CB&A Wins Gold ADDY Award

Category: Public Relations

CB&A Wins Gold ADDY Award

We’re taking a moment to celebrate CB&A’s success in the midst of a busy season for our team! We’re happy to announce a new award we’re adding to our collection: the coveted Gold ADDY award. This honor recognizes the very best in the Madison-area who are leaders in the field of advertising. This year, CB&A […]

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TCEA Chronicles: Education Technology Highlights from the 2017 Conference

With The Illustrated Texas Dictionary of the English Language in tow, members of the CB&A team recently headed south to Austin for the 37th TCEA Annual Convention and Exposition. It was a welcome reprieve from the chilly Wisconsin weather. At the conference, CB&A hosted Speed Meetings, where we facilitated media connections for clients and gathered […]

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An ambassador program, the human element your brand is missing

It’s the unspoken truth in marketing: When it comes to purchasing decisions, we trust the recommendations of our peers and colleagues above all else. While enthusiastic customers will recommend your product organically, establishing an ambassador program can introduce word-of-mouth marketing to the digital environment. Brand advocates are even more valuable in the education market. Because […]

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3 Tips to Win the Hearts of Administrators

The ed tech marketplace is a very competitive arena, especially in spring at the height of the K-12 buying cycle. In a world with limited opportunities, how can you get a seat at the school administrator’s table? The answer is simple – build a relationship. Great relationships are based on honesty, trust and communication, and […]

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3 Reasons to Integrate Giving into your Marketing Plan

As we head full swing into 2017, companies are designating dollars to their business objectives and busily planning their marketing calendars. This year, companies face the additional uncertainty that comes with a new president and secretary of education. EdTech CMOs and marketing managers are under extra pressure to act nimbly with their company’s brand messaging […]

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Paid Social – Understanding the Big Picture

You’ve seen the ads at the top of Google search results, and perhaps dabbled a little in paid media. Online advertising is an enticing world to explore, and has the potential to reach an audience that traditional advertising can miss. Since everything with online advertising can be tracked, campaigns can be managed to generate revenue. Community […]

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2016: Review, Results and Reveries

Celebrating 25 years of business feels like a rare milestone, and it’s an experience I’ll cherish for many years to come. We made great strides in 2016, and I’d like to reflect on what we’ve learned and where the journey will take us next. We’re learners at heart. As the industry continues to evolve, our services […]

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3 Steps to Take during the Presidential Transition

The federal government and U.S. Department of Education set a general tone and direction for the education industry. As the Trump administration prepares to assume office, Betsy DeVos is preparing to lead the DOE. DeVos will play a critical role in the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the school choice debate, Common […]

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3 Steps to Enhance Brand ‘Storymaking’

The epitome of public relations is to facilitate earned media and inbound web traffic. It’s about sharing customer stories to add value to your brand. This is the big differentiator between “storymaking” and “storytelling.” Marketers are moving away from storytelling, with its one-way broadcast mindset, and working with customers to share authentic stories about product […]

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Boosting Visibility by Capitalizing on a Local News Story – Case Study

The Situation CB&A’s client, a 3D printer manufacturer, was featured on a Wisconsin news station when a local teacher made prosthetic feet for a duck left footless by frostbite. Immediately, the team saw the possibility to capitalize on a local news moment and create visibility for the client. CB&A looked to broaden the coverage from […]

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