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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Tulani André

Vice President, Social Media, National Geographic

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Marcus Benigno

Chief Communications & Marketing Officer, ACLU of Southern California

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Brad Bessey

Director, Communications & Talent Relations, Project Angel Food

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Bryant Brennan

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

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Lauren Brenner

Head of Global Content Strategy, Spotify

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Will Cady

Global Brand Ambassador, Reddit

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Madison Cameron

Director of Strategy and Social Impact, David & Goliath

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Teresa Caro

President, The Johnson Group

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Toph Clarke

Executive Creative Director, Intuit

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Amber Coleman-Mortley

Senior Director, Community and Culture, The Female Quotient

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Sean DallasKidd

Partner & CCO, Demonstrate

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Brendan Davis

Director of Digital Communications, GLAAD

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Henry Donahue

Executive Director, Save The Music

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Dionna Dorsey

Co-founder & CEO, The Creative Ladder

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Maya Dukes

Managing Director, Creative (ECD), Delta Air Lines

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Kinney Edwards

Global Head of Creative Lab, TikTok

Headshot of Tiffany Edwards
Tiffany Edwards

Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Droga5

Headshot of Amy Enchelmeyer
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

Conference Speaker, MazSpeaks.com

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Julia Fedor

Director, Global Advertising and Social Media Operations, United Airlines

Headshot of Diogo Felippelli
Diogo Felippelli

VP, Social Media, FOX Entertainment

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Aaron Francois

Associate Strategy Director | Founder, Laundry Service | Black Visionaries

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Jennifer Frommer

SVP, Partnerships, Sony Music

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Lauren Garcimonde-Fisher

Vice President, Brand, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Headshot of Sarah Gardner
Sarah Gardner

Director, Social Media, National Geographic

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DeNora Getachew

CEO, DoSomething

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Andre Gray

Chief Creative Director, Annex88

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Sharon Harris

CMO, Ascential Digital Commerce

Headshot of Greg Harrison
Greg Harrison

Chief Creative Officer, MOCEAN

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Theresa Helmer

VP, Brand & Editorial, The Walt Disney Company

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Kara Hendrick

Associate Director, Employer Branding & Employee Engagement, Chewy, Inc.

Headshot of Abby Ho
Abby Ho

VP Marketing & Social, Disney Branded Television

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Nicole Hockley

Co-Founder & CEO, Sandy Hook Promise

Headshot of Annie Horn
Annie Horn

Social Responsibility Program Director, NBA

Headshot of Lauren Jones
Lauren Jones

Director, Social & Influencer Marketing, Mattel

Headshot of Emma Kieckhafer
Emma Kieckhafer

Global Head of Social, Babbel

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Marissa Kraines

Vice President, Social & Content Marketing, Salesforce

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Sami Lambert

Director of Social Media, Adweek

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Janel Laravie

CEO, Chacka Marketing

Headshot of Adam Ledbury
Adam Ledbury

Global Creative Director APAC, Uber

Headshot of Erin Levzow
Erin Levzow

Vice President of Marketing Technology, Del Taco

Headshot of Amy Luca
Amy Luca

EVP, Global Head of Social, Media Monks

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Dmytro Lynnyk

Creative Director and Inspirer, Linnikov Agency

Headshot of Samara Mackereth
Samara Mackereth

Chief Content Officer, NowThis

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Zaina Madain

Social Media Lead, Films, Peacock

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Paul Marvucic

Director, Product Marketing, Patreon

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Victor Mattoni

Art Director, BBDO Group Germany

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Vanessa Mbonu

Vice President, Digital Marketing & Communications, NAACP

Headshot of Caroline McKenzie
Caroline McKenzie

Global Creative Marketing Lead - Franchise, Prime Video & Amazon Studios

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Laura Mignott

Global Chief Experiential Officer, VML Commerce

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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

Headshot of Naz Nazli
Naz Nazli

Creative Director, Meta, Creative X, Meta

Headshot of Jotham Ndugga-Kabuye
Jotham Ndugga-Kabuye

Senior Director of Marketing, Twitch

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Kjetil Njoten

Global Head of Creative, IMAX

Headshot of Silas Nogueira
Silas Nogueira

Senior Art Director, Leo Burnett

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Stephanie Ocampo

Senior Director, Social Media, MasterClass

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Jayson Oertel

Head of YouTube, Adobe

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George Olexa

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

Headshot of Deidre Osei
Deidre Osei

Independent Social Impact Consultant, Avidli

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Ana Paola Noriega

Chief Creative Officer, FCB México

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Sonika Patel

SVP, Head of Marketing, Ticketmaster

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Josh Penny

Director, Social Impact, Hinge

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Tristan Pineiro

VP Marketing and Communications, Grindr

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Kaleesha Rajamantri

Head of Worldwide Shopping Events, Amazon Ads

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Anthony Allen Ramos

VP of Communications & Talent, GLAAD

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Brittany Rice

Director, Social and Content, FX Networks/Disney

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Dominic Riley

Digital Publicity & Partnerships, Netflix, Netflix

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Adam Robinson

VP, Paramount Social Impact, Paramount

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Jason Rowland

Social Media Strategist, Google

Headshot of Jessica Rudis
Jessica Rudis

Group Digital Strategy Director, The Walt Disney Company

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Monique Ruff-Bell

Head of Conferences, TED

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John Sabine

Director of Social, Merriam-Webster

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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 & Studios Officer, Headspace

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Ariel Sims

SVP, Head of Paid Social, Digitas North America

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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

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Leslie Smith

Senior Manager of Marketing & Audience Strategy, Bumble

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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

Headshot of Victoria Taylor
Victoria Taylor

Director of Community, Demand.io/SimplyCodes

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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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Rae Votta

Head of Podcasting, Netflix

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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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Gregg Weiss

SVP, Consumer Social Media, Citi

Headshot of Joshua Wells
Joshua Wells

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

Headshot of Lewis Williams
Lewis Williams

EVP, Head of Brand Impact, Weber Shandwick

Headshot of Sophie Yan
Sophie Yan

Director of Cultural and Entertainment Advocacy, Everytown for Gun Safety

Headshot of Tania Yuki
Tania Yuki

CMO, EVP Digital, Comscore

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Atiya Zaidi

CEO/CCO, BBDO Pakistan

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!

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