have been two categories for diapers - premium diapers and value diaper…
Jimi's Legend Series
Young drink drivers are most at risk of being in a drink driving crash.They're also our hardest to …
Kate McKinnon - The MORE Experiments
The Ford Focus is a car that offers a lot of choices to consumers. This campaign features the vehic…
Katy Perry's Mad Potion
Katy Perry has a powerful digital presence and is the most followed person on Twitter (74MM+ follow…
Kim at the Museum
We had some spare time on a Friday. We had a half-empty metro card, a copy of Kim Kardashian's "Sel…
Kingsford’s #PayEd Campaign
The team was tasked with jumpstarting the grilling season prior to the summer months by infusing ch…
LEGO Jurassic World: The Park is Open to Influencers!
Make a Mosasaurus-sized social media splash to maximize awareness of LEGO Jurassic World upon its …
LG V10 Launch, with Ryan Sheckler
Launch the new flagship model, the V10, while achieving a 2% increase in awareness compared to the …
Lipton #BeMoreTea
Drive awareness of Lipton iced tea as a naturally refreshing beverage that enhances meals utilizing…
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Lucy The Robot
BackgroundGlobal technology company, Double Robotics, wanted to launch into the Australian market w…
M&M'S 1 Million Tastes of Crispy Giveaway - #NashHasCrispy
How does an iconic brand like M&M'S engage the all-important Millennial and Gen-Z audiences? By bri…
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Marshawn Lynch's Skittles Press Conference
Aside from being the Seattle Seahawks' best player, Marshawn Lynch is widely known for two things: …
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials - The Flare Infection
Fans of the Maze Runner series are obsessed with all things related to Grievers, Gladers, Cranks, a…
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bronze honor
Molly Hartley's Social Media Exorcism
Fox Home Entertainment tasked Digital Media Management with creating a social influencer campaign t…
winner
My Tales of Whisky Yule Log
1. Drive cultural relevance to emphasize that single malt whisky is an approachable category for t…
Nicole Warne Digital Consultant
We partnered with one of Australia's most influential online personalities and digital entrepreneur…
One Million Reasons to Say #IDO
For more than 40 years, Lambda Legal has successfully fought to advance the civil rights of people …
Oxygen’s The Prancing Elites Project – Influencer Program with Lohanthony
The objective of partnering with a social influencer for The Prancing Elites Project season 1 marke…
Pepsi Max - Break the ice with Zuccarello
Pepsi Max Norway has a digital sponsorship deal with New York Rangers player Mats Zuccarello and wa…
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PlayStation: Happy Birthday PewDiePie
To create a viral moment for the PlayStation brand.
Sam Tsui at Lollapalooza for Renaissance Hotels
At Renaissance Hotels, it's business unusual. We're on a mission to defy the conventions of busine…
Shaun T x FILA #OppRUNtunity - Best Influencer and Celebrity Campaign
The #OppRUNtunity initiative with Kohl's, Shaun T and FILA was an activation designed to connect wi…
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SnapperHero: First Scripted Series on Snapchat
Entering Snapchat as a brand can feel a lot like being an awkward teenager trying to navigate lunch…
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Social Influencers Launch Nickelodeon's Latest Hits
This year, Nickelodeon dove headfirst into the influencer space across a variety of campaigns to h…
Sour Patch Kids Breaking Out: Prom
Our main objective was to tap into relevant, influential talent leveraging them as brand ambassador…
Starbucks Frappuccino Summer of Fun
While Starbucks is a category and market leader, the summer beverage landscape is increasingly crow…
Summer of #5TruthorDare
The goal of this cross-platform campaign was to create a cultural "movement" by promoting and socia…
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Taken 3 - Liam Neeson LinkedIn Contest
Fans loved the Taken franchise, but cynicism about the final installment was high. Though Taken 3 c…
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That time Arby’s made friends with Jon Stewart
To fully understand the Arby's interaction with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show, one must go back a …
finalist
The Board
K-Swiss is a heritage American sneaker brand established in 1966 that's known for one of the most i…
There Are No Hassles When You Clean with Clorox Like “The Hoff”
More than half of cleaning occasions happen in less than 10 minutes during the "cracks" of the day …
Weekend Wanderer
In early summer 2015, Alaska Airlines sought to run an Instagram-focused campaign designed to: Str…
Wilton + Rosanna Pansino = Winning Combination
Wilton Cake Decorating wanted to do something big in 2015. Rosanna Pansino of Nerdy Nummies caught …
Xbox One Innovation Guy
To drive awareness for Xbox One's newest features and most recent innovations- including backward c…