Stackla Powers First Lady Michelle Obama’s Better Make Room Campaign

Stackla’s technology is being used to aggregate social content from participants on the homepage of bettermakeroom.org and power the campaign’s digital billboards in Times Square.

Since the campaign’s October 19 launch, it has inspired meaningful social engagement and generated millions of impressions. In the first 24 hours, the campaign had more than 140M social media impressions, more than 6,000 commitment interactions made on the BetterMakeRoom.org site, and more than 5,000 interactions with online forums, blogs, and articles. During the first week of the campaign, there were more than 32,000 unique visitors to BetterMakeRoom.org and nearly 10,000 commitments to the “Saying Things Out Loud” call to action.

“Bettermakeroom.org aims to celebrate student stories and spotlighting them in a manner usually reserved for sports stars and celebrities. User-generated content is the heart of Better Make Room, and we are thrilled to have Stackla as a partner for this campaign,” says Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education.

The Better Make Room campaign was created to add an engagement layer to the Reach initiative, helping to better connect with Generation Z. Better Make Room is driven entirely by user-generated content, all aggregated to a website where young people can amplify commentary from their peers. In addition to the online, socially sharable components, Better Make Room will be rolled out across the country with outdoor billboards customized for each city by local artists.

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