9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Voting & Entries for Influencers, Brands and Organizations are now closed! Stay tuned for finalist announcements.

Brands & Organizations

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

Best Influencer & Celebrity Facebook Campaign

This award honors the best integration of an influencer, celebrity or ambassador as part of a social media marketing campaign optimized for Facebook.
Game of Thrones Red Carpet Facebook Live
In the true spirit of Game of Thrones, the series Facebook page has an epic following of nearly 20M fans. For the Season 6 red carpet premiere, HBO decided to reach this audience. Live.
London Has Fallen Influencer Activation
To maximize buzz and awareness around the theatrical release of London Has Fallen among thrill-seeking males, ages 18-34.
OnDeck Seal of Approval Contest
This is the second year in a row OnDeck partnered with entrepreneur and Shark Tank judge Barbara Corcoran to celebrate small businesses. We teamed up with Barbara because we both care deeply about the same thing: the success of small businesses and entrepreneurs. Our 2016 Seal of Approval contest asked entrants, "What would you do with $10,000 from OnDeck...
Sex and the City Facebook Live featuring Divorce’s Sarah Jessica Parker
HBO aimed to introduce the new series Divorce to the 13 million fans connected to Sex and the City on Facebook with a once-in-a-lifetime live activation featuring Sarah Jessica Parker herself.
SketchShe: LSB Mashup
Spike wanted us to create a fun, music-filled, high-energy digital piece to promote season three of the mega-hit series LIP SYNC BATTLE. The goal was to find influencer talent in the music space who could build up excitement for the season and take what makes LSB great, fun performances of legendary songs, and replicate it into a viral digital promo piece.
Stand with Malala
The National Geographic Channel wanted to drive viewership for their airing of He Named Me Malala and raise awareness for the Malala Fund organization and its cause – ensuring girls around the world have access to 12 years of education. To achieve this, we used a familiar symbol of academic achievement – the yearbook – to make an unthinkable global issue...
Viralocity
Comedy Central's VIRALOCITY is a custom short-form franchise created by our team to comment on the world of marketing. Set at the titular (and fictional) branding agency, the team at Viralocity advises athletes and celebrities on the only thing that matters in the world today: Building the Brand. We follow these highly capable yet highly flawed marketers ...
We Are America
Love Has No Labels was created with the mission to combat bias with love. Our campaigns are designed to flood culture with diverse images of love to normalize them, and thereby reduce our implicit bias towards those who are different from us.In its first year, Love Has No Labels demonstrated the power of love to bond two individuals together despite the b...

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards will be held in April 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.