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 8th Annual Shorty Awards Periscoper of the Year

Scopers unite! Periscope started the live streaming revolution and these creators are doing it best. Whether they’re gathering your hearts or going live from around the world, they’re doing it all on Periscope.


Africa Miranda
Africa Miranda is a Bravo TV star, turned beauty brand ambassador, turned social media personality. Her popular Periscope channel, Africa TV, features Africa live streaming beauty and lifestyle advice from her daily New York City life to her active fanbase. She even served as the keynote speaker at the first-ever Periscope Community Summit, cele…
Dan Snow
Dan Snow is a BBC TV personality and resident history buff who also loves to use Periscope. This year, he live streamed from The National Archives, going where all other history lovers have only dreamed of going. Dan, AKA @thehistoryguy, captures “the most interesting stuff that’s ever happened" whether he’s broadcasting on the BBC, posting on Y…
Katie Dunlop
Inspired to share her weight-loss tips with the world after losing a life-changing 45 pounds, health & fitness expert Katie Dunlop has been helping fans from all over the world to get in shape through her online video tutorials, workouts, and informative feeds. An early adopter of livestream online video platforms Meerkat and Periscope, Katie regu…
Matthew Santoro
Did you know that the great pyramids in Egypt were once shiny like glass? Or that Thomas Edison was not the inventor of the light bulb? Canadian YouTuber and vlogger Matthew Santoro makes entertaining, educational, eye-opening videos, including “50 Amazing Facts to Blow Your Mind!", “Santoro Live," “Myths You Still Believe," and top 10 lists. In 2…
Mitch Oates
Mitch Oates, the “26 year old photographer with a giant selfie stick from Sydney Australia," is pioneering Periscope with his livestreaming travel adventures. Achieving online popularity as the world’s first surfscoper and underwater periscoper, Mitch has gathered more than 21k followers and 6 million hearts on the new online platform, captivating…


Amanda Oleander
E! Entertainment online illustrator and internet personality Amanda Oleander has been coined “Periscope’s Breakout Star," by Cosmopolitan in 2015, and likened to Kim Kardashian in terms of popularity. Joining the live-streaming Twitter video app on the second day it was available for download, Amanda quickly achieved a following of 500K and a contract with …
Brian Fanzo
Brian Fanzo might be a fast talker and an even faster Tweeter, but he’s also the voice of millennials everywhere. He’s the Chief Social Media Officer and Digital Media Storyteller for MyChannel Inc. and an avid Periscope user under the name @iSocialFanz. He believes so strongly in the power of live streaming that he hosted the #SummitLive event where Peri…
Gary Vaynerchuk
New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, entrepreneur, and business educator Gary Vaynerchuk has built his countless empires through the savvy usage and leverage of online platforms. From Wine Library TV daily internet webcasts to his popular #AskGaryVee YouTube video series, the @VaynerMedia CEO and Meerkat investor helps Fortune 500 comp…
Geoff Golberg
Geoff (with a “G") Golberg has touched every facet of the stage: performing, directing, choreographing, writing, and teaching. While he might be based in New York City and seen on Broadway, fans from all over the world can follow Geoff and his art on his Periscope channel where he truly shines. For Geoff, all the world truly is a stage.
Ryan A. Bell
“You may say I’m a streamer." Ryan A. Bell is known as most connected human in live streaming. A Presidential Award recipient for his volunteer work with Special Olympics and youth mentoring programs, Ryan has embraced online platforms and live streaming as conduits for music, community, and philanthropy. Connector, writer, speaker and strategist for brands…
Tom Green
Comedian, actor, and TV host Tom Green was stifled by censorship and regional regulations with his TV show, and ventured into online platforms to preserve his creative integrity and engage fans directly. In 2015, Tom launched Web-o-vision, broadcast from a studio in LA through Periscope and his YouTube channel. Sometimes the shows are more random, lasting u…

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