Case Study


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


Achieve3000, the leader in online differentiated instruction, partnered with CB&A to launch a media relations campaign overlapping the annual ISTE Conference, the premier education technology conference for educators. To drive awareness about Achieve3000 and foster meaningful media relationships, CB&A hosted a ‘Speed Meeting’ media event that reinforced the company’s positive impact on student achievement and college and career readiness.

  • Strategic Planning
  • Media Relations
  • Measurement & Evaluation
Drive brand awareness and engage news media during the premier education technology conference. Enabled valuable media relationships that generated buzz for Achieve3000. CB&A facilitated connections with members of the media during ‘Speed Meeting’ that secured coverage in top-tier publications.


  • Host in-depth media training with Achieve3000 to prepare for interviews
  • Conduct high-impact media meetings during a fast-paced conference like ISTE
  • Embargo news release highlighting Chicago Public Schools’ success with Achieve3000
  • Involve Chicago Public Schools’ leadership in media meetings to share their successes using Achieve3000 first-hand
  • Plant seeds to inform future articles and provide sources for key industry media contacts
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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. Placements stemming from ‘Speed Meeting’ include Education Dive, Tech & Learning Leader, Language Magazine, District Administration and eSchool News. In addition, share of voice against competitors increased 18 percent during and directly after the trade show.




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“I am so pleased with our productive engagement at ISTE. The news coverage Achieve3000 received, the conversations we started and the media connections that we were able to make were invaluable.”

–  Lydia Morris, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Achieve3000