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METRO UK — May 13, 2020

Al Jazeera Digital took home two awards; one Gold Audience Honor for its news and current affairs explainer series, Start Here, and an Audience Honor for its AJEnglish Twitter team. Al Jazeera English also won a Gold Audience Honor for the series All Hail the Algorithm.

Al Jazeera — May 10, 2020

Rose Dix and Rosie Spaughton won the award for Best LGBTQ+ Account, saying, “It is an honour and a privilege. This award came at the perfect time; we’re so happy and honoured.”

teneighty Magazine — May 6, 2020

Vlogger/ content creator Wil Dasovich is beyond proud of the achievements of his sister Haley, most particularly her most recent win: Best in Travel at The Shorty Awards.

GMA Entertainment — May 5, 2020

Awards shows are going virtual and one of the first seems pretty fit for the job: now screening The 2020 Shorty Awards. Aimed at honoring the internet's brightest, buzziest, and most viral, the ceremony was streamed on Periscope and YouTube with J.B. Smoove as host. Lindsey Vonn, Bobby Berk, and Jaime Camil served as presenters. Oh, and queer and trans folk swept up the wins.

OUT — May 5, 2020

During the 12th annual Shorty Awards last night, Luminosity content creator Harley “MrFreshAsian” Campbell was crowned Streamer of the Year. The Shorty Awards celebrate the best the internet has to offer by highlighting innovative content creators. The Streamer of the Year award goes to the broadcaster who has established themselves as an unstoppable force.

Daily Esports — May 4, 2020

Media personality and technology maven Shefik ( returns as an official judge for the 12th Annual Shorty Awards (, where he will serve alongside a panel of esteemed judges. This is the third consecutive year that Shefik has been named a judge for the competition.

Broadway World — May 3, 2020

Trevor Noah, Rebel Wilson, Zendaya, Megan Rapinoe and Greta Thunberg were among those honored Sunday during the Shorty Awards, which were presented during a digital show.

The Hollywood Reporter — May 3, 2020

The awards, which usually take place at a flashy New York City ceremony, had their first ever online event, with presenters filming their own intros and winner reveals. But that didn’t hold anyone back, with Aussie star Rebel winning the best actor award, Zendaya being honoured with best celebrity, and TWICE picking up the best in music trophy.

METRO UK — May 3, 2020

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Wired — April 24, 2020

The brands and organizations winners for the 12th Annual Shorty Awards were revealed Thursday morning.

AdWeek — April 23, 2020

Watch your backs, agency creatives. Adweek’s Super Bowl Bot, an AI trained to pitch Big Game ad concepts, has just been honored as the year’s best use of artificial intelligence by the 2020 Shorty Awards.

AdWeek — April 23, 2020

P.K. Subban is about to earn a big honor. It was recently announced the NHL star player will receive the 2020 Phenom Award for Athlete. He will be honored at the 2020 Shorty Awards ceremony on May 3, and it will also include Jameela Jamil and Eugene Lee Yang.

Pop — April 23, 2020

"We're disappointed that we can't bring everyone together this year for a physical event in New York City as we have done for the past 11 years," a spokesperson for the Shorty Awards said in a statement to Business Insider. "However, given the public health concerns, we feel it's our responsibility to put the safety of our community and public health first."

Business Insider — March 12, 2020

Teen Choice Award winners Sam and Colby have announced a 13-date, paranormal-driven tour across the US that includes stops in New York, Chicago, Nashville and more, culminating with an appearance at The Fonda in Los Angeles on May 26.

Billboard — March 6, 2020

Avani Gregg, Andre Swilley and Tayler Holder are now with the agency.

The Hollywood Reporter — Feb. 27, 2020

“According to our recently launched Digital 2020 report, TikTok boasts over 800 million monthly active users–up 300 million from January 2019,” said Ryan Donovan, who is Hootsuite’s CTO.

Forbes — Jan. 31, 2020

Mystery solved! Jordyn Woods's mom Elizabeth Woods came to her daughter's defense on Thursday to explain that she gets her backside from her mama! Mama Woods shared several pictures as evidence that Jordyn's booty is all-natural and presented a very compelling case. One pic featured Jordyn's backside and another featured hers.

Yahoo! — Jan. 25, 2020

Twice is nominated for a Shorty Award for their ~likey-worthy~ social media content! They're up against some greats, including Lizzo, Céline Dion, J Balvin, Billie Eilish, and more. Can't wait to see who ~breakthroughs~ to win, *wink.*

Buzzfeed — Jan. 24, 2020

Movin’ on up in so little time! Jordyn Woods revealed that she has been nominated for a Shorty Award on January 23, just three short months after starting her YouTube channel back in October 2019.

Life & Style Weekly — Jan. 24, 2020

Lizzo and Beyonce lead the nominees for the 2020 Shorty Awards with two each.

People — Jan. 22, 2020

Lizzo and Beyonce lead the nominees for the 2020 Shorty Awards with two each.

Music News — Jan. 22, 2020

She's the Chinese-Australian internet sensation from Sydney who has amassed 14 million subscribers on YouTube.

Daily Mail — Jan. 22, 2020

Kaya Nicole, Eugenia Cooney and Mr. Beast have also been nominated in the same category. The 2020 Shorty Awards nominations have been unveiled and NikkieTutorials and Jeffree Star are both in the running to win.

Pop Buzz — Jan. 22, 2020

YouTuber Nikkie de Jager came out as trans in a video titled: 'I'm Coming Out'. She said: "I can't believe I'm saying this today to all of you for the entire world to see but damn it feels good to finally do it. When I was younger I was born in the wrong body, which means that I am transgender." She added: "Today is the day I am free. I get to be me finally."

Pop Buzz — Jan. 22, 2020

The 12th annual Shorty Awards are set to air May 3 and will be shot in New York. The influencer award categories are broken up by Arts and Entertainment, Content of the Year, Creative and Media, Team Internet, and Teach and Innovation. However, one subsection in Team Internet steals the focus every year: the award for "YouTuber of the Year." So, who will take home the coveted prize in 2020? Let's break down what we know about the nominees.

The Blast — Jan. 22, 2020

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media, from people to organizations, and this year's list of nominees includes YouTube influencer Jeffree Star, actress Sophie Turner, and the internet's favorite GIFs, like Baby Yoda Sipping Tea.

Business Insider — Jan. 21, 2020

The nominations for the 12th annual Shorty Awards were released Tuesday (Jan. 21), and those honored for best use of social media include music all-stars Beyoncé, Zendaya, Lil Nas X, J Balvin, Demi Lovato, Paula Abdul, Anderson .Paak and more.

Billboard — Jan. 21, 2020

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Metro — May 6, 2019

The 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' star reflected on how he joined the #MeToo movement and shared his thoughts on the perils of social media.

The Hollywood Reporter — May 6, 2019

Shane Dawson took the top crown at this year’s Shorty Awards. The YouTube documentarian, who has 21.5 million subscribers on the platform, won the ‘YouTuber of the Year’ award for his work on series like The Truth about TanaCon and The Mind of Jake Paul. Also up for the award were a number of other top YouTubers, including David Dobrik (12.2 million), Emma Chamberlain (7.6 million), Guava Juice (13.5 million), James Charles (16.5 million), and the featuree of his TanaCon series, Tana Mongeau (4 million).

Tubefilter — May 6, 2019

The 14-year-old black-ish and Little actress was honored with the Phenom Award in Entertainment at the event.

Just Jared Jr. — May 6, 2019

Other winners of this year's accolades, handed out at a Kathy Griffin-hosted awards ceremony in New York, include 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' Blackpink and Lady Gaga.

The Hollywood Reporter — May 5, 2019

This weekend, the Shorty Awards will take place in New York to honor the best and most influential artists and content creators across digital platforms and social media. While BTS was previously honored by winning the Best in Music category at the 9th Annual Shorty Awards in 2017, this year marks two more K-pop acts being recognized in areas of music and gaming. According to the Shorty Awards, this all points to the expanding digital influence after a year of significant digital growth for the music scene at large.

Billboard — May 3, 2019

The actress-comedian also is a finalist this year in the "best celebrity" category, where she will compete alongside Joe Biden, Jonah Hill, Lil Miquela, Reese Witherspoon and Russell Brand.

The Hollywood Reporter — April 24, 2019

Four months after her sudden passing last December at the age of 27, the activist and daughter of the late Eric Garner has been honored with a posthumous Shorty Award for her activism.

Essence — April 17, 2018

Filipino-American vlogger and cancer-survivor Wil Dasovich took home the Vlogger of the Year award from the 10th Annual Shorty Awards, an award-giving body for social media. Wil accepted his award at the PlayStation Theater in New York. His girlfriend, cosplayer and host, Alodia Gosiengfiao was also present during the awards night.

GMA Network — April 17, 2018

This weekend, the activist, organizer, writer, and daughter of Eric Garner was posthumously honored with the 2018 Shorty Award for social media activism.

The Grio — April 16, 2018

The ten-year-old Shorty Awards recognized the accomplishments of a vast and varied set of digital creators yesterday evening, when the fan-voted honors — which celebrate accolades across the social media sphere — were distributed during a ceremony in New York City.

Tube Filter — April 16, 2018

Elle Mills, Shorty Award winner for Breakout YouTuber, discusses her rise to fame and her most famous videos. Mills recently surpassed one million subscribers on YouTube. Her most famous video is "Coming Out," where she reveals she's bisexual to friends and family.

Cheddar — April 16, 2018

The late Erica Garner was honored for her social media activism that bloomed after her father’s death in police custody. “Erica was not an activist by choice, she was forced into this," said Reggie Harris, a friend and political adviser for Garner who accepted the Shorty Award on Sunday on her behalf.

NY Daily News — April 16, 2018

Erica Garner—activist, organizer, writer, comrade, sister, mother and daughter—is the recipient of the 2018 Shorty Award for social media activism. Reggie Harris, Garner’s friend, business partner and political adviser, accepted the award on her behalf.

The Root — April 15, 2018

The 10th Annual Shorty Awards will be handed out in New York April 15, and the list of winners in the brands and organizations category was revealed Tuesday.

AdWeek — March 27, 2018

The Shorty Awards was built around the idea of social media, and being able to find people and resources that aligned with your own interest. Having said that, we are thrilled to bring you the first ever exclusive interview with The Shorty Awards founder, Gregory Galant where he discusses exactly that history!

Trending All Day — March 21, 2018

It's that time of year again, folks. The 2018 Shorty Awards is quickly approaching, so it's time to get your snaps, tweets, and 'grams ready to go. On April 15, 2018, brands, influencers, and creators will gather at the PlayStation Theater in NYC to honor the best in social media, and it will surely be a night to remember.

Elite Daily — March 16, 2018

The Shorty Awards announced its full slate of nominees this morning (March 16), as it celebrates its 10th year honoring some of the best work done on social platforms.

The Drum — March 16, 2018

The Olympics are coming to a close but many top athletes who've attracted huge social media followings may have potential far off the ice or slopes and well after the games end. Gregory Galant is the Co-creator of The Shorty Awards and the CEO of MuckRack and joins Cheddar to explain the role of social media in this year's Olympics.

Cheddar — Feb. 22, 2018

Believe it or not, the Shorty Awards are celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2018! The ceremony is set to take place on April 15 in New York City, and the nominees were just announced on January 16. HollywoodLife has the full list for you below, which includes breakout star Tiffany Haddish, rapper Cardi B and so many more familiar names.

Hollywood Life — Jan. 17, 2018

The 10th annual Shorty Awards announced their nominees which include Girls Trip breakout Tiffany Haddish, The Chi co-creator Lena Waithe, and black-ish actress Tracee Ellis Ross.

Deadline — Jan. 16, 2018

Social media has become media, so it makes sense that the Shorty Awards exist to recognize excellence among those who entertain, educate, and inspire via those platforms. What’s interesting is that, unlike other award shows, the Shorty Awards seem to do a better job with inclusion.

The Mary Sue — Jan. 16, 2018

"Shay Mitchell slays the blue carpet in a chic pantsuit while arriving at the 2017 Shorty Awards in New York City on Sunday."

Just Jared — April 24, 2017

"During the annual award night, Mitchell was honoured with the best actress award for her role as Emily Fields in the popular Freeform series Pretty Little Liars."

International Business Times — April 24, 2017

"South Korean band BTS, or Bangtan Boys, won an award for social media influence during the ninth “Shorty Awards” held in New York on Sunday."

International Business Times — April 24, 2017

"Orange Is the New Black's Taryn Manning and Pretty Little Liars' Shay Mitchell glammed up for the social media-themed Shorty Awards in Manhattan Sunday."

Daily Mail — April 24, 2017

"A who’s-who of online influencers were honored yesterday evening at the ninth annual Shorty Awards, which recognizes the year’s best accomplishments in social media. Hosted by the actor Tony Hale, the ceremony took place at New York’s PlayStation Theater."

Tube Filter — April 24, 2017

The Ninth Annual Shorty Awards will be presented in a ceremony at the PlayStation Theater in New York’s Times Square April 23, and select winners in the brands and organizations categories were revealed Thursday.

Adweek — April 6, 2017

"I watch YouTube more than I watch television," Hale told Mashable via email. "Any compilation video, people getting scared/babies laughing/soldiers coming home, or instructional video on how to fix my toilet, I'm in."

Mashable — April 5, 2017

Most of us know Adorama as a photo retailer or New York trusted rental house, but today the company announced its position a finalist for the Shorty Awards’ “Best Influencer and Celebrity YouTube Campaign” for its “Top Model”-inspired competition for photographers, as well as “Best in Retail and E-Commerce.”

Resource Magazine — March 23, 2017

Shorty Awards honours the best work across social media’s vast and growing landscape, in what is widely recognised as the Oscars of the Social Media. Now in its ninth year, it continues to recognise the most innovative, creative, and culturally relevant brands, organisations, agencies, and influencers on social media. The Asian Television Awards has been shortlisted in categories such as Asia, Emerging Platform, Live Event Coverage, Twitter Partnership, and Weibo. Meanwhile, STB was shortlisted under Travel & Tourism and Location-based Experience.

Singapore Business — March 22, 2017

Featuring Dodie Clark, Louis Cole, Hannah Rutherford, and Hannah Witton, the list of nominated UK YouTubers spans two categories of the 2017 Shorty Awards: Team Internet and Tech & Innovation.

Teneighty — March 5, 2017

The 2017 Shorty Awards finalists have been announced, and you’re going to want to see who made the cut. Kylie Jenner, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga and more of our favorite celebs have been nominated — check out the full list right here!

Hollywood Life — March 2, 2017

Some of the notable finalists for 2017 include: Cher, Chrissy Teigen, Kylie Jenner, Oprah, Maddie Ziegler, Chance the Rapper, Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” Stephen King, Lady Gaga, Doug the Pug, Jenna Marbles, Gigi Gorgeous, Lilly Singh, Anna Faris, Bill Nye, Colleen Ballinger (Miranda Sings) and Tyler Oakley.

Variety — March 1, 2017

Now, after months of getting shared all over the web, that GIF is up for a Shorty Award, and Planters has mobilized once again. Today, the brand’s marketing team is unveiling an Academy Award-style “for your consideration” video and related promotional posters, all in hopes of upping Mr. Peanut’s chances of winning.

AdWeek — Feb. 8, 2017

It's maybe not the most groundbreaking satire, but Merriam-Webster's Twitter account has broken through because of its authority and because people enjoy seeing public figures called out.

NBC News — Jan. 27, 2017

For The Win, it seems, isn’t the only place that recognizes Richard Jefferson’s Snapchat greatness. The Cavaliers veteran spoke to us in honor of another award he’s nominated for, the Shorty Awards, which recognize “the most notable and viral influencers” (voting is open through Feb. 16).

For the Win (USA Today Sports) — Jan. 25, 2017

Leslie Nance, founder of teaches people how to live an anticancer lifestyle via their kitchens, "I teach people to make their bodies inhospitable to cancer with health insurance you can eat." She knows a thing or two about this subject because she is a 4 year breast cancer survivor. She took measures into her own hands by becoming the CEO of her health and her cancer. "Cancer helped me focus the lens of my life and gave me a platform to stand on if given the chance I would choose my cancer journey every time!"

Region 8 — Jan. 24, 2017

In the words of Cher, you can “Stand & B Counted or Sit & B Nothing”. The pop culture icon has been nominated for yet another award, but this time it’s not for her timeless music, or her woefully under-appreciated big-screen ventures, or even her LGBT+ rights advocacy – it’s for her Twitter account.

Gay Times Magazine — Jan. 24, 2017

A stop-motion video entitled How to Stop Time by Indonesian animator-slash-Vine star Wahyu Ichwandardi, popularly known as Pinot, has been nominated in the Instagram of the Year category of the ninth Annual Shorty Awards.

Jakarta Post — Jan. 20, 2017

Revealed earlier this week, the Shorty Awards highlight the best content across the social media landscape including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine and Periscope, among other platforms and this year’s nominations have so many of JJJ‘s favorites!

Just Jared Jr. — Jan. 19, 2017

The couple that Snapchats together, stays together. Ariana Grande and her boyfriend Mac Miller are among the nominees for the ninth annual Shorty Awards, which honor the best social media content on the web.

Magic 104.9 — Jan. 18, 2017

Ariana Grande will face off against her rapper boyfriend Mac Miller for the Music – Arts & Entertainment prize at the 2017 Shorty Awards. The couple, who began dating last summer (16), will also compete against the likes of Britney Spears, Drake, Solange Knowles, and Chance The Rapper for the accolade, while Lady Gaga, Cher, Kylie Jenner, Oprah Winfrey, and model-turned-TV personality Chrissy Teigen are among the stars in the running for the Celebrity Award.

Z963 FM — Jan. 18, 2017

WIXX 101 — Jan. 18, 2017

Personally, I think it's safe to say that most makeup junkies have a favorite — or several — YouTube beauty gurus. Whether you love the gorgeous glow of NikkieTutorials or the down to earth advice of KathleenLights, there's a guru for everyone. The Shorty Award nominees for best YouTube guru reflects some of fans' favorite online presences, and many of them are already incredibly excited just to be nominated.

Bustle — Jan. 18, 2017

Cynthia Erivo, Viola Davis and Lin-Manuel Miranda are among theatre folk nominated for the 9th annual Shorty Awards, honoring the best of social media.

Playbill — Jan. 18, 2017

The "Stressed Out" duo are one of a dozen music acts nominated as a social media influencers. In describing their worthiness for the award, the Shortys praise Twenty One Pilots' "artful eye and vision for social media strategy."

Fuzzz 92.1 — Jan. 18, 2017

Nominees for the 9th annual Shorty Awards — highlighting the best content across the social media landscape including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine and Periscope, among other platforms — are officially out, with Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Bell, Leslie Jones, Ariana Grande, Mara Wilson, Al Roker, Simone Biles and Aziz Ansari among this year's notables.

The Hollywood Reporter — Jan. 17, 2017

Notable nominees include Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Kristen Bell, Viola Davis, Brie Larson, Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton, Leslie Jones, Ariana Grande, Britney Spears and... PuiPui the Bunny. Categories include Best Actor, Best Musician and Best Celebrity, among many more.

Yahoo — Jan. 17, 2017

Cause marketing efforts are becoming more essential for all brands these days, and to honor that, The Shorty Awards held its first Shorty Social Good Awards in New York on Wednesday. The awards shine a spotlight on organizations involved in social causes.

AdWeek — Nov. 17, 2016

The Shorty Awards held their first Shorty Stories event ever outside of America, giving Shorty Award winner Thomas Sanders a chance to tell how he built a following of 14 million people on social media to an Israeli audience. The event was accompanied by a group of American ‘Viners’ and social media influencers who came on a tour organized by the Vibe Israel nonprofit organization, which arranges tours and talks for bloggers and influencers from around the world, in a one week program where participants get to experience Israel in the most tailored way possible. Vibe also recognized a number of Israeli creators for their work.

Jerusalem Post — July 11, 2016

Muck Rack Daily — April 18, 2016

Adweek SocialTimes — April 18, 2016

"If I can go to brands and say, 'my client is nominated for a Shorty Award,' it shows they're a proven personality on the internet who has fan engagement and that's what advertisers want."

CNBC — April 15, 2016

Essence — April 15, 2016

Viner Nicholas Fraser made a spoof of the 90s hit "Too Close" by Next, and went completely viral. He even won this year's Vine of the Year at the Shorty Awards. But Fraser wants to be known for more than the meme.

Business Insider — April 13, 2016

The Shorty Awards celebrate excellence in social media and last night's 8th Annual Shorty Awards was bigger and better than ever before and featured a star-studded red carpet.

Aol. — April 12, 2016

On Monday tech startup Sawhorse Media (which owns Muck Rack, a network for journalists) threw its eighth annual Shorty Awards, which recognize achievements in social media. Average age of attendees at the event: 23. A 12-year-old attendee and fan of stars like 15-year-old Baby Ariel (who has 7.49 million fans) asked Yahoo Finance, “How do I become a famous star quickly?” – a hint of the strong appetite for these bite-sized videos.

Yahoo! — April 12, 2016

The ceremony awarded users of Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Vine, Snapchat and YouTube, as well as new platforms Periscope and YouNow — which didn't even exist a year ago, showing a powerful shift toward live streaming. If the night was evidence of anything, it was that social media is more important than ever.

Mashable — April 12, 2016

“Now, I can’t imagine life without social media. It’s allowed me to interact with people in a much more intimate way, and most of the time that’s great. But sometimes, not so much. And that’s when I’ll block your ass,” Couric said, getting a big laugh.

AdWeek TVNewser — April 12, 2016

Veronica and Vanessa Merrell, the 19-year-old masterminds behind hilariously adorable YouTube channel The Merrell Twins, are on a roll right now – scoring their first-ever Shorty Award nomination this year. The awards ceremony honors the best on social media, and the nomination has been a long time coming, considering the sisters have been making videos since 2009.

People — April 11, 2016

The eighth annual Shorty Awards — highlighting the best content across the social media landscape including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine and, for the first time, Periscope — were handed out Monday night.

The Hollywood Reporter — April 11, 2016

They are the Oscars of social media. Monday, the Shorty Awards honored the best of Snapchat, YouTube, Instagram and other platforms. The best in social media in the fields of entertainment, music, tech, business, fitness, fasion, beauty and philanthropy where honored. This is the 8th annual award ceremony. It was held at the New York Times Center and was streamed live on YouTube.

Fox 5 NY — April 11, 2016

Throughout those years, the Shortys have gone from a small awards ceremony to one of the Internet's biggest nights — this year's April 11th ceremony at the TimesCenter in New York City promises to be no different.

Aol. — March 31, 2016

Her book, also titled You Deserve a Drink, debuted on The New York Times paperback nonfiction bestseller list in 2015. She also stars in and wrote the upcoming Dirty Thirty film, alongside Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart. "I just really want to celebrate the silly side of the Internet," Hart said. "I know there's an election happening, but I could spend the entire time talking solely about those animal or food memes ... Also, I'm waiting to hear about the [awards'] musical opening number budget."

Mashable — March 24, 2016

A record number of brands entered the competition this year, said Gregory Galant, co-founder of the Shorty Awards and CEO of Muck Rack. "Academy members told us they were astounded by the quality of work entered, as well as the new and innovative ways our entrants are using social media," he added. "This year's winning entries show that brands and agencies are eager to give back, raise awareness and promote social-good campaigns. The winners were bold—not afraid to jump on new platforms while still telling powerful stories."

AdWeek — March 22, 2016

These days, every brand wants to lay claim to having the buzz-worthiest campaign on Snapchat, YouTube, Instagram and every other social media platform. Now in its eighth year, the Shorty Awards recognizes that: individuals and organizations who produce great content on social media. On Tuesday, the show announced its 2016 finalists.

AdWeek — March 15, 2016

Finalists for the 8th annual Shorty Awards — highlighting the best content across the social media landscape including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine and, for the first time, Periscope — have been narrowed down to the best of the best, including Tom Hanks, Taraji P. Henson, Dwayne Johnson, Aziz Ansari, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adele, Michael B. Jordan and J.K. Rowling.

The Hollywood Reporter — March 1, 2016

Staying active on social media is like a full-time job. Between posting consistently and making sure it’s always true to your personal brand, becoming a social influencer requires a lot of hard work, and that’s why there’s an awards show to celebrate those who do it so well.

InStyle — March 1, 2016

The Shorty Awards, the annual ceremony that honors the best creators and producers on social media, will be investing more in live-streaming video this year. The popular live video app YouNow has been granted exclusive access to stream from the party room and also will be broadcasting stars walking the teal carpet. YouTube will be livestreaming the ceremony.

International Business Times — Feb. 29, 2016

It’s time to start voting, and when Kendall Jenner’s nominated for a Best In Fashion Shorty Award you’re not really going to have to stress about who should get your vote. I mean, Jenner is pretty much a no brainer for the honor, after all. The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media, so considering this model has over 47 million followers, a social media campaign with Calvin Klein and is friends with all of the other top models (whose photos also flood her accounts) — she’s pretty much a shoo-in for the win.

Bustle — Jan. 29, 2016

The nominees for the 8th Annual Shorty Awards, recognizing the best content and influencers on social media, are in. In addition to including the usual social media platforms — Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vine, Instagram and Tumblr — this year Periscope is being included for the first time.

AdWeek — Jan. 26, 2016

Yesterday was an important day in social media. The Shorty Awards, which honor the best of social media by recognizing the influencers, brands, and organizations who excel on different platforms, just added the categories of "Periscope of the Year" and "YouNower of the Year" to its list. Found under the "Tech & Innovation" section, these new categories signal an incredibly rapid validation of the newest social platforms and hint at what's to come for those involved in live video.

The Huffington Post — Jan. 21, 2016

No matter who is crowned this year, the presence of live-streaming — not just as one category but as two new sections named after two different companies — gives renewed legitimacy to not only the growing industry but also to the apps.

International Business Times — Jan. 19, 2016

Who needs the Oscars when you have the Shortys? Today the nominees were announced to honor the best of the best on the Internet. People can vote once a day per category up until Feb. 18, when the winners are announced. This year, new categories Periscoper of the Year and YouNower of the Year were added to the long list of awards. Vine comedians, Best Snapchatter, and YouTube ensemble are just a few of the other categories.

LostRemote — Jan. 19, 2016

Nominees for the 8th annual Shorty Awards — highlighting the best content across the social media landscape including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine and, for the first time, Periscope — are officially out, with Tom Hanks, Taraji P. Henson, Dwayne Johnson, Reese Witherspoon, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Cher, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adele, Michael B. Jordan, Caitlyn Jenner and J.K. Rowling among this year's notables.

The Hollywood Reporter — Jan. 19, 2016

Despite the name, the list of Shorty Awards nominees is impressively long. The growth of digital platforms has led to a glut of diverse stars who merit nominations for the annual social media awards.

The Daily Dot — Jan. 19, 2016

Christian may not be One Direction, but in April he did get to travel to New York City for the Shorty Awards, which celebrate the best in social media. He was the youngest nominee in the Best Vine Comedian category.

Rolling Stone — Dec. 8, 2015

On April 20 at the Times Center in New York City, the 7th Annual Shorty Awards honored the best of the best of social media, with this year’s host, actress and comedian Rachel Dratch, kicking off the evening with a hilarious video highlighting her training regimen to prepare for hosting duties.

Black Enterprise — April 24, 2015

If you were to assume the Shortys only honored selfie experts and dentist office live tweeters, you’d be wrong – the show paid special homage to quite a few social media stars who use their platform to create change. More Than Me CEO Katie Meyler – who was recently recognized as a TIME Person of the Year for her part in the fight against Ebola – won the Shorty for Activist, and the Gates Foundation won in the Charity category. Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery took home the Journalist Shorty, for his work covering the unrest in Ferguson and ensuing controversies surrounding race and law enforcement. And climate change-focused journalistic collaboration Climate Desk won the award for Green.

UnCubed — April 22, 2015

The overall energy was youthful, optimistic and upbeat about how we can change the world with the tips of our fingers. It's pretty amazing.

z100 New York — April 22, 2015

Imagine an awards show in which recipients are encouraged to incorporate a song or dance into their acceptance speech. That’s basically what happened at the Seventh Annual Shorty Awards Monday night.

Entertainment Weekly — April 21, 2015

Here is the complete list of the 2015 Shorty Award winners -- all who were honored for the innovative content they’ve created and shared on the Internet and through networking outlets like Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Vine:

International Business Times — April 21, 2015

Runner's World — April 21, 2015

Billboard — April 21, 2015

SugarScape — April 21, 2015

International Business Times — April 21, 2015

Just Jared Jr. — April 21, 2015

The Seventh Annual Shorty Awards hosted in NYC had its fair share of celebrities, including host Rachel Dratch and presenter Johnny Weir, two-time Olympic figure skater. But many of the night’s biggest winners were up-and-coming stars who have built their large social media presences from scratch through the interesting and compelling content they create on a daily basis.

The Drum — April 21, 2015

Tons of your fave actors, singers, and web stars showed off their coolest red carpet styles at the Shorty Awards in New York City last night! Bella Thorne actually even matched the event's turquoise-colored theme in her elegant silky outfit, rocking the bold hue from head to toe.

Twist — April 21, 2015

Yahoo! Celebrity — April 21, 2015

The Daily Mail — April 20, 2015

The nominations for the 2015 Shorty Awards were submitted by fans via Twitter. Users had to tweet their nominations along with a creative explanation for their selections. Fans determine the finalists in each category, and the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Science chooses the winners. Academy members include a wide range of people, from Apple co-founder Steve “The Woz” Wozniak to actress Alyssa Milano to YouTube vloggers The Fine Bros.

International Business Times — April 20, 2015

U-T San Diego — April 20, 2015

One doesn’t get to be host of the Shorty Awards without a strong social game, and @TheRealDratch boasts 132,000-plus Twitter followers.

AdWeek Lost Remote — April 20, 2015

Billboard — April 20, 2015

Us Weekly — April 20, 2015

Black Enterprise — April 15, 2015

Who are the top brands and content creators on today's most popular digital platforms? That's the question the Shorty Awards attempts to answer each year, and now we know the winners for 2015.

AdWeek — March 23, 2015

Forward-thinking brands have long-ago realized that social media is one of the most powerful marketing tools they have at their disposal. Several Seattle-area companies have been nominated for a Shorty Award, which acknowledges excellence in social campaigns, for their work in 2014.

GeekWire — March 19, 2015

The Shorty Awards has grown from a Twitter-centric series of content awards to a digitally expansive effort honoring work across Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr and more.

AdWeek — March 17, 2015

The Shorty Awards have grown into a star-studded affair that attracts 700 attendees and is live-streamed by 100,000 people. This year’s April 20 event will be held in the New York Times TimesCenter. Over the years celebrity endorsements include Will Ferrell, Rachel Maddow, William Shatner, Jerry Seinfeld, Ricky Gervais and Conan O’Brien. The story of its success is a text-book lesson in social media management.

Forbes — March 10, 2015

Neil Patrick Harris, Anna Kendrick and Internet parody Annoying Actor Friend are among the nominees for this year's Shorty Awards, honoring the best of social media.

Playbill — March 4, 2015

SugarScape — March 4, 2015

Shonda Rhimes, the powerful TV producer behind Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, on Monday was nominated for a 2015 Shorty Award, which recognizes social media content across platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and YouTube.

Inc. — March 3, 2015

Finalists for the 7th annual Shorty Awards — highlighting the best content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine and the rest of the social media landscape — are officially out.

The Hollywood Reporter — March 2, 2015

AdWeek — Jan. 22, 2015

You’ve got 140 characters on Twitter TWTR -1.27% and 10 seconds or less for Vine and Instagram video. Ask anyone at The Shorty Awards, and you’ll be ‘briefed’ on the value of micro-content. Yes, pun intended.

Forbes — Oct. 9, 2014

Inc. — April 23, 2014

The Washington Post — April 21, 2014 — April 18, 2014

Out Magazine — April 17, 2014

Inc. — April 16, 2014

Street Insider — April 14, 2014

Digital Journal — April 14, 2014

Black Enterprise — April 14, 2014

Erin Burnett OutFront — April 14, 2014

The Wrap — April 14, 2014

The Wrap — April 14, 2014

Hollywood Life — April 13, 2014

Home Media Magazine — April 13, 2014

CNN — April 11, 2014

Appliance Magazine — April 10, 2014

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ABC 10 News — April 9, 2014

New York Daily News — April 9, 2014

Hip Hop DX — April 9, 2014

PRNewser — April 9, 2014

BetaBeat — April 9, 2014

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Wrestling Online — April 9, 2014

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New York Life Blog — April 8, 2014

Young Adult Mag — April 8, 2014

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Backstage — April 8, 2014

TVNewser — April 8, 2014

Wrestlezone — April 8, 2014

Wrestling Inc — April 8, 2014 — April 8, 2014

Washington Post — April 8, 2014

New York Post — April 8, 2014

Lost Remote — April 8, 2014

Broadway World — April 8, 2014

BetaBeat — April 8, 2014

Laughing Squid — April 8, 2014

IMDB — April 8, 2014

Who Say — April 8, 2014

BetaBeat — April 8, 2014

Entrepreneur — April 8, 2014 — April 8, 2014

Magnet Media Labs — April 8, 2014

Inc. — April 8, 2014

BetaBeat — April 7, 2014

WCPO Cincinnati — April 7, 2014

Deadline Hollywood — April 7, 2014

My Fox NY — April 7, 2014

Vibe — April 7, 2014

Hip Hop Wired — April 7, 2014

Examiner.Com — April 7, 2014

CNN — April 6, 2014

Erin Burnett OutFront — April 6, 2014

Erin Burnett OutFront — April 6, 2014

Erin Burnett OutFront — April 6, 2014

BetaBeat — April 3, 2014

hypebot — April 2, 2014

Business Insider — March 30, 2014

The Kansas City Star — March 29, 2014

HampshireReview — March 28, 2014

PandoDaily — March 27, 2014

Epoch Times — March 26, 2014

"They may be called the Shorty Awards, but the honors for various online video, business, entertainment, journalism and social-media stars are getting a bit longer this year"

Deadline Hollywood — March 23, 2014

New York Daily News — March 23, 2014

Examiner.Com — March 21, 2014

Collaborative Services — March 19, 2014

"Natasha Leggero will host the sixth annual Shorty Awards, which will be held on April 7 in New York City and highlight the best content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine and the rest of the social media landscape."

The Hollywood Reporter — March 17, 2014

IMDB — March 17, 2014

"Miss USA, Erin Brady, and Miss Teen USA, Cassidy Wolf, will be presenters at the sixth annual Shorty Awards, Confidenti@l has learned."

Daily News — March 14, 2014

"Last week, AdWeek announced the contenders for this year's Shorty Awards honoring the best brands on Twitter, Vine, Instagram, and beyond...In other words, these brands are the Iron Man of marketing."

Inc. — March 12, 2014

"New platforms continue to emerge and evolve at an unrelenting pace. While most struggle to keep up, Shorty Awards finalists are thriving in this environment," Greg Galant, executive producer and cofounder of the Shorty Awards tells Adweek. "

Adweek — March 6, 2014

Entrepreneur — March 6, 2014

13WMAZ News — March 3, 2014

KpopStarz — Feb. 27, 2014

HuffPost Live — Feb. 26, 2014

"Best category: The sixth annual Shorty Awards recognize social media, with categories including #Comedian, #SportsTeam and #FanSite. They also have a category called Weird, which every award should have."

Variety — Feb. 25, 2014

ABC News Radio — Feb. 25, 2014

Billboard — Feb. 24, 2014

"Finalists for the 6th annual Shorty Awards were announced Monday, highlighting the best content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine and the rest of the social media landscape."

The Hollywood Reporter — Feb. 24, 2014

GiveMeSport — Feb. 24, 2014

Adweek — Feb. 11, 2014

L.A. Biz Journal — Feb. 10, 2014

Just Jared Jr. — Feb. 10, 2014 — Feb. 7, 2014

Pipe Dream — Feb. 7, 2014

Shalom Life — Feb. 6, 2014 — Feb. 5, 2014

Adweek — Feb. 5, 2014

"The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences announced its Shorty Award finalists Wednesday morning for its sixth-annual social media-themed awards, with big names such as Lena Dunham, Albert Brooks and Sir Ian McKellen making the cut."

Variety — Feb. 5, 2014

Digital Journal — Jan. 31, 2014

Yahoo! Philippines — Jan. 27, 2014

CBS8 — Jan. 23, 2014

Mashable — Jan. 7, 2014

Media Bistro — Jan. 7, 2014

Social Times — Dec. 26, 2013

Entertainment Weekly — Dec. 20, 2013

Refinery29 — Sept. 12, 2013

CNET — April 24, 2013

Mashable — April 11, 2013

New York Times Auto Blog — April 11, 2013

Fox News — April 11, 2013

US Weekly — April 10, 2013

Cosmo — April 9, 2013

Mashable — April 9, 2013

Mashable — April 9, 2013

TV Newser — April 9, 2013

CNN — April 9, 2013

Fox News — April 8, 2013

Media Bistro — April 3, 2013

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Mashable — March 30, 2013

MSNBC — March 24, 2013

Digital Trends — March 21, 2013

Laughing Squid — March 20, 2013

IMDb — March 20, 2013

Examiner — March 20, 2013

Hollywood Reporter — March 20, 2013

Huffington Post — March 15, 2013

Mashable — March 14, 2013

All Twitter — March 13, 2013

Huffington Post — March 8, 2013

Huffington Post — March 8, 2013

TechNewsDaily — March 8, 2013

Politico — March 5, 2013

Mashable — March 5, 2013

Mashable — March 5, 2013

Mashable — March 4, 2013

All Facebook — March 4, 2013

Huffington Post — Feb. 26, 2013

Aol on Tech — Feb. 26, 2013

The 55th Grammy Awards — Feb. 8, 2013

MSN — Jan. 14, 2013

MSN — Jan. 14, 2013

National Geographic — Jan. 12, 2013

Mashable — Jan. 11, 2013

Huffington Post — Dec. 31, 2012

Huffington Post College — Dec. 31, 2012

Marketplace — Dec. 31, 2012

"Brands such as Red Bull Racing, Abercrombie Kids, International Cricket Council, Vodafone Zoozoos and M&M's also found success leveraging 'Gangnam Style,' as detailed by the Unmetric infographic below from the Shorty Awards"

Mashable — Dec. 3, 2012

Mashable — Dec. 3, 2012

"They also unveiled a hilarious video created especially for the show, featuring Tracy Morgan, who attempts to answer questions in 140 characters or less and fails."

Huffington Post — April 1, 2012

Mashable — March 30, 2012

Forbes — March 26, 2012

"The nominations alone are worth scrolling through. "

Washington Post — March 23, 2012

The Washington Post — March 23, 2012

LAist — March 22, 2012

Billboard — March 22, 2012

"For this year’s Shorty Awards, Wozniak is a finalist in the Foursquare Mayor of the Year category in which he’s competing against New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg."

Mashable — March 14, 2012

"The awards honor particularly clever and adept creators of concise social media content across a variety of platforms"

The Washington Post — March 8, 2012

The Washington Post — March 8, 2012

CBS News — March 2, 2012

"They also unveiled a hilarious video created especially for the show, featuring Tracy Morgan, who attempts to answer questions in 140 characters or less and fails."

Huffington Post — March 1, 2012

"The legitimacy of the awards – last year 650 people attended; this year 1.6 million Shorty-nominating tweets were posted – also show the elevated significance of that which is being posted to social networks on the web."

Wall Street Journal — Feb. 28, 2012

Wall Street Journal — Feb. 28, 2012

Variety — Feb. 24, 2012

LA Times — Feb. 23, 2012

LA Times — Feb. 23, 2012

Digiday — Feb. 23, 2012

GossipDavid — Feb. 22, 2012

" four — ahem, brief — years, the Twitter-based awards show has grown to 1.6 million tweet votes for its latest voting period, which ran Jan. 4 through Feb. 17."

Variety — Feb. 14, 2012

MSNC — Feb. 10, 2012

Yahoo! News (Canada) — Feb. 10, 2012

Tumblr Staff — Feb. 1, 2012

Politicol — Jan. 18, 2012

Business2Community — Jan. 18, 2012

Mediabitro's AllTwitter — Jan. 6, 2012

Mediabistro's PRNewser — Jan. 5, 2012

"Among the new categories Shorty Awards producer Sawhorse Media added this year is “Best Presidential Candidate in Social Media."

Mashable — Jan. 4, 2012

Mashable — Jan. 4, 2012

Mediabistro's GalleyCat — Jan. 4, 2012

"Neil Patrick Harris, Kiefer Sutherland and Jim Gaffigan were among those attending the ceremony, which honor Twitter users' entire body of work, not just an individual tweet."

Hollywood Reporter — March 28, 2011

Camden New Journal — March 24, 2011 — March 24, 2011

LA Times — March 18, 2011

"For several years, advertising awards shows have been starting to sign sponsors to underwrite the general bestowing of honors or, in several instances, present specific awards that are created on behalf of the sponsors. That is also the case for a newcomer in the kudos field, the Shorty Awards, which honor communication on Facebook, Twitter and in other social media"

The New York Times — March 10, 2011

New York Times Media Decoder — March 10, 2011

BBC News — March 2, 2011

Poynter — Feb. 28, 2011

The Herald (Everett, WA) — Feb. 26, 2011

PR Week — Feb. 18, 2011 — Feb. 18, 2011 (Brazil) — Feb. 17, 2011

"In Social Media, 'Judy Consumer' Can Beat Britney Spears in the Influence Game "

Huffington Post — Feb. 12, 2011

Huffington Post — Feb. 12, 2011

Mediabistro — Feb. 4, 2011

Eater National — Feb. 3, 2011

Mediabistro — Jan. 31, 2011

Yahoo! — Jan. 31, 2011

Yahoo! — Jan. 31, 2011

Wen Wei Po (China) — Jan. 28, 2011

Idaho Mountain Express — Jan. 28, 2011

ABC Newspaper (Spain) — Jan. 27, 2011

The Guardian — Jan. 23, 2011

Yorkshire Evening Post — Jan. 22, 2011 — Jan. 21, 2011

Tucson Citizen — Jan. 21, 2011

The Jersey Journal — Jan. 20, 2011

Las Vegas Review- Journal — Jan. 20, 2011

The Cherokeean Herald — Jan. 19, 2011

The Guardian — Jan. 13, 2011

"This is the third year in which the world of 140-character communications has its own awards — the Shorty Awards. I’m honored to have been nominated by a couple hundred people so far in the #green group (the process goes through this month). This is no small part because some Twitter user named @LeoDicaprio led a nomination blitz Tuesday night in recognition of my recent focus on the relatively low cost of conserving wild tigers (and a possible role by a successful company that names its operating systems for tigers and other big cats)."

The New York Times — Jan. 12, 2011

24 Hours Vancouver — Jan. 12, 2011

New York Times — Jan. 12, 2011

Wired Magazine GeekDad Blog — Jan. 8, 2011

Mediaite — Jan. 7, 2011

USA Today Pop Candy Blog — Jan. 6, 2011

Mediabistro — Jan. 5, 2011

Fast Company — June 20, 2010

CNN — Jan. 26, 2010

Mashable — Jan. 23, 2010

The Independent — Jan. 20, 2010

CNBC — Jan. 15, 2010

Houston Chronicle — Jan. 11, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle — Jan. 8, 2010

The Guardian — Jan. 7, 2010

MTV — Dec. 12, 2009

Financial Times — Feb. 13, 2009 — Feb. 12, 2009 — Feb. 12, 2009

BusinessWeek — Feb. 12, 2009 — Feb. 12, 2009

Reuters — Feb. 12, 2009

AFP — Feb. 12, 2009

New York Times — Feb. 12, 2009

New York Magazine — Feb. 12, 2009

Village Voice — Feb. 12, 2009

Time Out New York — Feb. 12, 2009

PC World — Feb. 12, 2009

Condo Nast Portfolio — Feb. 12, 2009 — Feb. 12, 2009

Government Computer News — Feb. 12, 2009 — Feb. 12, 2009

SearchViews (NY) — Feb. 12, 2009

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Valley Sun (CA) — Feb. 12, 2009 — Feb. 12, 2009

VatorNews — Feb. 12, 2009

Media Post — Feb. 12, 2009

The Guardian — Feb. 11, 2009

Wall Street Journal — Feb. 11, 2009

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Network World — Feb. 9, 2009

New York Times Bits Blog — Dec. 15, 2008

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