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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Marcus Benigno

Chief Communications & Marketing Officer, ACLU of Southern California

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Penni Berns

Chief, Digital Strategy, UNICEF

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Bryant Brennan

SVP, Global Creative, Peloton

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Mel Clements

Vice President, Creative, Marriott International

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Jason Eskin

VP, Digital Marketing, The Walt Disney Studios

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Kenny Gold

SVP/Director of Social, Grey

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Nicole Hockley

Co-Founder & CEO, Sandy Hook Promise

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Annie Horn

Social Responsibility Program Director, NBA

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Brandy Jaquez

Director of Influencer, Social Engagement, Kellogg Company

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Ivan Jimenez

Sr Director Marketing & Creative, TOMS

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Laurie Keith

Vice President of Media, Social & Emerging, AdCouncil

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Paul Kontonis

CMO, Revry

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Nia Lee

Manager, Global Creative Marketing, Netflix Inc.

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Gwen Morrison

CEO, The Americas, The Store – WPP

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Naz Nazli

Creative Director, Creative X, Facebook

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Nneka Norville

Head, DEI Communications- Global Purpose Comms, Nike

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Adam Robinson

VP, Social Responsibility, Paramount (Global)

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Win Sakdinan

Sr Director, NA Business Marketing, Snap Inc.

Meet our 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

Shawn Ahmed

Founder, The Uncultured Project

Felipe Andrade

Executive creative director & Head of content, Cheil Brazil

Paul Armstrong

Founder, Here/Forth

Jeff Barrett

CEO, Status Creative

Yukun Bi

Head of Planning, Hylink Digital

Crissy Bogusz

Senior Motion Graphics Artist, Beachbody

Carmen Boon

VP, External Affairs, Food Bank For NYC

The Gregory Brothers

Brothers, Non-brothers, Schmoyoho

Will Cady

Global Head of Creative Strategy (KarmaLab), Reddit

Lissette Calveiro

Content Creator & Influencer Strategist, Ogilvy

Mark Carolan

Creative Director, Aspen Skiing Company

Goldie Chan

Founder, Warm Robots

Melissa Chen

Senior Manager - Brand, Campaigns, & Experiential, Dell

Karen S. Chong

VP, Audience Strategy , Age Inclusion , Office Diversity, AARP

David Clarke

Chief Design Officer, Huge

Sean DallasKidd

Partner & CCO, Demonstrate

Rachel DeLadesmo

Director, Entertainment & Content Strategy, RAINN

Mark Durney

SVP, Porter Novelli

Leila Eltouny

Marketing Communications Consultant

Rob Engelsman

VP, Head of Strategy and Strategic Partnerships, Annex88

Taylor Erin

Creative Director, Product Marketing & Merchandising, Instacart

René Eugster

ECD, Agentur am Flughafen AG

Ife Fatunase

Director of Multimedia, Human Rights Watch

Barry Flanik

Group Creative Director, Weber Shandwick

Mei Fong

Chief Communications Officer, Human Rights Watch

Ashley Frohnert

Director of Social Media, PETA

Jenn Geist

Director, Strategy, Havas Media

Timothy Goodman

Visual Artist & Designer, Timothy Goodman LLC

Tia T. Gordon

Chief Communications Officer, Southern Poverty Law Center

Matthew Grandstaff

Global Director of Social Media, EA Games, EA

Patricia Gray

SVP, Digital, Media Experts

Allan Gungormez

EVP Strategy, MOCEAN

Richard Haire

Digital Marketing Instructor and Business Development Manager, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Leslie Hall

President, iced media ltd.

Anders Hallén

Creative Innovation Director, Edelman

Shadawn Hammons

Digital Marketing Specialist, NAACP

Erin Hanley

Vice President, Entertainment Partnerships & Influencer Marketing Strategy, Ketchum

Jan Harling

Director, New Customer Acquisition, foodpanda

Sharon Harris

CMO, Ascential Digital Commerce

Kara Hendrick

Associate Director, Employer Branding, Chewy, Inc.

Brittany Hennessy

Talent Director, Hearst Branded Content Studio

Humphrey Ho

Hylink U.S. Managing Director, Hylink Digital

Waymon Hudson

Director of Marketing, Communication Service for the Deaf

Howie Kleinberg

President, GLOW

Jared Kozel

EVP, Executive Creative Director, Wunderman Thompson

Laurie Kretchmar

Principal, Up with Social

Keith Kunis

Director Community Management, Wunderman Thompson

Stephanie Lager

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

Genet Lakew

Digital Content Director, National Urban League

Melinda Lee

President, Media Networks, Stage TEN

Judy Lee

Head of Global Brand Experiences, Pinterest

Vera Leung

Senior Director, Content & Creative, International Rescue Committee

Fred Liedtke

EVP ECD, Saatchi Wellness

RG Logan

SVP, Strategy, Truth Initiative

Shefik Macauley

Executive Producer and Host, Shefik presents Invocation

Lucy Marcus

CEO, Marcus Venture Consulting

Lucy Marcus

CEO, Marcus Venture Consulting

Jose Martinez-Diaz

Engagement Director, Greenpeace USA

Vanessa Mbonu

Vice President, Digital Marketing & Communications, NAACP

Alix McAlpine

Senior Director 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

Bipasha Mookherjee

Creative Director, The&Partnership

Stevie Morris

VP Social & Content Marketing Strategy, Publicis Groupe/Razorfish

Nat Moss

Executive Director, Strategic Communications, Wildlife Conservation Society

Madeleine Nischan

Post Production Manager, Color Creative

Celie O'Neil-Hart

global head of content and writing, pinterest

Dmitrii Osipovskii

Interactive Creative Director, PPK

Stephanie Perez

CEO (Chief Eating Officer) / Founder, @YeahFoodBeer

Jonathan Prince

SVP, Marketing, Brand & Communications, Slack

Shama Rahman

Director of Brand Strategy, New York Magazine

Nancy Rew

Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Arbor Day Foundation

Dominic Riley

Senior Director, Social Media, Hello Sunshine

Anthony Roberts, Jr.

Digital Marketing Manager, Shoe Carnival, Inc.

Carmen San Segundo

Global Communications Director, CSR and Sustainability, IBM

Carrie Shade

Founder, Against Suicide

Katherine Sharp

Sr. Manager Social Media Strategy, Allstate Insurance Corporation

Sergio Spaccavento

Chief Creative Officer, Digitouch mktg

Amy Starnes

Chief Innovation Officer, Best Friends Animal Society

Greg Swan

Chief Creative & Strategy Officer, The Social Lights

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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?

*Starting this year, entries will be organized based on their entry type (B2B, B2C, Non-profit, or Healthcare) to ensure that similar entries are judged against each other, providing jurors an apples-to-apples judging experience and providing a level of playing field for all entries and entrants.

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