Who will be judging my work?

Each season the Shorty Awards carefully curates a group of Real Time Academy members to judge the current competition. Learn more about the 7th Annual Shorty Impact Awards judges!

Featured Judges

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Sarah Acer

Chief Social Impact Officer, The Lede Company

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Adu Adu

Global Head of Social Media, Logitech

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Jennifer Ahdoot

Digital Director, iHeartRadio

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Marcus Benigno

Chief Communications & Marketing Officer, ACLU of Southern California

Headshot of Brad Bessey
Brad Bessey

Director, Communications & Talent Relations, Project Angel Food

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Bryant Brennan

SVP, Head of Global Creative | Creative Director, Peloton Interactive

Headshot of Madison Cameron
Madison Cameron

Director of Strategy and Social Impact, David & Goliath

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Teresa Caro

President, The Johnson Group

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Sean DallasKidd

Partner & CCO, Demonstrate

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Henry Donahue

Executive Director, Save The Music

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Dionna Dorsey Calloway

Co-founder & CEO, The Creative Ladder

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Tiffany Edwards

Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Droga5

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Amy Enchelmeyer

Head of Web, Photo and Video Programs, Smithsonian's National Zoo

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Jeanell English

EVP, Impact & Inclusion, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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Jason Eskin

VP, Digital Marketing, The Walt Disney Studios

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José Eslinger

Creative Director, BBDO LA

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Maz Farrelly

Boss Lady, Maz Speaks - Absolutely Farrelly

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Aaron Francois

Associate Strategy Director | Founder, Laundry Service | Black Visionaries

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DeNora Getachew

CEO, DoSomething

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Andre Gray

Chief Creative Director, Annex88

Headshot of Sharon Harris
Sharon Harris

CMO, Ascential Digital Commerce

Headshot of Nicole Hockley
Nicole Hockley

Co-Founder & CEO, Sandy Hook Promise

Headshot of Annie Horn
Annie Horn

Social Responsibility Program Director, NBA

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Janel Laravie

CEO, Chacka Marketing

Headshot of Erin Levzow
Erin Levzow

Vice President of Marketing Technology, Del Taco

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Dmytro Lynnyk

Creative Director and Inspirer, Linnikov Agency

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Paul Marvucic

Director, Product Marketing, Patreon

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Vanessa Mbonu

Vice President, Digital Marketing & Communications, NAACP

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Elizabeth A. Morrison

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Levi Strauss & Company

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Nat Moss

Executive Director, Strategic Communications, Wildlife Conservation Society

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Matthew Murphy

Global Chief Creative Officer, 72andSunny

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Erica Myers

Director of Digital Marketing, Starz

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Naz Nazli

Creative Director, Meta, Meta

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Jotham Ndugga-Kabuye

Senior Director, Head of Global Social Media, Twitch

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George Olexa

Sr. Director of Brand Strategy, Storytelling, Partnerships & Social Media, Intel Corporation

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Deidre Osei

Global Brand Manager, Barbie, Mattel

Headshot of Josh Penny
Josh Penny

Director, Social Impact, Hinge

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Anthony Allen Ramos

VP of Communications & Talent, GLAAD

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Dominic Riley

Digital Publicity & Partnerships, Netflix, Netflix

Headshot of Adam Robinson
Adam Robinson

VP, Social Responsibility, Paramount (Global)

Headshot of Monique Ruff-Bell
Monique Ruff-Bell

Head of Conferences, TED

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Win Sakdinan

Sr Director, NA Business Marketing, Snap Inc.

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Carmen San Segundo

Global Communications Director, CSR and Sustainability, IBM

Headshot of Morgan Selzer
Morgan Selzer

Chief Content Officer, Headspace

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Harjot Singh

Global Chief Strategy Officer, McCann Global

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Adrianne Smith

SVP and Senior Partner - Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, FleishmanHillard

Headshot of Qianna Smith Bruneteau
Qianna Smith Bruneteau

Founder, Executive Director, American Influencer Council, American Influencer Council

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Christina Swarns

Executive Director, Innocence Project

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Genevieve Taft-Vazquez

Global Director, Human Rights/ESG, The Coca-Cola Company

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Ben Torres Ezrick

Head of Brand Marketing, Zoom

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Laura Trombo

Director of Creative, Mattel

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George B. Walker

Chief Equity Officer, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

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Josh Weaver

CEO and Chief Consultant, Josh Weaver Group, Josh Weaver Group

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Joshua Wells

Creative Lead & Design, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Amazon Studios & Prime Video

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Lewis Williams

EVP, Head of Brand Impact, Weber Shandwick

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Sophie Yan

Director of Cultural and Entertainment Advocacy, Everytown for Gun Safety

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Tania Yuki

CMO, EVP Digital, Comscore

Meet More 7th Annual Impact Awards Shorty Judges

Learn more about the 7th Annual Shorty Impact Awards judging panel. A group of leaders in the ever-changing digital space. The judges' expertise expands across different fields such as marketing, design, communications, sustainability and more!

Amina Ahmad

Senior Manager - Social & Synergy Marketing, Freeform / The Walt Disney Company

Cristina Baccelli

Head of Creative Shop, Meta Italy

Jeff Barrett

Global Influence and Communications Consultant, Adbove

Armani Barron

Senior Art Director, Advoc8

Felipe Barros Andrade

Executive Creative Director / Head of Content, Cheil

Singleton Beato

Global EVP, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, McCann Worldgroup

Crissy Bogusz

Senior Motion Graphics Artist, Beachbody

Carmen Boon

VP, External Affairs, Food Bank for New York City

Erika Bradbury

Editorial Director, PRNEWS

Peter Bray

Founder / ECD, Bray & Co.

Elina Brown

Content Director, Headspace

Will Cady

Global Director, Reddit's KarmaLab

Jeff Cannata

Group Comms Planning Director, David & Goliath

Mark Carolan

Creative Director, Aspen Skiing Company

Adam Chasnow

Chief Creative Officer / Partner, Fortnight Collective

Melissa Chen

Senior Manager - Brand, Campaigns, & Experiential, Dell

Olivia Cheng

Senior Director, Marketing and Brand Engagement, LA28

David Clarke

Chief Design Officer, Huge

Marcus Collins

Head of Strategy, Wieden+Kennedy New York

Sarah Cotenoff

Sales Director, Measurement, Spotify

Asha Cowell

Director, Integrated Strategy, Dentsu

Elaine Cox

Executive Creative Director, 72andSunny

Bruno Cunha

Group Strategy Director, David & Goliath

Claire Davidson

Head of Creative Services, APAC, Meta Creative Shop

Rachel DeLadesmo

Director, Entertainment & Content Strategy, RAINN

Castro Desroches

Group Creative Director, Translation LLC

Cassandra Douglas

Digital Director, Southern Poverty Law Center

Carol Dunn

Executive Producer, Human Worldwide

Mark Durney

Senior VP, Digital, Porter Novelli

Leila Eltouny

Marketing Communications Consultant, Freelance

Sarah Epler

Director of Audience Development and Social Media, Yahoo

Taylor Carter Erin

Creative Director, Instacart

René Eugster

Founder, ECD Creative Director, Agentur am Flughafen

Barry Flanik

Group Creative Director, Weber Shandwick

Sherina Florence

Group Creative Director, 72andSunny

Antonio Fragoso

Global Creative Lead, TikTok

Sherri Francois

Chief Impact Officer, Sola Impact

Ashley Frohnert

Director of Social Media, PETA

Cleve Gibbon

Chief Technology Officer, Wunderman Thompson

Meredith Goldberg-Morse

Director, Social Impact, MTV Entertainment Studios

Rafael Gonzaga

SVP Executive Creative Director, BBDO LA

Larry Gordon

Group Creative Director, Laundry Service

Eric Gray

Senior Director of Content & Engagement, Universal Orlando Resort

Patricia Gray

Vice-President, Digital Media, Media Experts

Christian Guirnalda

Director, Verizon 5G Labs & Innovation Center

Allan Gungormez

EVP Strategy, MOCEAN

Fiona Guthrie

Chief Communications Officer, Innocence Project

Karl Haddad

Global Creative Lead, TikTok

Richard Haire

Digital Marketing Instructor, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Leslie Hall

President, Iced Media

Anders Hallén

Creative Innovation Director, Edelman UK

Amanda Hammar

Social Content Director- Developer Marketing, Cisco

Shadawn Hammons

Digital Marketing Specialist, NAACP

Chrissie Hanson


Jan Harling

CEO, Virtus Asia Consulting

Adam Harris

Global Head, Brand Partnership Studio, Twitch

Yasmeen Hassan

Global Executive Director, Equality Now

Felicia Hatcher

CEO, Black Ambition

Kara Hendrick

Associate Director, Employer Branding, Chewy, Inc.

Caitlin Herrity

Creative Operations Lead, Spotify

Mark Hickman

Digital Strategy Director, ONE Sotheby's International Realty

Eddy Hiraldo

Strategist, Wieden+Kennedy

Humphrey Ho

Managing Director, Hylink Digital

Stacey Hoppe

VP, Social Responsibility + Sustainability, Warner Bros. Discovery

Waymon Hudson

Director of Customer Communications, Frontier Communications

Moye Ishimoto

Director, Social Marketing, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment

Ben James

Chief Innovation Officer, GALE

Ash Kahn

Client Management Lead, Marriott Media NetworkGlobal Brand and Marketing/Marriot Media Network, Marriott International, Marriott International

Adeola Kayode

Group Head of Strategy, Ogilvy Nigeria

Thom Kennon

Strategist, Free Radicals

Howie Kleinberg

President, GLOW

Halley Knigge

Director of Co-op Communications, REI

Paul Kontonis

CMO, Revry

Jared Kozel

EVP, Executive Creative Director, Wunderman Thompson

Laurie Kretchmar

Principal, Up with Social

Bharat Kumar

Executive Creative Director, Havas

Lindsay LaBennett

AVP, Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Development, Wasserman

Stephanie Lager

Co-founder, Head of Creative & Strategy, Mango Creative Co

Rich Latour

Global Head of Content, BlackRock, Inc.

Ana Leão

Managing Director, Autonomous Worker

Melinda Lee

President, Media Networks, Stage TEN

Maria Lee

Creative Director, Droga5

Cherish Lee

Communications Strategy Director, Droga5

Fred Liedtke

EVP Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness

Erika Lovegreen

SVP, Marketing & Communications, ICUC

Miles Ludwig

Vice-President, Digital Media, Sesame Workshop

Shefik Macauley

Executive Producer and Host, Shefik Presents Invocation

Noah Mallin

Head of Vertical Studios, Chief Strategic Officer, IMGN Media

Lucy Marcus

CEO, Marcus Venture Consulting

Carla Marshall

Content Marketing Manager, Tube Buddy

Jose Martinez-Diaz

Engagement Director, Greenpeace USA

Alix McAlpine

VP of Creative Strategy, Giphy

Jason McBriarty

Director, Levi Strauss Foundation, Levi Strauss & co.

Graham McDonnell

VP of Brand and Design, TIME

Nathan Measom

Director of Cause Marketing, American Red Cross

David Mesfin

Creative Director, Innocean USA

Laura Mignott

Global Chief Experiential Officer, VMLY&R Commerce

Bipasha Mookherjee

Creative Director, Episode Four

Stevie Morris

VP Social & Content Marketing Strategy, Razorfish

Duc Nguyen

Sr Art Director / Creative, Freelance

Madeleine Nischan

Post Production Supervisor, Color Creative

Shloimy Notik

Creative Director, Droga5

Celie O'Neil-Hart

Global Director of Content and Writing, Pinterest

Emeka Obi

Senior Director Creative Strategy, Equinox

Emeka Obia

Integrated Strategy Director, Publicis West Africa

Liana Ogden

Senior Creative Strategist, Demonstrate

Dmitrii Osipovskii

Interactive Creative Director, PPK

Keith Pape

CEO & Founder, YellowPike Gaming

Stephanie Perez

CEO (Chief Eating Officer) / Founder, @YeahFoodBeer

Dennis Plucinik

President and Founder, ATTCK

Heather Hatlo Porter

Chief Communications Officer, Chegg Inc.

Jonathan Prince

SVP, Marketing, Brand & Communications, Slack

Horacio "Chacho" Puebla

Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Felicidad

Samira Rafi

Creative Director, Boomerang Communication

Deadra Rahaman

Vice-President, Brand Strategy, Huge Inc.

Shama Rahman

Director of Brand Strategy, New York Magazine

Marcelo Ramirez

Executive Creative Director, Havas

Nancy Rew

Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Arbor Day Foundation

Courtney Richardson

Creative Director, Droga5

Anthony Roberts, Jr.

Associate Manager, Branded Content, Media & Partnerships, KFC

Dave Rosner

CMO, Audigent

Laura Rothstein

Creative Director, Mint

Adam Royce

VP Creative Strategy Director, Penguin Random House

Marianna Ruiz

EVP, Executive Creative Director, Edelman

Ricardo Salgado

VP Creative Director, Energy BBDO Chicago

Kat Saoyen

VP, Creative Director, McCann Worldgroup

Carrie Shade

Creator & Social Media Manager, Against Suicide Movement

Katherine Sharp

Senior Manager of Social Experience, All State

Jabulani Sigege

Executive Creative Director, Machine_

Luiz Vicente Simoes

Group Creative Director, David & Goliath

David Sipe

CEO & GM, Brave Dog

Christopher Sojka

Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder, Madwell

Sergio Spaccavento

Executive Creative Director, H48 (Milan)

Amy Starnes

Chief Innovation Officer, Best Friends Animal Society

Nicole Starr

VP, Social Impact, Participant Media

Lindsay Stein

Chief Purpose Officer, Tombras

Kaori Sueyoshi


Greg Swan

Chief Creative & Strategy Officer, The Social Lights

Sueann Tannis

Senior Director, Integrated Communications, United Nations Foundation

Andaiye Taylor

Editorial Director, URL Media

Jasmine Teer

Director of Strategy, Roku Inc.

Michael Tennant

Founder and CEO, Curiosity Lab

Brett Terblanche

Group Creative Director, David & Goliath Los Angeles

Scott Terry

Director of Business Affairs, Forsman & Bodenfors

Rosa Lee Timm

Chief Marketing Officer / President, CSD Social Venture Fund, Where Wonders Be

Nik Traxler

Founding Partner and Head of Production and Content, The Distillery Project

Carolina Valencia

Director of Partnerships and Communications, Epicenter-NYC

Denise Vitola

VP Brand Integration PR, Social and Influencer, Bayer

Valeriia Voshchevska

Independent Audience Strategist

Mark Webster

UK & Europe Managing Director, Give To Get

Khartoon Weiss

Global Head of Agency & Accounts, ByteDance

Mary Whitlock

VP, Small Girls PR

Kevin Williams

Vice President, Digital Products, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)

Blake Winfree

Chief of Social Impact, David&Goliath LA

Justin Winters

Co-Founder & Executive Director, One Earth Philanthropy

Bill Wurtz


Lily Wyckoff

Creative Director, Reality Labs at Meta

Morgan "Mo" Wynne

Copywriter, Kalderos

Dominique Wynne

Associate Creative Director, Spotify

Mitu Yilma

Digital Director, Born This Way Foundation

Kathy Zucker

Owner and CEO, Zucker Productions LLC

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Judging Criteria

The Shorty Impact Awards recognize excellence in the professional social media community.


Creativity & Originality: Unique and innovative execution, quality and originality of the creative, aesthetic impression, and overall original impact of the approach, user engagement, and social experience.

Effectiveness & Impact: Overall effectiveness of the campaign - did it achieve the desired objectives and results (be specific)? What social impact was made as a result of this effort?

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