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7 Milestones in our 7th Year

At our first Scout Social event in January 2015, a friend and colleague from the VFW questioned the reasoning behind our convening, to celebrate “the 200th Edition of our Scout Report, our first year as a B-Corp, and a little over four years in business.” He said, “It kinda sounds like you just wanted an excuse to party.” He was, of course, right. Because at ScoutComms, every November we end up spending far more time…

Roy Stanley IV: Military Brat

By: Roy Stanley IV I have never really considered myself a “military brat,” despite that being a pretty accurate description of what I am. It seems like my father has always been a part of the military in some way, shape or form. He joined the U.S. Air Force as part of his ROTC program in 1983, was a part of the reserves until 2013, retired as a colonel from the Air Force and is now…

Reflecting on the first Military Influencer Conference

By: Fred Wellman I met Curtez Riggs at Inc. GROWCO in New Orleans back in April. I was thrilled to hear he had scooped up the MilBlogging website and brand, with a goal to revitalize it and engage the community again. ScoutComms and our clients had supported the MilBlogging conference before it ended several years ago. Curtez’s drive and passion is infectious and we immediately began trying to figure out how we could support his mission. Our…

ScoutComms to sponsor Joe Galloway lifetime achievement Award

Veteran owned public relations firm signs on to support Army Public Affairs Association Awards program honoring the top communications professionals Fredericksburg, VA – ScoutComms, the nation’s leading communications, advocacy, philanthropic strategy and market research firm focused on efforts to support veterans and military families, today announced a multi-year sponsorship of the Joe Galloway Lifetime Achievement Award with the Army Public Affairs Association. The Joe Galloway Lifetime Achievement Award is an annual award intended to recognize a lifetime…

ScoutComms hires Chance Browning as Associate Vice President

Key hire adds expanded public relations, advocacy and political experience to ‘Best For The World’ Virginia agency Fredericksburg, VA – ScoutComms, the nation’s leading communications, advocacy, philanthropic strategy and market research firm focused on efforts to support veterans and military families, today announced that Chance Browning has joined the company as Associate Vice President. Browning most recently served as Director of Communications and Marketing for Student Veterans of America where he developed and implemented communications and advocacy…

ScoutComms Honored as ‘Best for the World’ Company Creating Most Positive Customer Impact

Recognition bestowed for second year in a row since becoming eligible Fredericksburg, Va., September 12, 2017 — Today, ScoutComms was recognized as being among the “Best for the World” companies which create the most positive overall impact on their customers based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab. Honorees are featured on B the Change, the digital Medium publication produced by B Lab, at http://www.bthechange.com. ScoutComms, the nation’s leading communications and consulting firm dedicated to…

Out of darkness comes light

By: Fred Wellman, ScoutComms Founder and CEO I had just dropped my kids off at daycare and when I flipped on the radio to hear a plane had hit one of the Twin Towers. Just as I started to wonder what could have caused that, the DJs yelled that a second plane had exploded into the other tower. I knew what was happening immediately and rushed home to flip on the television. My wife Crystal was a…

The Scout Report 331st Edition

The Scout Report 331st Edition Military Families and Veterans News and Analysis Monday, August 21, 2017 While your trusty Scout Reporter LJ enjoys a much deserved vacation for the next week, your most technologically challenged Scout Reporter, RB, is at the helm. Terrifying, I know. If Scout Report #331 arrives to your inbox translated entirely into emojis, please don’t tell my boss. While we expected these few weeks of August were expected to be relatively quiet, last week proved to…

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun: Summer 2017 Internship Reflections

It had been a while since ScoutComms had interns on staff, and we couldn’t have asked for a better Summer 2017 group than Nicole Jackson, Chandler Bruns and Joe Dolan-Galaviz. Luckily Nicole will be staying on until September and Chandler will be returning as a remote intern later this month, but I truly think we may have learned more from all three of them than they did from us this summer. I know I did,…

ScoutComms Receives Official B Corp Recertification for 2017-2019

Fast-growing veteran-focused communications and consulting firm increases overall B Impact Score   FREDERICKSBURG, VA – ScoutComms announced today that B Lab, the B Corporation certification body, has recognized the company for its second two-year period as a certified B Corporation™. As a certified B Corp, ScoutComms has publicly committed to use the power of business to address the social challenges facing veterans and military families. Not only did ScoutComms once again successfully complete the rigorous recertification process, it…

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