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                                      2021 SHORTLIST

                                      Congratulations to all of the finalists of the 3rd Hashtag Sports Awards presented by Budweiser. View the winners announced in October 2021.

                                      BRANDS & PARTNERSHIPS.

                                      BEST VIRTUAL BRAND EXPERIENCE

                                      Bose
                                       
                                      IBM, USTA
                                       
                                      Los Angeles Rams, Ball Corporation
                                       
                                      Mobil 1, GMR Marketing
                                       
                                      EA Sports
                                       
                                      Overtime, Boardroom, Degree

                                      MOST CREATIVE PARTNERSHIP (WITHOUT AN ATHLETE OR INFLUENCER)

                                       
                                       
                                      SailGP, Oracle
                                       
                                      The Draft Network, Panini America 4
                                       
                                      WWE, The Famous Group
                                       
                                       

                                      MOST CREATIVE PARTNERSHIP (WITH AN ATHLETE OR INFLUENCER)

                                      FC Bayern, Audi
                                       
                                      Monkey Knife Fight, NFLPA, OneTeam Partners
                                       
                                      The Players' Tribune, Barbie
                                       
                                       

                                      MOST ENGAGING SPORTS BETTING PARTNERSHIP

                                      BetMGM, Yahoo Sports
                                       
                                      FanDuel, Charles Barkley
                                       
                                      Drone Racing League, DraftKings
                                       
                                      Turner Sports, Bleacher Report

                                      CONTENT.

                                      BEST BRANDED CONTENT OR SERIES

                                      vineyard vines, PLL
                                      MLB, Gatorade
                                       
                                      Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Bell Media
                                       
                                      Chicago Fire FC, Motorola
                                       
                                      Overtime, BODYARMOR
                                       
                                      The Players' Tribune, Barbie

                                      BEST ORIGINAL CONTENT OR SERIES (10 MIN+)

                                      World Surf League
                                       
                                      Duke Men's Basketball
                                       
                                      Relevent Sports Group
                                       
                                      ESPN+
                                       
                                      MLB
                                       
                                      WWE

                                      BEST ORIGINAL CONTENT OR SERIES (UNDER 10 MIN)

                                      European Tour
                                       
                                      Professional Fighters League
                                       
                                      Bose
                                       
                                      Premier Lacrosse League
                                       
                                      Professional Fighters League
                                       
                                      Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx

                                      BEST SPORTS BETTING CONTENT

                                      Barstool Sports
                                       
                                      ESPN+
                                       
                                      FOX Sports
                                       
                                      IMG Arena
                                       
                                      Turner Sports, Bleacher Report
                                       
                                       
                                       

                                      BEST SPORTS PODCAST

                                      Blue Wire Podcasts
                                       
                                      Chelsea FC, Gilt Edge Soccer Marketing
                                       
                                      FOX Sports
                                       
                                      Chalk Media
                                       
                                      ESPN
                                       
                                      The Jboy Show

                                      BEST USE OF FAN-GENERATED CONTENT

                                      Twitter, MLB
                                       
                                      Twitter, NASCAR
                                       
                                      ESPN+
                                       
                                      Duke Men's Basketball
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

                                      FAN EXPERIENCE.

                                      BEST WEBSITE OR MOBILE EXPERIENCE

                                      Bleacher Report
                                       
                                      NASCAR
                                       
                                      iX.co
                                       
                                      StatHero
                                       
                                      NBA
                                       
                                       
                                       

                                      MOST CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT DURING THE SPORTS PAUSE

                                      USTA
                                       
                                      New Jersey Devils
                                       
                                      Monkey Knife Fight
                                       
                                      MLB Network
                                       
                                      Turner Sports, Bleacher Report
                                       
                                      TikTok, NFL

                                      IMPACT.

                                      GENDER EQUALITY IN SPORTS

                                      Relevent Sports Group
                                       
                                      WWE
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

                                      MARKETING & STORYTELLING.

                                      BEST ATHLETE STORYTELLING

                                      ESPN+

                                      Deutsch NY, Budweiser
                                       
                                      The Players' Tribune
                                       
                                      WWE
                                       
                                      Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx
                                       
                                      WNBA

                                      BEST INTEGRATED CAMPAIGN

                                      Bose
                                       
                                      Tampa Bay Lightning
                                       
                                      LA28
                                       
                                      beIN SPORTS, VMLY&R Miami
                                       
                                      Michelob ULTRA, Wieden+Kennedy
                                       
                                      NBA

                                      BEST LIFE & LEGACY TRIBUTE

                                      Kansas City Royals
                                       
                                      Seattle Mariners
                                       
                                      NBA
                                       
                                      UCHealth
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

                                      BEST SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

                                      CSM Sport & Entertainment
                                       
                                      ESPN
                                       
                                      Duke Men's Basketball
                                       
                                      MLB Network
                                       
                                      Los Angeles Chargers
                                       
                                      WWE

                                      BEST SPORTS RETURN STORYTELLING

                                      Kansas City Royals
                                       
                                      Tampa Bay Lightning
                                       
                                      Hulu
                                       
                                      beIN SPORTS, VMLY&R Miami
                                       
                                      Michelob ULTRA, Wieden+Kennedy

                                      BEST USE OF CULTURE, MUSIC, OR ENTERTAINMENT

                                      BSE Global
                                       
                                      FIFA
                                       
                                      Hulu
                                       
                                      LA28
                                       
                                      Washington Wizards

                                      BEST WOMEN'S SPORTS STORYTELLING

                                      LPGA
                                       
                                      ESPN
                                       
                                      Just Women's Sports
                                       
                                      Relevent Sports Group
                                       
                                      WAVE.tv
                                       
                                      WNBA

                                      SOCIAL MEDIA.

                                      BEST SOCIAL LIVE STREAM CONTENT

                                      WarnerMedia, STN Digital
                                       
                                      Fan Controlled Football
                                       
                                      EA Sports
                                       
                                      LaLiga
                                       
                                      WWE

                                      BEST USE OF GRAPHICS OR ANIMATION

                                      San Francisco 49ers, Fresh Tape Media

                                      HEARTLENT Group
                                       
                                      Chicago Fire FC
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

                                      BEST USE OF STORIES OR EPHEMERAL CONTENT

                                      Minnesota Vikings
                                       
                                      WAVE.tv
                                       
                                      Blue Wire Podcasts
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

                                      OUTSTANDING USE OF INSTAGRAM

                                      New Jersey Devils
                                       
                                      Overtime
                                       
                                      NBA
                                       
                                      ESPN
                                       
                                      Woodbine Entertainment
                                       
                                      WWE

                                      OUTSTANDING USE OF TIKTOK

                                      USTA
                                       
                                      Bleacher Report, House of Highlights
                                       
                                      NBA
                                       
                                      WWE
                                       
                                       
                                       

                                      OUTSTANDING USE OF YOUTUBE

                                      NBA
                                       
                                      WWE

                                      SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT.

                                      ENGAGEMENT EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

                                      Honoree to be revealed

                                      NEXT UP AWARD

                                      Honoree to be revealed

                                      OUTSTANDING INTERN CONTRIBUTION

                                      Honoree to be revealed

                                      OVERALL EXCELLENCE.

                                      OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN OVERALL ENGAGEMENT FOR AN ORGANIZATION

                                      Honoree to be revealed

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