Results

Building brand awareness, establishing thought leadership and generating demand

TouchMath

Integrated marketing campaign raises awareness of dyscalculia and dyscalculia screener, generating increased media interest and targeted leads.

Goal

TouchMath, a leading provider of multisensory math programs and creator of a free dyscalculia screener for schools and parents, partnered with CB&A, A FINN Partners Company, to address the urgent need for dyscalculia awareness and early screening support in K-12 schools nationwide.

Results

The PR efforts earned press coverage in prominent education trade media—increasing dyscalculia mentions across media by 160%. The paid media efforts increased traffic to a TouchMath Dyscalculia Screener page through an Education Week “Spotlight” article and sponsored webinar, which attracted 2,725 registrants and 1,286 high-quality leads.

BloomBoard

Targeted PR campaigns across three states highlight educator advancement programs and increase new educator enrollments

Goal

BloomBoard partnered with CB&A to increase awareness and drive participation in the company’s educator advancement programs in Kentucky, Illinois and Oklahoma.

Results

Through three state-specific PR campaigns, CB&A secured local coverage in Kentucky, Illinois and Oklahoma about BloomBoard’s programs—significantly increasing new educator enrollments in each state.

Discovery Education

A worldwide edtech leader expands its social reach through influencer marketing

Goal

Discovery Education partnered with CB&A to collaborate with education influencers on earned and paid media opportunities.

Results

CB&A leveraged its education influencer network across multiple social media platforms to promote and share important social-emotional resources from Discovery Education.

Edsby

Trusted K-12 social-learning environment increases brand awareness in the U.S. education market through original research

Goal

Edsby, a K–12 social-learning environment, partnered with CB&A to increase brand awareness and attract leads in the U.S. education market.

Results

CB&A collaborated with Edsby to develop the “Grade Your LMS” report, shining a light on educator dissatisfaction with commonplace LMS providers while qualifying respondents as appropriate leads for the sales team.

Project Tomorrow

Strategic partnership to differentiate and promote annual research project

Goal

Project Tomorrow, a renowned education nonprofit, sought the support of CB&A to expand visibility of an annual research project and increase accessibility to findings via two content assets.

Results

A collaborative, strategic partnership with CB&A enabled Project Tomorrow to expand the reach of its annual Speak Up report, further leverage its findings and increase attendance to its virtual Congressional Briefing event.

Altitude Learning

Branding campaign during pivotal moment in company’s journey

Goal

Altitude Learning, an educator-run startup powering the growing learner-centered movement, collaborated with CB&A during its transition from a B2C to B2B sales model. 

Results

Through in-depth research, strategic planning and close collaboration, CB&A executed the rebranding process by providing a highly detailed brand guide to meet the needs of Altitude Learning’s internal and external stakeholders. 

Califone

Integrated marketing campaign positions new products during ISTE

Goal

Develop an integrated social media, thought leadership and media relations campaign to launch and bring awareness to Califone’s newest product offerings during ISTE conference.

Results

CB&A conducted an integrated marketing campaign to reveal Califone’s newest products during the ISTE conference, one of the education industry’s prominent events of the year. Efforts resulted in 10 media meetings, a total social media reach of 17,700 people (on a minuscule budget!), and an industry award.

Achieve3000

Targeted media relations strategy brings valuable coverage for Achieve3000 during ISTE Conference

Goal

To drive awareness and foster meaningful media relationships, CB&A hosted a ‘Speed Meeting’ media event that reinforced the Achieve3000’s positive impact on student achievement and college and career readiness at the ISTE conference.

Results

By leveraging Chicago Public Schools’ success story through a news release and strategic media meetings, CB&A secured coverage and developed relationships for Achieve3000 with key education trade publications, resulting in an 8 percent increase in the share of voice during and directly after the trade show.

RealNetworks

Consumer Media Company Debuts Facial Recognition Software

Goal

Introduce RealNetworks’ facial recognition software, SAFR for K-12, to the U.S. education community while simultaneously raising awareness of machine learning and AI as a school safety and security tool.

Results

CB&A developed and deployed education messaging in a targeted media relations strategy for the SAFR for K-12 launch in the U.S. and Canada. The campaign resulted in notable media coverage, including a story on NBC Nightly News and two features in the Wall Street Journal, totaling 338 million impressions.

Measured Progress

Media Relations Campaign to Announce Merger

Goal

Develop a media outreach strategy to secure positive coverage announcing the merger of two education companies.

Results

CB&A conducted a targeted education and local media outreach plan to earn editorial coverage about the merger. The media outreach yielded significant coverage with 19 feature stories and 41 million impressions.

Teaching Tolerance

Marketing Audit to Optimize Tactics and Workflows

Goal

Evaluate Teaching Tolerance’s marketing efforts and internal process to develop a clear operational marketing playbook and measurement system to track results.

Results

After conducting a comprehensive analysis of all Teaching Tolerance marketing activities, tools and processes, CB&A devised a refined marketing approach to broaden Teaching Tolerance’s audience and increase the use of its free teaching resources library.

CatchOn

Startup Recruits 100 Districts at SXSWedu Launch Event

Goal

Orchestrate a marketing communications plan to generate awareness of CatchOn’s public beta launch and encourage early adopters to test drive the tool.

Results

Through strategic media outreach and meticulous event planning, CB&A generated buzz leading up to the official launch of the CatchOn tool and corresponding SXSWedu launch event. These efforts attracted more than 600 attendees to the event, which resulted in more than 100 school districts signing up for the public beta. SXSWedu served as a successful launch pad for CatchOn, with more than one million students using the tool today.

Illuminate Education

M&A: 5-Way “Mega Merger” Celebrated By Industry

Goal

Positively position a merger announcement of five education technology companies and its global private equity firm, Insight Venture Partners.

Results

CB&A’s public relations, brand messaging, and marketing strategy guided Illuminate Education through the merger. CB&A earned positive media coverage that communicated benefits of the merger to target audiences. Articles highlighted the vision of the combined entities to offer the best, most open platform that gives educators’ a complete picture of student and district data, while offering actionable insights and personalizing the learning experience.

Crayola

Professional Learning Brand Shines at National Conference

Goal

Drive attendees to creatED Professional Learning by Crayola’s booth at ASCD Empower18 Conference through strategic deployment of a multi-faceted social media campaign.

Results

By engaging with conference attendees through a social media contest during the ASCD Empower18 Conference, CB&A was able to grow the creatED Facebook and Twitter channels, foster an online discussion on the importance of creativity and drive traffic to the creatED booth.

Dremel

An Ambassador Program Inspires STEM Education with 3D Printing

Goal

Create and manage a group of strong teacher brand advocates to secure content, raise awareness and drive sales.

Results

After establishing a cadre of evangelist educators, we leveraged their content in media relations and social media campaigns to secure coverage and boost engagement. This outreach, coupled with the personal networks of the ambassadors, substantially raised visibility of the Dremel brand in the education community and led to an increase in leads, referrals and sales generated for the company.

Funds For Learning

Advocacy Work Earns Millions in School Funding

Goal

Position Funds For Learning as a leading voice in the fight to raise the E-rate funding cap.

Results

Pairing a robust media relations campaign with a comprehensive social media strategy led to increased visibility, further establishing Funds For Learning as the go-to experts in the national E-rate reform discussion. As the leading voice for expanding the program, Funds For Learning played a pivotal role in the FCC’s decision to raise the funding cap by $1.5 billion.

Renaissance

World’s Largest K-12 Reading Survey Sheds Light on Literacy in U.S.

Goal

Design and execute a media relations campaign to secure prominent news media coverage, drive traffic to the Renaissance website and increase downloads of the annual What Kids Are Reading (WKAR) report.

Results

Through careful research of niche media audiences and a clearly defined and strategic plan, CB&A nearly tripled the news media coverage from the previous year, increased traffic to the Renaissance website and achieved a record-setting number of downloads of the WKAR report.

School Specialty

Major School Supply Company Finds New Segment for Growth

Goal

Reposition the company from a well-known distributor of school supplies to a holistic partner in designing and equipping 21st-century learning environments.

Results

CB&A and School Specialty announced the new branding initiative at the 2017 ISTE conference, the nation’s premier ed-tech event. CB&A secured meetings between School Specialty executives and the editors from leading education publications to discuss the rebranding. School Specialty received coverage in multiple outlets as a result of these meetings, and conducted impactful relationship building with top-tier media.