the shorty awards

What happens on social media can change the world, create new stars and ignite global movements. The Shorty Awards were the first awards to honor social media, and by constantly evolving along with the medium it honors The Shortys remains the most prominent award show of its kind, engaging an online audience of millions and culminating in a blockbuster ceremony in New York City. It recognizes the influencers, brands and organizations on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and more. Past winners include David Dobrik, Terri Crews, Casey Neistat, Erica Garner, Janet Mock, Marley Dias, Rickey Thompson, Miles McKenna, Cardi B, and many more.

As the Senior Creative Producer with eight shows under my belt, the role encompassed many different things. I lead the influencer competition which nominates over 500 creators a year across multiple industries and platforms. I was responsible for all of the creative within the brand. This included and the brands visual identity across events, print and digital.  Production wise I showran the ceremony which includes scripting, run of show, talent and much more. I also brought in the largest partnership in Shorty history thanks to the brilliant and incredible Karyn Spencer

The Shorty Awards is the largest social media award show in the world. It was my job to be sure that incredible people were celebrated and make everything look good while steering the overall vision and creative behind the ceremony and brand. My favorite part of the job was giving incredible creators and activists the visibility of our worldwide stage. 

Have a click around. Thanks for being here.

Rebecca Crews presents the Shorty Phenom award for Activism to her husband in 2019.

The Fab Five from Netflix’s Queer Eye hosted our teal carpet in 2018 and essentially served as the mayors of the Shorty Awards. They were incredible.

Molly Burke accepts the Shorty Award for Best in Lifestyle. Lauren Giraldo, a nominee for YouTuber of the Year, presented in 2019.

Marsai Martin accepts the Shorty Phenom award for Entertainment in 2019.

Tank and the Bangas stole the show as the musical performers at the 11th Annual Shorty Awards. 

Host extraordinare Kathy Griffin helps deliver a rousing acceptance speech for YouTuber of the Year, Shane Dawson in 2019.

Keke Palmer hosted the 10th Annual Shorty Awards powered by DIRECTV NOW. She’s a fucking star. Funny, smart - a natural born performer.

The Try Guys gave Britney and Madonna a run for their money while presenting in 2019. 

Here’s Nyma Tang accepting the award for Best in Beauty in 2018. 

Meghan Currie and Miles McKenna bow to queen Shangela as she accepts her award for Best LGBTQ+ Account in 2019.

There is a LOT more content than what’s here! And this is only two of the shows!
We can talk about it if you’d like, I have a lot of great stories from the past five years.