Here Are the Brands and Organizations That Won in the 11th Annual Shorty Awards

The ceremony will take place in New York May 5

International entries set a record this year Shorty Awards

The winners in the brands and organizations categories for the 11th Annual Shorty Awards were unveiled Wednesday morning.

The ceremony will take place at the Playstation Theater in New York’s Times Square Sunday, May 5.

Gregory Galant, co-founder of the Shorty Awards and CEO of MuckRack, said in a statement, “We saw a big increase in the use of artificial intelligence, augmented reality and 360 video with this year’s entries. I think it will only continue to increase in popularity every year.”

He added, “A big portion of the winning entries featured long-form video (videos with a length of two minutes or more), and this tool is clearly resonating with audiences and continues to be a big trend. We saw some standout campaigns and work submitted by the travel and tourism sector. We noticed that brands and boards in travel and tourism are getting even more creative with the work they produce to help them attracting visitors.”

He also noted this year’s record number of international entries from countries including Iceland, Saint Lucia, Qatar, Uruguay, South Africa, the Czech Republic and the Philippines.

The winners in the brands and organizations categories were:

Best Integrated Campaign

“A Poppy Worn, A Hero Honored”

Best Mobile Campaign

Adidas Originals Deerupt

Best Multi-Platform Campaign

Girl Scouts of the USA: All Girl Scout PSA

Best Social Good Campaign

In Someone Else’s Shoes

Best Art Direction

Arby’s #MakeMySandwich: A Portrait of Social Success

Best Brand Identity

Girls Do Poop

Best Brand Redesign

The Kernel of Innovation

Best Graphics

Adobe D&D: The Terror of Undermountain

Best Images

#Romanovs100: 4,000 photos. 4 social networks. 1 family.

Best UX/UI


Best in Auto

Annie & Kathleen: A Beetle Story

Best in Beauty

Herbal Essences—”Common Scents”

Best in Business to Business

IBM Content Cantina

Best Consumer Brand


Best Cultural Institution

Royal Museums Greenwich’s Space LIVES

Best in Education

Breakthrough Taco Will Change Breakfast—and the World

Best in Entertainment

Netflix Queer Eye ‘Yass, Australia’

Best in Family and Parenting

Medela 22Victories

Best in Fashion

adidas Originals Deerupt

Best in Financial Services

Can’t Judge a Book

Best in Food and Beverage

Hershey & Epic Meal Time Crush the Munchies With Oh Henry! 4:25

Best in Games


Best in Government and Politics


Best in Health and Fitness

The World’s Most ‘Extra’ Tampon

Best in Home and Decor

Traveling Home: an Interactive and Entertaining Branded Series

Best in Insurance

Every Beat Matters

Best in Live Events

2018 MTV Video Music Awards

Best in News & Media

NowThis—the No. 1 Global News Brand on Social

Best in Non-Profit


Best in Pets and Animals

142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Best in Publishing

The Times of India—Flirt With Your City

Best in Real Estate

Innovators Series

Best in Restaurants

Guac Is Not Extra

Best in Retail and E-Commerce

L.L. Bean Be an Outsider at Work

Best in Social Activism

Bulletproof words.

Best in Sports


Best in Television

truTV Awareness Month

Best in Travel and Tourism

WFH—Work from Hawaii

Best in Wine, Beer and Spirits

Captain Morgan #LiveLikeACaptain

Best Overall Facebook Presence

WWE on Facebook

Best Overall Instagram Presence

The #GoPro Community

Best Overall Snapchat Presence

Vertical Networks: Mobile Entertainment for the Social Native Audience

Best Overall Twitter Presence

Merriam-Webster: The Internet’s Favorite Dictionary

Best Overall YouTube Presence

Great Big Story

Best use of an Emerging Platform

We Do Our Own (Marketing) Stunts

Best use of Facebook

Chevy Trick-or-Treat

Best use of Facebook Messenger

Michael Kors: Facebook Messenger Chatbot (Michael Kors Concierge)

Best use of Instagram

National Geographic + Samsung: Captured #withGalaxy

Best use of Pinterest

Family Handyman’s DIY Approach to Building a Trusted Space on Pinterest

Best use of Reddit

How Lego Partnered With Reddit to Bring Joy to the Holidays

Best use of Snapchat

The Grinch

Best use of Twitter

Toy Story Land

Best use of WeChat

Draw Something SF

Best use of Weibo


Best use of WhatsApp


Best use of YouTube

AT&T Hello Lab Presents “Guilty Party”

Best use of Branded Content

Rice Krispies Treats Love Notes

Best Branded Podcast

Rachel Maddow Presents: Bag Man, an MSNBC Podcast

Best Branded Series

AT&T Hello Lab Presents “Guilty Party”

Best Contest or Promotion

Netflix Bright ‘Calling All Will Smiths’

Best Data Visualization

Honda—R vs. R

Best use of Emojis

2018 MTV Video Music Awards—Emoji Teases

Best use of a Filter/Lens

Michael Kors: Facebook’s First Augmented Reality Advertiser

Best use of a Hashtag


Best use of a Meme

Ron From Accounting

Best use of Native Advertising

AT&T Hello Lab Presents “The Bright Fight”

Best use of Polls & Surveys

Oscar Mayer Hotline

Best use of User-Generated Content

GoPro Million Dollar Challenge

Best use of Video

Girl Scouts of the USA: All Girl Scout PSA

Best Influencer & Celebrity Facebook Campaign

AT&T Hello Lab Presents “Starter Pack”

Best Influencer & Celebrity Instagram Campaign


Best Influencer and Celebrity Multi-Platform Campaign

Will It Clog?

Best Influencer & Celebrity Snapchat Campaign

Spencer Pratt Will Heal You

Best Influencer & Celebrity YouTube Campaign

Hershey & Epic Meal Time Crush the Munchies With Oh Henry! 4:25

Best Use of Artificial Intelligence

Westworld: The Maze

Best use of Call to Action

MTV’s +1 the Vote

Best Use of Chatbots

Ruffles—NFL Chatbot

Best Customer Service

General Motors Social Customer Care

Best use of Gamification


Best Integration with Live Television

Shark Week Explorer

Best Large Media Buying Strategy

2018 FIFA World Cup on Fox—Large Digital Media Buying Strategy

Best LGBTQ Community Engagement

DTFix Dating

Best use of Localization

U.S. Cotton: The Cotton the World Trusts

Best Location-Based Experience

Guilty Pleas-ures Ice Cream Truck

Best Mid-Range Media Buying Strategy

Impractical Jokers: Official Scoopski Potato Scooper Job Posting

Best Multicultural Community Engagement

Know Your Girls

Best Online Community

Starbucks Leaf Rakers Society

Best Organic Promotion

End Family Fire

Best Physical and Digital Convergence

Shipping a Truckload of Trolling for National Avocado Day

Best Real Time Media Buy

We’re Ready

Best Media Buying Strategy on a Shoe-String

United Technologies’ Employees Take Off on Aviation Day

National Fried Chicken & Waffle Day

Best Social Media Tool

Chant Generator

What’s Inside Matters

Best use of a Spokesperson

Charlie’s Perfect Pitch

Best use of Storytelling

This Is My Brother

Best use of Facebook Live

#ChildrensHospitalsWeek Live-athon

Best use of Facebook Video

If Monopoly Was Real Life

Best use of IGTV

60 Second Draw

Best use of Instagram Story

Around the World With CNN

Best Snapchat Discover Story

MTV’s Promposal

Best Snapchat Story

Ronda Rousey Trains for Four Hours Straight at WWE’s Performance Center

Skol Scribbles

Best use of Twitter Video

The Daily Show

Mini-Mock: BDSM Food Porn

Best use of 360 Video

Homelessness in Los Angeles: My People, Our Stories

Best use of Augmented Reality

Adidas Originals Deerupt

Best use of Comedy

The World’s Most ‘Extra’ Tampon

Best use of Ephemeral Video

HRC Launches Political Ads Aimed at Equality Voters in Swing States

Best Instructional Video

Dumpster Diving Reveals U.S. Food Waste Crisis

Best Live Event Coverage

2018 MTV Video Music Awards

Best Live News Coverage

“A Poppy Worn, A Hero Honored”

Best use of Live Streaming Video

TBS: Final Space: Facebook Live—Cards with Gary

Best use of Long Form Video

Today: Survivors: What happens after the headlines fade.

Best use of Medium-Length Video

Water Under Fire

Best use of Video Pre-Roll

Honda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles: Pre-Owned Pre-Roll

Best use of Virtual Reality

First Ever 3D VR Filmed in Space

Best in Books & News Sites & Apps

Subway Reads

Best in Dating Sites & Apps

Ice-T Tries Coffee and Bagels for the First Time With Coffee Meets Bagel

Best in Entertainment Sites & Apps and ellentube app

Best in Gaming Sites & Apps


Best in Health, Fitness & Medical Sites & Apps

Magic Tree App Launch Social Media Campaign

Best in Kids & Lifestyle Sites & Apps

Nickelodeon Screens Up App

Best in Photo & Video Sites & Apps

RT 360

Best in Travel & Weather Sites & Apps

#DCmoments City Guides

And the winners in the following categories will be revealed at the live ceremony:

Best in Technology

Best in Hospitality

Best use of GIFs

Best Real Time Response

Best use of Short Form Video

Best use of Humor

Best use of Instagram Video

Best in Food & Beverage Sites & Apps

Most Creative use of Technology David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.